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Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Pentagon's Outspoken New Spokesperson: It’s taken almost three years for the Pentagon to find a replacement for the excellent Torie Clarke, and the person confirmed by the Senate last week is Dorrance Smith, a former ABC correspondent who wrote a 2005 column for the Wall Street Journal accusing the U.S. news networks (even Fox) of aiding and abetting terrorists because they work with Arabic television station Al-Jazeera, which Smith claimed was “subsidized by Al-Qaeda.” No wonder Smith is best known for trying to avoid the reporters with whom he's supposed to be communicating.


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