Bruce: Media Doesn't Report Success Against ISIS Because It Doesn't Fit Anti-Trump Narrative
A conservative New York Times columnist on Sunday wrote a piece on how the media has largely ignored President Donald Trump's successful strategy against ISIS.
In a column titled “A War Trump Won," Ross Douthat said Trump effectively routed ISIS in Syria and Iraq without the need of a massive ground troop invasion and without getting into a war with Russia or Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
He argued that the press has failed by "not adequately reporting an important success because it does not fit into the narrative of Trumpian disaster in which our journalistic entities are all invested."
On "Happening Now," Tammy Bruce said this highlights the fact that the media will ignore Trump's successes, and instead focus on "the news of gossip."
She said it's remarkable that ISIS has essentially been defeated in the Middle East, yet it's not being covered as such.
She disagreed with Douthat's assertion that Trump overshadows his own accomplishments by creating unrelated controversy, however, arguing that those controversies are often manufactured by the media.
"The media does move a narrative. Gone are the days when it's just about reporting the facts of the matter," Bruce said. "And what the American people don't see is what's not reported. That's why this conversation's so important."
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Judith Miller said the Trump administration has "carried out the policy that Ash Carter implemented in the last year of the Obama administration."
Miller said former President Barack Obama "screwed this up," blaming his earlier policies for the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
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