Fox News's War on Bowe Bergdahl

  • Aired:  06/09/14
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Fox News pundits work tirelessly to cast rescued Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as a Taliban-loving traitor. (6:30)

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]NATION... LAST WEEK I TOLD YOU

ABOUT RESCUED ARMY SERGEANT BOWEBERGDAHL AND THE GROWING CABLE

NEWS CONSENSUS THAT HE DOES NOTDESERVE TO BE ALIVE.

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER WHOWE GAVE UP FOR HIM.

>> FIVE TALIBAN KILLERS,ESSENTIALLY THE CABINET OF THE

TALIBAN.

>> IT'S NOT JUST ANY RANDOMACCUSED TERRORISTS BUT FIVE

TALIBAN COMMANDERS.

>> SOUTH CAROLINA SENATORLINDSEY GRAHAM IS CALLING THE

FORMER DETAINEES THE "TALIBANDREAM TEAM."

>> THE PRESIDENT SWAPPED ANALLEGED DESERTER FOR THE TALIBAN

DREAM TEAM.

>> THE TALIBAN DREAM TEAM.

>> THE DREAM TEAM.

>> WE GAVE UP THE DREAM TEAM.

GREAT!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]GREAT.

NOW WHO ARE WE GOING TO SEND TOTHE RIO OLYMPICS IN 2016?

ABDUL WAS DEADLY IN THE PAINT.

WELL, DEADLY PRETTY MUCHEVERYWHERE, BUT ESPECIALLY THE

PAINT.

MEANWHILE, BERGDAHL'S A DESERTERWHO DID BALLET, WHOSE DAD HAS A

BEARD AND WHO PURSUED ALIFESTYLE THAT 99% OF AMERICANS

CANNOT RELATE TO, VOLUNTEERINGTO FIGHT IN AFGHANISTAN.

THE POINT IS: EVERYTHING ABOUTBERGDAHL IS AN AFFRONT TO THE

HEROS WHO SERVE ON THE FRONTLINES OF FOX NEWS.

>> BERGDAHL MAY HAVE EVENCOLLABORATED WITH THE ENEMY, THE

TALIBAN.

>> CLEARLY THE WORDS ARE WRITTENON THE WALL THAT HE WAS A

DESERTER.

>> A LOSER, A DESERTER WHO HASKILLED MEN.

>> HE'S A TRAITOR.

>> IT SEEMS TO ME HE'S PRETTYLUCKY HE WAS BROUGHT HOME THE

WAY HE WAS BECAUSE IF THOSESPECIAL FORCES HAD FOUND HIM, HE

WOULD HAVE COME HOME EITHER IN ABODY BAG OR COME HOME AND GONE

STRAIGHT TO JAIL.

>> THAT'S RIGHT, KIMBERLY.

IF OUR SOLDIERS HAD FOUND HIM,THEY MIGHT HAVE ARRESTED HIM,

BUT THEY JUST AS LIKELY WOULDHAVE MURDERED HIM IN A HEROIC

ACT OF VIGILANTE JUSTICE LIKE INTHE MOVIE

"FRAGGING PRIVATE RYAN."

[LAUGHTER]BUT EVEN MORE DISTURBING, EVEN

MORE DISTURBING THAN THE RESCUEOF THIS TRAITOROUS DESERTER WHO

DESERVED A FIELD EXECUTION ISTHE POSSIBILITY THAT HIS FIVE

YEARS OF TALIBAN CAPTIVITY MIGHTHAVE HAD SOME SAD PARTS THAT

MAKE HIM SYMPATHETIC.

>> BERGDAHL HAS TOLD MILITARYOFFICIALS HIS CAPTIVITY WAS A

TERRIFYING AND LONELY ORDEALWITH LONG PERIODS OF SOLITARY

CONFINEMENT THAT ONLY GOT WORSEWHEN HE TRIED TO ESCAPE.

>> ARMY SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHLIS TELLING HIS DOCTORS THAT THE

TALIBAN TORTURED AND BEAT HIMDURING FIVE YEARS OF CAPTIVITY.

>> DURING ALL THIS TIME, HESTRUCK TO HIS RELIGION,

CHRISTIANITY.

THE TALIBAN SAY THAT THEY GAVEHIM PERMISSION TO CELEBRATE

CHRISTMAS.

>> Stephen: AND WORSE, WHILEHE WAS CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS,

THE TALIBAN WISHED HIM HAPPYHOLIDAYS.

