Short Term Memory at Fox News

Yesterday, Fox and Friends responded to the letter signed by sixty former diplomats who oppose the controversial nomination of John Bolton:

HILL: Here’s what struck me about that story. Here are a couple of the names of the diplomats who don’t want John Bolton to get the nomination: Princeton Lyman, Monteagle Stearns, and Spurgeon Keeny — KILMEADE: Those guys again!HILL: Just odd names.KILMEADE: Who the heck are they?

Before he came under attack for not throwing his blind support behind President Bush’s nominee, Princeton Lyman certainly received a lot more respect from the network. Here are just two examples of how Fox News had previously referred to him:

“[W]e turn to Princeton Lyman, a veteran American diplomat, who was a former U.S. ambassador to South Africa and an authority on that continent.” [Fox News, 6/30/04]


“[W]e turn to a man with long experiences, an American diplomat in Africa. Princeton Lyman, who spend [sic] three years as U.S. ambassador to South Africa…and who is now a senior fellow on Africa at the Council on Foreign Relations.” [Fox News, 7/3/03]