Steyn rips CNN’s coverage of Trump’s Iraq visit


ACCIDENT. CAME IN OUT OF THE RAIN. PETE: YOU SAW THE PRESIDENT WENT TO IRAQ OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. HERE IS HOW SOME IN THE MEDIA RESPONDED, INCLUDING A NATIONAL SECURITY ANALYST? WATCH.>>PRESIDENTIAL TRIPS LIKE THIS ARE OFTEN TO TELL THE MILITARY HOW MUCH THEIR SERVICE MATTERS TO THE COUNTRY AND WHY THEIR ON GOING MISSION IS SO CRITICAL TO THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THIS WAS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. THE PRESIDENT SEEMS TO HAVE CONFUSED IN SOME WAY THIS TROOP VISIT WITH A CAMPAIGN RALLY BY RAISING THINGS LIKE THE BORDER WALL AND THINGS THAT HE HAS DONE FOR THEM. PETE: IS THE PRESIDENT CONFUSED, MARK?>>NO, I THINK THESE GUYS ARE CONFUSED. I REALIZE EVERYTHING IS A CRIME IN AMERICA, VERY LITIGIOUS SOCIETY, BUT THE IDEAS, GUYS, SOLDIERS IN THESE THANKLESS CAMPS, ONE OF OUR ALLIED PRIME MINISTERS SAID TO ME, HE WENT TO THEM. YOU’VE BEEN TO THEM, I’VE BEEN TO THEM. THEY’RE LIKE CRUSADER FORTS. YOU ARE IN THERE. YOU CAN’T GO OUTSIDE. OUTSIDE ALL KIND OF PEOPLE WANT TO KILL YOU. IT IS PSYCHOLOGICALLY STRESSFUL JUST BEING IN THOSE CRUSADER FORTS. THE IDEA SOMEONE WANTS TO ACCUSE YOU OF A BREACH OF MILITARY REGULATIONS BECAUSE YOU BROUGHT A HAT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, WHY DON’T WE GET, ROBERT MUELLER, LET’S DOUBLE HIS STAFF, GIVE HIM ANOTHER SIX YEARS, SEE WHETHER PUTIN COLLUDED WITH TRUMP TO FILL IRAQ WITH MAGA HATS. I’M IN FAVOR OF DROPPING MAGA HATS ON ISIS AND KILLING THEM THAT WAY. GRIFF: STARS AN STRIPES AS YOU KNOW IS A MILITARY PRESS. THEIR FIRST LINE OF THE ARTICLE ABOUT THIS LEADING WEBSITE, IT WASN’T A CAMPAIGN RALLY BUT AIRMEN WERE NOT SHY FOR SHOWING THEIR SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND WIFE MELANIA. RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT, AS WE SAW THE CLIP FROM CNN THEY CHOOSE TO CREATE A –>>THE WAY THAT FIRST SENTENCE IS WRITTEN, TALKING ABOUT THE STRESS ON THE TROOPS. NOW IT IS LIKE A CHRISTMAS EVENT. THE SOLDIER IS SUPPOSED TO CALIBRATE HIS ENTHUSIASM FOR THE EVENT BETWEEN APPROPRIATE RESPECT FOR THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AND AT CERTAIN POINT IN THE METER IT CROSSES OVER INTO PARTISAN CHEERLEADING FOR A PARTICULAR POLITICAL, THIS IS CRAZY! WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DO WE PUT OUR TROOPS THROUGH TRAINING FOR THAT? GRIFF: NO.>>TO CALIBRATE THE, THE POINT AT WHICH YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR THE PRESIDENT CROSSES OVER FROM COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF TO REPUBLICAN PARTISANSHIP. PETE: HAVING BEEN AT EVENTS LIKE THAT, ALL THE COMMANDER SAYS BE RESPECTFUL. BE RESPECTFUL. A LOT OF TROOPS DIDN’T AGREE WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT, THEY WERE RESPECTFUL. THIS RESPECT EMINATED WITH GRATITUDE. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT?>>I THINK IDEA OF COMPLAINING ABOUT EVERYTHING, MAKING AN ISSUE ABOUT IT. IF I HAD TO, I WOULD SAY THIS GOES BACK TO LIKE, GEORGE III. I DON’T WANT TO BRING UP UNPLEASANTNESS — GRIFF: YOU JUST DID.>>IN CANADA THEY DISTINGUISHED BETWEEN THE HEAD OF GOVERNMENT AND THE HEAD OF STATE. SO YOU FIGHT FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY. SO IF YOU SHOW ENTHUSIASM FOR THE QUEEN, IT DOESN’T MEAN, OH, YOU WANT TO RUN ON THE QUEEN TICKET IN THE ELECTION. KATIE: A LITTLE TOO OFF BASE WITH THE AMERICAN MEDIA.

