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Every single reporter out there should be paying attention to Soledad O'Brien to see how they should be practicing their craft. This morning she flat out schooled angry old man Rudy Giuliani with regards to his general angry old man demeanor, as well how sometimes it takes some time to sort through intelligence (such as intelligence regarding WMD in Iraq or about the attack in Benghazi).

Here is a link to the story and the video.

"This wasn't two weeks. This was months and months and months of a conversation where we never got the right answer to this," Dowd said on ABC's "This Week."

O'Brien followed up with Giuliani, asking if it was "unfair" to expect the administration to find accurate and final answers within weeks. The former mayor, however, shot back. "We're going to blame this on Bush, too?"

"You got to stop putting words in my mouth, sir," she said. "Seriously, hang on. Let me finish."

"Every time I ask you a question," she continued, "You like to push back as if somehow the question that's being posed to you is unfair. It's not. I'm a journalist. You said some things. I'm trying to get some accurate responses from you. You are welcome to answer. Go ahead."

My favorite part is Soledad identifying the classic GOP tactic of attacking the question/reporter. This should also demonstrate to everybody that nothing can knock GOP mouthpieces out of attack mode. To wit, even after Soledad aptly explains the point of the Matthew Dowd excerpt, Giuliani just goes right back to the attack on President Obama.

 

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