Update:Rush Limbaugh played a montage of reports from the MSM concerning Gonzales's appointment. This is Campbell Brown of NBC News, David Gregory and Dan Abrams of NBC, ABC's John Cochran, Shep Smith at Fox, Bill Plante of CBS, and CNN reporters Ed Henry, John King, and Suzanne Malveaux:
It is absolutely bizarre that everyone of them mention the Abu Ghraib scandal. (Pointer: RCP)
BROWN: Gonzales was responsible for the Bush administration's most controversial decisions involving the treatment of prisoners. That opened the way for the abuses at Abu Ghraib.
GREGORY: That legal judgment paved the way for prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib in Iraq.
ABRAMS: The advice Gonzales has given the administration for the treatment of prisoners captured in Afghanistan and Iraq...
COCHRAN: ...Gonzales defended the detention of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, that the memo created the atmosphere which led to later abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
SMITH: He defended detaining, uh, certain terror suspects for extended periods without access to lawyers or courts.
PLANTE: Specifically the memos he wrote about the Geneva Convention and how it applied specifically to prisoners at Abu Ghraib and also at Guantanamo Bay...
HENRY: Gonzales authored legal memos allowing the administration to deny Geneva Convention protections to some detainees in the war on terror.
MALVEAUX: Gonzales may face some challenges, a kind of environment that created that Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq.
KING: The man who offered legal justifications for interrogation techniques that critics insist are torture.