Friday, June 13, 2014

Fox News Lied? That Can't Be

Part and parcel of the ongoing controversy surrounding the prisoner exchange that brought Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home has been the claim, hammered home by Fox News, that six American soldiers died searching for Bergdahl.  The implication, of course, is that they died searching for a deserter.  Their pictures are shown repeatedly, their family members have been interviewed and the usual right wing suspects in the media have made them a cause.

As with so many things Fox related, once they air their lies, somebody does some fact checking, a process that Fox is not familiar with.  Bergdahl was captured in June of 2009.  While there was an intense search for him, it was called off in mid-July, 2009.  According to the Army's own records the six soldiers identified as dying while searching for Bergdahl all died in August and September of 2009, making it clear they died in operations unrelated to Bergdahl.

It is tragic that these six soldiers were killed; it is disrespectful to their memories to use them to attempt to further your own false narrative.

1 comment:

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