Leave it to The New York Times editorial board to take its slobbering love for Obama to shameful new lows.

In a recent op-ed, the board breathlessly rushed to defend the Obama administration from criticism over the Bergdahl fiasco — by blaming his army unit, in part, for Berdgahl’s alleged desertion.

Read it and seethe:

This duck-and-cover response is the result of the outrageous demonization of Sergeant Bergdahl in the absence of actual facts. Republican operatives have arranged for soldiers in his unit to tell reporters that he was a deserter who cost the lives of several soldiers searching for him. In fact, a review of casualty reports by Charlie Savage and Andrew Lehren of The Times showed there is no clear link between any military deaths and the search. [Note: Michelle Malkin’s detailed account of the fallout from Bergdahl’s departure would beg to differ.]

And a classified military report shows that Sergeant Bergdahl had walked away from assigned areas at least twice before and had returned, according to a report in The Times on Thursday. It describes him as a free-spirited young man who asked many questions but gave no indication of being a deserter, let alone the turncoat that Mr. Obama’s opponents are now trying to create.

If anything, the report suggests that the army unit’s lack of security and discipline was as much to blame for the disappearance, given the sergeant’s history. [Emphasis ours.]

Outrageous.

Blogger Melissa Clouthier channeled her righteous anger into giving the NYT the shaming it so richly deserves:

They’re vile. And to anyone who believes the NYT has the faintest clue what it’s talking about, consider this:

  • QueenB

    Not that it surprises me, but the lengths people will go to protect President Boyfriend is stunning.

    • LegalizeShemp

      They helped get him installed, so they have to continue to support and defend him, because liberalism Uber Alles !

      • ELC

        Could you imagine how they would look now if they turned their backs on him?What would they say to their readers? All of a sudden if they chose to attack Odumbo’s ideas-they would look like the idiots they really are. They’d rather slink in quicksand with Odumbo then admit
        they were wrong from the beginning by kissing his a$$.

      • Jill

        Far easier than suffering a crippling attack of cognitive dissonance and admitting their failures.

    • Acethepug

      At. All. Costs.

      :)

    • Bill Phillips

      It’s APPALLING!

    • Republicanvet

      It is. Why not smear them more? These eFing idiots should realize the Army is not a baby sitting service, and guarding something usually means against the enemy. If they had a clue a unit in combat, they would shocked at the level of trust you have to put in others.

      Better to smear an entire platoon than make Preezy Omugabe look bad.

      • Josephine

        I am disgusted the NYT stated that it was a lack of security that allowed him to wander off. Why would a gate need to be put up to keep our service members locked IN? Service in the armed forces is voluntary, only a deserter without any honor would intentionally walk off like that. I have said it before…..we all know there is something terribly wrong with this deal because obama has never helped a veteran in his miserable life.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        The same paper that hid the truth about Joe Stalin deliberately starving 17 million Ukrainians to death in the 30’s…. cause their star Soviet reporter loved uncle Joe… and approved…. approved of genocide… the same paper that refused to report the Holocaust as it was happening,.. because it would have hurt FDR for keeping it hidden..

        the same paper that has lionized Ted Kennedy as a champion of women’s rights after he murdered one… Bill Clinton, as he serial sexually harassed them, preyed on them, slep with low wage women of no power… what the same paper calls rape if a republican did it…

        the same paper that has labeled a grass roots uprising in the center right racist, because simply reporting the actual truth doesn’t slime obastard’s political opponents. But labeled a vulgar, violent filth and crime and drug riddled left wing occupy the voice of the people… no one was ever raped at a tea party rally they so detest for opposing the extreme left obastard… but multiple times at occupy, so many, they had to set up safe “no rape tents” on the illegal campsite…

        In short, the same extremist left wing paper wrong on EVERY major issue since WW I…. has now decided to slime an entire platoon of GI’s to rescue the reputation of a deserter, possible traitor….

        how nice.. that when faced with a choice to pick between good and evil..

        the New York Times….. picks to defend evil.. every single time.

        the paper that hates every patriotic American.. loves every traitor, every radical thug.. the progressive radical chic…. where evil is just another life style choice..

        • BeautifulAmerica

          Excellent synopsis of this amoral Rothschild propaganda machine.

  • FreedomFighter

    The NYT has the facts, they just dont want to report them.

    • Dominic

      They FIT the facts ,it says so on the front page .

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    Regardless of WHY he walked away, he walked away. HE is responsible for his own actions. Lack of discipline by his unit? Were they supposed to have someone on duty to watch him while he was on duty? Give me a break. He was a trained soldier. He knew his responsibilities and HE WALKED AWAY.

    • Acethepug

      Remember, we’re living in the era of “nothing is EVER my fault” Obama. Of COURSE the NYT will blame someone, ANYONE, but Bergdahl for this.

      President Boyfriend cannot ever be accountable, you know.

      Personal Responsibility is dead — unless you are on the Right. Then you are responsible not just for what you did, but what anyone allegedly under your banner did, too. See, the unit is responsible for Bergdahl being (at best) a deserter or (at worst) a traitor. But somehow that responsibility doesn’t actually touch Bergdahl himself, or CiC Obama …

      Funny, that. As if it were a deliberate attempt to deflect blame and criticism …

  • Acethepug

    President Boyfriend must be protected.

    At. All. Costs.

    Basically, the hatred and disdain the Left has always held for the military is coming out again.

    So, if the unit had cracked down on Bergdahl with an iron fist, the NYT would have been fine with that, right? RIGHT?

    Of course not, but any little bit of cover for Obama is welcome for these morally-challenged reprobates.

    Then again, look at the moral character (or complete lack thereof) of Barack Obama. He’s set an incredibly-low bar for any kind of integrity, so maybe the actions of the NYT are just an extension of that same aversion to morality.

    Congrats, Obama, you DID build that!

    • Bill Phillips

      I like your description: “morally-challenged reprobates” …fits them to a ‘T’!

  • Texan357

    Um, the “rush” is to “demonize” Bergdahl’s platoon. Bergdahl demonized himself.

  • Andy Rigo ✓ᵗᵉʳʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Shorter NYT: So, Bergdahl’s Unit, when did you stop beating Bergdahl?

  • LegalizeShemp

    I’m surprised the American media are biased far left subversives, I always thought they were independent, non-partisan reporters who tell it like it is. (I’m testing out the Secret Service sarcasm and irony detector to see if it’s functional yet).

    • Acethepug

      Mine just exploded :) I can see a tiny white flag being waved as we speak 😛

    • QueenB

      Are you kidding?! It’s sure to take a couple billion dollars and at least 5 years to get that up and running.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Aren’t they supposed to be conservatives . . . I mean they are “corporations” after all . . . .

