Not That I Think You’re A Liar, But...
At one point in the interview Laurer asked about the state of morale of the troops. After two responses to the effect that morale was good, Laurer decided to demonstate the media’s unbiased reporting style: (emphasis ours)
LAUER: Don't get me wrong, I think you're probably telling the truth, but there might be a lot of people at home wondering how that might be possible with the conditions you're facing and with the insurgent attacks you're facing... What would you say to people who doubt that morale could be that high?
CAPTAIN SHERMAN POWELL: Well sir, I'd tell you, if I got my news from the newspapers I'd be pretty depressed as well.
Powell went on to add that, while acknowledging the difficulties the media face in getting out into the field in Iraq,
"For those of us who have actually had a chance to get out and meet the Iraqi Army and Iraqi police and go on patrols with them, we are very satisfied with the way things are going here and we are confident that if we are allowed to finish the job we started we'll be very proud of it and our country will be proud of us for doing it!"
(Video available: Windows Media and Real Media) Via: News Busters
Oh yea, That Was Then, This Is Now.