Fox News ran a two-part report on foreign aid this week. Fox’s John Roberts asked me last week about a couple foreign aid “success stories.” I doubted the success claims but I commented that there had been so many programs over the years, that….. Well, here’s the one sentence outtake Fox used:
JIM BOVARD, AUTHOR/FOREIGN AID CRITIC: “Sort of like if you have a drunk throwing darts at a dart board from 50 feet away, every now and then, there’s going to be a dart that hit.”
I’m always happy to come on to a TV program and add a little tone.
The prior night, they popped in a sentence from me counterpointing quotes from foreign aid backers:
JIM BOVARD, AUTHOR/FOREIGN AID CRITIC: “I think it’s a great idea to start the foreign aid budget at zero and then leave it there, because there’s simply not evidence for the vast majority of countries that the foreign aid has helped them.”
I am looking to track down copies of the actual broadcast segments. If anyone has any suggestions or leads, I’d be much obliged.