Fox News is apparently willing to time travel in order to make Mitt Romney’s widely-blasted statements on the Middle East look more presidential and reasonable.
As Media Matters reports,
Fox News is falsely reporting that Mitt Romney's statement last night criticizing President Obama over attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East was released before it was known that Americans had been killed in those attacks. In so doing, Fox is attempting to excuse that campaign's actions, which have been widely criticized, including by Republican foreign policy experts. In fact, Romney's statement itself referenced the death of an American consulate worker in Libya.
The following video, also courtesy of Media Matters, shows how far Fox News host Jon Scott is willing to bend over to justify Romney’s comments.
I, too, watched today’s F&F for a couple of hours. The first hour started rather well, with Negroponte who remained un-committed despite the heavily leading questions that the trio were reading off from their notes. He wanted more facts before saying more). The next four guests were unanimous in bashing President Obama’s measured reaction. All four were in favour of immediate lynch-mob action against just about anybody all over the place (ratttatttatttat!) The second hour morphed into a mad rush towards blathering, bloviating insanity and I gave up.
I doubt that Ambassador Stevens would have approved such gorilla alpha male reactions. He was a true diplomat and he was doing everything he could to help the Libyan people nurture their infant democracy.
The war drums they are a-beating and FNC has the biggest drums of all.
OMG, today’s show was full of spin, bias and over-the-top rhetoric (even more so than usual). From bashing the “mainstream” media outlets for all wanting to ask Romney the obvious question yesterday (sorry but it’s completely laughable to hear the talking heads at FOX “news” denouncing other media outlets for coordinating the message/questions – talk about pot, kettle, black!) to the uber Obama haters such as Alan West, Malkin and Coulter, F&F was all over it.
What makes MagicUnderwear Mitt such a hypocrite was his professed support for the Vietnam War while doing everything to avoid military service.
The drums of war they are a-beating on Studio B. Even Juan Williams has had more backbone than Shep lately. I’m deeply disappointed ‘cause Shep’s so cute (albeit just a tad too thin).
That’s because of the total disconnect between the facts and the comments: Shepherd is reporting the former as a journalist should but then (has to) morph to interpretations that clearly stem from another source.
“… was released before it was known that Americans had been killed in those attacks.”
Riiiiiight. I get it: non-american deaths don’t matter.
And these are the same people who want to be loved by others and who are wont to whine that this is not the case.
I’ve lived abroad for almost 50 years now and can affirm that the rabid, roaring, ranting sub-species is usually recognised as an aberration, at best a curiosity that should be viewable in a controlled environment (e.g. a zoo).
Correct me if I’m wrong, but weren’t Mormons exempted from the draft on religious grounds?
If that was the case, how can the chest-beating and roaring RWingers even think of electing a Mormon?
On a more trivial note: While watching his acceptance speech I captured a mental image that I simply can’t wipe off my screen: he’s staring at the camera as he waits for the applause to kick in and my immediate reaction was “he can’t even do a scared deer properly”. Unfelt apologies to the trolls.
While he likes to play a tough guy warmonger, MagicUnderwear Mitt sat out the Vietnam War. While young men and women his age were fighting and dying, MagicUnderwear MItt was practicing his French language skills in Paris. None of his five sons have ever served even one day in the military.
A President MagicUnderwear (perish the thought) would almost certainly start a war with Iran in order to prove his manhood.
I know it’s unladylike, but I just can’t help myself. Doors has the right word: a meltdown in the making as the foxies scramble furiously for relevance. (Oh dear, I’ve pulled a patel).
Ron Paul must be doing some very serious thinking, right now.