The mainstream media acting as a mouthpiece for the left is nothing new.
But what is new is that we in the watching and listening public get a case-in-point example of pro-left, anti-right media bias in two short news cycles, so closely reported.
After all, it was just in the last couple weeks Cuban dictator Fidel Castro breathed his last murderous breath and died. And it was just in the last couple weeks President Obama reached out to express his heartfelt condolences for the Cuban people over the loss of their dear leader.
And once again, it was just in the last couple weeks the mainstream media swooned over Obama’s display of graciousness, completely glossing over the fact that his fawning was at a tyrannical leader who regularly starved his people – while treating political dissenters to the firing line.
So fast-forward a week, and it’s Donald Trump’s turn to take center stage on the foreign relations front, this time with Taiwan.
Just a few days ago, Taiwan’s president called Trump to offer congratulations for the White House win…but rather than applaud Trump for his diplomatic acceptance of the phone call and his subsequent engagement in conversation for a span of ten minutes, the media went berserk.
As Vice President Mike Pence said, during a segment on “This Week” on ABC, it’s absolutely nuts.
“This was a courtesy call,” Pence said, Breitbart reported. “Plus, I have to tell you … it’s a little mystifying to me that President Obama can reach out to a murdering dictator in Cuba in the last year and be hailed as a hero for doing it and President-elect Donald Trump takes a courtesy call from a democratically elected leader in Taiwan and it’s become something of a controversy.”
Really. Well said, Pence.
“I think the American people appreciate the fact that our president-elect is taking calls from and reaching out to the world,” Pence continued, Breitbart reported, “and preparing on day one to lead American on the world stage.”