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Towleroad Guide to the Tube: #91

JAKE GYLLENHAAL: His appearance on Letterman last night.

KEITH OLBERMANN: CBS Sunday morning recently did this profile on him.

RUDY GIULIANI: Has his breasts shamefully violated by Donald Trump. From the 2006 documentary Giuliani Time.

SEYMOUR HERSH: New Yorker investigative journalist on Bush's plans for invading Iran. Here's the article Hersh wrote for this week's magazine.

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  1. It's weird. Jake Gyllenhall doesn't volunteer information. David Letterman always had to ask. Otherwise-- like when Gyllenhall discussed his Morocco immunization shots-- he tends to harp on the same joke.

    Still, he is quick-witted and the exchange between him and Letterman made for one of the funnier interviews.

    Posted by: PC | Feb 27, 2007 10:46:38 AM

  2. Thanks for that Olbermann interview! Thank goodness he went gray, lost the moustache and got smaller glasses. Hello, Eugene Levy anyone? AGH!

    What the hell was that out of context clip of Giuliani about? Scary. Didn't anyone tell him there's an enormous difference between shopping mall face and full kabuki? Was he doing a J. Edgar impression or something? Wouldn't surprise me a bit.

    Al Qaida wants to take on Hezbollah? WTF? OOOH, he made a good supposition...Iraq had lots of "loose money" to fund covert operations. Something makes me feel like Cheney is a corporate exec run amok. Seymour Hersh isn't saying anything new. We've always been involved in affairs of "funding the enemy" and it all boils down to better the devil you know than the devil you don't. Before you know it, we'll be sending supplies to Hezbollah and letting them take care of al Qaida for us and they'll just say "stay outta Israel and you can have whatever else you want."

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Feb 27, 2007 12:00:36 PM

  3. Andy, I think that Seymour Hersh interview should have been posted as a stand alone. It's too dire to be hidden.

    We really need to start a major push for the impeachment of Bush. What is going to be the last straw? Nuclear war?

    Posted by: soulbrotha | Feb 27, 2007 1:33:57 PM

  4. AS has pointed out some serious flip-flopping by Hersh on Iran and the administration, which ruins his credibility.

    Posted by: Anon | Feb 27, 2007 1:36:36 PM

  5. Kieth Olbermann needs to be on everyone's radar, whether you agree with him or not. Olbermann brings back the quality of journalism and skeptism desperately lacking from the news world. Sadly the American public would rather watch Fox News and it's tailored "news", chewing up the actual truth for the frightened and angry conservative public, giving them the candy they want and the propoganda they insist as being truth. Amen.

    As for Hersch, I sincerely hope he is wrong but every bone in my body says otherwise.

    ANON: when making such claims, please give solid evidence. I'm not accusing you of fabricating anything, but who/what is AS and what are their claims?

    ...anyone catch Olbermann's response to Condi Rice's comparison of Iraq to WWII and Bush to Truman and that America needs to "stay the course" as Iraq is the post-WWII Hitler Europe? It's a perfectly served dish of reality. Love it.

    Posted by: Cory | Feb 27, 2007 1:43:54 PM

  6. Thank you Cory, I was about to address Anon with the same question.

    What could he have possibly flip-flopped on? A Google search noted that Hersh has been predicting a calculated airstrike on Iran since at least January of 2005. And I have seen no contradictions or wavering by him on that belief.
    So if there is some reason why we should doubt his credibility Anon, then spill it.

    Posted by: soulbrotha | Feb 27, 2007 2:23:56 PM

  7. I need to review our government's chain of command and military capabilities again on my own, but can anyone please explain how the Bush administration is being viewed as some impenetrable force that no-one can stop and that we must all sit idly by as he destroys the world and plunges us headlong into armageddon?

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Feb 27, 2007 3:03:07 PM

  8. FIZZIE: that is a good question. I was just thinking to myself how ironic and frustrating it is that nothing has been done about this current administration. Millions of tax dollars were wasted on attempts to impeach Bill Clinton over sex in the Oral Office (hee hee) but we have an administration that has pissed all over the American Constitution and brought us into a new Vietnam through manipulation and lies over supposed Iraqi WMD and ties to bin Laden and NOTHING IS DONE?! The apathy and misplaced priorities of this nation is appalling.

    Posted by: Cory | Feb 27, 2007 3:09:27 PM

  9. I would wager that AS is possibly conservative blogger Ace of Spades, who really has very little nice to say about Hersh. In this case, though, Hersh has been running with this same basic story since at least last year, boldly declaring that we'd be in Iran by the end of last summer according to his sources.

    Certainly the fact that we haven't actually officially invaded Iran doesn't mean the plans don't exist, we aren't drifting that way or that Hersch's article and charges didn't forestall plans. However, planning and intent are still different things and the fact that Hersh's predictions haven't come true certainly casts at least some level of doubt on his current charges.

    Again, not saying the current iteration of charges is unfounded, but Hersh isn't an unimpeachable source and reading any news story with a certain amount of skepticism (particularly when the reporter in question can, arguably, be labeled as 'agenda-driven') is never a bad idea.

    Posted by: QuakerJono | Feb 27, 2007 3:46:43 PM

  10. What! No speculation about the gender and relationship of the "friend" Jake was sharing a private cabin with while his family plus were in the main lodge?

    As for impeaching Bush, I fear we'll have to leave the history books to do that. That, despite his and the war's huge DISapproval ratings and the Repugs getting the shit knocked out of them in the most recent election, opponents of the quicksand of Iraq, from both Parties, cannot even muster enough support to stop our participation in the war as is, nor even his obscene escalation. For all the posturing, proof that they are impotent is that they don't believe they can separate the issue in the minds of Americans [read a nation of brainwashed sheep] of opposing the war from supporting the welfare of the troops.

    The most we can hope for is that they can "run out the clock" until this monster's term expires. 692 days, 7 hours, and 52 minutes as I write this.

    Posted by: Leland | Feb 27, 2007 4:08:27 PM

  11. I love Keith Olbermann. He's smart and funny. He looks much better now than he did in the past.

    Posted by: Ben | Feb 27, 2007 4:43:24 PM

  12. I think we should declare war on the Republican conservatives in this country. Everything they have done has been antithetical to this nation. The RNC and Bush have divided this nation and made it a global laughing stock. The national motto adopted by the Founders inscribed next to the Great Seal of the United States, a decoration devised under the supervision of Franklin, Adams and Jefferson, is “E Pluribus Unum,” which means “In one, many”, the exact OPPOSITE of what The United States of Commerce has become (and I use commerce as that is the ONLY uniting factor now).

    The blood of American soldiers (and Iraqi civilians) are on the hands of the Bush and the other traitors who support his cause.

    Posted by: Cory | Feb 27, 2007 6:20:22 PM

  13. Yes, Leland, I thought Jake's mention of "my friend" was the most significant part of the interview. First mention I'm aware of that "my friend" was there. Everyone else in the party was mentioned but not "my friend". I can't imagine the tabs would have let it pass if "my friend" had been "she". D'you suppose its the same "friend" who loaned him the jacket he wore in that SNL skit?

    Posted by: Walter | Feb 27, 2007 10:39:35 PM

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