Wow. We’ve been watching the media spin, spin, and spin some more since Trump won in 2016, but HOLY MOLY they have kicked it into overdrive with this Ilhan Omar debacle. Still waiting for someone to point out that Omar could have avoided ALL of this if she had just apologized from the get-go instead of deflecting and pretending her comments weren’t her fault.
It’s all beyond annoying and disrespectful.
Which is probably why the media is working so hard to defend her.
Part of Trump’s appeal to the GOP base in 2016 was based on expressing explicit fears of Muslims. In Omar, his aides and allies believe he’s found the perfect foil to try to tag the entire Dem party with. https://t.co/UfravnCfQB
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 15, 2019
You know what, we can’t even.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 15, 2019
YES. TRUMP POUNCED!
We’re all POUNCING!
Here a pounce, there a pounce, everwhere a POUNCE POUNCE.
So much pouncing.
All the pouncing in fact.
They really can’t accept that she’s said some questionable things, and is now being called out for them. Trump’s hardly tagged the entire Dem party either, the Dem party decided to circle the wagons around her.
— andrew (@giantmusky) April 15, 2019
The media need to frame the Right as unhinged about this, that it’s somehow not Ilhan’s fault that she said something so gross. Just those crazy right-wingers again who hate Muslims blah blah blah … that’s exactly what they sound like.
So much "pouncing" lol
— Pramis (@Pramis) April 15, 2019
I am muslim and I found what she said to be problematic. Words matter and she should have been more careful about how she phrased it. 9/11 is not just some other attack, it was the biggest attack on american values and we as a country, to dismiss this and deflect it is dishonest.
— Mirza Baig (@Azrimgiab) April 15, 2019
And she provides ample ammunition
— HipHop Thought Emancipator (@HipHopThinker) April 15, 2019
Ain’t THAT the truth?