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Howard Kurtz' Media Buzz on Fox News Attacks Bergdahl's Platoon
Vanity ^ | 9 June 14 | Xzins

Posted on 06/09/2014 6:45:14 AM PDT by xzins

I have a confession. I watch Fox weekend programming...some. It's generally when I awaken too early in the middle of the night, and I have to choose between Ninja Blender and Golden Girl reruns. I move over to Fox News hoping to get back to sleep.

Somewhere in the middle of the night last night I bumped into Kurtz' weekly show that initially featured discussion on Bowe Bergdahl. He was helped along by radical liberal Bill Press and liberal Laura Ashburn. Jim Pinkerton was a lone conservative voice in a show reminiscent of every liberal "panel" on other network TV.

How dare Bergdahl's platoon consider him a deserter? (They knew better than those who were there.) How dare conservatives question his father? How dare conservatives think it only realistic that his captors imprisoned him and did not initially trust him? How dare conservatives think Bergdahl was trying to escape only after he figured he might have miscalculated the Taliban instantly falling in love with him.

I've been puzzled all week by Fox running MSNBC commercials. Maybe not so much after Media Buzz in the middle of the night.

And, believe it or not, Kurtz unfairly attacked O'Reilly. There's probably no love lost for O'Reilly on Free Republic, but FR can be fair to the man. Plante and group were all over O'Reilly for suggesting that Bergdahl's dad was coming across as a Taliban sympathizer. I agree with O'Reilly. BergDad did come across as a sympathizer. Lying through their teeth, Plante/Ashworth/Kurtz all stated O'Reilly concluded this based on BergDad's beard.

All of them knew O'Reilly had argued that BergDad went out of his way to look like a Taliban sympathizer because of a stream of Islamic praise in the language of Islam that came flowing out of BergDad's own lips. Adding to that the beard, the public statements, and the advice to his son, O'Reilly came to a conclusion.

But, ignoring all the facts, Kurtz attacked Fox's flagship and lied about it by omission.

This weekend's Media Buzz received an immediate Nielsen rating. I flipped off the TV. Don't watch Media Buzz. It's a waste.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; psychopath; swiftboat

1 posted on 06/09/2014 6:45:14 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

Bergdahl’s Platoon are getting the Swiftboat treatment.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 6:47:58 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

Every military school I ever went to said to trust the guys on the ground, listen to the guys on the ground.

Suddenly, we’re met by a bunch of armchair, air conditioned, thousands of miles from the action, commentators and journalists who say that the guys on the ground have absolutely no idea what happened on the front lines.

And the talking heads do.

I wonder if Americans will swallow the journalists’ swill?


3 posted on 06/09/2014 6:54:25 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

“I wonder if Americans will swallow the journalists’ swill?”

It depends if Obama steps in an prevents an investigation into Bergdal’s disappearance. If he does, the LIVs will only hear Obama’s side of the story from the LSM, that Bergdahl is a hero.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 7:00:43 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: xzins
Since the early '60s, every Jane Fonda-Kerry leftist has painted the
military as baby-raping, murderous, torturing, potential domestic terrorists.

Finally, they have found a soldier they can stand behind.

Suddenly, they are all experts on military honor and code.

5 posted on 06/09/2014 7:03:05 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: xzins; P-Marlowe

“It’s generally when I awaken too early in the middle of the night”

In theological terms it’s called the “wages of sin” i.e. eating barbecue after 9:00 P.M.. You of all people should know this!!


6 posted on 06/09/2014 7:04:37 AM PDT by blue-duncan
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To: laotzu

The media’s stupid portrayal of ‘leave no soldier behind’ is as vacuous as all their other reporting.

They conveniently ignore that at the end of every war that America has welcomed home its POWs. If we have their pie-in-the-sky policy of trading for every POW, then how did we have POWs return home at the end of wars?


7 posted on 06/09/2014 7:05:29 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
Kurtz is simply a supporter of the totalitarian left, he's always circled the wagons for them, and always will.

He's simply playing the part Alan Colmes used to for Fox, because he looks less of a doofus.

8 posted on 06/09/2014 7:06:58 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: blue-duncan

Even worse, Blue...yesterday I had the late night urge that somehow resulted in both sour cream and watermelon being eaten the same evening.

Deadly mixture. :>)


9 posted on 06/09/2014 7:07:07 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Lakeshark

Kurta = Colmes. I can believe that.

But he’s so transparent, and his show (witness last night’s) is SO bad.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 7:08:26 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Lakeshark

KurtZ = Colmes. I can believe that.

