The media only wants to promote gold star families who blame Republican presidents.
Imagine if the following quote was about Donald Trump:
“Twenty years and 6 months old, getting ready to go home from freaking Jordan to be home with his wife to watch the birth of his son, and that feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap just sent my son to die.”
But it wasn’t. It was about President Biden, so the media didn’t pay much attention to it.
Kathy McCollum, the mother of fallen Marine Rylee McCollum, expressed these raw words on SiriusXM's “The Wilkow Majority,” after her son was killed in Afghanistan last week. That quote didn’t make it on any of the liberal news networks Monday morning. See video below for her call, as reported on Newsmax.
That wasn’t all. The Washington Post buried this reaction from Rylee’s sisters and widow, after they met with President Biden at Dover Air Force Base on Sunday, where the dignified transfer of McCollum and the other slain servicemen, occurred:
One of McCollum's sisters, Roice, said she and her sister and her father joined McCollum's wife, Jiennah McCollum, on the trip. But when it came time to meet with the president, they left the room, because she said they did not want to speak with the man they held responsible for McCollum's death.
Only Jiennah, who is expecting the couple's child next month, stayed. But she left disappointed, Roice said. The president brought up his son, Beau, according to her account, describing his son's military service and subsequent death from cancer. It struck the family as scripted and shallow, a conversation that lasted only a couple of minutes in "total disregard to the loss of our Marine," Roice said.
"You can't f--- up as bad as he did and say you're sorry," Roice said of the president. "This did not need to happen, and every life is on his hands."
Also buried in the Post report was anger at Biden from the mother of 23-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss.
"You can't have a hasty withdrawal after 20 years of war," she said. "Because it's beyond me. It disgraces the name of all those who have fought in the past and who are now on ground, foreign ground fighting right now, my son's [82nd] Airborne is still there, and they deserve to be protected," she told the Post.
To their credit, Ashley Parker of the Washington Post did press Jen Psaki on this response at today's press briefing. After reading McCollum's family tearing into Biden she asked, "Can you talk a little bit about how the President thought the meeting with the families went and also what responsibility, if any, for these deaths does he think he bears?"
Still, it's hard to forget how differently the media treated grieving families who blamed Republicans in office.
Gold Star father Khzir Khan was hailed on just about every media show trashing President Trump for his statements about Muslims. At the same time, Benghazi mom Pat Smith, was ignored or trashed by the very same journalists.
Before Trump, there was liberal activist and mom of slain Iraq War soldier Cindy Sheehan. She captivated the media by camping outside the Bush Ranch for over a month. Sheehan called President George W. Bush the “biggest terrorist in the world” among other vile names, but she was portrayed as an apolitical grieving mom by the sympathetic press.