Right-Wing Pundits Still Spreading Lies
Media Matters had a good article about the fact that right-wing pundits lied about where the soldier's question for Rumsfeld came from.
American mainstream media is simply not giving the American public the info we need. An often repeated mantra is that the media has a "liberal" bias. The facts show this is not the case. The conservative media has pushed the lie that the soldier that asked the "tough question" of Rumsfeld was fed the question by a reporter. That is a lie. ANd what is interesting is that far from pushing for a tough question, the reporter suggested that the soldier tone it down!
According to the soldier that asked Rumsfeld armor question, the reporter actually "suggested a less brash way of asking the [armor] question."!
The media has given Rumsfeld and others involved in the WMD deception a free ride because Iraq isn't the first time that Rumsfeld and Cheney have pushed WMD claims.
The right wing media has pushed the lie about the reporter feeding the story to the soldier and one of the biggest liars is Media Research Center founder and president L. Brent Bozell III. Bozell recently pushed the lie that the soldier "was actually serving as a ventriloquist dummy" for the reporter. Bozell claimed that the reporter "whispered that question into the soldier's ear." Bottom line is Bozell is an extremely dishonest freak and one of the loudest mouths screaming the lie that the mainstream media has a "liberal bias". Read about Paul Waldman's encounter with Bozell. It is increadible what a hot headed fool this guy is.
Note: someone on craigslist insists on pushing the lies further, "Not only is the story true. The soldier was indeed coached by a reporter,"
No craigslist poster, that is not true! See:
"The reporter, far from being the protagonist, suggested that he find “a less brash way of asking the question," but Wilson “told him no, that I wanted to make my point very clear."
Wilson says he also came up with three alternate questions on his own.
The Time account continues: “As for Rumsfeld's brusque response -- that even a fully armored vehicle ‘can be blown up’ -- Wilson says, ‘Personally, I didn't like that answer.’" - Editor and Publisher