CBS, NBC frames troop withdrawal with footage of food being thrown at US military

Screen capture … Troop withdrawal, Kurds hurling fruit … Credit: ANHA

Liberal media coverage is getting more venomous and shameful every day, as evidenced by how two networks reported on the movement of U.S. troops from Syria into Iraq.

Apparently battling CNN for the low ground in media rankings, (rather than celebrate the news that American service members are withdrawing from a war zone) CBS chose to frame their reporting in terms of blaming President Trump for fears of potential ethnic cleansing of Kurds in Syria.

Reporter Holly Williams began her story showing passing troop vehicles being pelted with items from bystanders.

“Those are potatoes and other objects being thrown at an American convoy by furious locals in northeastern Syria today,” Williams said. “They also hurled abuse.

“In this part of the world, the U.S. was popular, even beloved,” she continued. “Kurdish-led forces were America’s closest partners on the ground in the fight against ISIS in Syria. Now they say they have been betrayed as American troops withdraw to neighboring Iraq, the Kurds have invited Syrian regime forces into their territory. 200,000 civilians have reportedly fled the clashes with Turkey.”

“’Mr. President, what makes you think you have the right to drive millions of Kurds out of their homes,’” tweeted a Kurdish spokesman. “’Isn’t this ethnic cleansing?’” the CBS story emphasized with a large graphic as Williams provided the voice-over.

NBC’s coverage provided by correspondent Richard Engel was even more vicious, calling the U.S. withdrawal “one of the lowest moments of America’s reputation in the Middle East in years.” Footage of protesting Kurds played as he narrated: “throwing potatoes and yelling insults at American troops ordered out of Syria.”

He continued: “At another location, Kurds holding signs for U.S. troops saying, ‘tell your children Kurdish children are dying and we did nothing to protect them.’ And President Trump, unmoved.”

Watch a video of some of those leftist-propaganda coverage highlights …

Video by CBS and NBC

CNN got the memo to use the fruits and veggies for all they are worth, even as they covered the president’s explanation outlining the importance of saving American soldiers from needless military action. “Trump Defends Syria Decision as U.S. Troops Pelted With Food” read CNN’s static footer on the screen.

A reporter asked President Trump on Monday at a White House event if the troops would be coming home or if they are being sent elsewhere.

“They’re going to be sent initially to different parts, get prepared, and then ultimately we’re bringing them home,” said Trump. “We’re bringing our troops back home,” he reiterated.

“I got elected on bringing our soldiers back home. Now, it’s not very popular within the Beltway because, you know, Lockheed doesn’t like it and these great military companies don’t like it. It’s not very popular. Outside the Beltway, my largest cheer in Dallas — I had 25,000 people, close, in that arena, a record crowd. … My largest cheer that night was two things. We’re building the wall, that’s number one, and number two and probably tied with number one was we’re bringing our soldiers back home. That was our largest cheer in Dallas.”

“When I said we’re bringing our soldiers back home, the place went crazy,” the president continued. “But within the Beltway, you know, people don’t like it. It’s much tougher for me. It would be much easier for me to let our soldiers be there, let them continue to die. I go out to Dover and I have to —I meet parents and it’s the most unpleasant thing I do. When I see that big cargo plane open and I see those coffins get rolled off, or when I go over to Walter Reed Hospital where the doctors are incredible, by the way, saving people that could have never been saved even five years ago, you know that. But those people are horribly wounded, horribly, horribly wounded. Wounded warriors. It’s the toughest thing I do.”

“For what? For what? There are times to fight, and there are times not to fight,” Trump said, before pointing out that we have strong options beyond using our military.

“There are times to be smart. We have tremendous economic power and we’re using our economic power. Much more powerful in certain ways than playing with guns. And much better for our country and much better for everybody, and actually much better for humanity.”

Watch President Trump’s explanation …

Video by CNN 




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