Following their typical line of attack, Republicans have taken the opposite side of the issue when President Obama has made a decision. When word came down that Sgt. Bergdahl might have deserted his post, costing the lives of multiple soldiers who attempted to look for him, controversy ensued. While the facts are still murky, Republicans and the right-wing media have been quick to jump on the allegations and use it against the president.
Sen. John McCain spoke out against the swap, even though he himself was part of a POW exchange with the Viet Cong in 1973. During the Bush administration, over 500 Gitmo detainees were released, with one of them even being suspected in the attacks in Benghazi. The loudest noise from the media has come from none other than Fox News.
Earlier this week, multiple news anchors and hosts criticized Bergdahl's father, who grew out a beard and learned the language of the captures in a moment of solidarity with his son. In their latest attempt to spin the story, Fox News has claimed they have "secret documents" which were based on a "purported eyewitness account" that show that Bergdahl has converted to Islam and considered himself a "warrior" for the religion.
Fox host Jay Rosen stated that Bergdahl was "treated very much like a hostage," and after he escaped briefly for a five day period, was recaptured and caged "like an animal." The secret documents also claim that intelligence officials knew of Berghdahl's conversions as early as the summer of 2012.
Outside of the right-wing slanted Fox News, no other news sources are reporting on the "secret documents" they have obtained.