Syrian Dictator Assad Killed 13,000, Networks Ignore
February 8th, 2017 4:16 PM
The Syrian Assad regime has “killed at least 13,000 people since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as ‘the slaughterhouse’,” according to an Amnesty International report covered by The Associated Press. This is the same regime that has used chemical weapons to control its own people. Despite all three networks posting the AP story on…
AP Tags True Trump Assad-ISIS Claim 'Wrong,' Then 'Partially True'
October 11th, 2016 8:17 PM
Shortly after the conclusion of Sunday's second presidential debate, in reaction to Trump's statement that "Assad is killing ISIS," the AP tweeted: "Trump wrong that Syria's Assad is fighting Islamic State militants." There's one insurmountable problem with that statement, namely that, as PJ Media's Patrick Poole noted, "recent AP reporting documented fighting between the Syrian regime and ISIS…
AP 'Fact Checks' Trump On Syria, But Contradicts Own Report
October 10th, 2016 10:19 AM
The AP claimed in a Monday "fact check" that "Trump [is] wrong that Assad fights IS." However, this headline put it more bluntly than their write-up, which asserted that the billionaire's claim about the Syrian dictator is "only partially true...Assad considers the Islamic State group to be among numerous "terrorist" groups....Assad does use air power against IS-held areas and his ground forces…
Scarborough: Obama, U.S. Have ‘Blood on Our Hands’ for Syria Inaction
August 22nd, 2016 12:38 PM
While Donald Trump was hate-tweeting on Monday morning about Morning Joe and the gossip site rumors surrounding co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, the latter co-host prided himself as being a Trump critic (he wasn’t) but more importantly called out the Obama administration and government for collectively having “blood on our hands” for the inaction in Syria’s civil war to, in part,…
NBC Uses Assad Interview to Harp on Trump's Inexperience, Muslim Ban
July 14th, 2016 7:34 PM
NBC News foreign correspondent Bill Neely interviewed Syrian President and brutal dictator Bashar Al-Assad that began airing on Wednesday night and, somehow, large portions of the hour-long special were dedicated to harping on Donald Trump’s candidacy, if his lack of foreign policy experience concerned Assad and if his Muslim ban hurt his feelings.
Morning Joe Sees the President Disengaged Against ISIS
November 16th, 2015 12:17 PM
Monday’s Morning Joe began with an evaluation of the actions of the White House prior to and after the attack on Paris Friday night. Joe Scarborough began by demanding to know if the roundtable thought the President actually looked involved and engaged in understanding “the level of threat.” When Mike Barnicle tried to claim the President “looks fully engaged,” Scarborough felt it necessary to…
As Russians Bomb, Envoy Declares Obama's Syria Policy Is Working
October 8th, 2015 5:15 PM
It seems more than fair to say that establishment press coverage of the deteriorating situation in Syria has been much lighter than what we'd see if a Republican or conservatives was in the Oval Office. Additionally, what has been reported in the admittedly complicated situation has been confusing at best and misleading at worst.
There was a moment of disconcerting clarity today which, if…
Mitchell Mocks Obama's Military Resolve on Iran: 'Ask Assad'
March 4th, 2015 9:06 AM
It was almost a funny moment . . . until you realized that members of the press were openly laughing at the fecklessness of the ostensible leader of the free world.
On today's Morning Joe, the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, his voice occasionally cracking with emotion, repeatedly insisted that President Obama would use military force if necessary to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. …
Tea Party-Slandering MSNBCer Reid Steadfastly Refuses to Call Putin or
March 4th, 2014 2:22 PM
Appearing on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Monday, MSNBC host Joy Reid repeatedly refused to characterize either Russian president Vladimir Putin or Syrian president Bashar al-Assad as “evil.” During a contentious debate over Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine, Hewitt asked his guest point-blank, “Do you agree that what Russia is doing is evil?” [Video embedded below the break.]
Daily Beast: Syria Likely Used Chemical Weapons in January; Obama 'Sti
February 20th, 2014 3:16 PM
Kudos to the Daily Beast for reporting this story. Don't hold your breath for the network news outlets to pick up on it and doggedly pursue it.
In an exclusive published at the website today, Josh Rogin and Noah Shachtman explain how there's credible evidence that regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad may have used chemical weapons in January 2014, something that U.S. intelligence…
NBC's Bob Costas Describes Putin as Better Statesman Than Obama
February 8th, 2014 10:57 PM
What was the best way for NBC to begin that network's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia? Have sports anchor Bob Costas host a brief profile on Vladmir Putin in which the Russian president is hailed as a global statesman superior to U.S. president Barack Obama. '
During a video portion of the profile, Costas said that Putin is an accomplished peacemaker, crediting him with…
Cal Thomas Column: The Syria Seduction
September 17th, 2013 8:45 AM
Expecting Syria to live up to an agreement between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the cataloging, inspection, removal and eventual destruction or sequester of chemical weapons is a subtle seduction.
Why would a dictator like Bashar al-Assad relinquish his most potent weapon in the midst of a civil war? President Obama and his sycophants claim it…
In 66-Paragraph Masterpiece, WSJ Details 'Head-Spinning Reversal on Ch
September 16th, 2013 7:13 PM
It was bound to be overshadowed by breaking news of the fatal Washington Navy Yard shooting this morning, but today's Wall Street Journal front-pager, "Inside White House, a Head-Spinning Reversal on Chemical Weapons," would have likely gone unnoticed by the liberal broadcast and cable media regardless.
In a 66-paragraph masterpiece, Journal reporters Adam Entous, Janet Hook, and Carol Lee…
TIME Uses Cover to Shield Obama From Negative Press Magazine Gave Him
September 16th, 2013 11:27 AM
There are times when the media's liberal bias is so obvious it's nauseating.
Take TIME magazine for example which used the cover of its September 16 issue to blatantly shill for President Obama.