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Fox News Guest: U.S. Troops Constantly Watch Fox News Because ‘They Want to Be Supported’

By Judd Legum  

"Fox News Guest: U.S. Troops Constantly Watch Fox News Because ‘They Want to Be Supported’"

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Yesterday, Fox’s Neil Cavuto asked radio talk show host Michael Smerconish if U.S. troops in Iraq had “tired of this war and the directionless nature of it.” Smerconish hasn’t actually been to Iraq, but was “all over the place in the CentCom region,” including Bahrain, Kuwait, and Djibouti.

Nevertheless, Smerconish answered by reporting that “Fox News was everywhere because the perception is that Fox News is supportive of the troops. They want to be supported.” Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2006/11/foxnews.320.240.flv]

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Full transcript below:

CAVUTO: A number of Democrats have been saying a lot of our troops have tired of this war and the directionless nature of it. I think I’m paraphrasing. Is that true?

SMERCONSISH: It’s hard for me to speak for the troops. I can tell you this. I was in Bahrain, I was in Kuwait, I was in Djibouti, I was all over the place in the CentCom region. Fox News was everywhere because the perception is that Fox News is supportive of the troops. They want to be supported.

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