Will Fox News Channel Pundits Criticize Murdoch's Insensitive Comment?
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Monday called the U.S. death toll in the Iraq War -- 2,832 troops since the March 2003 invasion -- "quite minute."
"The death toll, certainly of Americans there, by the terms of any previous war are quite minute," Murdoch told reporters at a conference in Tokyo.
At best, the comment was insensitive to the families of our fallen soldiers. That said, here are some questions for the folks at Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel to ponder:
-- Was Murdoch's comment an example of supporting the troops?
-- If not, will Fox News Channel's pundits criticize Murdoch's statement? (To date, there has apparently been no mention of the quote on Fox News.)
-- Given the anger from the right 10 days ago over a botched joke from Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) -- created over the perception that Kerry was disrespecting the troops -- shouldn't the Murdoch comment receive a similar level of fury?