  • Andy Rigo ✓ᵗᵉʳʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    This sums up my reaction pretty well:
    http://youtu.be/fqQD4dzVkwk?t=5s

  • LegalizeShemp

    This is the same BS liberals pull when somebody commits suicide, we have to find out who bullied them and caused the suicide. Certainly no person is responsible for their own suicide, they must have been victimized by society or a bully. It’s the liberal “It’s not my fault, I’m a victim” scam. Liberals preserve their own egos by placing blame on everyone except themselves.

  • ledzepp8

    So basically the NYT says it was the rest of the platoons fault that he deserted. What a bunch of smug assholes…

    • GaryTheBrave

      So when the NYT had the plagiarist on staff it was obviously the fault of the Times’ editors and other reporters for not making sure he wasn’t cheating.

  • Bill Phillips

    You wanna really get sick to your stomach …try reading the asinine replies from liberals responding to editorials exposing the facts of this treasonous act! …especially those posted on the Washington Post & NYT’s websites!
    Reading them explains why we have such a POS as POTUS!

    • jaded

      I started to read them, and I couldn’t go on. Blinders and full on “quick save O’s legacy” is in swing.

      • Bill Phillips

        Same here …I couldn’t stomach reading very many!

      • Summerwarmth

        but this is O’s legacy…. lying, cheating, preening, double dealing, dissing allies, snuggling up with terrorists. It is not quite the cherry on the top but at least some colored sprinkles for his legacy.

    • BAW

      I don’t go to the NYT website but I have in the past spent some time at WaPo. I could be wrong but I get the distinct impression that there are an inordinate number of people who constantly comment there (like it’s their job) that work for the government or are in some way connected to big government D.C. It was the only place I ever saw a strong, unequivocal defense of the IRS (great people, doing a great job). They just “hate, hate, hate” the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day rally.

      It also always had a surprising number of people who were not Americans commenting from around the world (I was on in the middle of the night a lot – long story).

      So, it never surprises me to find a lot of comments, very popular comments at WaPo that are pure “inside the bubble” craziness that would shock and offend a lot of average Americans.

      I still stop by now and then because I like to know what they say, what they “think.” But it doesn’t bother me because I consider them a very “select” very self-serving, crazy little D.C. crowd and I already know that D.C. thinking is way out in left field. Or as my son said, so far “left field,” they’re no longer even on the field. Not at all in line with what most Americans believe (like genuine respect for those who serve/served in the military).

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Tried. couldn’t bear it.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    If anything, the Times editorial suggests the willingness of Obama shills to come up with anything, however ludicrous, to try to sell this bad deal– a questionable character at best for five top Taliban, without even so much as a heads-up to Congress– given the Times’s history.

    • carmenta

      well, they’ve tried several ‘reasons’ on for size so far…none have fit the facts very well, so, like all good proggies, they just have to keep on keeping on lying, deflecting, casting wildly for somewhere – anywhere – to place the blame.

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        ” they just have to keep on keeping on lying, deflecting, casting wildly for somewhere – anywhere – to place the blame.”

        Yup.

        The cult of ∅ will spare no expense or ignore any opportunity, no matter how outrageous or slimy, when trying to focus the attention and ramp up the volume of noise their howler monkeys can direct on to something shiny, other than Teh Won’s failures…

  • Andy Rigo ✓ᵗᵉʳʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Keep throwing gasoline on that fire, NYT! You’re sure to win over even more people by smearing the military! </sarcasm> I can see November from here!

    • LegalizeShemp

      That one was good enough to peg the needle on the Secret Service sarcasm meter !

    • LegalizeShemp

      BTW, they WILL win over more liberals with that tripe because liberals despise the US military, but most decent Americans will be appalled by the NYT Communist tripe, as they usually are.

  • desicon

    9/11 attack happened in New York. Prior to that there was a WTC truck bombing. You would expect “NEW YORK” Times to have better perspective on war on terror.

    Then they are liberals at first. Logic and reason are beyond them.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    Who are these “Republican operatives”? Geez. Is there some CIA black ops right wing nut job unit that we aren’t aware of?

    • LegalizeShemp

      “Republican operatives” is a dog whistle for “people who are trying to find out the truth about what Democrat liars and criminals have really done”.

    • Andy Rigo ✓ᵗᵉʳʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I bristled at that description as well. Anything to deflect blame onto the conservatives. Problem is, NYT lives in such a bubble, they don’t realize this last clusterbungle crosses party lines. This is disturbing to Americans of ALL stripes (except progressive Obama worshipers).

      • mrspinky85

        Not all of the people I’ve served with or talked to are right. There are many liberals and independents who have a problem with this deal. These reporters are disgraceful!

    • Hannibal

      G. Gordon Liddy?

      • mdtljt

        Wouldn’t it be awesome to see Liddy interrogate Baby Bowe?? That little crapweasel would soil himself at just the sight of him!!!

    • Republicanvet

      I’m bet every one of those interviews “facilitated” by some ” right wing operative”, the veteran being interviewed contacted the media before and was turned down.

  • Bill Phillips

    The NYT’s ‘Ode to Bergdahl’:
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/dS9sOCRH3MU

  • mrspinky85

    There is no unit that is perfect where every Soldier loves every leader. Not all Soldiers are good and get kicked out some leaders get removed or busted down. None of that excuses desertion. None of that gives this guy the rank he didn’t earn. How did his unit make him renounce his citizenship?
    This article pisses me off at a time I’m struggling to go through the VA beast to get my benefits. But, if I go off at the mountain of bullish© I’m the one unstable.
    How dare NY disrespect the honor of those who stayed and completed their duty for one who deserted? I had bad times, bad leaders and a couple of bad incidents. This is the worse situation on top of us having to deal with VA. I’m mad as high hell but WHO in the gov’t gives a damn.

    • allyall

      mrspinky85, hang in there! Keep telling your story, I know we here on this site value your input, and, of course, value immeasurably your service.

      • mrspinky85

        Thank you. It means a lot and there are a lot of good people here and in America trying to do the right thing. That’s what keeps me sane.
        All these scandals prove is that our gov’t is too big, inefficient, and irresponsible. Let’s do what we can in November.

    • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

      You have my thoughts and prayers mrspinky85. :)

      • mrspinky85

        Thanks!

    • mdtljt

      …what Mary & allyall said…I’m awfully glad you came home and are on our side!!!

      • mrspinky85

        Thanks to you too!

  • ledzepp8

    Who the hell cares if so called “republican operatives” are asking the platoon members for their positions on the matter? Are they forcing them to take a certain position? This is such a false argument. They’re the ones giving these men a chance to tell their story because the left wont…because these brave soldiers were told to keep their mouths shut.

