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Inside Move: Rumsfeld behind the TV times

Defense topper's remark doesn't impress press

Don’t ask U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld about television — he still thinks “L.A. Law” is on the air.

At a Pentagon press briefing Tuesday, Rumsfeld was peppered with questions about military tribunals. Looking exasperated as usual, the defense topper said, “Someone is watching too much ‘L.A. Law.’ ”

The room erupted into laughter, with several flabbergasted members of the press telling Rumsfeld the show went off the air long ago (May 1994, to be precise).

“Has it been that long? I’ve been busy,” said Rumsfeld, a bit embarrassed at being busted for his dated TV perspective.

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