Journalism's Iran Narrative Got Shot Down and Nobody Knows What to Do
Ever since Qasem Soleimani was introduced to his 72 virgins, our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the press have struggled to find a narrative where killing a terrorist is bad because Trump did it. It couldn't have been the right thing to do, for the right reasons or in the right way, or else Trump wouldn't have done it. It's just impossible to think he could've done something good. It goes against everything they know to be true about the world. It has to be a mistake, if not an outright war crime. They've actually convinced themselves this is a terrifying prelude to World War III. That's the only way the world they've created for themselves still makes sense.
Which is why they don't know how to process the news now coming out of Iran. On Friday, the Iranian government was forced to admit shooting down that Ukrainian passenger plane -- which is still being described as a "plane crash" by those still holding out hope that all this is somehow America's fault -- and now the Iranian people are pouring into the streets of Tehran to protest their oppressive leadership.
We're seeing scenes like this: