Monday, May 23, 2005

Once again Brent Bozell displays his ignorance:

JENSEN: But in the context of the proved abuses by U.S. officials in these prisons, not just in Guantanamo, but in others, Abu Ghraib and, of course, in Bagram, we have a repeated record of up to and including homicide in these prisons. So is it so hard to believe...

BOZELL: Oh, come on. Just stop that. Just stop that.


JENSEN: No, the record is clear.

BOZELL: Just stop that.

JENSEN: So, if you want to talk about what the United States news media had and has not done, my argument is—would be, it has not been aggressive enough.

Now, did “Newsweek” perhaps represent a source‘s words improperly? Yes. Should it be corrected? Yes. But it doesn‘t go to the question of this pattern of abuse in U.S. facilities, both in Guantanamo and in the Middle East and Central Asia.

SCARBOROUGH: Brent Bozell, respond.


BOZELL: Let me put you on the record right now. You cite me the evidence of American soldiers murdering people in prisons. (Bozell's denial is incredible. It also highlights the fact that the mainstream media is not performing as Bozell insists. Here is just one citation: US Army says prison deaths are homicides )

JENSEN: Well, these are in reports that...


BOZELL: No, don't give me reports. You give me the evidence.

JENSEN: No, the evidence is from the Army's own reports. There have been homicides in these prisons. We have photographic evidence of the routine sexual humiliation of prisoners.

BOZELL: I'm didn't say about routine sexual humiliation. I talked about murders. You're accusing the American military of murder. If you don't back it up, back off.


JENSEN: Well, I'm not at my computer. I'll send you the sites tomorrow, Brent. You might want to put them up on your Web site.

BOZELL: In other words, you can't do it?

JENSEN: No, I can. If you want to talk about the—if you don‘t believe the government's own reports about homicides in these prisons...


BOZELL: I'm saying, don't make allegations you can't back up on national television.

JENSEN: I'll back them up to you tomorrow, Brent. Give me a call.

BOZELL: Send it tomorrow.

JENSEN: The point is that there's a pattern of this kind of abuse. And to pretend that this story about the Koran is sort of fanciful I think is to ignore reality.

I also think that you're willfully distorting the reality of these protests in places like Afghanistan. These are not simply a reaction to this. These are not simply spontaneous protests. There's a political process going forward in Afghanistan. And many people, not just ex-Taliban or al Qaeda, but many people, disagree with the U.S. occupation. They disagree with long-term presence of U.S. military troops.

And this event is being used - yes, it's being used to whip up people's opposition, but that opposition is real.

SCARBOROUGH: All right. I'll tell you what, Professor. I invite you back tomorrow night. If you could get us those names.

Brent Bozell is one of the biggest mouths that scream about a supposedly "liberal media" On Scarborough Country of May 16 Bozell and Scarborough continue the suppression of the fact that the Army has said that soldiers have committed homicides. and gave the false impression that it didn't happen! (note mainstream media has basically not reported the story or severely under-reported it.)

Not only is Brent Bozell wrong, his ignorance shows that the mainstream media did not report this story effectively where he would know about it. Remember, an entire trend of not reporting, a clear bias in the direction of hiding evidence of homicides that the US Army itself has admitted.

Brent not only is ignorant of it, his ignorance shows that he is wrong with his "liberal media" claim.

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