CNBC's Dennis Miller on abused Iraqi prisoner: "Forbes' least powerful celebrity?"June 23, 2004 5:01 PM EDT ››› JEREMY CLUCHEY
During the June 22 "Daily Rorschach" segment of his CNBC show, Dennis Miller -- after reporting that Mel Gibson is the number-one celebrity in Forbes magazine's "Celebrity 100" -- show host and executive producer Dennis Miller displayed the widely circulated image of a hooded Iraqi prisoner with wires attached to his outstretched arms and remarked, "Forbes' least powerful celebrity? You're looking at him." Miller then gestured to the photograph and added, "Screw this guy. ... [He's a] bad guy."
This is not the first time Miller has trivialized the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. As Media Matters for America previously reported, during the June 8 edition of Dennis Miller, Miller said of the Iraqi prisoner abuse photos, "I like to trade them with my friends."