    • Bill Phillips

      The NYTs is practicing their ‘projection tactics’! In truth …it isn’t “republican operatives” that are trying to influence these servicemen …it’s the US Govt, under Obama, that have tried to silence them!

      • carmenta

        that and the non-disclosures they were required to sign – having said that, and having discussed this with more than a few servicemen I know, their own code of honor required them to remain quiet, while there was any chance that speaking up would get Bergdahl killed by the enemy. They gave him every chance, they kept their silence. Now that he’s free, they get shat upon by the president, the administration and the obamedia.

        Its disgraceful.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Hmm…..give me the newspaper, let’s see what the “Democrat operatives” at the NYT are lying about today.

  • allyall

    There was some female guest on Hannity last night that said she wasn’t going to make any judgment until “we hear from Bergdahl.” I’m thinking, cuz, right, HE’s the only one who knows the truth.

    • Bill Phillips

      She has a point! We know that every person in a jail cell, serving time for a crime they committed, can be believed when they declare their innocence …right? After all who better to ‘tell their story’? <SARC

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Yeah, I think we can expect to see that line of reasoning from Team Obama and their media lapdogs for the next few days. “Bergdahl’s platoon is full of jealous psychopaths who are totally biased, but we can totally trust Bergdahl to tell us the truth.”

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      “There was some female guest on Hannity last night that said she wasn’t going to make any judgment until “we hear from Bergdahl.””

      IIRC that person was the foreign correspondent or editor, or some such for Time, the magazine.

      That probably explains why she said the same thing to every piece of datum Hannity mentioned, from the contractor team’s reports, to the letter, to the platoon members statements, to the reports of Bergdahl’s previous adventures in going over the hill, etc., etc., etc…

      • allyall

        I believe you are right. I’m just dizzy from all the spinning going on I lose track of the players.

  • http://www.thepiratescove.us/ William_Teach

    Perhaps it’s time for all conservative bloggers and pundits to start boycotting them. That would do lots of damage to their traffic.

  • Ghee!

    I was about to care until I saw that it was the NYT.

  • Maxx

    Military men and women, is there any shred of doubt where you stand with liberals and their beloved media? They will throw you overboard to protect their anointed one each and every time.

    Liberal “attaboys” given to our nation’s military come with more pre conditions than a Donald Trump prenup.

    • LegalizeShemp

      Yes, and if you support the military, you’re a “phony patriot” and a “flag waver”.

      • carmenta

        Its worse if you are in the military – hubs was called a baby-killer by more than one unwashed wannabe ‘radical’ peace protester!

        • Thale Taxurfeet

          “hubs was called a baby-killer by more than one unwashed wannabe ‘radical’ peace protester!”

          And yet the Left will claim that never happened as if all of us who served during that S.E. Asian police action are no longer around, or are senile.

          • carmenta

            Libya. Kosovo. Afghanistan. Iraq for us (Im probably missing a few)

            Bless you for your service TT….the leftie hatred for the military will never stop; Thank GOG there are good men and women who will step up anyway!

            forgot Kuwait and Iraq twice over!

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      Liberal “attaboys” are delivered with the same sincerity that W.C. Fields would profess his love for women, children and dogs.

  • LegalizeShemp

    It’s easy to spot who’s guilty, they’re the ones obfuscating, interfering with the investigation, attacking the investigators or attempting to shut down the investigation.

  • Dominic

    The NY Times is a rag now and for decades back .The elitists that insulate themselves from the rest of America don’t have a clue about the military or anything else .#PERIOD

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    “arranged for soldiers in his unit to tell reporters” – NYT

    The New York Times is actually accusing others of manufacturing a story.

    • TexSizzle

      Projection.

  • Dirty Dutch

    Could someone, anyone explain to me why the media in so in love with Obama? Please? Some help me understand. At his best he is fugly. He is an angry little boy who loves himself. Plus, he is a terrible pResident. Help me understand. I just don’t get it.

    • QueenB

      Black. Historic. That’s it.

      • Bill Phillips

        And ….Marxist proclivities!

      • Corey Dennison

        And supposedly ‘clean’ and ‘articulate.’

        Don’t know about the first one, but am still looking for evidence of his ‘articulateness.’

    • LegalizeShemp

      Black (fashionable), Marxist (fashionable), Democrat (really fashionable).

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        You say Marxist and Democrat as if they were different things.

    • mrs_oerebts

      He’s soooo dreamy…plus, now that he’s going grey, he’s so distinguished looking. And that exercise video…so hot!
      /sarc

  • Republicanvet

    How many editorials did this rag run over Bush and Cheney being responsible for Abu Ghraib?

    • mrspinky85

      This is such a good point!

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    So, in the rush to protect Bergdahl from being “demonized,” the NYT demonized several soldiers? Oh, brilliant. Just brilliant. It is truly amazing to what lengths the liberal boot-lickers will go to to defend Obama. Honestly, I never expected them to actually defend a deserter.

    Allow me to try to make this as abundantly clear to the liberals in the audience: the only one responsible for Bergdahl deserting is Bergdahl himself. Trying to shift the blame to anyone else (particularly those who–gasp–didn’t desert) is a losing argument and demonstrates just how pathetic the Left’s defense of Bergdahl is.

    And this “Republican operatives” business? Even if it is true Republican operatives have contacted these guys, why the hell should that make a difference? It doesn’t mean the platoon members are lying; it just means they’re getting their chance to voice their opinions and their side of it. It’s amazing how people who work at a newspaper are bemoaning people using their 1st Amendment rights. Incidentally, I don’t recall Democrats being particularly reluctant during the Bush administration to put someone in uniform on TV if that person was going to complain about Bush policy. Funny how things change in over five years, huh?

    Face it, liberals: Bergdahl isn’t a hero worthy of praise. Unlike the other members of his platoon, he’s a deserter. At best, he’s a moron who wandered off base without body armor or weaponry. At worst, he’s a disgusting sack of human garbage. Don’t go denigrating those who didn’t desert just because you’re upset that Bergdahl is being deservedly criticized or that Obama violated the law to make this crappy deal happen. In both cases, the little morons got themselves into their respective messes and deserve the criticism they get.

    • Bill Phillips

      Excellently said!

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    “the army unit’s lack of security and discipline was as much to blame for the disappearance, given the sergeant’s history.”

    The New York Times appears to say that the army should have chained this soldier to his post, or locked him in a cell, so that he could not leave. Therefore, his leaving is their fault.

    • Bill Phillips

      ROFL …Rush makes statements on his program like this to illustrate absurdity from the left, by being absurd ….but the NYTs beat him to the punch on this one! ONLY they are completely serious!

