Dershowitz and Lerner debating tonight (Tues) at 8 ET on CNN

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Michelle
Dershowitz and Lerner debating tonight (Tues) at 8 ET on CNN

Just in case anyone's interested, apparently Alan Dershowitz and Rabbi Michael Lerner will be debating tonight on CNN at 8 ET, about US Israeli policy. 

Lord Palmerston

Are you sure about that?  I can't find anything on the net except references to a debate they had in 2007.  I already alerted some friends who are interested!

Michelle

Yeah, weird.  I heard about it from a friend on Facebook today.  But I didn't see anything at the top of the hour about it when they were summarizing the show either.

Sorry for the false alarm. :(  I was looking forward to it!

Lord Palmerston

Actually there is a debate coming up "Should the US Get Tough on Israel?", though right now Mitt Romney is being interviewed.  That might be it.

Michelle

It IS on - right after the commercial that's on now!  They showed both of them ready to go before the break.

Tune in now!

Lord Palmerston

Wow Dershowitz is such a slimy debater.

Michelle

That was unbelievable.  What a dick Dershowitz is!  I've read a lot of books by him, and he used to be a human being.  Now he seems to have turned into a robot with a limited number of "Israel right or wrong" lines.

Lord Palmerston

He always tries to start out with a (phoney) conciliatory tone but he loses it very quickly and then engages in ad hominem attacks.

I think already committed hardcore Zionists think he's great but I imagine he turns off people who aren't so convinced either way.

Slumberjack

Ken Burch wrote:
  Seemed to me that Campbell Brown was blatantly biased against Lerner. 

But worse still, she's gone through an awful lot of trouble to look exactly like Paula Zahn.

Michelle

I'm not sure about that - she's always looked the same as she does now, hasn't she?  I don't think she looks anything like Paula Zahn.

Slumberjack

Ken mentioned that Campbell Brown was biased..I assume he was referring to the video. Not that she isn't biased, I don't really follow her on TV, however the host in the video is in fact Paula Zahn. I was being facetious, or so I thought lol.

Star Spangled C...

Michelle wrote:

I'm not sure about that - she's always looked the same as she does now, hasn't she?  I don't think she looks anything like Paula Zahn.

That WAS Paula Zahn. Is she back on CNN or is that an old clip?

Lord Palmerston

The interviewer last night was Campbell Brown, not Paula Zahn.  Michael Lerner now has a beard and kind of looks like Karl Marx wearing a yarmulke!

Slumberjack

Ahh, so the posted vid was of an earlier interview.

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Sorry, guys, I didn't know that.  Thought that was last night's interview and that Rabbi Lerner had shaved the beard.

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(link to video removed because it turned out to be the wrong interview.)

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Thanks. 

BTW, if anyone is wondering why Rabbi Lerner is looking rather haggard, the man has been recovering from treatment for lung cancer for the last few months(and has also been in morning for his father).

As usual, Dershowitz was a total asshole.