FOLKS, FOLKS, THIS IS SO UNFAIR.

HOW CAN BERGDAHL BE A GOODCHRISTIAN?

YOU DON'T SEE JESUS WALKING OFFINTO THE DESERT.

IS THERE ANY WAY... IS THERE ANYWAY WE CAN SAY THAT HIS TORTURE

WASN'T SO BAD?

>> HE DID, BERGDAHL, ADMIT THATHE WAS TORTURED BY THE TALIBAN

AND KEPT IN A CAGE AFTER ANATTEMPT TO ESCAPE IS WHAT HIS

ACCOUNT IS RELAYING RIGHT NOW.

>> YEAH, SO THAT WAS REPORTED ONFRIDAY THAT THEY HAD A

CUSTOMIZED CAGE WITH HIM ANDLEFT HIM IN THERE MAYBE IN

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT.

>> THIS GUY HAD HIS OWNCUSTOMIZED CAGE?

OH, I COULDN'T POSSIBLY BECONFINED IN AN OFF-THE-SHELF

CAGE.

I'M TOO FANCY FOR THAT.

I WANT ONE WITH BRUSHED STEELBARS AND A MONOGRAMMED POOP

BUCKET.

OKAY, OKAY, THAT'S A GOOD START.

HE'S GOT FANCY CAGE.

BUT COULD WE MAKE IT SEEM LIKEHE ACTUALLY LIKED THESE GUYS?

>> IT SHOULDN'T BE A SURPRISE TOANYONE THAT HE WAS TORTURED AND

IT WAS HORRIFIC.

THERE WAS A REPORT TOO ON THISCHANNEL THAT BY THE END OF HIS

CAPTIVITY, HE WAS PLAYING SOCCERWITH THESE GUYS.

>> Stephen: PLAYING SOCCERWITH THESE GUYS?

FOR ALL WE KNOW THE TALIBAN'SMOM BROUGHT ORANGE SLICES.

IT SOUNDS FUN.

I'M BETTING GETTING CAPTURED WASCLEARLY HIS GOOOOOOOAL!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]BUT CAN WE PROVE THAT BEND IT

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]BUT CAN WE PROVE THAT BEND IT

LIKE BERGDAHL HERE IS ON THETALIBAN'S SIDE?

WELL, LUCKILY CNN FOUND A WAY TOBOIL THIS COMPLEX STORY DOWN TO

THE ONE QUESTION THAT MATTERS:DO YOU WATCH "HOMELAND"?

>> IT'S A STORY WITH SO MANYSUBPLOTS THAT NO WONDER MANY ARE

COMPARING BERGDAHL TO BRODY, THEFREED AMERICAN HOSTAGE ON

SHOWTIME'S "HOMELAND."

>> YOU ALMOST THINK YOU'REWATCHING "HOMELAND."

>> Stephen: YES, AND I'DALMOST THINK I WAS WATCHING THE

NEWS.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]YOU SEE, BERGDAHL'S STORY IS

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]YOU SEE, BERGDAHL'S STORY IS

EXACTLY LIKE THE SHOWTIME DRAMA"HOMELAND" ABOUT A RESCUED

P.O.W. WHO MAY HAVE BEENBRAINWASHED BY ISLAMIC RADICALS.

IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THESIMILARITIES ARE NEARLY

EXISTENT.

>> LOOK AT THE SHOWS.

THERE WERE FAMILIES INVOLVED.

THERE WAS A REINTEGRATION BACKIN SOCIETY.

>> THE SHOW "HOMELAND"ORIGINATED IN ISRAEL. AND ISRAEL

HAD REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE WITHTHESE PRISONER SWAPS.

HOPEFULLY HE WASN'T WATCHING"HOMELAND" AND MODELING HIS

STORY AFTER THAT BECAUSE ITDOESN'T END WELL FOR BRODY

YES, I CERTAINLY HOPE HEWASN'T WATCHING SHOWTIME IN HIS

CUSTOMIZED TALIBAN CAGE.

[APPLAUSE]OR WORSE, STARZ.

THAT IS TORTURE.

FOLKS, IT ALL LINES UP.

THEY BOTH HAVE FAMILIES.

THEY BOTH COME FROM SOCIETY.

HOMELAND ORIGINATED IN ISRAELAND BERGDAHL IS REAL.

I'M TELLING YOU, I'M TELLINGYOU, FOLKS, YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS

STUFF UP, ALTHOUGH WE WILLCONTINUE TO TRY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

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