Media outlets are ignoring any pretense of objective reporting, a possible indication that internal polls aren’t favoring Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The Babylon Bee, a conservative satirical website, ran a headline this week "reporting" that "Media Criticizes Trump For Ignoring Social Distancing Guidelines While Saving Baby From Oncoming Train."
Although it’s not quite that bad, like all good satire, it was pretty close to the truth.
The Trump administration announced two Mideast peace agreements that it had brokered — the first between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and the second between Israel and Bahrain — collectively referred to as the Abraham Accords.
National media outlets all but ignored the event, even though we would have witnessed in non-stop coverage if it had happened during the Obama years.
In contrast, any coverage the Trump announcement managed to eke out was, in many cases, negative.
In an analysis for The Washington Post, Ishaan Tharoor called the peace deals that were formalized at the White House Tuesday were a mere "mirage," unworthy of notice.
The Atlantic saw mainly losers in the deal, proclaiming "Iran and the Palestinians Lose Out in the Abraham Accords."
However, Iran is no friend to world peace — especially in the Mideast — and agreements between Israel and Palestine have been attempted and failed since at least the late 1970s. If anything, the Abraham Accords will light a fire under Palestine to engage in serious negotiations.
Vox journalist Aaron Rupar displayed his ignorance of foreign relations by offering a “Reality check: Israel has never gone to war with UAE or Bahrain.”
Similarly, InvestigateRussia.org editor-in-chief Jacki Schechner joined in and asked, “What am I missing? Was there conflict between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain?”
Even some so-called "conservative" outlets saw nothing to celebrate.
Daniel Larison of the American Conservative claimed that "The quick unraveling of the agreement in a matter of days is a measure of the amateurish, slapdash nature of Trump administration negotiations."
However, if it had been so easy that the accords could be hammered out "in a matter of days," why didn’t the previous administration attempt them?
They would have had every reason to at least try in order to add substance to the Nobel Peace Prize President Obama was awarded shortly after entering the White House.
The reason they didn’t attempt it is because they believed it would have been impossible.
"Let me tell you a few things that I’ve learned for sure in the last few years," then-Secretary of State John Kerry told a gathering at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum in 2016.
"There will be no separate peace between Israel and the Arab world. I want to make that very clear to all of you," he said, sounding as though he were lecturing a class of incoming freshman college students.
"I’ve heard several prominent politicians in Israel sometimes saying, 'Well, the Arab world is in a different place now, we just have to reach out to them and we can work some things with the Arab world and [then] we’ll deal with the Palestinians.' No, no, no, and no."
No one should be surprised by any of this.
Trump’s tax and regulation-cutting policies resulted in the return of manufacturing jobs to the United States, a feat Obama claimed would require "a magic wand."
When the economy took off, resulting in record-low minority unemployment, Obama actually tried to take credit for it.
Yet in a moment of total lack of self-awareness, former first lady Michelle Obama audaciously claimed this week that she and the 44th president "never could've gotten away with some of the stuff that's going on now" in the White House because their "community wouldn't have accepted that."
She actually has it totally backwards.
The Trump administration isn’t getting away with anything. It’s been repeatedly accused of fabricated wrongdoings.
They’re also not getting any credit.
One final blow: Now that Trump has received no fewer than two nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts, not only in the Middle East but also the Balkans, Atlantic staff writer Graeme Wood suggested the time has come to "End the Nobel Peace Prize."
Of course. And it won’t let up until after November 3.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. Read Michael Dorstewitz's Reports — More Here.
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