U.S. Journalists Mourn Death of Iranian Terrorist

  
Via:  Vic Eldred  •  3 months ago  •  68 comments

By:   Andrew Stiles

U.S. Journalists Mourn Death of Iranian Terrorist
 

Leave a comment to auto-join group We the People

We the People

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T


The U.S. media's peculiar (albeit predictable) response to President Donald Trump's successful assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani continued on Monday during their coverage of the terrorist's funeral in Tehran.

NPR had reporters on the ground  covering  the "historic day" and  attempting to dispel  claims that the grief on display in the streets of the Iranian capital was in any way "coerced" by the authoritarian regime.
Michael Barbaro of the  New York Times   highlighted  the "amazing images and audio" from the NPR team. Several hours earlier, Barbaro posted a bizarre  podcast interview  with  Times  reporter Helene Cooper in which Cooper lamented that the U.S. military was "tragically … very good" at killing people.

5dBwhpBN?format=png&name=small

ABC News's Martha Raddatz donned a (mandatory) headscarf and  walked among  the "massive and emotional" crowds of mourners. She declared that the Iranian people were "united against America."

The Associated Press  published  a touching piece on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's "rare display of emotion" at the funeral of the terrorist general "with whom he shared a deep bond." The AP noted that the Iranian despot's "voice cracked under the weight of the moment" as he "cried openly" while mourning the death of his friend.

Some journalists did not let the somber occasion stop them from sharing "sick burns" aimed at President Trump.  Washington Post  national security reporter Missy Ryan, for example, took a break from reporting to retweet a photo comparison of the crowd of mourners in Tehran and the crowd in attendance at Trump's inauguration.

ENnVkeeU0AIY-tS?format=jpg&name=small

Meanwhile, one of Ryan's colleagues at the  Post  published a deeply reported story on the Soleimani strike that appeared to contradict initial reporting that suggested the decision to target the Iranian general—who was personally responsible for the deaths of American soldiers in Iraq—was made impulsively by a president eager to start a third world war.

Additionally, the  New York Post  provided some useful reporting on the Soleimani funeral by publishing photos of what was alleged to be the dead general's casket lying across a row of seats on a passenger jet.

ENm6hNhUYAAfkdW?format=jpg&name=small


Article is Locked


 

Tags

jrGroupDiscuss - desc
smarty_function_ntUser_is_admin: user_id parameter required
[]
 
Vic Eldred
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 months ago

The left wing media was very somber in it's coverage. It's all so sad.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 months ago
The left wing media was very somber in it's coverage.

What total bullshit. Not a single US journalist "mourned" his death. Many asked what such an action will take, but everyone, left and right, made it clear he had the blood of innocents and American soldiers on his hands and deserved to die. Covering Iranians mourning is not mourning themselves. It's simply showing the result of a knee jerk reaction from our half wit President who obviously didn't think this through. While not surprising, it is just another example of how inept this President really is. Watching him threaten war crimes if Iran retaliated was also not a surprise seeing as how dishonest Donald seems to love authoritarian regimes that reject any sort of criticism of their vile violent inhumane actions.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1    3 months ago

You don't like calling things for what they are. First of all these are not journalists. They are activists. Their words & deeds are obvious. You know how you like to interpret everything Trump says or does? Like claiming that the decisive action he took after an American was killed is simply "a distraction."  We get to do the same.

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.1.2  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    3 months ago

There ya go, lecturing again, tsk, tsk.

Meanwhile, one of Ryan's colleagues at the  Post  published a deeply reported story on the Soleimani strike that appeared

Looks like an (Iranian?) editor replaced the word "distorted" doesn't it?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Split Personality @1.1.2    3 months ago

You tell me

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1.1.4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    3 months ago
First of all these are not journalists.

Huh.  Perhaps the headline should be amended.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1.4    3 months ago

You can be certain I would never have described them as journalists. At least not without the parenthesis

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.1.6  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.5    3 months ago

The US is Iran's worst enemy and unbridled truth in journalism is a close second.

