Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a statement regarding the Saudi government’s handling of the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi:
POMPEO says Saudis have shown a “serious commitment to determine all the facts and ensure accountability” in Khashoggi case. pic.twitter.com/u7Vw0jAgbK
— William Gallo (@GalloVOA) October 16, 2018
One could certainly argue that Pompeo’s statement isn’t forceful or decisive enough when it comes to holding Saudi leadership accountable. But New York Times columnist Nick Kristof is not the guy to be making that argument:
This is the kind of absurd-on-its-face propaganda that would embarrass even a North Korean spokesman. It's bad enough that Pompeo is whitewashing a murder; he doesn't need to insult our intelligence. https://t.co/WTVrRQyZxl
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) October 17, 2018
Willing purveyor of propaganda on behalf of murderous regimes says what?
Like taking a photo op around North Korea or calling the Iranian Mullahs moderates https://t.co/Isy1ygWfMQ
— Mujahed (@kebejay) October 17, 2018
But… you did this with North Korea. https://t.co/PiQdCbPyUZ
— RBe (@RBPundit) October 17, 2018
dude: you traveled to North Korea, repeated their talking points…….
— Harry Angstrom (@HarryAngstrom60) October 17, 2018
And not only that, but as Twitchy told you over the weekend, Kristof’s bosses at the New York Times have been selling tickets for reporter-led tours of Saudi Arabia, for the low price of $11,995 per person.
Nick Kristof is in no position to stake out the moral high ground here. Or anywhere.