Jaws drop over Associated Press’ suspicious request to Gold Star families

The Associated Press has generated backlash after it boldly solicited Gold Star families to come forward with their stories of contact with the White House.

With the left-wing national media on a never-ending search for the latest way to bash President Trump, exploiting the pain of service families who have lost loved ones in combat is not off-limits.

Of course, there is no direct indication that the AP is looking for those predisposed to slam Trump, but with the latest display of the biased media’s coverage of the president’s remarks to a Gold Star widow, it is not a stretch to assume this is the case.

One of the first responses to the AP tweet from a former Reuters journalist called attention to just that.

Trump’s private phone conversation to the grieving widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush attack in Niger earlier this month, was publicized and misrepresented by a Democratic congresswoman. The situation spiraled as Rep. Frederica Wilson slammed the president for what she claimed were insensitive comments to Johnson’s widow, while Trump accused the Florida Democrat of having “fabricated” his words.

The press locked into the feeding frenzy as each comment that emerged in the story prompted another round of accusations, attacks and more media coverage as families of the fallen were paraded by news outlets in hopes of making Trump look bad.

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Was the AP request to interview Gold Star families considered real journalism in light of the media’s relentless pursuit to regularly show Trump in a bad light?

This was the debate on social media as many Twitter users weighed in on what Fox News contributor Brian Flood called the liberals’ push to “weaponize” Gold Star families.

“Mainstream media outlets now seem to be approaching the families of dead soldiers one by one in an attempt to find the next controversy surrounding President Trump,” Flood wrote. “The families of fallen soldiers now are used as political ammunition and, sadly, there seems to be no end in sight in the current media landscape.”

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