These people are walking a fine line, being told what to wear, where to go, whom they can talk to, etc.

of course their "reporting is going to be suspect".

They and their Revolutionary Guard advisors are under surveillance 24/7.

Journalist visiting North Korea have more leeway.

https://forward.com/news/318930/a-jewish-journalists-exclusive-look-inside-iran/

https://forward.com/news/318930/a-jewish-journalists-exclusive-look-inside-iran/

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/11/australia/australians-detained-iran-intl-hnk/index.html

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2  Sean Treacy    3 months ago

This is a good article that puts it into perspective. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/06/dont-believe-iranian-propaganda-about-mourning-soleimani/

American media sure didn't care about the 1500 protesters the regime killed this year nor the refusal of Iran to allow funerals for those it murdered. 

 
 
 
Sunshine
2.1  Sunshine  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    3 months ago

Assassinating unarmed Iranian citizens in the streets of Iran is all the rage now for the left.

384

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sunshine @2.1    3 months ago

For the people of Hong Kong they had 0 compassion. Strange isn't it?

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2.1.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sunshine @2.1    3 months ago

It's truly hilarious. Those on the right want you to believe a total lie about Democrats "loving Iran", while declaring Republican love for Russia "fake news" even though 40% of Republicans said they think of Russia as a friend and ally. Their party leader, dishonest Donald, literally said he "fell in love" with the murderous despot Kim Jong Un, but somehow it's their opponents who are supposed "in love" with Americas enemies. How they are so blind to a fact so blatantly obvious is the real mystery. Did someone stab Republicans eyes out with a broken pencil? I suppose that would make sense since both have proved themselves pointless.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.1.2    3 months ago

Oh, there's "Russia" again! Another example of progressive hypocrisy. The old fashioned liberal romanticized Stalin and Mao and Castro, but suddenly after Christopher Steele and Fushion GPS concocted a lie about collusion, now, suddenly the left dosen't like "Russia." It is finally a bad word. Only an idiot sits down in front of CNN and believes this nonsense!

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.3    3 months ago

With this 'president' all roads lead to Putin

 
 
 
loki12
2.1.5  loki12  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.3    3 months ago
Only an idiot sits down in front of CNN and believes this nonsense!

Ding, Ding, Ding.................We have a winner!

Maybe how flexible Obama was, He was flexible enough to give him a chunk of Ukraine, But Trump!!!!!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3  JohnRussell    3 months ago

This is what happens when you elect a "president" who is completely unfit for the job. 

I dont think US media should have sent anchors there to cover the funeral of someone who was responsible for so many US deaths.

It is understandable that Iranians would mourn him, and the idea that the people of Iran were happy he was killed is preposterous. Iranians are extremely nationalistic, even the ones who despise the mullahs. 

Trump has no business being in office.  Everything he touches dies, including the better judgement of some media people. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 months ago
and the idea that the people of Iran were happy he was killed is preposterous.

I don't think that is being contested.  Why the need then for the media to make the point?

 
 
 
Ronin2
3.2  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 months ago

So Trump is to blame for the media's rampant TDS; and atrocious behavior?

Trump is living rent free 24/7 in the left's heads.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @3.2    3 months ago

There is no such thing as TDS, other than as a description of Trump's Dumbass Supporters

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.2.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.1    3 months ago

What about the topic, John? The people reading this expect answers.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
3.2.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.1    3 months ago

C'mon JR. You see the poster "children" for Trump Derangement  Syndrome and Trump Anxiety Disorder habitating NT and you damned well know it. 

Proglibs need to quit hijacking terms and try to be at least a little creative.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.4  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.2.2    3 months ago
What about the topic, John?

I dont know, why dont you ask Ronin? 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.5  JohnRussell  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.2.3    3 months ago

For someone to be deranged, they have to have a delusional view of the topic. People who think Trump is totally unfit for office are not delusional at all. They are patriotic. 