    • mrspinky85

      How can the NY Times comment on lack of discipline? What do they know about going to war and what that takes? I love how none of the platoon mates get the benefit of the doubt.
      I remember my first tour we had incoming mortars on our base I. Iraq and IEDs on missions all the time. So, yea when we had down time we use to play around or get fussed at.
      My unit wasn’t always viewed as the best. We had trouble makers. Yet, all of us did our duty.
      The NY Times can suck rocks!

      • mdtljt

        They can’t…they’re too busy suckin’ on something else…

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Damned George Bush, he should have been their to make sure Bergdahl didn’t walk out of his perimeter on his own accord…………. and damn the Koch brothers for donating money to influence Bergdahl to desert…………….this is all their fault!!!

  • mrspinky85

    You know this level of spin tells me how bad this deal was.
    The responses to the criticism is almost worse than the deal.
    If all they can come up with is either his platoon was dysfunctional or Obama was blackmailed by the Taliban, that is truly sad.

  • CO2 Producer

    It describes him as a free-spirited young man who asked many questions but gave no indication of being a deserter, let alone the turncoat that Mr. Obama’s opponents are now trying to create.

    According to their original article about this 34-page report, which of course we have only their word to rely on for context, it states:

    While much of the report is said to focus on disciplinary problems in his unit and a lack of accountability in its chain of command, it is also said to portray Sergeant Bergdahl as a free-spirited young man who read martial-arts books, drank tea with Afghan soldiers from whom he tried to pick up Pashto phrases, and maintained a collection of throwing stars and knives, which it documents in detail.

    “Is said.” Who said? The NY Times said? We don’t know. We’re told the document is classified. Doesn’t sound like they read it. What was the context of this “free spirit” stuff? I don’t see how a military report would paint an understanding, pretty picture of Bergdahl. Did the report use the words “free spirit”? There are no quotes around any of it.

    No proper context. Therefore, shouldn’t be taken at face value.

    • NRPax

      I love how people like that are always described the same: “Oh, he read so many books, he was an intellectual, curious boy. He was so multicultural.”

      And yet, he’s not smart enough to figure out that he agreed to an obligation to the U.S.. Funny that.

  • Take Responsibility

    F*ck the New York Times…best line of the day.

  • OldmanRick

    Come on. The NYT is nothing more than a leftist, Marxist rag, so why should anyone be surprised by it’s bias and BS.

  • LegalizeShemp

    And if any of these 5 terrorists is involved in subsequent kidnapping, torture or murder of US military or innocent civilians, the NYT will have an editorial the next day claiming it has absolutely nothing to do with Obama releasing them from Gitmo. And if you think there’s a connection, you’re probably a “Republican operative”.

  • Take Responsibility

    The New York Times is America’s worst enemy. Their editors hate all things American. Its a daily masterwork of anti-American propaganda under the veil of journalism from the first page to the last. Beware.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      The Contrarians of Record.

  • bicentennialguy

    So, it’s always the fault of any military unit a soldier deserts from? Got it, NYT.

    • mrspinky85

      They can kiss the fattest part of my ass for that. Leaders can only do so much. A honorable Soldier does the right thing even when no one is looking. That’s how I was trained.

      • bicentennialguy

        You and me both.

  • johnstretton

    You have to wonder if they were on their knees servicing Obama WHILE they were writing the article, or did he make them wait until he had approved it first?

    • Jack Deth

      Lobster bibs cost extra.

  • Jack Deth

    Question for NY Times:

    If you are so worried about a rush to judgement. Why does the Obama administration have Bergdahl in sequestration in a hospital in Germany, possibly under armed guards?

    You would think Zero would have trotted Bergdahl out of the Blackhawk and had a “no questions asked” instant presser?

    Looks like Obama’s wished for “Jessica Lynch Moment” turned into a Claymore, whose “Front Toward Enemy” was spun back and aimed at Obama and company.

    • Bill Phillips

      “Looks like Obama’s wished for “Jessica Lynch Moment” turned into a Claymore, whose “Front Toward Enemy” was spun back and aimed at Obama and company.”

      You are obviously a racist who needs a visit from the Secret Service, and a trip to the ‘re-education’ camp … for threatening the life of Dear Leader!

      • Jack Deth

        I added “and company”….. Jeeez!

        • Bill Phillips

          Doesn’t matter …you’re still a racist for including Obama ! 😉

          (you do realize I am being facetious …right?)

  • MLCross

    The NYT editorial board doesn’t understand how a “free-spirited” young man who comes and goes as he pleases is an incredible danger to his fellow soldiers? WOW!

    • Bill Phillips

      They obviously never served in the military, as well! I know the military has changed somewhat since I was in the Army …but I don’t recall there being much tolerance for a “free spirit” when I served!

      • MLCross

        Note, the NYT cites the army report, “the army unit’s lack of security and discipline was as much to blame for the disappearance,…” but Bergdahl’s free spirited wanderings weren’t, of course, a part of that lack of security and discipline. The NYT doesn’t even pay attention to what they, themselves, write.

      • mdtljt

        Thank you for your service…

        • Bill Phillips

          :)

    • LegalizeShemp

      Would you like to fly on a plane with a “free-spirited” pilot who wanders back to hit on the flight attendants as you’re landing?

  • Perso Nasplit

    Remember this crap during primaries and in November people. If you let the dems take the house and/or keep the senate, don’t cry when they treat the military like this more and more often.

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Wow. Just wow. There really is no low to which some will sink to cover Obama’s a$$. All of these people “demonizing” the platoon for “demonizing” Bergdahl.

    The platoon mates specifically said last night they don’t have any direct evidence Bergdahl is responsible for the deaths of those 6 men.

    McCain said, “I would support. Obviously I’d have to know the details… something I think we should seriously consider.”

    That does NOT, even a little bit, say he approved of current deal to exchange 5 Taliban leaders. He said he would support an exchange DEPENDING on details and that he would seriously consider it. How is that even remotely flip flopping for political gain?

    “”My role was to ask the firm to help facilitate the interviews for free. Brad Chase agreed to do it. He is handling all the requests. He isn’t political. I originally spoke to Cody, the leader, via Twitter then asked the firm,” Grenell told The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein.”

    Ooh! Republican operatives! How much tinfoil is in that hat this guy’s wearing?? Talk about hyperbole to inflame that choir he’s preaching to!

    “This duck-and-cover response is the result of the outrageous demonization of Sergeant Bergdahl in the absence of actual facts.”

    You mean the FACTS of ‘10 Pentagon report? The ‘12 Rolling Stone article?

    Lastly, “If anything, the report suggests that the army unit’s lack of security and discipline was as much to blame for the disappearance, given the sergeant’s history.”

    Just no. The ONLY person responsible for the actions/choices of Bergdahl are Bergdahl himself.

