Video: Boston Globe smears soldier as against Iraq War

Last week Boston Globe reporter Brian MacQuarrie interviewed Sgt. Brian Fountaine, a soldier who lost both his legs in Iraq, and attempted to paint him as an angry soldier who is questioning the mission. Sgt. Fountaine appeared on The O’Reilly Factor last night to expose MacQuarrie for the smear merchant he is. Fountaine said he was unaware the Boston Globe was a liberal newspaper and wouldn’t have done the interview if he knew.

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O’REILLY: You cooperated with your local newspaper, and you talked to Mr. MacQuarrie. You read the article. What say you about it?

FOUNTAINE: To be honest, you know, if I knew that they were a liberal newspaper in the first place, I wouldn’t even have talked to them.

But you know, I told them what I thought. And I think he just spun it way out of control. And he put it to his newspaper’s point of view, which I did not know was anti-war at the time.

O’REILLY: All right. Give me a specific about what you told him and how it didn’t play out in the newspaper.

FOUNTAINE: You know, I’m not really sure about the specifics. But just something off the top of my head, even the headlines. I mean, it just makes it sound like I’m against the war and I’m against everything that’s going on over there, which isn’t true.

O’REILLY: Yes. The headline says “Questions the Mission.” Do you question the mission in Iraq?

FOUNTAINE: Bill, every soldier questions his mission every time he gets it. But you know, we still pull through and we accomplish what we’re given. But you know, they make it sound like I’m, you know, out for the whole Army, questioning the whole job that we’re doing over there, which isn’t true. I’m just one soldier.

O’REILLY: Are you a war protester, would you say?

FOUNTAINE: I am definitely not a war protester.

O’REILLY: Do you believe your sacrifice was worth it in Iraq?

FOUNTAINE: If we can get this job done and we can pull through and accomplish what we need to accomplish, to make that country safe and democratic, well, then yes, I believe my sacrifice was worth it.

O’REILLY: Do you believe that America is a noble nation for trying to bring democracy to Iraq?


O’REILLY: OK. Because none of that was apparent in the article.