asks Michael what the battle is all about -- turf,
power, and drug routes.
still in New York and in the studio with Campbell
Brown. She asks about the comparisons being made
between the wars in Iraq/Afghanistan and the cartel
(At the end of the clip, as Campbell is describing what will be on AC360, you can hear Michael talking to the crew. Oh, those live mics...)
discusses the cartel situation with Michael in
preparation for two days of live broadcasts from the
Mexican border later this week.
talks to Wolf about the current plans to help Mexico
fight the cartels. The need for a
counterinsurgency-style rethinking of the situation
makes a lot of sense -- but how do we cut the demand
for illegal drugs here in the US? Sure, there are
renewed discussions about legalizing marijuana, but
cocaine? I don't see that idea forming a sentence,
let alone a dialogue. (Hey, we could always
nationalize the Afghan poppy fields; that way we
could undercut the cartel sales AND fund the wars all
Also, not sure what Michael is talking about at the end of the piece when he cracks that something Wolf says is libelous -- as a former lawyer, he would certainly know that libel is written defamation, not spoken. I suspect it is some sort of inside joke; he even seems to be imitating someone else's voice as he says it.
was on from New York this morning, discussing the
reality of the situation in Mexico. He also confirmed
that he will soon be moving there to cover the story.
He asks during the piece how we are going to stem the
demand for illegal drugs ... talk about an unsolvable
after the "Breaking News" of the OBL tape, Michael is
back to discuss it again with Don Lemon, and although
they mostly cover the same issues, this time Michael
is able to make the salient points.
talks to Michael about the latest audiotape from
Osama bin Laden (although he seems to forget that
anchors ask the questions and the guest/expert
answers them... no fair reading the notes!)
special hour of NewsRoom, Fredericka Whitfield hosts
a sort of revolving panel discussion on the Mexican
drug cartels and how the US is affecting them and
vice versa. Michael is part of the first segment and
the final one. (Not sure whether the point he wanted
to make at the end of the first segment is something
he covered at the end of the program.)
speaks with Fredericka Whitfield about the cartel
wars as a prelude to an hour-long discussion on the
a report about concerns that terrorist groups such as
Hezbollah might make opportune use of the drug cartel
wars in Mexico to set up a base south of our border,
Michael talks to John Roberts and Kiran Chetry about
the likelihood of such a scenario as well as a
general rundown of the situation.
Friday while he was still in New York, this BackStory
piece has Michael comparing the situations in Baghdad
(Before the piece rolls, Michael Holmes reads an e-mail from "Delphine in Paris," who is none other than our Délie, who supplies me with all the International clips.)
back in Mexico and talks with John Roberts about the
cartel war. A slightly shortened version of his piece
from last week airs again, and he updates the
situation with some new details.