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Why Did Fox News Bury Petraeus Interview?

Reported by Ellen - May 30, 2009 -

Yesterday (5/29/09), Gen. David Petraeus gave Fox News' Martha MacCallum what Crooks and Liars termed a blockbuster interview. Petraeus reiterated his support for closing Guantanamo Bay Prison, said that it has hurt us in the War on Terror, refused to buy into MacCallum's "ticking time bomb" scenario, voiced his support for trying enemy combatants in our courts of law and topped it all off by saying that the U.S. has been "rightly criticized" for violating the Geneva Conventions. So how did the "fair and balanced" network treat this news? By burying it. You can't find it on the front page of Foxnews.com or Fox Nation (screen grabs after the jump). And although part of the interview was re-aired when MacCallum guest hosted On The Record last night, the part about Gitmo (arguably the most newsworthy) was not included. Hmmm, I wonder why. (Thanks to reader Brett M. for the screen grab.)

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