    Talk about twisting the narrative to fit HIS ideology. Just freakin’ ridiculous.

  • ee1774

    On the bright side: They acknowledge that he did, in fact, desert.

  • Nahalban

    Yeah I remember when I joined the military my father told me you ever go AWOL you better hope the military finds you first.

    • mdtljt

      Thank you for your service, Sir…and for adding the term “douchewhistle” to my vocabulary!!! I’m kinda foundered on “douchecanoe” at this point!!!

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        “douchewhistle”
        LMAO Can you image that ad.
        Massengil, Now with more whistle so everyone knows…

    • Rogue Cheddar

      Hell hath no fury like a dishonored Dad. I remember as a kid as my Dad stood up for me when I lied through my teeth about some broken windows, when he found out the truth later, it was the only time he ever used the belt on me, and I deserved every black and blue stripe I received.

  • NRPax

    What’s going on with those crickets? Oh, never mind; it’s the liberals on this site trying desperately to justify the NYT’s viewpoint.

  • CharacterHasNoColor

    It’s all part of the lament dance. Dem/Prog/Lib cabal member propagandists can no longer shape or control the narrative. Truth is become accessible. Twitch On!

    • LegalizeShemp

      Yes, they’re not used to actually defending their propaganda, in the old days it was accepted as fact.

      • CharacterHasNoColor

        Agreed. As long as it conformed to their preconceived ideas of just what facts, if any, would ever be used in their reportage.

  • Jimni27

    Oh it gets worse. Daily Kos is suggesting that the email Bergdahl sent his parents said he witnessed his troops run over kids and laugh about it: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/05/1304279/-Bowe-Bergdahl-We-Don-t-Even-Care-About-Running-Their-Children-Down-in-the-Dirt-Streets
    You have to read the article to believe the hoops the writer jumps through to get to that boneheaded conclusion. But then again, you’d actually have to read that rag.

    • Corey Dennison

      Daily Kos is still a thing?

      • Jimni27

        To people desperately clinging to any narrative they can find to suit their needs, yes.

  • Marcy Cook

    So his unit was supposed to babysit this idiot who kept wandering off? Did they change his diapers too? You know damn well that if this guy was not a deserter his unit would have been celebrating his return. There is no incentive for them to say he was a deserter and that some of their guys died trying to find Bergdahl. So NYT have you actually interviewed those guys?

  • teamfrazzled

    The left will always smear those who served honorably when they reveal the left’s current pet did not. Nothing new. The reason the left went all out on Bush’s military record when he ran for re-election was in the hopes if the truth about Kerry’s traitorous activities while in uniform was fully revealed and his multiple lies about his mere WEEKS in Vietnam were revealed, voters would see the military service of both candidates as a wash. They avoided discussing military service at all first time because Gore never served at all and then insisted military service didn’t matter at all (same when Clinton ran against WWll hero GWH Bush.). But that changed entirely and they needed a new tactic when they put up a traitor to run against W the next time. They needed Bush’s honorable service completely smeared and neutralized to help keep the truth about Kerry’s treason out of the media stories. The media were eager to help -Dan Rather lost his job over it -but interestingly the MSM never again even tried to feign neutrality when it came to politics. Then the left and MSM went after those who served with Kerry when they revealed the truth AGAIN (it was not the first time they did it but every time he ran for office) about his blatant lies about what he did during the few weeks he was even in Vietnam -and attacked them as if Kerry was the unfair target of a long chain of liars when in fact the only liar was traitor Kerry himself. The left did not (and still doesn’t) want anyone to realize that regardless of politics, vets never attack the service record of those who served honorably with them. Ever -no matter what anyone’s politics are – then or later. That was a dead giveaway the real liar was and still is, Kerry himself – who was “swiftboated” with the truth and a giveaway about the truth about Bergdahl. Remember that -“Swiftboating” is just the word used by the left to mean the truth they want kept from the public.

    The left had stunning success hiding the truth about Kerry in this way even though the few pages he cherry picked for release (he never released his full military records -odd how only Democrats bury their own records while always demanding all of their opponent’s, isn’t it) even pointed to the fact he had likely been dishonorably discharged and later reinstated by Carter after a special hearing. So given that success, naturally we should always now expect them to turn like vipers on any who dare reveal the truth about a traitor in their ranks (why the left is attracted to traitors in the first place is a different conversation). Now those who served honorably next to this deserter/collaborator Bergdahl are quickly labeled “psychopaths and dysfunctional” -every one of them and only Bergdahl himself is to be portrayed sympathetically -because they prefer people to dismiss out of hand anyone telling the truth about him. If he were running for office, the nature of the attacks would be far, far worse. The left wouldn’t dream of coming to the defense of any of these men who served honorably and are true patriots of course, just defend the traitors at their expense. Reason #512 I will never be a liberal.

  • Heather Atkinson

    I think the NYT suffers from the same affliction every Leftwingnut does… a complete and utter ( I believe intentional ) misunderstanding of human nature and the nature of Honor. Since they believe they can change the former and dismiss the latter as archaic, it’s no wonder they get confused by reality.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    My parrot refuses to crap on the NYT, unless I cover it up first. Very perceptive.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    B.S. alert. But I am happy to see the left marry themselves to Bergdahl. When all the other shoes drop about his conduct- they get reap their smears.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Same ole’ same ole, if a liberal is accused of wrongdoing, it’s a “rush to judgment” and “innocent until proven guilty”. However if a conservative is accused of wrongdoing, they’re guilty as charged because of “the seriousness of the allegations, not the nature of the evidence”. The NYT never gave such generous allowances to Catholic priests accused of child molestations, they were guilty from the get go because as you know, all Catholic priests are child molesters (even though way more Democrat union public school teachers are convicted of child molestation every year than Catholic priests are).

    • Take Responsibility

      When you control the media, you control the rules. Liberals learned that long ago.

    • http://www.glornt.com Alfredo ✓ᵂᵒᵐᵇᵃᵗ ᴷᶦⁿᵍ

      There’s also the fact that they intentionally keep calling the thing with the priests “child molestation” and “pedophilia” to avoid admitting that the overwhelming majority of cases involved post-pubescent boys/young men — in other words, one of their favorite special interest groups (Big Sodomy).

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    “@NYT If anything, the report suggests that the army unit’s lack of security and discipline was as much to blame for the disappearance, given the sergeant’s history.”

    Translation: 23 year old Army soldier too stupid to follow commands. But for some inexplicable reason his platoon mates could follow orders. Uncanny/

  • Take Responsibility

    Bergdahl hates America, New York Times hates America. Obama hates America. Wish they would ALL defect to Afghanistan.

  • globalcrap

    New York Slimes , nothing new with thee O Bogus Jihad lovers.

