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Forging a bold new wilderness out of the language Aug. 13th, 2004 12:12 pm
Michael Moore yesterday released unseen footage of the new CIA boss explaining his own unsuitability for the role. The scene, which didn't make the cut for Fahrenheit 9/11, shows Porter Goss pointing out that his lack of language and computer skills means he "wouldn't get a job" with the CIA.
The White House dismissed the footage as "hearsay".

Duhwha?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Film/news/story/0,12589,1282478,00.html

From: valkyriekaren
Date: August 13th, 2004 - 12:11 pm (Link)
Do they actually know what 'hearsay' means?
From: wechsler
Date: August 13th, 2004 - 12:25 pm (Link)
Well, if you watch the clip, you can hear him say it...
From: djm4
Date: August 13th, 2004 - 12:37 pm (Link)
I have to admit that - as amusingly embarrassing a story as that is - I don't necessarily expect the head of the CIA to have the skills necessary to join it at a more junior level; it's a completely different skill set IMO. I certainly don't see that lack of computer skills and Arabic languages should disqualify him from running the service; I've no views on his suitablility or lack thereof otherwise as I hadn't heard of the guy before this.

The White House response is priceless, though.
From: duncanneko
Date: August 13th, 2004 - 03:48 pm (Link)
Maybe he's comparing Michael Moore to an appaling pop band? *ducks and runs*
From: wechsler
Date: August 13th, 2004 - 04:20 pm (Link)
Disturbingly, that's the most credible explanation yet.