War on Iraq
Senator Lindsey Graham visited Fox News Sunday today to
attack discuss President Obama’s foreign policy, especially regarding his announcement that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by January 1. In the middle of the interview, host Chris Wallace revealed that Graham had said (privately, presumably) that he thought of his audience for the segment as the 2012 Republican candidates. Instead of challenging Graham’s notion that the show caters to Republicans, Wallace asked Lindsey to expound on whatever message he had for them.
It’s not very surprising that Fox News reacted to President Obama’s announcement that all American troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year pretty much the same way the “fair and balanced” network reacted to the death of Qaddafi and even Osama Bin Laden – by immediately finding ways to diminish and denigrate Obama. But Fox News contributor and former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton took the tactic to new lows when he announced tonight on On The Record that President Obama had deliberately undermined negotiations with Iraq to leave some of our forces there after January 1, 2012, the date President Bush negotiated for us to depart.Continue reading >>
As I previously posted, "objective" Fox News host Jon Scott greeted the news that President Obama will draw down all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year with snideness - over the venue of the announcement. We've grabbed the video from Media Matters.Continue reading >>
President Obama just made the announcement. Fox News has already moved on, after a snide remark by host Jon Scott about the format of the announcement. But this will be big news, despite Fox's best efforts. UPDATEDContinue reading >>
Bill O'Reilly has been complaining forever that Dick Cheney won't come on his show - despite going on just about every other Fox News show. So last night (9/15/11) Liz Cheney appeared with O'Reilly and they had a rather spirited debate - mostly about the supposed success of the Iraq war, including Liz Cheney actually insisting we were greeted as liberators in Iraq.Continue reading >>