“Totally and Utterly Failed” + Mainstream Media Spin = “Success of the Surge”

Think Progress » Levin: Escalation’s Goals Have ‘Totally And Utterly Failed,’ Begin Withdrawal In Less Than 4 Months:

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently visited Iraq with Sen. John Warner (R-VA) and reported that the escalation is “totally and utterly” failing to produce the political reconciliation needed.

The media is reporting Levin’s comments as validation of Bush’s strategy. Fox News spins Levin’s comments as “praise” for the “surge results.” ABC claims the comments are proof of “success of the surge.”

That’s just egregious. I thought that the unquestioning acquiescence to administration spin was supposed to have drained out of the media by now, but no… Is Fox News just the most obvious example of what’s endemic in the whole institution?

1 thought on ““Totally and Utterly Failed” + Mainstream Media Spin = “Success of the Surge””

  1. I don’t know that the whole of the mainstream media has a problem, but I’ve occasionally thought that Fox ought ought to rename itself something that will warn off anyone not in their target audience.

    As alternate names go, I’d prefer to call it something like the “Democrats Don’t Watch This If You Don’t Want to Get Angry Network.”

    I’ll grant you that the name isn’t particularly catchy.

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