Friday, November 18, 2005

Democratic "Hawk" Makes Passionate Plea for Surrender...Again

Major Media Labels Congressman John Murtha a "War Hawk" Despite his Long History Of Opposition to the Iraq War.



Via NewsBusters.org:

"The network evening news broadcasts tonight all lead with Congressman John Murtha’s call for the immediate removal of American troops from Iraq. Yet, they seemed disinterested in focusing much attention on Rep. Murtha's “
denouncement” of the Iraq war more than a year ago.

The reality is that Rep. Murtha first voiced his displeasure with how things were going in Iraq on September 16, 2003, when he called for the immediate firing of President Bush’s defense leadership team. The network news organizations this evening chose not to inform their viewers of this, and, instead, implied that Rep. Murtha’s statements today were recent revelations on his part.



The day after his denouncement, "Murtha went on MSNBC’s Hardball in 2003 to discuss his views on this subject with Chris Matthews. In this interview, not only did Rep. Murtha state that he would have not voted for the war resolution knowing what he knew in September 2003, but, contrary to assertions by many members of Congress of late, as well as much of the media, he saw "all" of the intelligence reports:

Murtha then said this: "I mean, I'm not blaming anybody else because I saw all the intelligence reports. All of them indicated we had imminent danger."

Thus, the WHYGRR Media Bullsh*t Meter will remain at "TOTAL."

2 Comments:

Anonymous ray b said...

well,
let's hear
From Howard Kurtz:

"The NYT casts Murtha as firing one more shot in the political wars: "The partisan furor over the Iraq war ratcheted up sharply on Capitol Hill on Thursday, as an influential House Democrat on military matters called for the immediate withdrawal of American troops and Republicans escalated their attacks against the Bush administration's critics...

"He emotionally denounced 'people with five deferments,' a veiled reference to Vice President Cheney, who dared to challenge veterans like him who served honorably about their views.

and later in Kurtz online article:

Says InstaPundit : "WHY IS MURTHA'S STATEMENT ON THE WAR NEWS when he said basically the same thing a year and a half ago? This is from May 6, 2004:

"Signaling a new, more aggressive line against the Bush administration's policy on Iraq, Rep. John Murtha (Pa.), the House Democrats' most visible defense hawk, will join Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) today to make public his previously private statements that the conflict is 'unwinnable.'"

Not quite the same as a pullout, is it?

[no, it's not]

11/19/2005 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Snagglepuss said...

What would Ronald Reagan say about this man - check this out:

www.house.gov/murtha/photo_1980.

Heavens to Murgatroid!

11/19/2005 12:51:00 PM  

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