June 8th, 2014
12:30 PM ET

Red News/Blue News: The Bergdahl backfire

Gloria Borger, Ryan Lizza, Matt Lewis and Brian Stelter on how the media mood surrounding Bowe Bergdahl’s release turned from celebration to condemnation.

Filed under: Blog • Red News/Blue News • Reliable Sources
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  1. Boyce Machowski

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    January 12, 2021 at 12:14 am | Reply
  2. old tymer

    How is it that the Obese Brian Stelter, age 28, can say Bergdahl is a POW? There were stories from as far back as 2009 that he deserted. Stories from CNN, CBS, FOX, etc! He is not a reporter as he did not look into all the facts but has run with Obama's talking points! How can Stelter say FOX was getting personal? All that was reported is that the family learned Pashtu and that Bergdahl's father looks like one, which is true! There was no denigration in what was stated!
    As I said, Stelter is not a reporter! A rebuttal: A 2010 report by the Daily Mail quoted a Taliban captor of Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier released in a deal announced this weekend in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees, stating Bergdahl converted to Islam and was teaching Taliban fighters bomb-making skills.
    Then the issue of health. There are no reports from Germany that his health had deteriorated! There seems to be a conundrum here with what Obama has stated again and again versus facts!
    The 5 released were not just Taliban soldiers actually 4 were. They were high officials!
    I have always been a Democrat but served 17 years. I have been down range several times. I say Obama did a strong dis-service to the US Military! I also do not like the way the Press has been treating or maligning Bergdahls fellow soldiers who knew him without actually talking to them as a REAL reporter would do!!!!!

    June 10, 2014 at 5:05 am | Reply
  3. Wookie

    Beat up on fox... That network deserves it, but it is rather ridiculous that the guy on the lower left, who has an obvious bias against critics of the prez gets away with claiming a "republican operative" was behind getting the soldiers in Bowe's platoon to speak up. Is he really implying that those soldiers are liars? What kind of reporter doesn't want to hear the account of eye-witnesses? On one talk show, these soldiers mentioned that those still in the army were forced to sign the equivalent of a gag order about bergdahl's activities. That is horrible and stinks of politics. Those are the kind of things real reporters that don't have political agendas would be researching. Sad state of affairs in our country (both dems and repubs)

    June 8, 2014 at 9:59 pm | Reply
  4. Ryan Moody

    This is another Tiller situation on the horizon. O'Reilly will get this young soldier and his family killed by one of the Fox Nation crazies (and then play victim during the blowback). Can see it coming a mile away. Everyone sick and tired of these dangerous flying monkeys and their handler Ailes needs to speak out.

    June 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm | Reply

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