Rick Kaplan, executive producer of "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" and the former head of CNN and MSNBC, was called on in the audience participation segment of Will Ferrell's HBO special, "Youre Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush." Ferrell, playing former President Bush, accepted audience volunteers to be anointed with Bush-style nicknames, asking each volunteer for his or her first name and occupation.
Kaplan, seated in a box and wearing his trademark sweater vest, was called on first. He identified himself as Rick the journalist.
Ferrell (as Bush) then asked, "Who's the guy from the Washington Post, did the book on me?"
Rick couldn't come up with Bob Woodward's name.
Ferrell's reply: "Are you really a journalist? I'm going to call you The Liar."
Kaplan told Huffington Post he was having a "senior moment."
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