CNN’s Double Standard was on full display in an article published on Friday evening, when CNN analyst Nick Patton Walsh described Joe Biden’s airstrike on Syria as “minimally lethal” and “a small signal that the Biden administration is not gun-shy.”
Unlike President Donald Trump’s “sledgehammer” diplomacy, the “scalpel”-like strike was a reasonable move in Biden’s efforts to bring Iran back into the 2015 nuclear deal, which Trump pulled out of in 2018.
The article went on to praise Biden’s cabinet of Iran “experts” and criticize the “damage the last four years of Trump has done to faith in careful American diplomacy.”
Not surprisingly, CNN can’t even keep their Trump-hate messaging straight.
While they’ll deny it, CNN loves war. In fact, it’s the news network’s original claim to fame, because death and destruction make for good ratings.
So when Trump launched his own strikes on the same militia in Syria in 2019, he received some rare praise from CNN.
But now that Biden is President, CNN quickly did a little revisionist history.
Twitter takes notice of CNN’s Double Standard
Check me in this….. nothing on @CNN on the front page about the Syria bombing…..odd right?
— ol s'imple jack head (@JackArmsHead) February 27, 2021
Weird, nothing about Syria from CNN although they did share a nice post on how to transform Girl Scout cookies into elegant desserts.
— Tiffany Toth (@TiffanyTothxoxo) February 26, 2021
CNN finally mentioned Biden's airstrike on Syria and it really feels like this is the Stars and Stripes news network or some shit
— ∎ ∎ ∎ ∎ ∎ ∎ ∎ ∎ ∎ ι тнιηҜ ƒσя уσυ. the cat leftist (@ithinkforu) February 26, 2021
— Steve -People over politics (@abetterworld98) February 26, 2021
— Shore News Network (@ShoreNewsNJ) February 26, 2021
CNN apparently showing non stop reports when President Trump supporters went to Capital & people like pelosi hid under desks????. CNN & rest can't show sniffer biden BOMBING Syria, I mean President Trump 4 years NO WARS, sniffer few weeks War Monger BOMBS Syria?? https://t.co/EVTwnSov8A
— Daisy Churchill (@DaisyChurchill4) February 27, 2021
— WhiteNewsUSA (@WhiteNewsUSA) February 27, 2021
CNN’s Double Standard Isn’t Shocking Since Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris Also Did It.
The double standard between Trump and Biden on Syria isn’t exclusive to CNN. Nor for that matter at any other mainstream news network.
Since even Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and his administration had to conveniently forget their lecturing President Trump over his 2019 Syrian Airstrike. As well as President Trump’s 2020 drone attack on the very same Iranian militia group.
Harris went so far as to lecture Trump that he should have consulted Congress before his reckless attack on Syria.
Of course, Kamala Harris said nothing despite Joe Biden not consulting Congress before launching his airstrike on Syria.
The president needs to lay out a comprehensive strategy in Syria in consultation with Congress — and he needs to do it now.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) April 14, 2018
When the Trump administration targeted the Kataib Hezbollah militia and other Shia Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).
Biden himself led the chorus of Democrats who denounced President Donald Trump’s move at the time, saying he “tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox.”
My statement on the killing of Qassem Soleimani. pic.twitter.com/4Q9tlLAYFB
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 3, 2020