Fake news, fake concern

Progressive media types seem pretty upset that Trump may not be giving ‘Rocket Man’ Kim Jong Un the

By —— Bio and Archives--September 20, 2017

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Before - and during - President Trump’s United Nations address, he referred to North Korea’s “Supreme Leader” as “Rocket Man.”

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This has liberal talking heads in a tizzy.  It seems that they prefer the president show the by-all-accounts deranged North Korean dictator the respect he deserves.  After all, as CBS News’ Gayle King points out, he is the “president” of North Korea….

How dare one mock the glorious, beloved, Supreme Leader and his equally magnificent and virile bowl cut?

Gayle King wasn’t alone in her totally-genuine distress.  MSNBC’s Katy Tur was equally worried. She wondered if it was a good idea to poke fun at the Norks’ rotund pervert-in-chief.

This is a variation on a left-wing theme that emerged during the Obama administration.  If you call out your enemies, they won’t like you, and they’ll do something awful. We heard this often in relation to Islamic extremism.  Calling ISIS “Islamic” would, they claimed, only make things worse. It’s a ridiculous hot take, since - just as it was with ISIS - the situation is already unacceptable and it got that way despite (or thanks to) decades of coddling and appeasement.

Frankly, I think it’s safe to assume that the “concern” over nicknames is totally false.  If Obama - or Hillary Clinton - was rattling the saber at the Kim Jong Un, these very same people would all be talking about the brave, bold, decision to call out this foul human-rights abuser. Since it’s Trump, they’re feigning anxiety so they can use it as an attack.

The fact that virtually every left-leaning news outlet is simultaneously offering the same hot take tells you everything you need to know.

We’ll let William Shatner take us out…

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