The mainstream media would like you to believe they are unbiased, especially when it comes to reporting on political matters that concern President Trump. They attempt to paint themselves as arbiters of truth in a world of fake news, as spewed by the president on Twitter. Perhaps it is because of this sanctimonious attitude that so many conservatives take such pleasure in pointing out instances of blatant bias and anti-Trump sentiment.
For instance, President Trump executed an impromptu visit to Afghanistan to spend Thanksgiving with our men and women in uniform who couldn’t be home.
Trump calls out Newsweek for ‘reporting’ Thanksgiving plans that we’re WAY off base https://t.co/rAxcvDI9sF
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 29, 2019
While this doesn’t seem like an act of ill-will or some other nefarious plot, CNN’s Jake Tapper decided that – for whatever reason – he needed to put a negative spin on it.
CNN: President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to troops in Afghanistan, the first time he’s visited that nation, where the US has been at war for 18 years.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 28, 2019
It’s wildly unclear why Tapper felt the need to squeeze that last half in there, but certainly gave conservative Twitter a lot to work with.
Pretty cool to have a president who appreciates the troops.
— Pooka Luck (@MuchLuck) November 28, 2019
All 18 years of it
— Action Costanza 🥨 (@LOLatSJWs) November 29, 2019
— BrownSkin (@BrunusCutis) November 28, 2019
Hate knows no boundaries, even on Thanksgiving, from most commenting on this thread. Sad. I didn’t vote for Trump but I’m thrilled he visited the troops separated from their families today. God bless him & everyone else on this Thanksgiving Day.
— carol (@beachws) November 28, 2019
— Jeff Smith (@Jeffsmith5084) November 29, 2019
Are you seriously complaining a sitting President didn’t visit an active war zone more often? Potentially even during the 15 years before his inauguration? Your Democratic Party editors might get worried about how often LBJ visited Saigon, or FDR on Omaha Beach.
— Bocephus (@lordthx1139) November 28, 2019
He also visited the troops in Iraq for Christmas last year…
C’mon Jake. Just because you work for CNN doesn’t mean you have to be this petty. pic.twitter.com/kBOwgBbmyp
— Kevin Barnard (@KevyB1990) November 28, 2019
But this isn’t the first time that Tapper has been called out for exhibiting massive anti-Trump bias.
As BizPac Review reported in late September, Tapper declared that Trump has Fox News and “an army of trolls” to defend him from impeachment.
“President Trump has something that Nixon did not have,” Tapper declared. “He has Fox News. He has an army of trolls. He has websites that will defend anything he says or does, and that could very well come into play. They are already coming to his defense.”
It’s unfortunate that Tapper couldn’t help but cast the president’s visit overseas in a negative light but at this point, it’s standard fare with the mainstream media. It’s also yet another reason why people don’t trust the reporting at CNN or any other liberal-leaning news outlet.
Sierra Marlee is a millennial whose hunger for the truth in a world of fake news has led her to BizPac Review.
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