Posted by Tina
The dust is settling around the mysterious death (murder) of Jamal Khashoggi. Speculation and assertions can be set aside for the moment as information is supplied. Sebastian Gorka fills in details of interest at American Greatness in his piece, “Why the Media Couldn’t Care Less About Khashoggi.”
1. Khashoggi “was neither an American nor was he strictly speaking a journalist.” Heonly recently moved to the US and operates as an opinion writer and commentator.
2. Khashoggi “was a friend of the Osama bin Laden family and an activist.”
3. The WaPo is praising Khashoggi and calling him a “champion of free speech and democracy.” But he is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood…”the ideological mothership that gave us Hamas, al-Qaeda, and, eventually, the Islamic State. ”
4. Khashoggi’s organization, “DAWN (Democracy for the Arab World), was providing the glide path for Islamists to pervert and subvert any nascent structures of representative government in the Middle East.”
As Mr. Gorka states in his article, none of these facts excuse this brutal (barbarick) murder.
But they do underscore the delicate position of our administration in dealing with the Saudi government. The Saudi’s have been a helpful ally in the Middle East for many decades. It’s important to handle this matter with care.
And then there’s the matter of media coverage. If Americans are going to know the truth it’s important that we are aware of the reliability, or lack thereof, in reports coming from American news sources. Analysis shows that 90% of coverage of President Trump by the main stream media is negative. Keeping that in mind, Gorka asks:
1. “How many column-inches have already been expended on this one foreign death overseas in past three days, versus those dedicated to the deaths of three American nationals, including a serving ambassador, in the whole month after the Benghazi attack in September 2012?”
2. “…as former CNN defense correspondent and radio host Chris Plante has recently asked, how many hours of TV coverage have already been broadcast on Khashoggi’s fate as opposed to Seth Rich’s murder? Rich, after all, was an American working at the center of American politics who was killed in the nation’s capital.”
Regarding the Khashoggi murder? Beware of mainstream media coverage and liberal talking points. Instead….
Media worthy reads: Ben Weingarten, The Federalist, “Why Is Khashoggi Being Made The Defining Issue Of U.S. Foreign Policy?
Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times, “Pompeo scolds ABC News for ‘factually false’ report he listened to Khashoggi murder tape”
Virginia Kruta, The Daily Caller, “Benghazi Survivor Has Choice Words For Those Who Criticize Trump Over Khashoggi”