But he’s so transparent, and his show (witness last night’s) is SO bad.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 7:08:41 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Media Buzz is a horrible show. Fox news is useless on weekends. No news at all. Just leftie media whores talking about what interests them.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 7:10:41 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: xzins
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم That's all I needed to hear to know where his loyalties, and it's not with the Unites States.
13 posted on 06/09/2014 7:11:36 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: xzins

“late night urge that somehow resulted in both sour cream and watermelon”

I think Kay had that urge just before Dal was born. You have been a Methodist too long. Time to switch over to the true faith...us Baptists.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 7:12:23 AM PDT by blue-duncan
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To: xzins

I didn’t see it, so thanks for the post. I’m glad he’s looking bad, he’s always had an aura of “good guy, honest liberal” that I considered a wrong appraisal of someone so clearly (to me) in the tank for the totalitarian left.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 7:13:15 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: xzins
I've been puzzled all week by Fox running MSNBC commercials.

My guess is it's the cable company running those ads, not Fox.

16 posted on 06/09/2014 7:15:39 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: blue-duncan

I thought about switching over to Baptist...but my name wasn’t John. Homer the Baptist just doesn’t have the right ring to it.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 7:27:40 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

These Brave American Heroes






Were unable to comment upon the Bergdahl swap.

ML/LTOS


18 posted on 06/09/2014 7:28:44 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: xzins

Kurtz is an operative of the State-Run Media, and always has been. Used to work for the WaPo and CNN.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 7:30:56 AM PDT by abb
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To: xzins

Fox news is not what it used to be...Howie Kurtz, Juan Williams, Geraldo, et al. have made a huge turn to the left, just like the Wall Street Journal


20 posted on 06/09/2014 7:48:15 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: xzins
Every military school I ever went to said to trust the guys on the ground, listen to the guys on the ground.

The one thing that makes this toxic and hopefully fatal to The Regime is the boots on the ground speaking truth to power - to powerful liars.

The Regime did NOT see that coming. None of the myriad scandals have this aspect.

I trust that their security is being well attended to.

QY: Is there compilation of ALL the truth tellers' testimony?

21 posted on 06/09/2014 7:58:04 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

If the guys on the ground tell you the enemy has a new weapon that shoots flaming darts from their arse, then you take them seriously. (Stolen a bit from Braveheart...a great movie in which Wallace listened to his guys on the ground.)


22 posted on 06/09/2014 8:11:42 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: AU72
So the left’s position on this is that the Platoon is lying and Bergdahl really is a medal of honor candidate (sarc) like Obama says.
23 posted on 06/09/2014 8:12:13 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: AU72

Swift boating is retained for Jone “I faked my Purple Heart” Kerry only so to turn it around on anyone else won’t work.

Liberals are trying to use this wording because they can’t come up with anything on their own.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 8:22:51 AM PDT by maddog55 (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: Sam Gamgee

That and the fact that even the Taliban never got comfortable trusting a deserter/traitor and at first kept him locked up. (I wouldn’t have trusted him either.)

That and the fact that Bergdahl was hacked that the Taliban didn’t recognize how wonderful he was right away so thought maybe he better try to get out of there. (The so-called ‘escape’.)

So, if the enemy you desert to isn’t immediately impressed with a traitor, it’s only THEN that you deserve the Medal of Honor.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 8:23:43 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Sam Gamgee

Here is what some lefties told me on Friday night. He didn’t desert. He was sent in undercover to go and spy on the Taliban, while pretending to be a deserter. That is why he was promoted while in captivity. And us common peasants, nor his platoon mates, don’t or can’t know any of this, we should just trust the President.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 8:31:51 AM PDT by Ironfocus
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To: xzins

Howard Kurtz is UNWATCHABLE!!!! FOX should be ASHAMED!!!


27 posted on 06/09/2014 11:19:15 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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I agree. The old media watch show was much better.

Kurtz is a liberal and the last person who should be evaluating the media on a network that conservatives gravitate to.


28 posted on 06/09/2014 12:13:37 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Ironfocus

That is just about the dumbest thing I ever heard.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 12:15:59 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
This weekend's Media Buzz received an immediate Nielsen rating. I flipped off the TV. Don't watch Media Buzz. It's a waste.

I saw it too. I had to check the station, I thought I was on CNN or some other left wing station. It was BS for sure. I e mailed Fox News and let them know what I thought about it.

30 posted on 06/09/2014 2:00:13 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Ironfocus

??

And they know this and we don’t, why?


31 posted on 06/09/2014 3:35:51 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Ann Archy

When Faux announced his move to their network, I shouted to self—WTF do they need another liberal? I have never liked/trusted/listened/watched this excuse for a reporter.


32 posted on 06/09/2014 3:47:03 PM PDT by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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