Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson gets grilled by Tom Brokaw — live from Beijing.
Running time, 07:36 minutes
Thank to VJ for alerting TBP about this this video, who posted the following comment:
"Brokaw repeatedly splashes Paulson in the face with reality on this morning’s Meet the Press: * Tells him the stimulus checks that his Treasury sent out "had about as much effect as a BB gun on a bear". * Displayed his ‘CONTAINED’ quote up on the screen, "I don’t see [subprime mortgage market troubles] imposing a serious problem. I think it’s going to be largely contained." * Showed the video of Chimpy saying that "Wall Street got drunk". Paulson said that in 5 months, he exits, stage Right."
Who knew Brokaw had the stones to grill a senior politico?
UPDATE: August 10, 2008 7:12pm
It looked much harder hitting on NBC than it does on the web. There were more pull quote — they all looked rather foolish. Perhaps that gave the audio interview a tougher appearance than warranted