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An Al Goodwyn Cartoon: Trump reveals al-Baghdadi death among media bias

Written By | Oct 28, 2019
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WASHINGTON: Al-Baghdadi is dead and the press are not feeling much better. A quick scan of the headlines will tell you everything you need to know about the mainstream media’s reaction to al-Baghdadi’s death.  Journalists woke up Sunday morning to a pending major Trump announcement planned for 9:00am.  Hopes were high as they began praying for a sudden Trump resignation, or perhaps a recording of Trump singing “You Are My Sunshine” to Putin.

Or maybe the discovery of a Trump diary written when he was 13.

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Unfortunately for our single-minded media elites, the announcement was about the raid and subsequent death of al-Baghdadi.  Adam Schiff was inconsolable from within his impeachment bunker, otherwise known as the Schiff Sieve.

Nancy Pelosi offered her encouragement by bulging her eyeballs out a couple of additional centimeters and yelling “Fly my pretties! Find that dark lining around this silver cloud!”




With those marching orders, here are a few of the actual headlines that emerged during Sunday afternoon.

From Newsweek:

Obama White House photographer suggests Trump Situation Room photo of unfolding al-Baghdadi raid was staged

 

From CNN:

The 41 most shocking lines from Donald Trump’s Baghdadi announcement

 

From USA Today:

Donald Trump withheld details of ISIS raid from Nancy Pelosi, other congressional Democrats

From NBC:

The killing of al-Baghdadi is a win Trump needed, but the credit could be fleeting

With the sub-headline:

Analysis: The ISIS leader is hardly a household name, as was Osama bin Laden.

[A quick note to NBC, if you feel the need to qualify who’s a household name and who isn’t, you might be trying too hard.]

From the Washington Post:




In creating spectacle around Baghdadi’s death, Trump departs from Obama’s more measured tone on bin Laden
The Post proceeded to play with other headlines like an undecided squirrel plays in the street.

First, they described al-Baghdadi as “Islamic State’s terrorist-in-chief.”  This had to be changed because Obama would never use the word “terrorist.”  Then al-Baghdadi was an “austere religious scholar.”  This, though, made him sound like faculty at Bob Jones University instead of the embodiment of evil.

The Post compromised on “extremist leader of the Islamic state.” The squirrel survived but not without injuring its credibility.

The best headline of the day comes from the Daily Wire.

“OOPS: ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit has terrorist thanking Trump for ‘Bringing Jobs Back to ISIS’ — just after U.S. forces had killed ISIS leader”

The media may be intentionally biased but the unintentional bonus was seeing Saturday Night Live funny again, although only momentarily.

Al Goodwyn

Al Goodwyn

Al Goodwyn's cartoons have appeared in numerous newspapers including the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and the Washington Examiner. Other outlets carrying his cartoons and illustrations include magazines, books, and websites. His editorial cartooning career spans more than 20 years, over which time he's won numerous editorial cartooning awards including the most recent in 2018 and 2019 from the South Carolina Press Association, in 2019 from the DC chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and in 2020 he won 2nd place in the 2020 Green Eyeshade Awards for editorial cartooning in the Southeast. You can contact Al at al@goodwyncartoons.com and see more of his work at goodwyncartoons.com.