The other frightened puppies

Journalists and the left (I know) are in mourning today following the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Lenin, Hitler during the Pact years, Che Guevara, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Hugo Chavez – only rarely has the Western left seen a world-historical terrorist it didn’t admire. Baghdadi was an “austere religious scholar,” says the Washington Post. Just like Joseph Ratzinger. The ABC’s correspondent denounces President Trump for “boastful, inflammatory language” in announcing Baghdadi’s death. Because the sit-room photograph of record for the operation has a more stoic, formal and manly quality than the widely mocked little man picture taken by Barack Obama and friends following the killing of Osama bin Laden, the media has quickly found an ‘expert’ to claim it was staged. As if following a style-guide, they’re  also including references to the Democrats’ phony impeachment in all coverage of this news to head off a poll bounce at the pass. Like Baghdadi, the Western press is going to its death “crying, whimpering and screaming.”

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43 Responses to The other frightened puppies

  1. stackja

    MSM can’t handle the truth.

  2. Karabar

    I like your style.
    Due to his lust for blood and guts, Al Baghdadi could have been known as Al Gore.
    Today the world is a better place.

  3. Graham

    On this occasion the ‘austere scholar’ remark was a now changed headline in the Washington Post rather than the NYT. There is so little to distinguish between the awfulness of both publications that the confusion is understandable.
    Events like this tend to bring home to people for a short while at least how unspeakably vile the MSM now is.

  4. The MSM simply hates the west and everything that it stands for. It’s a pity that you can’t just toss the lot into an alternate universe where the lifestyle they yearn for is in abundance.

  5. C.L.

    Corrected, Graham. Thank you.

  6. JC

    The ABC report is a total fucking disgrace. The Canute who wrote the piece doesn’t just sound upset about the result. Don’t forget his name is James Glenday .

  7. Bruce in WA

    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
    He chortled in his joy.

  8. JohnJJJ

    At least the military realise that Jihadis hate and fear dogs. Just need the cops to catch on. Would have worked with Monis as well. Watch in the Arrivals hall at the airport.

  9. Baghdadi was an “austere scholar,” says the Washington Post.

    Words fail.

    For a moment I thought you were riffing on the Babylon Bee.

    No, westerners are actually sympathetic to Baghdadi. The same who accused Trump of being pusillanimous towards Bagdhadi.

  10. Mark M

    Other WaPo death notices …

    – Adolf Hitler, passionate community planner and dynamic public speaker, dies at 56.

    – Charles Manson, devout family man, famous songwriter and meditation leader, and Beach Boys super fan, passes away at 83.

    – Jeffrey Dahmer, lover of exotic cuisine, dies at 34.

    – Ted Bundy, lawyer, womanizer and aspiring politician, dead at 42.

    via twitter

  11. Ted Bundy could have been somebody if he wasn’t a raging, anger filled psychopath.

    The judge who sentenced him to die was quite upset to see the “good” side of him trapped in with the bad.

  12. Scott Osmond

    I remember being shocked back in 2013 when I found out how few readers and viewers the msn actually had. From memory 7.30 only clocked in at a piddling 140/60 thousand or so. Considering the size of the biewing population a failure. The time will come when a political party won’t even bother to be interviewed or be the prop for the propaganda they are peddling.

  13. Sean

    Bernie Sanders wanted to give him the right to vote…

  14. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    If Trump’s righteous announcement of the death of the man behind the atrocity that was and is the Islamic State is ‘boastful’ then this word has lost all meaning. If his language is also ‘inflammatory’ then we can clearly see whom the left wishes to protect so that the followers of Islam can continue to justify an inhuman ‘Caliphate’ like this one. There should be long and continuing outrage over the evil slaughter and enslavement that this man Baghdadi promulgated, organized and led. I am glad he died a death being chased by ravening dogs. That is a never-strong-enough retribution for those burned in cages, beheaded beside rivers, led in chain gangs for a bullet in the head, or those who suffered other brutalities, including the women Baghdadi’s ‘theology’ sold into rapine slavery.

    The ABC is being cravenly cautious.
    This is a historic death of an evil man. They should see it as such.

  15. jupes

    While far from “austere”, Baghdadi was indeed a scholar. He received a doctorate for Isl*mic studies in Qur*nic studies from Saddam University in Baghdad.

    In other words, he was an expert on I*lam. Hence the character of the I*lamic State.

  16. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh dear, caught in moderation. I had thought on a main thread topic more might be allowed.
    I’ll amend and try again.

