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Thursday, January 20, 2005
  FOX Faces the Truth - For 2 Minutes and 49 Seconds
Judy Bachrach is not afraid to speak the truth, even when she's speaking on Fox News' time!

Go look here:

Here's my transcript (unofficial, they talked over each other sometimes and I couldn't hear it all):

Brigitte Quinn (FOX News anchor): With the festivities, Judy Bachrach, contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine. Judy, welcome to you - we were noticing all the snow in Washington! It is really coming down! I hope that doesn't put a crimp in anybody's plans. Look at that gorgeous shot of the White House...

Judy Bachrach: Well, I - I have a feeling that maybe it should put a crimp - or at least something should put a crimp - in the plans of the White House's plans to have such a very lavish inaugural at a time of war.

BQ: Really?

JB: Yes.

BQ: Well, okay.

JB: What I've noticed that the worse a war is going, the more lavish the inaugural festitivies. When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President - during a time of war, of course, as you know - he had a very modest inauguration and a very tiny party where he served chicken salad - or where chicken salad was served - and that was when we were winning a war.

BQ: Right, but Judy -

JB: Thieves like -

BQ: no, I, look, I mean the President has addressed this, hasn't he? I believe the quote was that we're celebrating - we're celebrating democracy, we're celebrating a peaceful transfer of democracy - what's wrong with doing that?

JB: Have you noticed any peace or any transfer of democracy in Iraq? If you have, you're the first person to have seen it.

BQ: Well, I've noticed the elections coming up -

JB: Oh, really?

BQ: And Judy, to be honest with you, I really wasn't expecting to argue politics with you this morning -

JB: Oh, really? I thought I was allowed to talk about what I wanted to talk about.

BQ: Oh, well, you certainly - you certainly have that right. Let me ask - let me ask you this: What, I mean, what should they have cut back on?

JB: How about forty million dollars?

BQ: Now, wait, Judy - how would you plan it?

JB: May I say something?

BQ: How would you plan it?

JB: May I say something? We have soldiers who are incapable of protecting themselves in their Humvees in Iraq. They have to use bits of scrap metal to make their Humvees secure. Their Humvees are sitting ducks for bombs. And we have a President who is using forty million dollars to have a party.

BQ: Judy - what would you suggest for the inauguration? How would you do it?

JB: How about a modest party? Just like FDR - I'm sure you'll agree he was a pretty good President, with a fine sense what's appropriate and what's not. And during a time of war, ten parties are not appropriate, when your own soldiers are sitting ducks in very, very bad vehicles.

BQ: But don't you think the President has, has given his proper respect to our troops? I mean, yesterday, as far as I can tell, they had that military gala, they ended with a prayer service - there just seemed to have certainly been a tremendous effort over the past several days and more than that, to honor our troops.

JB: Well, gee, that prayer service will sure keep them safe and warm in their flimsy vehicles in Iraq. I'd rather see that money going to them, rather than to a guy who is already President -

BQ: Well, Judy Bachrach, I think we've given you more than your time to give us your point of view this morning.

JB: Well, thanks for having me on.
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