Our Curmudgeon Says: Time for CBS’s Favorite Curmudgeon to Retire

You know what bugs Project 21 member Darryn “Dutch” Martin? Andy Rooney. Here’s what our curmudgeon has to say about the media’s favorite curmudgeon:

I just read an outrageous comment made by CBS talking head and syndicated columnist Andy Rooney. In his syndicated newspaper column, Rooney said the following:

Treating soldiers fighting their war as brave heroes is an old civilian trick designed to keep the soldiers at it. But you can be sure our soldiers in Iraq are not all brave heroes gladly risking their lives for us sitting comfortably back here at home.

Liberal bias in the media is no secret, but whether one is a liberal or conservative or whether they agree with the Bush Administration’s policy on Iraq or not, Rooney’s comments go way over the line and are just plain unacceptable!

Remember how liberals reacted to Rush Limbaugh regarding Limbaugh’s comments about NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb? That’s nothing compared to how all freedom-loving Americans should respond to Rooney’s flagrant belittling of America’s troops who are paying the ultimate sacrifice for their nation and for the Iraqi people in the name of freedom and democracy. Who does he think he is?

One’s freedom-of-speech notwithstanding, this is an egregious example of liberal media bias and arrogance gone too far. Andy Rooney has spit in the face of the American military and everything it stands for. For that, he should be promptly forced into (long overdue) retirement.

CBS and Tribune Media Services owes the entire country (especially our armed forces) a huge apology.



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