Kathy Shaidle says "Avi Lewis is too stupid to really be Jewish".
I think that may be an understatement. Based on his recent interview with Hirsi Ali, Avi Lewis is a certified moron and CBC leftoid arseh*le! Sorry about the redundancies.
And if you need reconfirmation of why you are perpetually irked at being forced to pay to subsidize the CBC - this interview will do the trick.
Nevertheless, Ali more than holds her own. Her responses to Lewis’ incessant barrage of idiotic clichés, assertions and questions are priceless:
Lewis [sarcastically]: "Your faith in American democracy is just, uhh, delightful!"
Ali [calmly]: "It’s the best democracy in the world."
Following a string of anti-American slurs from Lewis, Ali again calmly responds with a steadfast defence of America.
No doubt, Lewis, smug moron that he is, came away thinking he had put Ali in her place. He couldn’t be more wrong. As Kathy put it, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, tore him "a new one".
Lewis [laughing smugly]: "Is there a school where they teach you these American clichés? Is it part of your application process? I can’t believe you just said that!"
Ali: ".....I’ve lived in places that have no democracy, no founding fathers...no freedom. You grew up in freedom and so you can spit on freedom because you don’t know what it is not to have freedom. I don’t. ... America has its problems; there are things wrong with America... But it is still the best democracy on earth."
Update: Dennis Prager plays back and comments on the interview. Prager: "I don't recall a host looking as intellectually shallow in comparison to a guest, in my life." [h/t]
Upperdate: Blazing Cat Fur has compiled a list of blogs commenting on this.