Skip to comments.Brit Hume: Media Stopped Covering Iraq Because it Was Seen as ‘Bush’s War’(VIDEO)
Posted on 06/15/2014 2:28:30 PM PDT by PoloSec
Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz asked Fox News political analyst Brit Hume why the media turned its attention away from Iraq until its rapid disintegration into violence last week. Humes theory: it was seen as George W Bushs war, and largely went out of the public eye when he did.
This was a war that was thought to be George Bushs war, and it was also thought to have been concluded, even though we were still in the process of withdrawing, Hume said. The story looked in the eyes of a lot of people to be over So the decision was made to bail out of there. All hell was breaking loose in other parts of the Middle East, and Iraq looked relatively stable.
Hume added that the perception that the Iraq war was a failure led to a reluctance to commit U.S. troops to other conflicts, which in turn depressed coverage of those conflicts.
In the view of most people now, Iraq, even though it appeared to have been concluded successfully by the time Bush left office, came to be viewed in the aftermath, not the least because the president kept acting that way, as a failure, Hume said. [So] how to cover the civil war in Syria? Very difficult. Extremely dangerous. Theres no host government there to make sure the media are taken care of.
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Well it belongs to Bush again. At least in the eyes of the media.
The only time they mention it now is to remind us its “Bush’s war”.
I think what Hume meant to say was......The media will not put out anything negative about hussein. I believe the word he should have used was PROPAGANDA.
Brit Hume? Oh, isn’t he the sorry fool now owned by the progressives? The clown who thinks the invasion of Obama’s Alien Army of Cultural Destruction is just dandy?
Sorry but I did not read this, and I will never listen to or read a single word from this guy ever again.
Hume knows who signs his paycheck.
Remind me again the attitude of every friggin Democrat every single day of Bush's Presidency? Was it support, respect? Ah, no as I recall it was disrespect, demeaning and calling for his death! So suck it up and take responsibility for your choices, the smartest man in the room, who has hidden away all his school records, has made one serious blunder after another. He's yours, accept it and stop trying to blame everyone else.
our news isn’t news, it’s entertainment
Most of the so-called “news” media is composed of Democrat Party propagandists.
The same folks who refer to Vietnam as “Nixon’s War.” LBJ who?
Somewhere along the line, Hume DID take a sorry turn. For a while he was the best, now he’s just sad.
HOWEVER .. ALL THE DEMOCRATS VOTED TO GO INTO IRAQ .. THEY EVEN WENT SO FAR AS TO ASK FOR A DO-OVER ON THEIR VOTE AGAINST IT .. ONCE THEY DISCOVERED THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WERE FOR IT.
DON’T YOU JUST LOVE THESE PEOPLE .. ALL THEY KNOW HOW TO DO IS STICK THEIR FINGER IN THE AIR AND IF THE WIND IS BLOWING THE RIGHT DIRECTION .. THEY’RE IN .. UNLESS IT GOES BADLY .. THEN THEY’RE OUT!!!
With the democrats in office .. America is in VERY, very deep trouble.
A few days ago, Hume was even defending immigration reform, saying it was not amnesty and none of the bills Congress has attempt to pass had amnesty in them.
He tried to claim a purist definition of amnesty, just like McCain, Graham, Boehner, Ryan, and a multitude of others have so many times previously.
They think they can hoodwink the American public by claiming that ‘regularization’ or whatever term-of-the-day they apply isn’t really amnesty.
A pox on all of them!
Yes, I once had a pretty high opinion of his knowledge and his punditry.
When did Brit get to be such a left-winger?