By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
October 17, 2007
Bill O’Reilly of the Fox News Channel has been wondering why The New York Times and NBC News have completely overlooked a wonderful and inspiring story of American heroism: that of Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy.
The Navy has announced that Lt. Murphy will receive the Medal of Honor (posthumously).
|Medal of Honor|
From left to right, the Army, Navy/Marine Corps and Air Force medals
Lt. Michael Murphy, while shot and wounded in Afghanistan, managed to crawl onto a ridgeline and radio headquarters at the nearby air base for reinforcements. He later died of his wounds. He will be awarded the Medal of Honor on October 22.
The medal recognizes valor in action against an enemy force.After the story broke, nearly every news organization in America picked it up and ran with it. All but two.
The liberal New York Times and your China-loving Olympics TV network, NBC, were stonily silent on the heroism of Lt. Murphy.
Mr. O’Reilly of FNC launched into one of his rants — which lasted for days.
This morning, on the NBC “Today Show,” Matt Lauer interviewed Lt. Murphy’s parents and Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklashevski reported on Lt. Murphy’s heroic service.
Congratulation to Mr. O’Reilly and a belated congratulations to NBC.
As for the New York Times, we cancelled our subscription.