Saturday, October 28, 2006

Bill O'Reilly, Non-Partisan Pundit ...

From the Oct. 23 edition of Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor:

HOST BILL O'REILLY: See, I'm not a partisan as far as telling anybody who to vote for. I think you're smart enough to know who to vote for. But I'm looking at the unintended consequences.

FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH: (T)he truth is, in a straight up-and-down vote, the Nancy Pelosi-Howard Dean unilateral withdrawal argument would get about 25 percent of the vote. ...

O"REILLY: Right.

To review, O'Reilly is not a partisan, except when it comes to misrepresenting the views of the Democrats, or by default the majority of Americans.

Because Democratic leaders aren't proposing "unilateral withdrawal." Democrats, like the majority of Americans, believe in a timetable for gradual redeployment of troops, and the likelihood that a portion of the U.S.-led coalition would only be redeployed to the Kurdish region of Iraq and to the Iraq/Kuwait border.

It's typical of conservative pundits to seek to make an American majority feel like the fringe left -- when that opinion doesn't agree with official Republican talking points.

How many Americans believe in redeployment? A Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll conducted Oct. 10-11 found 73 percent of Americans agree with this statement: “The United States has sacrificed enough for the people of Iraq, and now it is time that they take on most of the burden of their security in their country and let U.S. troops to start to come home.”

1 Comments:

Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Ever wonder why after more than three years the U.S. is still mored in Iraq despite having made no notable progress on the military front while U.S. soldiers and Iraqi citizens continue to die at an increasing rate each month?
It is because of the propaganda efforts of Faux News and its pundits like Bill O'Reilly.
They are the ones propping up an administration led by a sitting War-Crimes-In-Chief.
They are the ones stifling any intelligent, non-partisan discussion on getting out of Iraq.

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