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As North Korea's crazed Kim Jong Un threatens war, reporters target Trump tweets
POSTED ON AUGUST 9, 2017 BY JOHN HINDERAKER POWERLINE
FOR REPORTERS, THE ENEMY IS TRUMP, NOT NORTH KOREA
Last night I wrote about the fact that the Associated Press has done little or no actual reporting on the North Korea crisis, but rather has used the episode as another excuse to bash President Trump–foolishly, in this case. Earlier this evening I was on the Seth and Chris show
in Phoenix, talking about the AP’s absurd coverage of Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Michael Ramirez’s most recent cartoon picks up on the theme of my post with Ramirez’s usual flair.
Most of the liberal press has little interest in Kim Jong Un or the prospect of nuclear bombs landing in Japan, South Korea, Hawaii, America’s West Coast or Guam. They are crazed. Their only enemy is President Trump. We have never seen anything like it before.
POSTED ON AUGUST 8, 2017 BY JOHN HINDERAKER POWERLINE
ON NORTH KOREA, ANTI-TRUMP HYSTERIA REPLACES REPORTING
The threat from North Korea is real, and is growing more imminent. President Trump is trying to rally international opposition to the crazed North Korean regime, to prepare Americans for possible dramatic action to remove the threat, and–most important–to deter North Korea from moving forward with aggressive plans against the U.S. This is serious business, but it isn’t being treated as such by most of the news media, which see only an opportunity to continue their daily assault on President Trump.
The Associated Press is one of the worst offenders. When Fox News reported that U.S. spy satellites had detected the North Koreans loading anti-ship cruise missiles onto a patrol boat, the AP couldn’t focus on anything other than a tweet by Trump.
First, the Fox story:
Thereafter, President Trump tweeted a link to the Fox News story. To the monomaniacal Associated Press, Trump’s tweet is the story: “Trump retweets Fox report based on anonymous sources.”