On the August 1 edition of Fox News' Your World, host Neil Cavuto previewed an interview with Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) about a letter from House and Senate Democratic leaders urging President Bush to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year. As Cavuto spoke, the on-screen text read: "Cut & Run?"
As Media Matters for America has noted, many media outlets have uncritically repeated Republican claims that Democratic proposals to withdraw troops from Iraq amount to a "cut and run" strategy, while failing to note that recent polling indicates the majority of Americans favor the idea of troop withdrawal.
From the August 1 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:
CAVUTO: Well, key Democrats on Capitol Hill are renewing the call to get troops out of Iraq. Republicans say that they are waving the white flag of surrender. Or are Democrats just getting it right? Senator Dick Durbin, a prominent Democrat, is going to respond.