Media Cartel Feigns Outrage After Trump Tweets on Cancelling CIA's Syria Program
In an attempt to lower the bar on fake news, the media cartel merchants last night and earlier today attacked Trump for tweeting about a "classified" CIA Syria rebel support program that has been the worst-kept secret in the Middle East for the past five years:
This is the same "classified" program that the Washington Post, New York Times, and many other outlets reported on Trump cancelling just last week:
Anyone else find it weird that both WaPo and NYT had exactly the same take?
The head of Special Operations Command, Gen. Tony Thomas, confirmed the closure of the rebel support program last Friday at the Aspen Security Forum, a comment that many media outlets reported on:
You can even find a Reuters report on Gen. Thomas' statements at the New York Times:
In fact, President Obama spoke about the "classified" program in an interview with Tom Friedman in the New York Times in August 2014, complaining that they were having trouble finding suitable candidates to train, equip and arm for "secular Syrian rebels":
Even worse, the former vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, spoke about the same "classified" CIA program on Tucker Carlson's show LAST NIGHT, but without the media outrage:
All that notwithstanding, the media cartel went into anti-Trump berserker mode:
Now remember, these are some of the exact same outlets that reported on the cancellation of the CIA program LAST WEEK.
Obama officials and Obama himself have talked to the press about the CIA program publicly and on background since the program was announced FIVE YEARS AGO:
Obama even had to waive regulations preventing the transfer of arms to terrorist groups for the "classified" CIA program:
And yet former Obama adviser Ned Price had to play the hypocrite:
Now mind you, the rebel groups receiving support posted videos on YouTube of them using CIA-provided TOW anti-tank missiles as a requirement for participating in the CIA program. But they NOW want to complain the program is "classified"? Are you kidding me? Even more astounding was the claim by Adam Goldman of the New York Times questioning Trump's claim that the program was "massive, dangerous and wasteful":
Yesterday here at PJ Media, I spent nearly 4,000 words (could have easily been 10,000 words) covering how disastrous the CIA's Syria rebel support program has been:
Who do they think they're fooling?
The non-stop manufactured outrage directed at Trump by the same media cartel that was AWOL on Obama DOJ gun-running to Mexican cartels, Benghazi, Hillary's illegal mail server, and pallets of cash flown to the largest state sponsor of terrorism is one of the factors that contributed to his election in the first place.
It's not only exhausting, it's hypocritical.
Even more remarkable is that as newsrooms are laying off hundreds, this behavior is not even in their own self-interest.
America is long over the pretense that the news media are trying to be objective. Many Americans, myself included, are just tired of the mendacity, duplicity, and hypocrisy of the hyper-partisan media cartel.