  • MarkJ

    The NY Times editorial board is the functional equivalent of an abused wife.

    “Yeah, he beats me up but it’s mostly my fault because I’m not supportive enough. And he does have his good days too….”

  • frozeninbemidji

    We knew this kind of garbage would start popping up, because we all know that the worse something makes the President look, the lower his sycophants will sink to protect him.

    All this type of subterfuge does is show them for who they are.

  • Thale Taxurfeet

    Ms. Clouthier,

    That was an outstanding dressing down you delivered to the NYT.

  • LegalizeShemp

    In other news, Nicole Brown Simpson was responsible for her own murder because of the reckless, irresponsible way she handled her relationship with OJ. He was a “free spirit” who unfortunately resorted to murder, but she should have recognized his murderous tendencies and moved out. This my friends, is how liberals think, and you wonder why we’re in the situation we’re in.

  • Roger Bournival

    Republican operatives have arranged for soldiers in his unit to tell reporters that he was a deserter …
    I challenge these scumbags to name even one of the ‘Republican operatives’.

    • http://www.glornt.com Alfredo ✓ᵂᵒᵐᵇᵃᵗ ᴷᶦⁿᵍ

      If DIMocrat operatives (which includes the NYT editorial staff) weren’t in “circle the wagons” mode for Barry boy, they’d also be wanting to get to the truth here instead of attacking REAL American soldiers in defense of the indefensible.

    • algonquinmatt

      maybe Harry Reid’s ‘friend’ heard that it was Republican operatives.

      • http://www.glornt.com Alfredo ✓ᵂᵒᵐᵇᵃᵗ ᴷᶦⁿᵍ

        Or maybe it was even some of his own constituents — you know, the ones who “lied” about losing their health insurance due to ZeroCare. It’s a shame Barry boy couldn’t have traded Dingy Harry to the tally-banners for the deserter.

        • algonquinmatt

          at this stage, you couldn’t trade Harry Reid for a bag of rocks.

    • LegalizeShemp

      Anyone who opposes the left is a Republican operative…..have to be.

  • aliswell

    “Free spirited.” That’s proglodyte for “Traitor.”

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    Whenever I want to read an outlet that will trash the military needlessly, I pick up the New York Times —- with a cup of coffee of course.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Blamed

    Hat tip ‘KCKitsune’ for this most excellent name for preezy.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      I’m kinda fond of “lies-like-a-rug'” myself.

  • algonquinmatt

    Isn’t it ‘funny’ how the majority of Americans are angry with the deserter, who subsequently got fellow soldiers killed and then we traded 5 terrorists to get him back to the country he hates….

    while liberals are pissed off at the other soldiers in his unit and battalion who have been telling the truth about his deserting.

    liberals believe that it’s the soldiers who stayed to finish the mission that lack honor.

  • malclave

    Obama was in charge then… impeach him for the lack of security.

  • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

    It’s a really good thing the exchange of 5 Talibans for Bergdahl is a matter of official record, or they’d be rewriting that as just a rumor spread by “Republican operatives”. There weren’t 5, only 1 or 2, and they weren’t Taliban, they were free-spirited collectivists who only want to be free to make arts and crafts out of PVC pipe and lead tidbits.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      they were free-spirited collectivists who only want to be free to make arts and crafts out of PVC pipe and lead tidbits.

      And IED’s out of cell phone’s Taliban are human’s they need hobby’s like everyone else/

    • old motorcycle enthusiast

      I’m emoting right now!

  • michael kane

    all distractions people, what we really need to concentrate on is finding the guy who helped 5 terrorist escape and is trying to possibly bring another into our country.

  • Hotlanta Mike
    • QueenB

      What a bunch of stupid broads right there.

      • Hotlanta Mike

        Probably among those that fainted…

      • Corey Dennison

        That’s a lot more polite than what I’d planned on posting…so I’ll just up-vote yours instead.

  • $59154503

    This on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when brave member of the military the NYT maligns fought and died to preserve the freedoms the press enjoys.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      Lack of self awareness is a signature of the Left.

    • bicentennialguy

      They don’t enjoy it – they take it for granted.

    • Acethepug

      And the rub is, they’ve just underscored how they are not (and never have been) the Press, but simply another arm of the Democratic Party.

      After all, President Boyfriend must be protected.

      At. All. Costs.

      Including dragging the reputations of real soldiers through the mud by outright lying about facts regarding (at best) a deserter or (at worst) a traitor.

      Personally, I think both Obama and the NYT have crossed the line on this to outright Enemy Action.

  • Patty Williams

    Watch their subscriptions fall.

  • Smokey

    Do you want a way to explain this to the liberals, who also have never served and therefore have no idea of what is involved, here is a way –

    1. You are a liberal and the whole country are gun toting Republicans and they have threatened to do you and your family harm …..

    2. You go to work every day under an armed guard and there are armed guards that surround you and your family 24 / 7 ( 24 hours a day – seven days a week ) for months – and you are ok with this because YOU and your FAMILY are fully protected and you fully trust your bodyguards …………….

    3. THEN – you come downstairs in your home at about 3 in the morning and discover your guards are no longer there, they left their guns and vests but they left to go home because they got discussted guarding you and your family ……

    4, THAT SUDDEN RAGE YOU FEEL AS YOU REALIZE IS THE RAGE YOU ARE SEEING NOW – his man decided to go for a walk, not tell a soul while the enemy surrounded them in another country. He got disillusioned and decided he was going to talk reason with the other side and they would believe him and then he would go home –

    As my daughter ( an Vet of Iraq – “Bring him home, try him and ship him to the lowest level of Leavenworth for the rest of his life on the charge of desertion” period ……………

  • Smokey

    You will never be able to explain the amount of trust is involved and what deserting a post in a combat to someone that has never served ……………………….

  • Oink Trotters

    Just followed Melissa Clouthier. She’s a damn smart lady.

  • old motorcycle enthusiast

    Did the NYT, just ‘jump the shark’ with veterans by that comment on the anniversary of D Day?

  • candy

    And I guess the NYT believes that Hitler was just misunderstood?

  • Squiddy

    Reading this, I realized after a moment that my jaw was literally hanging open – I couldn’t imagine this getting any lower than it already was – (by *this*, I mean the daily new “deflections” that this is all somehow anything but an Army deserter, who cost the lives of who-knows-how-many soldiers, being traded for 5 high-value terrorist leaders.) I don’t know why they surprise me – I’m sure at some point we’ll find all this criticism is racist ….

    I think I can predict the next thing, though – CNN floated a wrinkle today, quoting a “report” that said he showed up in a village hallucinating before being captured.

