This lady never gets tired of fearmongering.
The frequent “Liberals-hate-the- troops” card has been played by Bill O’reilly and Laura Ingraham. Both of these dishonest commentators accused the networks of not covering the death of Army Recruiter William Long. (Nevermind that Rachel Maddow and others have reported extensively on the murder.) As usual, people like Bill O’reilly and Laura Ingraham tell these lies to Rhile up their audience- the yelling and screaming is intended to boost ratings.
On Friday, Bill O’reilly was forced to apologize because it was proven that CNN had indeed covered the event.
If Laura Ingraham had any integrity, she would apologize, too. Everytime a murder occurs that Laura Ingraham thinks the media wants to bury, she claims there is no coverage- She lies. Laura Ingraham is a liar! Ingraham claimed there was no coverage when that Muslim TV station owner beheaded his wife.
Laura Ingraham could care less about the troops. Like almost all Republicans, she never came close to enlisting. Read this Mother’s account of her son working with Laura Ingraham in Iraq.
As for Laura Ingraham…my son is in a MOPAD (mobile public affairs) division in the Army. When he was in Iraq in 2006 he had to deal directly with Ms. Ingraham.
Someone at the Pentagon told her she would have 10,000 in the Green Zone come and listen to her give a speech and that she would be allowed to tour Fallujah. She insisted and then demanded that that was what would take place until on of the Commanders told her that they couldn’t get 10,000 soldiers together to go to Fallujah to “keep it safe” so how did she think they would come to see her talk for an hour..only in not as nice words….
Then my son had to escort her to her sleeping quarters, and it was rainy season. He’d been out on road patrol all night and was covered in mud and tired. He’d witnessed the dressing down she’d gotten.
When they got to her pod, she wanted him to either pull closer to the door (against rules…plumbing and electrical is under the gravel, can’t drive Hummers over it.) or carry her through the mud to her door, so she wouldn’t get muddy (he’s 5′ 6” and weighs in at about 135..)
When he told her, respectfully,(he claims) that he couldn’t do that, she threw a temper tantrum. So he told her that he was pretty sure that his NCIC would be okay with it if her took her to the gate and dropped her off outside the Green Zone for the evening, or she could walk to her trailer in the mud, like everyone else.
The next morning he was “talked to” by the NCIC…wink/wink..nudge/nudge..and told that he couldn’t speak to the “invited guests” like that anymore. And then asked why he had not just taken her to the gate and pushed her out.
General consensus of the soldiers I met that had to deal with her…she’s a BEEEOOOOTCH
It appears that Laura Ingraham will get away with insulting another segment of our population. Senator Raymond Lesniak who just last week called for Ingraham to apologize for her desperaging remarks about the Navy Seals who rescued Capt. Phillips, has been focusing on stolen blackberries and the home robbery he incurred at his own home. (two suspects have been arrested)
Senator Lesniak no longer appears to be requesting that Ingraham apologize. However, apologizenowlaura.com still exists and is obtaining signatures everyday.
It’s a shame: Conservative are only held accountable for their remarks when the big sites get involved- sites like Think Progress or Media Matters.
I encourage all of you who are repulsed by this shock jock to keep sending emails to stations owners; keep submitting tips to news sites; keep fighting back!