Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Someone exposes the hate and hypocrisy of the super tolerant left and is mercilessly punished for it. In this case, it’s an award-winning LGBT reporter for a gay newspaper who stumbled on gay activists’ antisemitism and is a reporter no longer.
Appearing as a guest on Monday's Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman tagged President Donald Trump as a "chump" who has been "manipulated" by Russia and "played" by China. He even oddly lumped in Israel as a country that has "manipulated" President Trump.
Last week, the New York Times published a sympathetic profile of Marwan Barghoutti and his wife Fadwa, who have been separated for 15 years. In 2002, Marwan was convicted of and imprisoned for the murder of five Israeli civilians as part of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. The headline was "Fadwa Barghouti is the unflappable voice of a jailed Palestinian freedom fighter."
Pulitzer-Prize winning American novelist Michael Chabon rather desperately hates Donald Trump, In an interview on an Israeli radio show in Tel Aviv, he discussed how he woke up every day hoping Trump will suffer a “massive stroke” and be “carted out of the White House on a gurney.”
On the heels of his plea to stop talking about a Democrat Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal, CNN Politics editor-at-large Chris Cillizza informed readers on Wednesday to not get their hopes up that President Trump’s fairly successful foreign trip will translate at home when he returns with the Russia investigation surging back (translation: the media will keep destroying him).
Appearing as a guest on Monday's At This Hour with Kate Bolduan, CNN International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour predictably found the current right-leaning Israeli government to be "very far right" as she discussed the difficulty for President Donald Trump to successfully negotiate a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The CNN correspondent also failed to give any label to the Hamas terrorist group which rules the Gaza Strip as she vaguely informed viewers that the Palestinian Authority is "embroiled in a whole Hamas side of the equation."
Following at joint press conference between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, Andrea Mitchell could not conceal her disgust at the meeting. The MSNBC anchor and NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent first hammered Trump for not putting enough “pressure” on Israel, then denounced Netanyahu for supposedly taking a “slap” at former President Barack Obama.
With President Trump visiting Israel Monday, the media have been pushing the narrative that President Obama was Israel’s protector, literally (see headlines below). On Tuesday, CNN political analyst David Gregory and global affairs analyst Tony Blinken were eager to assert that President Obama was Israel’s greatest ally in regard to security.
In a Tuesday post at the American Enterprise Institute's "AEI Ideas" blog, Marc Thiessen called out "The media hypocrisy over Trump’s intelligence leak." While acknowledging that the Trump-related leak, if true (very big if), would be "indeed a disaster" — though, as National Review's Andy McCarthy has noted, still within Trump's unreviewable authority" as President —Thiessen noted that the current hyperventilation is coming from "the same news outlets that regularly, and intentionally, published highly classified intelligence in recent years, based on leaks from the Obama administration."
President Trump is about to score a religious trifecta, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome, the "home" of three monotheistic religions. The president has said he wants to make the ultimate deal and achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. While the goal is similar to a high school kid attempting to hit a curve ball from an all-star pitcher, the scenario cannot end well for Israel. How do I know this? One has only to look at history.
Better not show the latest video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan. She has already revealed that she is triggered just by the term "fake news" and the video of Netanyahu accusing CNN and the New York Times of reporting fake news about Hamas would probably cause her to wilt from such a macroaggression.