Six Years On, Fox Still Can’t Find Iraq

In a previous post “showing Fox News‘ tendency to mislabel badly behaving Republicans as Democrats,” one of Canadian blogger Joey deVilla’s commenters has pointed out “this map of the Middle East shown on a Fox News in segment where Neil Cavuto interviewed John Bolton.” Noting a problem with the country marked “Egypt”–“that’s not Egypt, that’s Iraq!”–deVilla provides (Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century, 7/28/09) a helpfully “real map of the Middle East,” and puts it pretty mildly when stating that “you’d think that with their obsessions with terror, Muslims and safeguarding the nation, not to mention the presence […]


NYT, WaPo ‘Reticent’ on NIC Uproar

As “the American foreign policy community worked itself into something resembling a frenzy over the appointment of Charles W. ‘Chas’ Freeman to chair the National Intelligence Council”–because “at stake was, if not a direct policy battle of huge consequence, a real struggle over the range of viewpoints that will be permitted in an official government position”–Greg Marx says (, 3/13/09) that “if you get your news from the New York Times, you were totally oblivious to this story as it unfolded”: To recap: On February 19, Laura Rozen reported on Foreign Policy‘s website that Freeman, who is known for his […]