All the interviews on Fox News Sunday today pertained to the prisoner swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Yet "fair and balanced" host Chris Wallace didn't seem to feel the need to interview a single Democrat. Even worse, Wallace hid the Republican credentials of his first two guests. Meanwhile, Fox News Sunday's website boasted about its "complete coverage of the Taliban prisoner swap." This is just the latest in our long - and growing - list of Fox News Sunday shows that have excluded Democratic guests.
The first two guests were Michael Mukasey and General Jack Keane, each of whom served in the George W. Bush administration. It just so happens that Mukasey wrote an editorial in the Washington Post last week calling the prisoner swap that secured Bergdahl's release "ghastly." Wallace did mention that but, as the transcript shows, he introduced Mukasey merely as "former U.S. attorney general and former federal judge." Keane was introduced as "retired four-star General Jack Keane, former vice chief of staff of the Army."
The next set of guests were described by Wallace as follows:
Some of the toughest reaction to the release of Bowe Bergdahl has come from people who were personally involved in his story. Members of his unit say he served without honor or distinction. And parents of some fallen soldiers say their sons would be alive if Bergdahl had not gone missing from his post.
Although Fox News Sunday's website only identifies two of those guests, the parents (and not the guest who served with Bergdahl, who also appeared), the show nevertheless touted its "complete coverage of the Taliban prisoner swap."
Yes, "complete" if you only want interviews from the anti-Obama perspective, only.
Below is our list of other Fox News Sunday shows without Democratic guests:
I believe that Wallace did say that Susan Rice declined to appear on the show the week before.
Had Susan Rice (or anybody else) really been invited by FNC, the latter would have shouted it from the rooftops and we’d be hearing them gloat about it ad nauseam and that’s not happening.
I didn’t watch the show yesterday so I don’t know if Mr. Wallace did so, yesterday or any other time in the past when this happened. If they didn’t then the motto for Fox News Sunday should be…If it’s Sunday, its meet the Republicans.