According to searches of the Nexis database, Fox News has reported on Gen. Stanley McChrystal's recommendation to increase U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan on 17 programs in the week since it was reported by The Washington Post, but mentioned Gen. Eric Shinseki's February 2003 recommendation that that "several hundred thousand soldiers" would be needed to successfully occupy Iraq on only six programs available in Nexis in the three and a half months between his testimony to Congress and his retirement as Army chief of staff. Moreover, Fox News personalities have repeatedly criticized President Obama for not yet acting on McChrystal's advice but almost entirely avoided criticizing the Bush administration for not heeding Shinseki's 2003 recommendation.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
MEDIA MATTERS REPORTS ON HOW FOX NEWS GIVES MORE ATTENTION TO GEN. McCHRYSTAL OVER GEN. SHINSEK'S REQUEST FOR TROOPS
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 12:16 AM