Whenever you think that there’s no bottom to how silly the liberal media can be in their effort to go after President Donald Trump, just remember, they can always be more ridiculous.
Today’s controversy definitely has to be one of the stupidest media jacked-up controversies ever.
One of the details Americans found out about the raid to get Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the heroic actions of a Special Forces dog who chased Baghdadi down the tunnel and was injured when the ISIS leader detonated a explosive device killing himself and three of his children.
Reports said although the dog had been injured, he was already back on the job.
President Donald Trump tweeted out a picture of the dog, although he declined to name him, noting his name was still classified.
We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! pic.twitter.com/PDMx9nZWvw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019
Then the Daily Wire created a cute meme about the dog.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 29, 2019
The president used it, calling the dog an “American hero!”
AMERICAN HERO! pic.twitter.com/XCCa2sGfsZ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2019
How cute is that? The picture had an attribution note to the Daily Wire and was not a Medal of Honor but a medal with a “paw” on it. As my colleague Brandon Morse sagely named it, it was the “Medal of Pawnor.”
Certainly if any dog deserves recognition, it was this dog who put his life on the line for us. But of course, he’s still in the fight so he can’t be awarded, yet.
But for some on the left and in media, the president tweeting this meme was apparently scandalous.
Steve Herman of the VOA actually called the White House to ask about it, apparently not getting that no, the President doesn’t really give out Medals of Pawnor.
I've requested details from the @WhiteHouse on this photo.
There was no such canine event on today's @POTUS schedule but there is a Medal of Honor ceremony set here for later today for an active duty Green Beret. https://t.co/NESINT9J4b
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 30, 2019
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 30, 2019
Photoshopped? No kidding.
Perhaps the worst take from the media was this one from the Washington Post.
Trump tweeted a photo of a Medal of Honor recipient — who was edited out and replaced by a dog https://t.co/O3VWxMTt9E
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 30, 2019
Wow. Could you any more ridiculous in their effort to twist it against Trump?
First of all, it’s a photoshopped meme. It’s funny and honoring the dog. There was nothing in the meme pic that in anyway denigrated the Medal of Honor winner. Indeed, the WaPo’s tweet was itself inaccurate as Trump didn’t tweet “a photo of a Medal of Honor recipient,” he tweeted a photo of a “Medal of Pawnor” winner. Trump may not even have realized that it was cropped from the original picture, as the WaPo acknowledges in the story. Nor does their tweet even note who the dog is and why Trump was saying he should be honored, just says the Medal of Honor winner was “replaced” by “a dog.”
The Medal of Honor winner didn’t have any problem with it. He thought it was funny, as any normal human being would.
The New York Times did a whole story on this, with two reporters on it. Oh, and the actual medal of honor winner laughed about it and said he was not offended. Of course he wasn’t. Only silly media people were offended. https://t.co/xzoIzSiEYm
— Brit Hume (@brithume) October 30, 2019
In a phone interview, James McCloughan, who had not seen the image before a reporter sent it to him, said that he interpreted it as President Trump recognizing the dog’s heroism. He certainly was not offended and laughed when he compared the two images. https://t.co/u5gERCtFok
— NYT At War (@NYTimesAtWar) October 30, 2019
They wonder why people don’t take media seriously anymore. The WaPo had to try to destroy a nice moment honoring the hero dog because of their Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Now, remember this is the WaPo, who initially described Baghdadi in all seriousness in a title about his killing as an “austere religious scholar” as opposed to a brutal terrorist leader and rapist.
And the WaPo ran this story from an Obama official calling for outlawing “hate speech.”
Maybe they need to police their own journalism and speech before they go around trying to police everyone else’s…