Fox News never worries about speculating on news events, offering slanted opinions instead of facts while deceiving average TV viewers into believing its anchors and commentators actually know what they are talking about.
On Sunday, after news of the release of Bowe Bergthal broke, Fox News rushed to criticize the "sense of pride" "some" in the Obama Administration felt in the soldier's release after nearly five years in captivity.
The Fox anchor proclaimed that an unnamed "many" say Bergdahl is a deserter who walked out of his base in Afghanistan because he was "disillusioned" with American policy there.
To prove its point, Fox interviewed Pete Hegseth of the right wing Concerned Veterans for America who smeared Bergdahl before admitting, "we don't have all the facts."
Here's how the underlying narrative of Fox News' "reporting" breaks down in case you missed it:
"Obama is proud that a deserter and probable Taliban sympathizer was released. Obama turned over five Taliban leaders in exchange for Bergdahl because the president secretly sympathizes with the terrorists and wants to see them defeat America."
To further prop this narrative up, all day Monday and Tuesday, a Washington PR firm with right wing connections offered media outlets interviews with young men claiming they were in Bergdahl's unit who declared the soldier deserted because he had doubts about the American mission in Afghanistan.
I have doubts about the American mission in Afghanistan. Anyone with half a brain should have doubts. Why are American troops trying to nation build in a land of primitive tribes with no concept, respect or need for nationhood?
But this plays into another narrative. In the simplistic world of conservative "thought," if you question why the military is being deployed, you don't support "our troops," which is utter nonsense.
Real support of the troops is about making damn sure politicians in Washington don't ask them to die in unwinnable conflicts. Did we learn nothing from Korea, Vietnam and Iraq?
If it turns out Bergdahl was indeed captured, he'll likely have a long list of slander law suits against media and individuals calling him a "deserter" and "traitor" today.
We'll have to wait for those pesky facts.