    Sometime in the next 24 hours, I predict some useful idiot in the “media” will float a story that “one source alleges that those in his unit drugged him with LSD as a prank” – so, he didn’t actually desert, he just wandered off under the influence of drugs he was unknowingly given – so it’s not his fault. Then will come demands that these “pranksters” be brought to justice.

    Ignoring the (alleged) radio intercepts that said he had gone looking for the Taliban, that he sent all his stuff home to his parents just before, the odd things he’d said to his unit members about escaping to the mountains, and China, and the note he (again, allegedly) left behind.

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    A sad day for journalism.

  • St Reformed

    NYT? How would “Ministry of Truth” –in Old English font— look engraved over your main entrance?

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      “NYT? How would “Ministry of Truth” –in Old English font— look engraved over your main entrance?”

      Like the lie that is the NYT creed/SOP, in a newspeak kinda way.

  • LochGates44

    The comments not surprisingly is a hundred times worse. One idiot compared Bergdahl to the soldiers who surrendered to the enemy in World War II.

  • bkeyser

    Let’s face it: there are a ton of lefty marketing agencies already preparing a pro bono campaign for this kid and one of the first things they’re going to impress upon him is that the only thing more attractive to the left than a free-spirited Army deserter –

    is a gay free-spirited Army deserter.

    Oh how the story could be written.

  • jbtutor

    I play a game lately. Every time I have to go drive to run an errand, or check up on my ailing father, or am otherwise away from a keyboard for several hours, the game is like this: “How much WORSE has the scandal become since I last checked!?”

    Today I came back to read of this NY Times editorial. A new low has been reached. This pit has not bottomed out yet. They’re still digging.

  • ELC

    The NYT has pardon me wiped Odumbo’s butt since he got elected. It doesn’t matter what this loser does as Prez, they have him covered. It doesn’t faze them that by doing this they have diminished their standing in the media world. There comes a time when honesty should prevail no matter what. Shame on the NYT for never taking the high road since Odumbo went into office. The more they defend him, the less they come across as a honest paper.

  • Nyota Uhura

    Soon, we must separate. I’ve said this for years now. They can order their affairs as they wish, and we will order ours.

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      I move that the states shall be divided up as follows: Any state that gets below 32 degrees F at any point during the year shall be blue. Any states that stay above that temperature shall be red.
      The End.

      • Nyota Uhura

        That works for me, Ms. Eunice. Good start.

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        It can get right nippy during the winter here in South Flownover, near the Smokey Mountains…

        That said, I’m going to have to solicit for an inclusion into the Red States, particularly since we already are one. IOW I file for an exemption to the 32° rule.

        • Nyota Uhura

          Warmer climes will necessarily be battlegrounds. The leftists will lose, however — “who wants hot climate change” LOL. So … red-staters should win.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “red-staters should win”

            Taking manufacturing capacity out of the equation, which the economy of the last 50 years has done, bet on it….

        • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

          True enough. I would want to exempt mountainous regions, being that I might get homesick for a little Minnesota snow once in a while. We’ll have to assign the 32 degree rule to sea level. Or something.

      • Arkuy The Great

        The post-breakup map will look something like this. http://soletstalkabout.com/post/64725632128/the-disjointed-states-of-america

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      The Tenth Amendment may be the answer it was always intended to be.

  • bobbymike34

    If you are entrusted with one our greatest freedoms (1st Amendment speech/press) and you intentionally deceive and manipulate the truth it is, in fact, CRIMINAL to me.
    The main stream media is a criminal organization in support of leftists and Marxists.

    • Nyota Uhura

      READ. Do they support the right thing? Ask yourself, and answer.

  • dogwonder

    So am I to presume in a liberal run army the soldiers are chained to their beds to ensure the liberal cowards don’t desert. How utterly contemptible.

    • Nyota Uhura

      Never. And I mean NEVER.

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      Nah, in a liberal run army, they only take an oath to wear whatever uniform they deem fashionable and sustainable. They ride camouflage bicycles so as not to further damage their “mother earth” (gag). If one of them feels a muse coming on and wants to wander off to write poetry, no problem as long as they bring back some nice flowers and an environmentally friendly sonnet.

  • carlcasino

    Am I thinking the same as the NYT . I am in a combat unit and one of my guys is talking about going over the wire so I just shoot him to stop him? How in the hell do you stop someone from deserting? I know we send in obummers foreign policy wonks to talk to him.

  • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

    NYT-Where objective journalism goes to die.

  • gold7406

    This woman is a fool. If bergdahl was displeased with what was happening he could have just refused to follow any orders. He would have been taken away and placed in a US stockade or one in-country. They were plenty of soldiers that refused to fight in Viet Nam and they ended up in Long Binh Jail [commonly referred to as LBJ]
    How this administration used bergdahl as a tool to further their political agenda is very convoluted. We may be leaving afghanistan, but the war on terror is not over and those in gitmo should remain.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      The war on terror is not now over, nor will it be for a long, long time. My impression being, that’s what you meant to type.

      And yes, agreed.

      • gold7406

        you are correct, I had a typo. [now to not]

  • IWantALamborghini

    Bergdahl is the new term for traitor. Bergdahl = Traitor.

  • MurphTacular

    So were the soldiers who talked to Malkin about the fatal search-and-rescue operation for Bergdahl incorrect? Or did the NYT’s factcheck that showed no deaths during the relevant timeframe instead discredit that argument? It seems like it’s got to be one or the other.
    ??
    I’ve already read Malkin’s story quoting the soldiers about Bergdahl’s disappearance being responsible for others’ deaths, but this story seems to directly contradict that account.
    Has Malkin replied to this???
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/04/world/middleeast/can-gi-be-tied-to-6-lost-lives-facts-are-murky.html

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Deflect harder, Murph. Deflect harder. Whatever you have to say to prop up that little deserter Bergdahl.

      • MurphTacular

        Tops: I’m not “deflecting” at all, just noting that Malkin’s soldiers’ stories don’t jibe w/ the Army reports the NYT is citing. The two stories are at odds w/ one another. Has Michelle rebutted the NYT piece?

      • MurphTacular

        Still waiting for an answer to my question.
        Beuller??

  • Arkuy The Great

    “Republican operatives have arranged for soldiers in his unit to tell reporters…”

    According to the NYT it’s all a conspiracy. They planted those soldiers bearing false witness against Bergdahl. It is simply unpossible that they could have come forward on their own.

    Don’t get upset at the Times. They’re done. Just scrape it off your shoe before coming in the house.

  • Ed McDowell

    Wish I subscribed to the NYT so I could cancel my subscription

  • Name

    i can guarantee any Army report would NOT have characterized a private who has gone AWOL on more than one occasion as a “free spirited young man with many questions”.

  • http://poeditservices.com Dan Abbett

    At long last, we find the true source of the “low information voter.”

