F.Y.I. My final comment was made tongue firmly in cheek....However the underlying impression that you and others have given is that if FOX is quoted it is not legitimate, therefore the person quoting the story cannot be taken seriously. They don't make stories up. They report what they are told, with their slant....just like Peter on ABC. His slant comes through on his reporting.
you know nationalistic ideas sell very well everywhere on this planet! tell people they are better than others, their way is the only right way, their country is better than all others and a large number of folks will follow you.
Realist, no one in the mainstream media (I include FOX) is saying this. They are reporting. When Juan Williams, the NPR guy, comes on Tony Snow's show on Sunday, he gets his say. Sometimes Tony agrees. Sometimes they argue. Even Juan *Left-Wing* Williams would agree that FOX does not say what I am quoting you on.
I do not believe that the USA is better than every country; just some: (a few come to mind: Saudia Arabia, Pakistan, China, N. Korea---countries that allow few freedoms and use religion and/or fear to repress people). On the whole, you will not hear a mainstream reporter ever say our country is the only good one. You will not hear them say it is better than all others. If I heard a reporter say this, they would instantly lose credibility in my eyes.
My opinions of the above named countries are based upon reading and seeing news stories. Do I want to wear a veil or not drive (Saudia Arabia)? NO. Do I want to be given in marriage and with religious repression? (Pakistan) NO.
Do I want to fear speaking out about the leaders (N. Korea and China) NO.
That is why I like living in America. Is it the best? No. Is it the worst? That does not deserve an answer.
Again, we allow many freedoms and the idea is still out there that anyone from anywhere can come here and succeed. As they can in many other countries.