• “A Scholar Dies”? WaPo’s Weird Take on al-Baghdadi’s Death Earns Deserved Backlash

    Surge Summary: The Washington Post’s Strange description of terrorist leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and his death at the hands of the U.S. Military prompt a well-earned backlash from social media. What was their motivation for their reserved characterization of this killer?

    by Gary Bauer

    If you needed another example of the left’s bizarre mindset, you got it with this Washington Post headline: “Austere Religious Scholar At Helm Of Islamic State Dies At 48.”

    Really?  Well, if Baghdadi was a religious scholar, then I suppose he did represent Islam when he was cutting off the heads of infidels, raping infidel women and setting infidels on fire.

    Needless to say, the social media backlash against the Post’s nonsense was brutal.  Some suggested it would be like referring to Adolf Hitler as “a local painter” or “renowned orator.”  It would be laughable if it wasn’t so disturbing.

    Baghdadi didn’t die at 48.  He was taken out by the U.S. military for his war crimes.  I suppose we should be thankful that the Post headline didn’t read:  “Renowned Religious Scholar And Dedicated Father Dies During Home Invasion.”

    Whoever wrote the Washington Post headline is either an Islamist sympathizer or someone who so hates America that they should have no place anywhere near the operation of the newspaper of the nation’s capital.

    In other low points for the press, NBC yesterday attacked Trump for taking a “victory lap.”  Of course, NBC is only interested in political leaders doing apology tours for America.  CNN also cut short its coverage of the president’s press conference.  This from the network that complains Trump doesn’t do enough press conferences!

    Image: Screen Shot: CBS News; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDaA414xooQ

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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