(TNS)Â Lunatics: AÂ CNN correspondent actually suggested Friday that Saudi Arabian journalistÂ Jamal Â KhashoggÂ was likely killed by his government because of POTUS Donald Trump’s ‘hostility’ towards the U.S. media.
Khashogg, a correspondent forÂ The Washington Post, was believed to have been killed at the Saudi embassy in Turkey on orders of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, or MBS.
CNN‘s John Berman first referenced POTUS Trump’s comments during a rally in Montana Thursday afterÂ Trump praised Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., for slamming a reporter to the ground by saying someone who can do that is â€œmy kind of guy,” theÂ Washington Examiner reports.
That then allowed him to segue into the ridiculous assertion that POTUS Trump’s media hostility made it easier for the Saudi’s to killÂ Khashogg.
â€œIâ€™m not saying that Jamal Khashoggi was murdered because of Greg Gianforte,â€ Berman said. â€œBut I am saying, though, is that if youâ€™re the Saudi crown prince, you donâ€™t look at the current White House and the Trump administration as an administration that necessarily stands up for the rights of journalists around the world.â€
What an idiot.
Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., swatted Berman’s notion aside.
â€œWe have a media here that, unlike in other countries like in Saudi Arabia thatâ€˜s controlled by the government, this is a media thatâ€™s actually very, very hostile to this government,â€ Santorum said. â€œSo Iâ€™m not too sure that youâ€™re talking about apples to apples. Most of these authoritarian countries, journalists are not folks who are problematic to them.”
The Saudi monarchy is an authoritarian government that doesn’t abide by media criticism.
KhashoggÂ was a major critic of MBS and, by default, the monarchy.
Right or wrong, like it or not,Â that’sÂ why he was murdered, period.
Only a lunatic with Trump Derangement Syndrome fromÂ CNN would blame the murder on Trump.
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