Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn got a dose of tough journalism tonight on Tucker Carlson's MSNBC show. Substitute host David Shuster did the honors:
Shuster: "Let's talk about the public trust. You represent, of course, a district in western Tennessee. What was the name of the last solider from your district who was killed in Iraq?"
Blackburn:"The name of the last soldier killed in Iraq uh - from my district I - I do not know his name ..."
Shuster: "Okay, his name was Jeremy Bohannon. He was killed August the 9th, 2007. How come you didnt know the name?"
Blackburn: "I - I, you know, I - I do not know why I did not know the name..."
Shuster: "But you werent appreciative enough to know the name of this young man. He was 18 years old who was killed, and yet you can say chapter and verse about whats going on with The New York Times and Move On.org." [snip] "Dont you understand, the problems that a lot of people would have, that youre so focused on an ad. When was the last time a New York Times ad ever killed somebody? I mean, here we have a war that took the life of an 18-year-old kid, Jeremy Bohannon, from your district, and you didnt even know his name."
Maybe Blackburn forgot she wasn't on Fox.
See the video here.