Fox News’s “Military Analyst” on How To Fight Pirates

Gawker’s Mike Byhoff and Ryan Tate spotted on Fox News yesterday one of the retired military officers cited in David Barstow’s Polk Award-winning New York Times series (the one about those — turns out, very “conflicted” — retired generals that TV news outlets present as “military experts”) making some specific recommendations for how to handle pirate attacks like the one off the Somali coast that made news yesterday. Asks Tate:

Fox News analyst Thomas McInerney bizarrely twisted today’s pirate attack to cheerlead for a pricey fighter the Obama administration plans to cancel. Is that because he’s been paid by a contractor on the plane?

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.