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. they should have dropped this f**king hog into isis territory so he stops harming this country.
    He's an embarrasment to this country everywhere.
    President Obama didn't crow as much about his five or more trips into war zones, that is how is done.

  2. News to the CNN reporter President Trump doesn't have to rally the troops to be on his side they appreciate him so much they about jump out of their skin and apparently the reporter didn't listen to the entire presentation probably irritated her butt President Trump and Melania both repeated themselves several times over saying we thank you for your service you're keeping us free you do a very important job and that accounts for all the yells of support from the service men and women!!! CNN is not even worth commenting on they're so far out of touch with reality!!!

  3. Trump could find a cure for all cancer and the fake news would still find fault. I laugh at the stupidity of the fake news networks and their brain dead sheep.

  4. You guys are a little obsessed with CNN, I wonder who these stories are for. You might as well just do a story about how women get turned on by mushrooms.

  5. Instead of praising the President for going to visit the troops , who , by the way, were thrilled to see him. they turn in into something it isn't. WE ALL KNOW President Trump loves our military. There's no doubt about this…

  6. Some people here really need to give their head a shake. This is not some grudge football game , us against them scenario , winner take all. Not an American , but would certainly always vote republican ( sans the religious aspect ) if I was. Fox , msnbc , cnn all have some very acute media commentators and all have some blowhards who don't deserve the airtime. Anyone who will only listen to views they think / hope are right , wether that's right or left wing , will always be uninformed.

  7. Steyn, buddy cut back on super red bulls, your bull is now on steroid. Had Fox's ultimate enemy Obama had dared wear a beige suit , I'm sure Fox wouldn't have made it an issue, hypocracy at Fox is unbelievable.

  8. POTUS never felt safer in his life standing there surrounded by Troops….what a great President you Americans have..Merry Christmas

  9. The Left just hates the fact that a large majority of service members polled in 2016 said they voted for Trump. Personally, I find that comforting. lol

  10. just in case you idiots dont know math..its impossible to make a trip to iraq and back in 40 hours…dont be so stupid ..he never went near iraq…?..its a fact

  11. It's quite scary to see how willing media is to be ignorant just to please their base. Every time CNN covers those stories there is always a preface of "he did a good thing by visiting Iraq however…". Nobody disagrees he did a good thing but did he do a good thing in the right way?

    I'm not saying CNN isn't guilty of trying to please their base, their viewers mainly dislike the President (who seems to watch Fox) but there is almost an unwillingness from Fox to even attempt to say something bad about the President or an over-willingness to belittle any legitimate criticism if they feel it might hurt the President's feelings.

    The person who spoke most was doing so in a loud and defensive voice, the initial speaker presents the story in an overly condescending tone. This feels like an opinion piece, I can hardly call this news, every time I watch Fox for a contrary opinion I never see any facts. I only see what a fanatic base wants to hear or what I imagine the president himself would want to hear.

    I wouldn't mind if I could watch a full story without seeing one of the anchors verbally jack off the president, I want to see a contrary opinion backed with hard facts but all I get is a contrary opinion, defending a base against hard facts. If you didn't have News in your name I wouldn't care, if you said you were a talk show then cool, you do you Fox buddy but the program isn't a talk show. It's supposed to be news.

  12. Why do the female hosts from fox look like angels and those of CNN like devils? Kinda fits for the mens too tho.

  13. People, it is so passed time to STOP WATCHING CNN, and MSNBC all they do is try day in and day out to ruin not only the President and First Lady but even AMERICA!!! They twist the words so much out of context, so disgraceful and how many times have they out right been caught LYING!!!! I WILL NO LONGER GIVE THEM ANY TIME!!!! ONLY FOX!!!!!! AS LONG AS THEY ARE RESPECTFUL TO THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY!!! AND DO HONEST FACTUAL BASED TRUTHFUL REPORTING!!!

  14. It doesn't matter what Trump does. He insults people and treats them like crap, and you can't get what you want that way. Not going to happen.

  15. CNN went from "Respected News Source" to "Woman with wooden leg gives birth to pine scented baby". No wonder more people watch the cooking channel.

  16. Pretty sure she was referring to the speech itself, and not the picture taking. The right is really playing the victim card a lot these days.

