I have not beat up on Fox News since it's actions are so pathetically blatent that they speak for themselves but on this two year aniversary I will make an exception.
FN, the modernday holder of the Hurst prize for yellow journalism, was one of the biggest drum beaters for the war and the lame coverage. They had reporters embedded everywhere. As the 1st ID marched into Iraq, Fox would regularly trumpet the potential WMD sites that were being encountered. After a few months they too gave up on that line. Fox also liked to make things out to be pretty good in Iraq and all the gloom and doom was a product of liberal bais. They had this reporter give broadcasts from infront of these fountains, I guess to make things look like Disneyland.
And guys like O'Reilly, who I saw in person at the Rose Garden, were going around talking about how things weren't that bad and that things were "winding down". He actually used those very words the night I heard him speak. In the morning after that bit of spin, the UN headquarters was blown up and they were pulled out.
So where are the beating drums now? Looking at the Fox News.com site there is nothing marking two long years of bloody fighting in Iraq. If I were and American, and I am, I would find it insulting if a network didn't bother to acknowledge that fact.
So happy birthday Iraqi Freedom.
Happy birthday to the 1,696 families of those killed fighting on "our side"
Happy birthday to the 17,000+ families of those who were fighting on "the other side"
Happy birthday to the millions of refugees, the brutalised, the shell shocked, the depressed
Happy birthday to all the congressmen who never went to Iraq after sending others to fight and die
Happy birthday to Bush for spending 20 minutes in an Iraqi airport with a turkeyleg in his hand.
Happy birthday to all the pundits who lied to us
Happy birthday to all the terrorists that flooded into Iraq after we flooded in.
Happy birthday to all the Americans still dumb enough to think that this war was justified.
And happy birthday to all the American taxpayers who willing spent 160 billion of their own dollars to topple one man and create anarchy. But don't ask them to spend money on national health.