Connie Chung, CNN's Angel of Death.
On Dec. 10, 2002, Chung juxtaposed an interview of has-been actor Mike Farrell and loser comic Janeane Garofalo (both representing 100 Hollywood no-nothings supporting Saddam against the U.S.) with an interview of the parents of three members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are being deployed to the Middle East.
Even those readers not aware of the Gold Star Mothers program from past wars will most certainly and sadly catch Connie's disgusting and grim "drift"... CHUNG: All right, thank you, Mike. Mike Farrell, we thank you so much for being with us.
Janeane, also appreciate it.
On the other side of this debate tonight, we have two people who have a lot on the line if the U.S. attacks Iraq. William and Mary Staun have three children: Rosemarie, the oldest, is stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia, along with her husband. She's expecting to go to Kuwait next month. William is a tank gunner already deployed to Kuwait. And Peggy is in the military police at Fort Benning, Georgia. She's been told she's also heading for the Middle East soon.
"USA Weekend" put all three on the cover, because it's so unusual for that many siblings all to head into combat. And that's also why we wanted to speak with their parents, who join us from Cincinnati.
Mary and William Staun, thank you so much for being with us. ...
CHUNG: Mary, there's that old tradition of putting a star out in the window for each of your children. You've done that, haven't you?
M. STAUN: Yes.
CHUNG: And, of course, the way it goes is, you change the color of a star if indeed there is anything untoward that happens to your children. But I know you -- is it white that's out there now?
M. STAUN: I've got white ones.
CHUNG: And then you change the color to gold or yellow if something...
M. STAUN: Right.
CHUNG: Well, you haven't bought any gold or yellow fabric, have you?
M. STAUN: No. And I'm not going to for a long time.
send your comments to Connie...
CHUNG: All right, thank you, Mike. Mike Farrell, we thank you so much for being with us.