Curiously, none of McClellan’s most telling comments during the Today interview have been included as sound bites on NBC or the other networks airing clips from the segment. The most I’ve heard on any newscast was his short comment at the start of the Today interview that he knew the White House did not want him to talk about his experiences.
What shocks me is the blatant bias evident in national to local news coverage of the story. Even here in Denver, all five of the major stations in their local newscasts have aired extended clips of administration allies questioning McClellan’s motives without including in their newscast any truly balancing sound bites of McClellan defending himself. They often run video of him speaking, but we do not hear his voice.