June 2, 2008
|CONTACT: COLLEEN O’BOYLE or TIM SCHEIDERER
Liberal Media Cover-Up Speaker
Pelosi’s Slander of American Troops, Crediting Iran for Iraq Success
VA — Last Thursday, a collection of reporters and members
of the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle sat
down for a nearly 80-minute interview with Speaker of the House of
Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California.
At the 62-minute mark, Pelosi slandered and demeaned the hard-won
successes of our armed forces in Iraq, saying “Whatever the
military success and progress that may have been made, the surge
didn't accomplish its goal. And some of the success of the surge is
that the goodwill of the Iranians -- they decided in Basra when the
fighting would end, they negotiated that cessation of hostilities --
No one at the Chronicle reported the Speaker’s vicious
slander. Nor did NBC, ABC or CBS, CNN or MSNBC deem it fit for
broadcast, either Thursday evening or at any point on Friday. The
vaunted New York Times likewise did not deem this fit to
L. Brent Bozell:
“The liberal media continue to shred its
tattered integrity with this willful exclusion of Nancy Pelosi’s
“The Speaker of the House of Representatives slanders our troops
in Iraq, whose blood, toil and tremendous sacrifice have led to
the great and growing success we have seen there, and the
liberal media are silent.
“The Speaker’s slur is clearly newsworthy. Why then do the
liberal media steadfastly refuse to report Pelosi’s comments?
“Perhaps because they know why it is newsworthy: because it so
thoroughly damages the credibility and integrity of the person
third in line to the Presidency.
“The media’s cover-up of Nancy Pelosi’s anti-U.S. troop comments
is simply shameful.”
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