Media Matters: Don't Call Those Terrorists Names!

April 25th, 2007 9:15 PM

Feeling their oats after taking down a second rate anti-war shock jock, Media Matters launches a very lame attack on Fox's John Gibson:

Fox's Gibson: U.S. invasion "unmasked" Iraqis as "knuckle-dragging savages from the 10th century"

CALLER 2: -- when you say that we're not responsible for the chaos in Iraq. I mean, who was it that disbanded their security forces and left that country in an unstable state?

GIBSON: Look, good point. The Bremer period is going to take the fall on the Iraq story -- dismantling the Baathist organization, not letting anybody who was a Baathist run the electric system or the sewage system or the garbage pickup or any of that stuff. They're going to take the hit on it. And the Bremer period where they disbanded the army, that's going to take the hit on it -- I guarantee you.

But, and that's a mistake, I agree that was a mistake, but who is doing this killing? Give me a break. These are Iraqis killing each other. So what did we do? If you're saying it's our fault that we unmasked them as knuckle-dragging savages from the 10th century -- fine! I'll take credit. But thanks -- but thanks for the observation, [Caller].

So, a subset of the Iraqi population is behaving like knuckle dragging savages etc ... I like to call them terrorists ... and for saying so, Media Matters wants to portray it as if Gibson was maligning the entire population of Iraq. Way to mis-characterize someone's beliefs, Libs. On second thought, maybe it is actually terrorists who kill women and children that you hate to see being called names.

If you're lucky, the foreign press will pick up your bogus headline and alienate some of our allies even more. The irresponsible party here is Media Matters. Looks like there's a need for a Media Matters Where the truth doesn't matter blog.