I just got done watching an "interview" of Rep. Cynthia McKinney by CNN's morning anchor, Soledad O'Brien. O'Brien was simply trying to get McKinney to recite her version of the facts. McKinney and her two lawyers kept refusing to do so. McKinney invoked themes of racial profiling, the war in Iraq and even possible strikes in Iran. But she refused to tell us her account of the incident in which she punched a Capitol Police officer.
To O'Brien's credit, she refused to allow McKinney to get away with changing the subject, continuing to pester McKinney with repeated requests for the story and admonitions to stay on topic. We never really did hear what McKinney claims happened, but O'Brien also concluded the interview with a barb at McKinney, stating something like "we could have talked about all of those other things, Congresswoman, had you answered my initial question of what happened."