In 24-hours, ABC News went from touting Iran’s missile attack because they “kept [their] promise,” to insisting the U.S. military was wrong to say Iran was trying to kill U.S. troops. Seemingly working for the Ayatollah Broadcasting Company, World News Tonight anchor David Muir’s opening tease included a conspiracy theory that Iran was trying to be nice. “Iran launching missiles targeting two bases housing the U.S. military in Iraq. Did Iran intentionally miss U.S. troops,” he rhetorically asked viewers.
On Wednesday, our friends at the Daily Caller flagged a blistering appearance by former CBS News journalist host Lara Logan on Tuesday’s Ingraham Angle schooling her former establishment media colleagues for their “depressing” display of infatuation with the Iranian government and hatred for President Trump. Host Laura Ingraham teed Logan up by stating how, in 2020, “[t]he liberal media [are] acting more like state run TV at times than, you know, David Brinkley or any of the greats, like Peter Jennings” by “carrying the water for the Iranian regime” against Trump.
In a truly bizarre attempt to be woke – even by liberal media standards – at the top of her 2:00 p.m. ET hour show on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur bitterly complained about President Trump being “flanked by stern white military men” during his White House address to nation regarding Iran earlier in the day.
Susan Rice is best known as the top Obama adviser who lied on five different network talk shows in 2012, claiming the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was caused by a YouTube video. But MSNBC put Rice on the air shortly after President Trump's speech about Iran on Wednesday as a "fact checker."
A revered commander, a military hero, a religious, loving man of the people. That's how the nation ́s Spanish-speaking liberal media is portraying Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani who as you’ll recall was killed last week under the orders of President Donald Trump: an act that, in the words of a Univision reporter, “has infuriated” Iranians.
Even as the danger appears to deflate with Iran, the media won’t stop suggesting we are entering WWIII. The View hosts started Wednesday’s show with that same Chicken Little routine, worrying about their own kids getting drafted. Co-host Abby Huntsman also fretted that by taking terrorist Quasem Soleimani’s life, the U.S. would be on the wrong side of history, while fellow co-host Sunny Hostin worried that President Trump was “provoking” Iran.
Anyone watching celebrity Twitter last night might have gone to bed wondering which side Hollywood’s finest were on; Iran’s or America’s? As President Trump weathered the retaliatory storm that was fifteen ineffective Iranian missiles launched at a U.S. base in Iraq, the out of touch denizens of La La land acted as if they were suffering the real trauma of war, quivering with fear (while tweeting) that Trump had finally dragged us into a brutal war for the sake of his own vanity.
Concerned that President Trump may not have fully thought through the possible ramifications of droning Qasem Soleimani, MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle wondered on Monday why Trump suddenly trusts the intelligence agencies. Ironically, the answer she got from the panel showed it was MSNBC that is the one that apparently has problems trusting the IC.
During NBC’s special coverage of President Trump’s speech on tensions with Iran on Wednesday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd took time to scold the Commander in Chief for allegedly trying to “politicize” the address by calling out the Obama administration’s failed Iran policy.
According to MSNBC, it’s the “rational” Iranians who must deal with the “unpredictable” Donald Trump as the world waits to see if the U.S. will escalate tensions. Appearing just prior to the President’s address on Wednesday about the latest actions in the Middle East, Mohyeldin mentioned an unidentified “colleague”: “He was saying that it’s unimaginable to think in this day and age it would be the Iranians who are signaling that they want to de-escalate. They're being rational.”
Appearing on the 3rd Hour Today show on Wednesday, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel fretted over the possibility that President Trump may “taunt” or “humiliate” Iran during an upcoming address to the nation and possibly spark “another cycle of violence.”
Ever since Donald Trump last week ordered the killing of Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani, journalists have skeptically questioned his motives and the timing of the strike in the midst of an impeachment effort. On the Sunday Today, Harry Smith cynically noted that “impeachment, no one’s talked about impeachment, what, for two or three days now?” The New York Times wondered if Trump was trying to “wag the dog” to divert from impeachment.