Friday, November 10, 2006

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?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

His comment was of historical content. In no other war have we liberated a country with so few casualties. But dont worry, the NY Slimes we keep everyone up to date on the death toll and never report on the successes.

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Ditto said...

Didn't we liberate Kuwait with less casulties?

Point is if this was a Democrat you would be all over it like a Republican Congressman on a male page.

What are you wearing, anonymous?

Please play again.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You conveniently left out the rest of his quote, but hey why present the facts when you can smear someone with only half his words. What a bunch of schmucks you all are.

"Of course no one likes any death toll, but the war now, at the moment, it's certainly trying to prevent a civil war and to prevent Iraqis killing each other."

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The liberation of Kuwait only took 5 months. And then Saddam signed a peace treaty and we left. Your argument is dumb.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

Oh, anonymous, you are so stupid.

So JABBS is unfair to poor Rupert Murdoch, because he used one sentence and not two.

"smear someone" -- it's not like JABBS took a misstatement out of context in order to try to rally the country against a political party.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous William769 said...

Does a chicken have lips?

12:08 PM  
Anonymous sandnsea said...

You can call 'em commas

just don't call 'em stupid commas. SARCASM

12:09 PM  
Anonymous robbedvoter said...


12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the head of CNN said it, it would be an international incident.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous BlueManDude said...

Brit Hume said L.A. was more dangerous than Iraq.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous sandnsea said...

And yet we aren't blowing it to bits to smoke out the gangs. That's always been the most obvious example of why the military strategy in Iraq is wrong. We'd never blow apart American cities to get a terrorist cell here or there.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous LynnTheDem said...

But then, brit hume is a stupid MFer who doesn't know shit.
Let's send brit to Iraq for 2 days. That would solve that problem.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous MikeNearMcChord said...

STRIP THIS BASTARD OF HIS AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP!! Then he can lose his liscense to run the Fox Network, and deport him back down under.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous YankeyMCC said...

How many people in a 'minute' ?

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Jeffersons Ghost said...

a better question is...

12:11 PM  
Anonymous calipendence said...

I would think journalists would take even more umbrage with those comments...

Since this war has had MORE journalists killed in it than all of the modern wars in this century (71).

More than Vietnam (63)...
More than Korea (17)...
and more than WWII (69)...


And the reason we have less dead, is that we probably have more on average severely wounded than in other wars. Those amputees, etc. that are screwed for life would have died in past conflicts. That's just as, if not more horrible in some instances than many of them dying.

And we still have yet to see the effects of depleted uranium too.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Lastlaughin08 said...

Any of his relatives serving on the front lines?
No? I can't believe it.............

12:13 PM  
Anonymous The Backlash Cometh said...

Okay, so now the veneer is off:

(1) Limbaugh made it clear that they will lie and be deceitful when the stakes are high.


(2) They have no reservations creating a black hole of death in some foreign country where our children are sacrificed to the terrorists. As long as the right-wing middle-aged lard butts can continue their privileged lifestyles here on this soil without interference, all is good.

2:50 PM  

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