Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

Bill Scher

After a rare week when a Watchdog question was actually asked, the Sunday shows return to form, going 0-for-3.

Not only did Fox News Sunday fail to ask Sen. Lindsey Graham if his support for the surge was based on stats from cooked books, none of the Sunday shows even mentioned the evidence from the Washington Post that the military leadership is “cherry-picking positive indicators” and “selectively ignor[ing] negative trends.”

(On Fox, Sen. Dianne Feinstein did bring up the issue when asked about Gen. David Petreaus.)

On ABC’s This Week, Sen. John McCain was not asked about Joe Klein blistering assessment, calling McCain remarks on Iraq “demagogic” and a “willful misleading of the American public.

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