Thursday, November 03, 2005

Do Mine Eyes Deceive Me?

Did the Fox News website actually post this article, saying that "the military's attempts to hide the truth about Pat Tillman's death dishonors a true hero"?

The piece picks up steam as it goes along, making these strong accusations as it reaches its crescendo:

"So what’s going on here? Why would the Pentagon and Army brass cover up Tillman’s friendly fire death? The answer may be that the Pentagon had too much invested in Tillman to concede that its own mistakes led to his death. Tillman’s decision to eschew the life of a professional athlete for a tour in the Army was a public relations dream for the military, and they treated it as such. This despite the fact that Tillman specifically asked that the military not make a spectacle of him (Tillman shunned requests for fawning interviews and fluffy media profiles).

It would have been tough for the military to concede its own ineptitude caused the death of the war on terror’s poster soldier in any setting. But just days after Tillman’s death, the Abu Ghraib scandal broke. The military was in desperate need of some good news. Recycling Tillman’s selfless bravery put torture stories on the backburner for at least a news cycle or two."

Is Bill O'Reilly going to sing Kum-By-Ya tonight? Will Hannity start wearing tie-dyed shirts and grow out his hair?

Or is my sinus medication stronger than I thought?

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