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Softening the blow..........

Reported by Donna - November 21, 2005

Remember Friday when we had a Republican Congresswoman read a statement calling Representative John Murtha (D-PA) a 'coward' (then requesting her statement be retracted) and a White House spokesperson saying Rep. Murtha was "endorsing the policy positions of Michael Moore and the extreme liberal wing of the Democratic Party?"

Well, that all changed today on Studio B with Shepard Smith. Today we saw a conciliatory Vice-President offering a different tone.

Fox showed a video of Vice-President Cheney saying that John Murtha was a good man, a friend and a patriot. It was explained on Studio B that the Vice-President was beating back using 'more finesse.' They said that the Vice-President was really calling rephrensible and dishonest, the people who are saying that the President used trumped up intelligence to start the war in Iraq.

The fair and balanced remarks from the Democrats? Well, Studio B said they would be forthcoming on the 7 o'clock show.

Comments: The remark by the White House spokesperson on Friday associating Representative Murtha with the extreme liberal wing of the Democratic Party and Michael Moore was taking it too far and I think that Fox offered the Vice-President's remarks as trying to make up for this very wrong comparison. That's why Fox said he was using 'finesse'.

The truth of the matter is, the idea of thinking the war in Iraq was a mistake and wanting our troops to come home is not a left wing liberal point. It's an opinion shared by a majority of mainstream Americans. Will Fox's portrayal of the Vice-President soften the blow of the words hurled on Friday?

Well, not for mainstream America but maybe for the far right wing, radical Americans and neocons alike. What say ye? Are you finessed yet?

**The words 'read a statement' were added to the first paragraph in the second part of the post. Thanks to our reader who pointed it out to me.

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