  17. In Europe CNN talks a lot about Africa. I guess they want us to give money to Africa, so the Europeans can sell their products without competition to Africans.

  18. Foxnews is batshit crazy!!!
    Keep spewing Trump's stupidity and lies!!!!
    The troops DID NOT get a 10% raise!!!
    Trump is a liar and a Putin loving traitor!!!!

  19. Unfortunately, the Cartoon News Network stopped reporting current events and decided to make their entire agenda serial Trump trashing! Why does YouTube allow the majority of videos with that egocentric Don Lemon's sick countenance?

  20. Trump lied to the troops, claiming he gave them a 10% pay raise and that the military hasn't had a raise in 10 years; both demonstrable lies. He's an awful person.

  21. Don't blindly abide by what CNN states, but don't blindly abide by what Fox News state. Each network is biased in its own way. Find out the facts and make up your own minds, don't let any media group tell you what to think.

  22. How many lies does the Orange Idiot in the Whitehouse have to tell before Faux News calls him out? A 10% payrise? Coward in chief con man.

  23. I imagine the liberals believe that BOOSTING the MORAL of our troops is a SIN. After all if the TROOPS felt good about it ,that's really ALL THAT MATTERS.

  24. Thank you mister, I was in the Army and I would have been so happy to see a president are the supported us in and like Iraq there again Democrat we're over there to do what to keep our borders think about it now we're home by our own United States we need to shut the border to keep our people safe and thank you mr. Trump for supporting our military and praying to God for a country thank you mr. president

  25. The worst part is you fools on here call this man a "president" ? The idiot is politically splitting the military for his favor.

  26. I mean he did call them a bunch of suckers and lied to them about their pay raise. And then cried about being in the dark. Other than that he gets an A for effort I guess. Let's give him a pass….again.

  27. Go Trump these clowns are reeling from all sides and all cnn has is to cry about a hat like kids, There transgressions are beyond pathetic and it's all exposed. Trump owns the narrative and the world is listening.

  28. Guys go to CNN. comment on them, and tell this
    HEY bias Media how about 2008 Visit in iraq with your Obama sign a autograph. Even in 2012 in kuwait.
    And the CNN comment said"we dont know that".

    BIAS CNN.

  29. Former Gen. Barry McCaffrey, who was awarded three Purple Heart medals, two Distinguished Service Crosses, and two Silver Stars, described Trump's visit as "embarrassing" and "entirely inappropriate." You morons who voted for this terrorist dictator should be arrested, Fox News. Propaganda channel of Dr. Joseph Goebbels

  30. They were right to criticize the President for his conduct. The military is not supposed to be involved in politics and there the President was, trying to involve them in politics.

  31. What if previous presidents turned not so secret Iraq trip into political campaign?! 45 was there to promote his 2020 so suckers can send him more money.

  32. Trump doesn’t give two shits about the troops he just did that cuz people were on his ass for not visiting them shouldn’t he be at the White House trying to open the government instead he running behind the troops….

  33. I wonder why he lied to the troops about their pay raise? I wonder if he will apologize to them!? J/k, he did it because he thinks Americans are stupid , and malignant narcisists never apologize !

  34. you know Trump could find the cure for cancer and cnn would complain that the sun shines or something like that…I have a total disdain for the likes of cnn and how they try to report anything…GO TRUMP GO KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT!!!!!!

  35. How come Fox News doesn’t report on Trump lying to the troops about a 10% pay rise. If it was Obama they would of lost their minds.

  36. CNN is anti America, and need to be thrown out of our country. How much longer will we allow this fake news station to hurt our people. And what can we do about it??

  37. Trump lied to troops face saying he gave them a 10% raise which they all know never happened. Trump politicized a visit instead of visiting like a normal President.

  38. We AMERICAN PEOPLE..all OWE.. AMERICAN …AIR FORCE..NAVY ..ARMY…THOSE SOLDIERS DO THEIRS JOBS with THEIRS LIFE…….We shall say..THANK YOU…with GRATEFUL …and with TEARS for THOSE FELL…..

  39. Trump stories aside according to the recent Nielsen ratings report in November cnn had fewer viewers than sponge bob square pants on Nickelodeon. Even lower than hgtv and the food network. They laid off a lot of people this past August in a cost cutting measure. Cnn use to be a power house news network but zuckers emotional hatred for trump is just sinking them lower and lower, sad so sad to watch them

  40. There is absolutely no doubt about how Fox is shaping their opinion programe more and more towards dysfunctional, sickeneing propaganda. You can read a wood full of scientific papers about how fake fox is. This is not debateable

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