February 21, 2006

Brent Bozell Attacks the Military Service of a Vietnam Veteran

Posted by Eric Jaffa
Friday January 20th 2006, 10:34 am
Filed under: Right Watch, PTC, Government, Media Watch

Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) is a veteran who earned two Purple Hearts in Vietnam.

Brent Bozell is an obnoxious conservative who leads the “Media Research Center, the Parents Television Council, and the Cybercast News Service. “

As we previously described at SpeakSpeak, Brent Bozell was chosen as “The Worst Person in the World ” for heading the Cybercast News Service which attacked the two Purple Hearts of Vietnam veteran, Rep. John Murtha as undeserved.

Now Brent Bozell has sunk lower.

While the earlier article at CNS was written by a pair of other writers, now Brent Bozell has written his own article implying that John Murtha wasn’t wounded enough for his Purple Hearts.

Bozell then has the gall to say that objections to this kind of rhetoric from conservatives shouldn’t come from people who criticize George W. Bush from deserting the Texas Air National Guard.

If Bozell can’t distinguish between attacking the medals of a combat veteran (Murtha), and attacking a stateside National Guardsman for being a deserter (Bush), then his judgement is lacking.

4 Comments so far

Why is it that this comes as a surprise to anyone who has watched the tactics of the White House and its assorted hangers on. John Murtha joins a list that included John Kerry and Max Cleland as people who served with more than a little distinction and had their record attacked by Bush, Cheney and their band of chickenhawks.

Comment by Brent McKee 01.20.06 @ 12:39 pm

so is your’s

Comment by mark 01.20.06 @ 6:58 pm

I’m just curious, what is Bozell’s military record? Did he serve? Was he in combat or was he counting splinters for Stars-N-Stripes and calling it a press release? Did he get a deferrment? Run off to Oh Canada? Or did he sit on his self-rightous moralistic ass watching others go to war and say “there but for the grace of God go I”? I’m just curious, because I didn’t realize that competence in the military is conditionally based on endless blind stinking ass-kissing loyalty to every political policy from the moment they serve until the moment they die.

Comment by David 2 01.23.06 @ 1:03 pm

David 2 -

I was wondering about that as I wrote the article.

None of the online biographies of Brent Bozell I’ve seen mentioned military service.

However, these biographies are short, and so that isn’t proof.

Comment by Eric Jaffa 01.23.06 @ 1:26 pm

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