  • Hotlanta Mike

    The Five’s Beckel: How Could WH Possibly Be This Stupid over Bergdahl?

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/the-fives-beckel-how-could-wh-possibly-be-this-stupid-over-bergdahl/

  • CyberCipher

    You Taliban guys monitoring these threads should be aware of our new and improved bonus offer. If you call us in the next 15 minutes, in addition to the five 4-star general Gitmo detainees that we gave you earlier for Bergdahl, we are now offering to give you the entire NY Times editorial staff for FREE! That’s right! No charge! We don’t want ANYTHING in exchange for them. You can do whatever you like with them, K? Call NOW!

  • Col Bat Guano

    Are they drunk, high or both?!~?!? IF Bergdahl is as big a tool as he seems to be, his unit probably would have helped him pack to desert.

  • Noneya

    Why should anyone be surprised by the NYT which is run by the same blame American communists that got this guy elected without anyone really knowing what a radical view he has of our country? Thinking Obama is the only radical problem in this country is a big mistake.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Why are libs so eager to defend Bergdahl? Are they this pathetically upset that Obama made yet another screw up?

    • The Demon Slick

      Yes. They are so personally invested in him that admitting that he is an idiot means admitting that they were idiots for believing in him. Like a loser who blames everyone else but never themselves for all of their problems.

  • $9844146

    In 2 months, the Slimes will announce another round of layoffs. Meanwhile New Media keeps growing.

  • ThewlynOh ✓certifiable

    Right…who would YOU believe, some media hack who can’t take his/her lips off the arse of the Dear Leader long enough to actually speak the truth, or the men who served ALONGSIDE the guy?

    I can’t believe we even have to ask this question…

    Even if Tali-Bergdahl wasn’t a deserter, even if he was actually captured, POTUS broke the LAW in not giving Congress 30 days (oh, sorry for the “oversight” guys – total BS) AND he traded FIVE for ONE…five high value Taliban leaders who cannot wait to kill Americans again for a single soldier – who thought this was a fair trade under ANY circumstances?

    Oh, yeah, our Muslim sympathizing POTUS…

    And before any of you bich at me for being a TeaBagger Terrorist or ReThuglican, I’m an independent who blasted Bushie for his shite too…so I don’t want to hear your “outrage”…

  • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

    Somebody needs to tell the NYT to quit digging the hole, you cannot tunnel to China, no matter how big or deep the hole.

  • RanierWest

    They have long supported Marxists, so why not support someone who deserts the country they are trying to overthrow from within?

  • Richard Jefferies

    This is the bird cage liner of record that put the Abu Ghraib story on the cover 35 days in a row and Benghazi not once.

    • Grand_Old_Partier

      Don’t forget about Urinategate—when American forces pissed on dead terrorists.

      • The Demon Slick

        If Obama killed bin Laden, then Obama peed on enemy captives. It’s the same logic.

  • taconite

    And the absurdity of the Obot apologists continues. They know no depths are too low.

  • leader4hru

    Never have any doubt. I would believe the honorable soldiers that served with Bergdahl until he deserted and betrayed them. Those that died trying to find Bergdahl , and their surviving families need to know about this traitor.

    • prado4587

      We must not let the lame stream push the idea of innocence until guilt is proven. We will defeat the liberals and the lamestream media by doing away with the military judicial process and impeaching Nobama st.com/opinions/charles-krauthammer-free-bowe-bergdahl-then-try-him/2014/06/05/6aae0e50-ecd4-11e3-9f5c-9075d5508f0a_story.html

  • mhojai

    the whiny little wussy just threw a tantrum and stomped off because he’s been disciplined for SLEEPING ON DUTY” (shoulda been shot) he’s sanctimoniously hiding behind the charge against the “mean ole America” …he’s a retard like his old man, not worth the sweat off his platoon mates bodies.

  • des111168

    The entire NY Times editorial board needs to be have their asses whupped. Seriously. They’re in dire need of a behind-the-woodshed experience.

  • http://steamcommunity.com/id/pwag42 Swagner

    Interesting, I thought that the army was comprised of soldiers, not inmates. Clearly the NYT and I don’t see eye-to-eye on this.

  • billiam

    Maybe they lack discipline for letting Abramson desert.

    How are they even in business anymore?

  • Steven Lee Burgess

    The simple answer about the people that are running the Times is, they are morons and maybe they dont know better.

  • Janice LEE

    The heroes who appeared on The Kelly File were so impressive. They made us so proud of our troops. These young MEN, clearly stated that they would have died for Bergdahl. Considered him their brother.
    The left can rant and rave all they want, nothing will hide the truth These young men showed us who they were. Proud AMERICANS, carrying out their mission.

  • wil_robel

    I have to disagree with Melissa and it isn’t for the reasons that everyone might initially think.

    The NYT editorial board isn’t a part of ‘Team Bergdahl’ at all. They’re part of ‘Team Obama’ and always have been. They’ve come out in this manner to defend Obama, not Bergdahl. Attacking Bergdahl’s military unit is just the conduit they’re going to use to defend Obama. In their eyes, the defense of Obama must go on.

    The NYT and Obama don’t even give a damn about anything that happens to Bergdahl or anyone else. Defending Obama (and his legacy) will go on unhindered.

    • CoastalMaineBird

      They’re part of ‘Team Obama’
      I think you’ve nailed it – If Barry-O had personally shot Bergdahl dead on the White House lawn, we’d be hearing about how he takes Army security seriously.

  • Dan13

    Republican operatives…! Yeah, Yeah! that’s it! That’s the ticket…
    republican operatives did it…
    Or is it rogue underlings that did it…?
    Hang on, operatives are when the other side does it and rogue underlings are when our side does it. Or do I have that backwards?

  • Kemojr

    I am sure a gallant lad like Bowe appeals to Prez Oputzma.

  • mustango

    It’s really no more complicated than this: Bowe Bergdahl is everything the Left thinks a soldier should be. Full stop.

  • rebjava

    The NYT betrays the values of America and Americans daily. Why do you think they would ever argue any other position?

  • John In Chicago

    This administration and the NYT editorial board simply can’t grasp the commitment our men and wormed in uniform make. To them abandoning your post or defecting is the same as skipping a class our quitting your job.

  • Thomas Dobbins

    Same old song and dance from the treason lobby….

  • Mango

    NYT Editorial is nothing more than the print version of the alternate universe known as MSNBC “news.”

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    The NYT is not the U.S. Constitution. The NYT is not the UCMJ. The NYT is not the Geneva Convention. The NYT is not the 4th Branch of 0bama Government or is it???

  • Tagg Heurer

    Citizens: Alter and abolish the ever-shifting mirage of illusions conjured up by today’s liberals and progressives: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878