September 9, 2008
|CONTACT: COLLEEN O’BOYLE or TIM SCHEIDERER
CBS's Pelley Channeling MoveOn.org
“Blaming the U.S. for the terrorist murders of Iraqi civilians is
ALEXANDRIA, VA – While interviewing
Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward on Sunday’s
60 Minutes, anchor Scott Pelley implied that President
George W. Bush and the United States were to blame for the
murders of innocent Iraqi civilians.
Woodward quoted President Bush: “I don't understand that the
Iraqis are not appreciative of what we've done for them,” namely
liberating them. To which Pelley responded: "But tens of
thousands of innocent Iraqis had been killed in the invasion and
through the occupation. He (Bush) didn't understand why they
might be a little ungrateful about what had occurred to them?"
MRC President L. Brent Bozell, III:
“Scott Pelley and CBS should
be ashamed. Blaming the U.S. for the terrorist murders of Iraqi
civilians is abhorrent, and Pelley and CBS owe President Bush
and every member of the American military an abject and full
apology for this egregious slight.
“Pelley was doing nothing more than channeling liberal hatchet
sites like MoveOn.org with this ridiculous implication. He and
CBS apparently forget the hundreds of thousands of innocent
Iraqis slaughtered by the Saddam Hussein regime we ended with
what Pelley condescendingly calls our ‘occupation.’ These people
say Bush is out of touch, yet they remain oblivious to the
success these troops and their commanders have delivered.
“Our soldiers have performed heroic and seemingly impossible
feats in the face of these evil insurgents, all while standing
between them and their Iraqi civilian targets. For Pelley and
CBS to assign blame to these defenders of the innocent is beyond
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Brent Bozell or another MRC spokesperson,
please contact Tim Scheiderer (x. 126) or Colleen O’Boyle (x.
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