Fox, Concha Blast NYT Reporter for Soleimani Poetry Tweet

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The perpetual hurricane of lunacy engulfing the liberal media in the age of President Trump never abates. Following the demise of Iran’s Soleimani, the press took the President to task for the military operation while humanizing the depraved terrorist in the same breath. The Hill’s Joe Concha appeared on Saturday’s Fox and Friends to discuss the swooning coverage of Soleimani, specifically from The New York Times.

While unleashing against the fawning press portrayal of Soleimani, Concha noted a recent incident involving New York Times reporter Farnaz Fassuhi, in which she seemingly classified the terrorist as some sort of poet and then reported an erroneous news alert:

 

 

And then we see from the New York Times, there was a reporter named Farnaz Fassuhi…she put out a video. And she literally says this quoting this on Twitter, “rare personal video of General Soleimani reciting poetry shared by a source in Iran about friends departing and him being left behind… Then just a couple of hours later she says that there's unconfirmed reports of ballistic missiles hitting U.S. Military in Iraq, massive explosions via IRGC telegram channels whatever that is. And that turned out of course to be completely not true.

As per usual in the world of the leftist press, the editors of the New York Times were nil to punish Fassuhi for propagating falsehoods:

Is she going to be reprimanded? Will there be any accountability? Did she even apologize? Of course not. That never happens in these situations and until it does this stuff is going to continue to occur where there is false reports or sympathy for terrorists being put out and it needs to stop.

Concha torched the media as a whole for the way in which they have revered Soleimani in their reporting:

I wonder in a parallel universe, guys, if this strike was ordered by let's say President Obama, if we would see that sort of analysis in terms of the terrorist's -- terrorist's life and the Commander in Chief that called on that decision to take him out. Look this is a very disturbing pattern that we're seeing now with obituaries for terrorists when one is killed.

Fox’s Pete Hegseth encapsulated the blatant hypocrisy of the press with his comment:

…if it was a Hillary Clinton or it was a Barack Obama the articles would read about all the blood on the hands of this leader and how necessary it was to take him off the battlefield. Instead, someone like Farid Zakaria almost singing his praises I mean this guy was unbelievable if only he wasn't our enemy...

What was once an agreed upon consensus that terrorists are evil, murderous villains is now a point of contention within the detached media.

Transcript below:

Fox and Friends Sunday

1/4/20

6:35:06 AM

 

ED HENRY: Joe, it's almost like the truth came out at the end there, which is that they don't want the President to be the President.

JOE CONCHA: Right. I wonder in a parallel universe, guys, if this strike was ordered by let's say President Obama, if we would see that sort of analysis in terms of the terrorist's -- terrorist's life and the Commander in Chief that called on that decision to take him out. Look this is a very disturbing pattern that we're seeing now with obituaries for terrorists when one is killed. Remember when Al Baghdadi was killed just a couple of months ago and the Washington Post runs an obituary that called him an austere religious scholar who loved to play soccer as a child. And then the mockery just ensued from there and it was priceless. There was fake obituaries such as Osama Bin Laden, father of 23 killed in home invasion. Or Jeffery Epstein financier, philanthropist and friend to royalty dies in austere one room apartment. They set themselves up for this kind of mockery and it's deserved.

PETE HEGSETH: Joe, it's so predictable you can see it right now, if it was a Hillary Clinton or it was a Barack Obama the articles would read about all the blood on the hands of this leader and how necessary it was to take him off the battlefield. Instead, someone like Farid Zakaria almost singing his praises I mean this guy was unbelievable if only he wasn't our enemy.

CONCHA: Yeah, I remember when Gadhafi was taken out and Clinton celebrated it and I don't remember all the condemnation around not getting Congressional approval. Or how this could be something that could set off x, y, z in the Middle East, right it's such a different tone. And then we see from the New York Times, there was a reporter named Farnaz Fassuhi, I hope I'm pronouncing that correctly, she put out a video. And she literally says this quoting this on Twitter," rare personal video of General Soleimani reciting poetry shared by a source in Iran about friends departing and him being left behind." Then just a couple of hours later she says that there's unconfirmed reports of ballistic missiles hitting U.S. Military in Iraq, massive explosions via IRGC telegram channels whatever that is. And that turned out of course to be completely not true. Is she going to be reprimanded? Will there be any accountability? Did she even apologize? Of course not. That never happens in these situations and until it does this stuff is going to continue to occur where there is false reports or sympathy for terrorists being put out and it needs to stop.

EMILY COMPAGNO: Right, Joe. We also saw the media covering the Commander in Chief as the airstrikes were happening, they were sort of mocking and saying that President Trump dined on ice cream as news of the airstrike broke.

HENRY: Yeah this was a CNN tweet. What do you think of that, Joe?

CONCHA: Yeah. I couldn't believe that guys when I saw it. The fact that CNN is obsessed for some reason with the President and ice cream, they did a report literally when he first took office about how he got two scoops of ice cream at Presidential White House dinners and everybody else only got one. They also did a full report and analysis on the number of diet cokes that he drinks in a day. And now you have this. It's supposed to mock the President, like don't take this guy seriously, he's eating mint chocolate chip while air strikes are going on. But it had a boomerang effect on social media as far as I can see where everybody left and right was condemning CNN for not being a serious news organization. And Ed you worked there before. This is not the same network that you worked at even a couple of years ago or certainly the network of Bernard Shaw during the Iraq War in 2003 where their literally hiding under hotel tables while bombs are going off in Baghdad. And they covered that beautifully. It's not the same network anymore. It's more like they want to be Colbert, they want to be late night mockery and satire and it's just not even funny anymore because it's sad.

 

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