‘The media’s lies and double standards accelerate at blinding speed’ as ‘the duplicity of the press reaches dangerous new lows’
According to the media, not all grieving parents of fallen servicemen are created equal. Whether those parents are protected, defended and respected or ignored, dismissed and smeared depends on their political affiliation — and how useful they are to the “right” side.
Witness the tale of three parents that emerged during the course of the Republican and Democratic conventions. On the first evening of the Republican convention, Patricia Smith spoke lovingly about her son Sean, who was one of four Americans killed in the Islamic terror attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. She reminded the world of the kind of man Sean was — a decent, hardworking patriot who chose to serve his country in one of the most dangerous places on earth.
According to Mrs. Smith, when she confronted Hillary Clinton at her son’s coffin ceremony, wanting to know why security had been inadequate, she was told that a video was responsible for the attack, that it had been spontaneous, and thus had taken everyone unawares.
When Mrs. Smith learned the truth, that Hillary Clinton knew all along it had been a planned attack by terrorists, she accused Hillary of lying to her even as ‘her son lay just feet away in a flag-draped casket.’
Asked about Mrs. Smith’s accusation, Hillary basically called Mrs. Smith a liar (though not in so many words). And the media .
A week later, another grieving mother appeared in prime time at the Democratic convention. Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala paid tribute to their son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2004. Like Mrs. Smith, Mr. Khan also told us what a fine, brave, patriotic man Humayun was. But unlike Mrs. Smith, he attacked someone who had no responsibility for his son’s death: Donald Trump.
And the media gave the matter all their attention
Three parents suffered the ultimate loss through similar experiences, yet one was largely marginalized while the others were celebrated. After their speeches, Mrs. Smith receded while the Khans were granted countless interviews to continue their anti-Trump barrage. A Media Research Center’s analysis showed that the Khans received more than 50 times more coverage from the three major broadcast networks than they gave to Mrs. Smith. And the coverage was predictably unfair: MSNBC described Mrs. Smith’s speech as “offensive” and Mr. Khan’s as ” memorable,” the Nation described her remarks as “a cynical exploitation of grief,” and a writer for GQ magazine said he’d like to “beat her to death.” Mrs. Smith described being “treated like dirt.”
Look at it any way you like:
The leftist activists disguised as “journalists” will do whatever it takes to advance their politics, even if it means using — or ignoring — the parents of fallen patriots. They have entered a new era of base dishonesty, which makes their hypocrisy more dangerous than ever.