Two Announcements and Two Headlines

 

Sunday was a good day for America. Overnight, between Saturday and Sunday, a joint operation by our nation’s elite forces, with assistance from the real intelligence community (not the headquarters cabal), ended in the death of the ISIS terrorist group’s chief, a would-be caliph, and seizure of significant amounts of high-value information.

President Trump, immediately after confirmation, alerted Americans that he would make a significant announcement on Sunday at 9 a.m. He made the statement and either before or after called Sen. Lindsey Graham, resulting in a second press statement at the White House. Meanwhile, the Washington Post fully justified its mass cancellation by not only the Executive Branch but also any decent American. No, Mr. President, I am still not tired of all the winning.

To set the tone for the day, here is President Trump’s great statement of moral clarity in the morning:

Yes, I’d say that was just about perfect. No “word salad” here, just a clear moral voice about what real evil is, what real good is, and the miserable cowardice of the man who would be caliph, screaming and dragging three of his own children down a dead-end tunnel where he murdered them while blowing himself up.

But wait, there’s more! Senator Lindsey Graham was summoned to the White House and sent out into the Press Briefing Room, no longer used for media personality grandstanding, to sing the praises of President Trump’s policy later in the morning. My read of his voice and body language was that the good senator did not much like eating crow.

I’m just imaging the phone conversation went something like this:

DJT: “Hey Lindsey, you see my statement this morning? Yeah. The operation was perfect! The only thing that could have been better was if that [redacted] coward didn’t take his children with him. What a monster.”

LG: “Mr. President, this was great news.”

DJT: “I know you are really happy our great military finally got this guy.”

LG: “Made my year, Mr. President. Please pass on my congratulations and thanks.”

DJT: “Well, now that you mention it, I can get you in front of the cameras here and let you say it yourself. In fact, let’s do it this morning!”

LG: “Well, gosh, Mr. President, I’d be honored to do that.”

DJT: “Great, I know the American people and our great military will appreciate you standing up like that for them today.”

But wait, there’s more! The Washington Post completely vindicated the mass cancellation of subscriptions. They surely thought they were being very woke and doing their party a solid as they published their obituary of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Even worse, the Washington Post changed their headline, perhaps after apparent leftist Trump Derangement:

And then they doubled down:

Decent people noticed:

Then both the comment section on the WaPo story and Twitter savaged the Post with #WaPoDeathNotices. See John Hinderaker’s “You Can’t Mock the Post Enough.” Contrast the Washington Post to the Times of India coverage of the notorious life and death of the man who took the pseudonym al-Baghdadi:

He will be remembered as a ruthless terrorist, powerful enough to declare a so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria and to export his bloody vision of holy war around the world…

As John Hinderaker noted separately:

On Tuesday, the White House announced that it is terminating its subscriptions to the New York Times and the Washington Post. Why not? The Times and the Post are disreputable partisan rags. They have no stature, no standing, and there is no reason why taxpayers should have to support their partisan journalism.

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  1. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Clifford A. Brown: Senator Lindsey Graham was summoned to the White House and sent out into the Press Room

    Well done, Senator. Had a good strong finish .

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  2. DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Washington Post doing what its Qatari masters tell it to do.

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  3. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Horrible and disgusting! Baghdadi and WaPo. We’ll bury Baghdadi; WaPo will bury itself.

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  4. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    I wonder what school of Islamic scholarship the WaPo was referring too that advocates pulling the fingernails out of your rape victims before you abuse them. Would that be the Hanibali school, or maybe the Hanafi ?  

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  5. Jeff Ditzler Member
    Jeff Ditzler
    @TheLostDutchman

    A couple more obituaries from the Washington Post:

    • Joseph Stalin, noted urban planner and anti-fascist organizer, dies of a stroke at 74.  He is perhaps best known for his wildly successful efforts to fight obesity in Ukraine.
    •  Darth Vader, prominent military commander and devoted family man, dies in Death Star accident as son narrowly escapes.  Mr. Vader was also recognized early in his life as a religious scholar, and pioneered new technologies for the disabled.
    •  Jezebel, pioneering Middle Eastern woman leader and advocate for religious diversity who led her adopted homeland through drought and famine, fatally mauled by pit bulls.
    •  Ernesto “Che” Guevara, war veteran, motorcycle enthusiast, and prominent social conservative, dies in lead poisoning mishap at 39.
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  6. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
    Joseph Stanko
    @JosephStanko

    Jeff Ditzler (View Comment):
    He is perhaps best known for his wildly successful efforts to fight obesity in Ukraine.

    Such foresight!  Few leaders of his era anticipated the obesity epidemic that would sweep the world in the late 20th century, but he was ahead of his time!

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  7. drlorentz Member
    drlorentz
    @drlorentz

    Washington Post To Run All Headlines By In-House ISIS Marketing Rep

    Other alternative headlines considered by the editorial staff:

    • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, mischevious rapscallion, passes away of entirely natural causes and definitely not a raid ordered by Trump. Also Trump is bad.
    • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, noted firearm and explosive enthusiast, dies at 48.
    • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, prophet of God and all-around swell guy, rewarded with 72 virgins.
    • Evil Americans kill innocent Middle Eastern farmer.
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  8. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    John Hinderaker points us to the London Times as an honest leftist voice on the death of the thug. It offers even more detail of the scope of evil that  should be charged to the dead man’s account .

     

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