The liberal biased media coverage of President Trump taking out Iranian terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani compared to Obama killing Osama Bin Laden is sickening.
Recall that on April 11, 2011, President Barack Obama announced that he would be running for a second term, and twenty two days later, on May 2, 2011, Navy Seals, under the direct order of the President — who was watching via TV cameras from the White House Situation Room- stormed Osama bin Laden’s no-longer-secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Killing him.
Contrast that with the liberal biased media response to President Trump’s decision to bring justice to Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
Over here at NewsBusters, Mark Finkelstein noted this from my former CNN colleague John Berman: “Not to diminish the importance of the air strikes in Iraq at the time, but that’s nothing compared to the murder, the assassination of General Soleimani.”
Also on CNN was ex-Obama national security aide Samantha Vinograd. Mediaite wrote up Vinograd’s “analysis” this way: “CNN Analyst: ‘All American Citizens Are Now Walking Prime Targets.’”
“CNN National Security Analyst Samantha Vinograd — a former national security official for President Barack Obama — offered a dire warning following President Donald Trump’s decision to order the killing of Iranian Quds Force Supreme Commander Qasem Soleimani, saying that ‘All American citizens are now walking prime targets’ for retaliation.”
“THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.”
The Los Angeles Times wrote an account of the raid. Which said, in part, this:
“They (the Navy Seals) left behind the bodies of four other people killed in the raid — a courier they had been tracking for years, his brother, one of Bin Laden’s sons and an unidentified woman.”
No, of course not. But in fact — yes indeed there were just those kinds of calls for retaliation at the time of bid Laden’s death. Note this Associated Press story from the day that ran over at Fox News. The headline: “Al-Qaida vows revenge for Osama bin Laden’s death.”
The Associated Press story said this, bold print supplied:
“CAIRO – Al-Qaida vowed to keep fighting the United States and avenge the death of Osama bin Laden, which it acknowledged for the first time Friday in an Internet statement apparently designed to convince followers that it will remain vigorous and intact even after its founder’s demise.
Al-Qaida’s plots are usually large-scale and involve planning over months or even years. But Western intelligence officials say they are seeing increased chatter about cheap, small-scale attacks — perhaps by individuals or small extremist groups inspired to take revenge for the killing.
‘USA, you will pay!’ chanted more than 100 participants in a pro-bin Laden protest outside the U.S. Embassy in London on Friday.”
As Fox News noted here, ‘Hair-on-fire’ pundits’ reaction to Soleimani killing illustrates partisan Trump coverage, experts say
What is really on display with the liberal media’s reaction to the attack on General Qasem Soleimani is the same-old, same-old Trump Derangement Syndrome double standard, national security version.
Which is another way of saying that once again the liberal media is completely oblivious to the damage they are doing to their own credibility.
Every day it becomes more evident that the liberal news media are no longer simply a megaphone for liberals in Washington, New York, and Hollywood. The media are now leading the radical Left and using their platform to push a socialist agenda.