Anti-Trump media fumes over al-Baghdadi's death

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

News with magnifying glass 2The mainstream media have been doing their level best to downplay Donald Trump's role in the killing of the leader of ISIS over the weekend.

How did the women on the ABC daytime talk-show The View react to the news that the leader of the most hated terror group in the world was hunted down and killed on Donald Trump's watch?

Whoopi Goldberg: "Can we at least agree that the world is a better place without this guy in it?"

Joy Behar: "Who? Trump or the Baghdadi?"

Joy Behar: "We don't trust him. We don't trust that he's a real American."

The New York Times had to find some intelligence-types who are not Trump fans, which MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle dutifully echoed:

Ruhle: "Do you agree with intelligence and counter-terrorism officials who are cited by the Times as saying this raid occurred largely in spite of President Trump's actions, not because of them?"

The Washington Post followed the Times' lead in more ways than one by changing the headline – twice – on its story of the killing. The Post first described Baghdadi as the ISIS "Islamic State's 'terrorist-in-chief'" … then, responding to some unknown pressure, changed the label to "austere religious scholar" … then finally settled on "extremist leader of Islamic State."

But leave it to NBC's Joe Scarborough to sound the most out of tune:

Scarborough: "He sounded not like a President of the United States. He actually sounded like Saddam Hussein after torturing people."

Elsewhere on the media front, Fox News host Tammy Bruce argues that Democrats on Capitol Hill are concerned that the killing of al-Baghdadi has overshadowed their impeachment plans. Bruce cites three headlines that came out almost immediately after the deadly raid was announced:

  • "The killing of al-Baghdadi is a win Trump needed, but the credit could be fleeting" (NBC News)
  • "Triumph over top terrorist interrupts impeachment crisis engulfing Trump" (CNN Politics)
  • "Raid gives Trump timely win but unlikely to slow impeachment" (Bloomberg)

She then quoted one headline she said could be trusted, this one from The New York Post: "Rot in hell, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi."

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