Oh boy, if you were wondering about Mike Wallace whoring after audience share, you will find this at Power Line “interesting,” as the columnist says when he means disgusting. The PL man cites questions "Mike Wallace forgot to ask" sent by a reader, such as “Would Osama Bin Laden be a welcome guest in your country?” and “Should Muslims living in Western nations be allowed to apply sharia law within their communities, or must they follow the laws of their country?” adding this of his own:
[Wallace might have askee] perhaps immediately after his attestation to the great honor of interviewing him:
Do you think that the United States has a legitimate bone to pick with you in connection with your leadership of the student group that took 66 Americans hostage in the American embassy in Tehran in 1979?
There once was a Mike Wallace who asked tough questions -- his was a "no-holds-barred interviewing technique," says CBS. It’s how he got his start or made his initial splash, in the early days of TV, with a “Confidential” show in which he got celebs to come on camera and then put embarrassing questions with patented Idon’tgiveashit look in his beady eyes. Now with a 4th– or 5th-generation Hitler, he plays softball.
For a good rundown on the interview, go here, where Media Research Center's Tim Graham acknowledges "Some Tough Questions" in the Iran interview while citing "Some Apple-Polishing Interludes."