• With: Dan Henninger, Jason Riley, Kim Strassel, Joe Rago

    GIGOT: Time now for "Hits and Misses" of the week -- Dan?

    HENNINGER: I'm giving a hit to Kathryn Bigelow, the director of "Zero Dark Thirty," the movie about the killing of bin Laden. She's spoken out because she's been under criticism for depicting torture. She said, look, we have to remember there were lives lost at 9/11. There were people in the military, in the intelligence community who also lost their lives trying to protect the country. Yes, some of them may have crossed moral lines doing it, but what they did was trying to protect the United States, and she was not going to apologize for that. I'd call that a hit.

    GIGOT: OK.


    RAGO: Paul, we're having one of the worst flu seasons in decades. If you know anything about the Food and Drug Administration's methods, it probably means they're blocking some new therapy.


    Actually, this is a hit. They approved a new vaccine, called Flu Block, this week, that's more effective than traditional methods. And it's manufactured using genetic advances. It only took five years to get this onto the market, but one point for medical progress.

    GIGOT: All right.


    STRASSEL: A giant miss to Lance Armstrong. You know, it's bad enough that he's now admitted to the whole range of doping for all seven of his tours. But, this is also about the number of people who he ruthlessly destroyed who made claims against him, the degree to which he used his cancer survivalism to shield himself from this, and then, the fact that he didn't even apologize to people face-to-face but had to go on to the church of Oprah to do it. This is a study in shamefulness.

    GIGOT: OK, Kim. A lot of people agree with you on that one.

    And remember, if you have your own "Hit or Miss," please send it to us at jer@FOXnews.com. And follow us on Twitter at JERonFNC.

    That's it for this week's show. Thanks to my panel and especially to all of you for watching. I'm Paul Gigot. We hope to see you right here next week.

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