The delusional ones are those who think he should be re-elected after this four year shit show. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.2.6  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.4    3 months ago

We all want an explanation. You see Ms Raddatz above. Wasn't she the same individual who got so emotional the night that Trump won, that we all became concerned for her health?  Are they merely activists or are they traitors?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.2.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.5    3 months ago

Obama was unfit. So let's get back to the topic of the media's sentiments

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.8  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.2.7    3 months ago

Vic, your two compadres, Ronin and JustJim have brought up so called "TDS". 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.2.9  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.8    3 months ago

After you brought Trump into this, as you always do. Defend the left-wing media, if you can. The seed accuses them of treason.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.10  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.2.9    3 months ago
ABC News's Martha Raddatz donned a (mandatory) headscarf and  walked among  the "massive and emotional" crowds of mourners. She declared that the Iranian people were "united against America."
The Associated Press  published  a touching piece on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's "rare display of emotion" at the funeral of the terrorist general "with whom he shared a deep bond." The AP noted that the Iranian despot's "voice cracked under the weight of the moment" as he "cried openly" while mourning the death of his friend.

How do those constitute treason? The allegation is absurd. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.2.11  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.10    3 months ago
How do those constitute treason?

Could we claim that the coverage has been in the style of Leni Riefenstahl?

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.2.12  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.2.7    3 months ago
'Obama was unfit'

How so?

 
 
 
dennis smith
3.2.13  dennis smith  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.5    3 months ago
They were called deplorables in 2016, now they are called delusional. 
Another nail in the lefts coffin. They have changed nothing except one word.

 
 
 
Krishna
3.2.14  Krishna  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.2.7    3 months ago
Obama was unfit.

Well then-- if that be the case-- what about Bush and Bibi? Why did they pass on killing Soleimani when they had the chance?

Why Obama, Bush, And Bibi All Passed On Killing Soleimani

The calculus was a fairly simple one, says Chollet: “Do the potential risks of taking an action like this outweigh the gain of taking him off the battlefield?” The answer was yes.

Were Obama, Bush, and Bibi "in love with a terrorist?" 

Would all 3 have "mourned the loss" of Soleimani?

Or perhaps they all had a serious case of "TDS"?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
4  Just Jim NC TttH    3 months ago

384

 
 
 
It Is ME
5  It Is ME    3 months ago

The "Left" ALWAYS Mourns for "The Other Side"....when it suites them.

512

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  It Is ME @5    3 months ago

Vietnam comes to mind. North Vietnam saw the rots, saw the biased news coverage and they hung in despite tremendous losses.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1    3 months ago

Rots?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @5.1.1    3 months ago

Riots by rotters

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.2    3 months ago

Ahh, gotcha.

 
 
 
dennis smith
5.1.4  dennis smith  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1    3 months ago

Having served there in 1968 25th Infantry Division you are spot on. 

 
 
 
dennis smith
5.2  dennis smith  replied to  It Is ME @5    3 months ago

A truly sad picture of the Dem leader. Hopefully they will make a better selection after she is gone from office after the impeachment trial is over and Trump is still POTUS.

If they keep her around, it will seal another victory for Trump in November.

 
 
 
Tessylo
6  Tessylo    3 months ago

Did you get your talking points from the new Russian asset, Nikki Haley?

 
 
 
Tessylo
7  Tessylo    3 months ago

Nikki Haley slammed for claim that Democrats are 'only ones that are mourning the loss of Soleimani'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nikki-haley-says-democrats-only-140353144.html

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
7.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @7    3 months ago

Correction: She said the only ones "outside of the regime"

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.1    3 months ago

So?

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.1    3 months ago

No correction needed, it's in the very first paragraph of the article.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
7.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @7.1.1    3 months ago
So?

You get corrected like the rest of us. Remember the time I had an obvious satire article attacked for not being listed as satire?  You must quote her accurately. She may be a future president!

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.1.3    3 months ago

No correction needed.  It's stated in the very first paragraph of the article.

No I don't remember.  I don't keep track of your nonsense.  

WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley praised President Donald Trump for  ordering the drone strike  that killed Iran's top general last week and took criticism for claiming that the only ones outside of the regime who are upset about his death are Trump's domestic political opponents. 

Again, Vic, no need to correct, anyone who can read, can see it in the very first paragraph of the article.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 months ago

"You don't see anyone standing up for Iran. You're not hearing any of the Gulf members. You're not hearing China. You're not hearing Russia," Haley said.

"The only ones that are mourning the loss of Soleimani are our Democrat leadership, and our Democrat presidential candidates." 

True & true. I think Ms Haley nailed it!  Hopefully, you'll run 5 years from now and break that "glass ceiling!"

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
8.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Vic Eldred @8    3 months ago
Hopefully, you'll run 5 years from now and break that "glass ceiling!"

I would personally love to see that............and she probably has quite a good chance.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @8.1    3 months ago

I know how optimistic it sounds, but what the nation needs is another Trump term combined with a GOP majority in the House and a super majority in the Senate to be followed up with a Haley victory in 2024. We need to fix so many things, we need key legislation on everything from birthright citizenship to real penalties for sanctuary cities/states. Above all Conservatives need to take the university!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @8    3 months ago

Haley is swinging hard right.  She can kiss her political career as a national candidate goodbye. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @8.2    3 months ago
Haley is swinging hard right.

So is the county. And we have Obama & co to thank for it!

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.2.1    3 months ago

The 30% who support this 'president' are swinging hard right . 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8.2.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.2.1    3 months ago

Observing Nikki Haley over the past few months, it seems fairly clear she has decided to go all in on Trumpism.  She will never recover. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.2.4  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @8.2.2    3 months ago
The 30% who support this 'president' are swinging hard right . 

Wow, the percentage goes down every time you mention his support!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.2.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @8.2.3    3 months ago
she has decided to go all in on Trumpism. 

Lol. Speaking of "Trumpism" I love what he said in his most recent rally. He said (pointing toward the cameras) "If the media is honest, I'll win big and if they are not, I'll only win by a small margin."  That cracked me up. I was laughing all night!

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.2.7  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.2.5    3 months ago

He should be too busy 'working' to have these 'rallies'.

At one of his last 'rallies' he said I've got nothing to do, quite obvious.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8.2.8  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.2.5    3 months ago

I agree that Trump is something to be laughed at. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.2.9  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @8.2.8    3 months ago

He is indeed a laughingstock around the world.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.2.10  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @8.2.8    3 months ago
I agree that Trump is something to be laughed at. 

I don't think you are going to be doing much laughing for a while.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.2.11  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @8.2.9    3 months ago
He is indeed a laughingstock around the world.  

I'm going to have to clean up the mud hole now. Any further insults you hurl will be deleted. I know that sounds bad, but you and John do the same thing on every seed. You hurl insults at the President and denigrate the entire seed. If you want to talk about issues feel free, but the shit show is over.

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.2.12  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.2.10    3 months ago
'I don't think you are going to be doing much laughing for a while.'
What's that supposed to mean Vic?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.2.13  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @8.2.12    3 months ago

That means that the President will be re-elected. You may disagree, but it requires an argument.

 
 
 
dennis smith
8.2.14  dennis smith  replied to  JohnRussell @8.2    3 months ago

As all the Dem presidential candidates can do right now. 

 
 
 
dennis smith
8.2.15  dennis smith  replied to  Tessylo @8.2.2    3 months ago

30% supporters? How did that work out for you in 2016. 

Expressing constant bitterness always helps those you are bitter with.

 
 
 
dennis smith
8.2.16  dennis smith  replied to  Tessylo @8.2.7    3 months ago

As should the Dem candidates for President

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.2.17  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.2.11    3 months ago

The truth isn't an insult 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
10  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 months ago

In Conclusion:

The loyalties of left wing reporters is an open question.

 
 
Loading...
Loading...

Who is online




Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Freedom Warrior


57 visitors