It starts with Drudge, then it's picked up on FOX, and then their politicians take it from there. Once they (the politicians) start with the talking points, the rest of the main stream media jumps in to get a quote from the politician. It's brilliant.
This is how a narrative is spun in America.
Of course once you get past the narrative and the talking points and you start looking for the real facts, something different might start to take shape.
"Since Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release this weekend in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees, criticism of the swap has emerged from fellow members of Bergdahl’s unit, who have decried him as a deserter whose actions cost the lives of six other service members. The criticism has been vocied through a variety of mediums, from Facebook groups to internet columns to appearances on The Kelly File.
Another avenue: a New York Times article published Monday, which quoted two of Bergdahl’s fellow service members — in interviews, the paper noted, arranged by GOP strategists:
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Both the service members quoted via the strategist-arranged interviews went on to say they wanted to see Bergdahl court martialed as a result of his actions." [Source]
There is more.
"Gerald Sutton, one of the members of Bowe Bergdahl‘s platoon, was rather hesitant to repeat claims by others who served with them about a link between Bergdahl’s disappearance and increased attacks on their base, telling Jake Tapper that’s a pretty serious allegation to make without all the evidence to back it up. Evan Buetow, Bergdahl’s team leader, and Justin Gerleve, his squad leader, both told Tapper this week that they noticed an increase in attacks on their base after Bergdahl reportedly deserted.
Sutton said that neither he nor the other soldiers in the platoon he’s spoken with have any knowledge of prior instances when Bergdahl walked off-base, as one report said, and none of them have knowledge of a supposed note Bergdahl left behind beforehand.
Tapper then asked him about the idea that attacks on the base increased after Bergdahl left. Sutton was hesitant to make any kind of direct connection.
“As a unit stays in-country for a longer period of time, the placement of IEDs always changes. So that could just be a part of it… it could be a number of different things, and to say that it was Bergdahl alone, that he’s the main factor, that’s kind of a powerful statement and we need some serious evidence to back that up.”[Source]
Throw all that in with this admittedly left wing leaning article , and now I am totally confused.
I honestly don't know if this Bowe Bergdahl dude is some kind of traitor or Manchurian Candidate , or whether articles of impeachment will be drawn up against the president of these divided states for breaking the law. But I do know this: All the facts are not yet in.