    If Trump’s righteous announcement of the death of the man behind the atrocity that was and is the Eeslamic Statehood is ‘boastful’ then this word has lost all meaning. If his language is also ‘inflammatory’ then we can clearly see whom the left wishes to protect so that the followers of Eeslam can continue to justify an inhuman regime like the one Baghdadi fostered. There should be long and continuing outrage over the evil slaughter and enslavement that this man promulgated, organized and led. I am glad he died a death being chased by ravening dogs. That is a never-strong-enough retribution for those burned in cages, beheaded beside rivers, led in chain gangs for a bullet in the head, or those who suffered other brutalities, including the women Baghdadi’s ‘theology’ sold into [email protected] slavery.

    The ABC is being cravenly cautious.
    This is a historic death of an evil man. They should see it as such.

  17. jupes

    While far from “austere”, B*ghd*di was indeed a scholar. He received a doctorate for I*l*mic studies in Q*r*nic studies from S*d*am University in B*ghd*d.

    In other words, he was an expert on I*l*m. Hence the character of the I*l*mic State.

  18. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ah, both now up. First one was moderated. Second one substantially the same, but lightly fingered, as you can see.

  19. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The time will come when a political party won’t even bother to be interviewed or be the prop for the propaganda they are peddling.

    The time will come when a political party should defund most of what they do.

  20. Rob MW

    History is chock full of Austere Scholars who shit their pants right before the shadow of retribution descends to pay its respects, reap the whirlwind and be a shit stain for all of history to observe. History teaches, but they never learn.

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

  21. Someone who did something somewhere has died, said Ilhan Omar.

  22. notafan

    this austere scholar?

    On the day that President Donald Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the parents of Kayla Mueller, who was kidnapped and reportedly ra ped by the ISIS leader, say they are feeling a “roller coaster of emotions.”

    Kayla Mueller’s parents feel ‘grateful’ after US raid that resulted in Baghdadi’s death

  23. notafan

    that horrified mainstream Mu slims.

    yeah nah

    The Isl amic State or caliphate that Baghdadi declared in July 2014 over a quarter of Iraq and Syria was notable for atrocities against religious minorities and attacks on five continents in the name of a version of an ultra-fanatic Isl am that horrified mainstream Mu slims.

    The genocide of Yazidis, adherents of one of the Middle East’s oldest religions, illustrated the brutality of his rule. Thousands of men were slaughtered on their ancestral Sinjar mountain in northwestern Iraq and women were killed or taken as sex slaves. Some other religious groups suffered sexual slavery, slaughter and floggings.

    Reuters article

  24. Roger

    Some other religious groups suffered sexual slavery, slaughter and floggings.

    “Some other religious groups”?

    Who might they be?

  25. Dr Fred Lenin

    Austere scholar ,? Jt thinking , the socialistHitler was prey austere as well as being a psychopath . Stalin was no fun guy ,Mao was a sour looking piece of work , korean kim looks a real bitter tosser , castro was a big arrogant prat like Whitlam . Hawke was a pisspot Keating a sour bastard , Krud a moon faced psycho ,Giliard a sour faced slut like her mate Hilarity ,it goes on and on . Soclaism attracts the “best “ .
    Bagdadi and that murderous Malat died around the ame time ,a win for a cleaner world ,should be more of it .

  26. David Brewer

    The ABC report is a total fucking disgrace. The Canute who wrote the piece doesn’t just sound upset about the result. Don’t forget his name is James Glenday.

    Correct. Glenday shows himself absolutely desperate to denigrate and belittle Trump. He uses three main tactics:

    1. Sneering abuse: Even by the standards of this unconventional, chaotic White House…Where past US presidents would have been satisfied that a succinct, nationally televised Sunday morning statement would highlight the seriousness of the situation, this Commander-in-Chief rambled at length…He used boastful, inflammatory language…On a couple of occasions, Mr Trump promoted his own role…But Mr Trump’s early-morning antics will eventually blend into the background…And, on a lighter note, a few have been dredging up old, contradictory statements like this:@realDonaldTrump “Stop congratulating Obama for killing Bin Laden. The Navy Seals killed Bin Laden.”

    2. Deflection. Half the article is about the Ukraine, impeachment, and pointless negative speculation about how the photo of Trump and top officials in the Situation Room – sorry, “this photo, which the White House SAYS was taken in the situation room” – is sure to be used in his re-election campaign, or how things could so easily go wrong from here, e.g.:
    With this killing, will US attention turn elsewhere allowing Islamic State to regroup and rebuild? If it does make a resurgence, Mr Trump’s boastful, morning victory lap will not age well.

    3. Most importantly, not covering most of what Trump actually said and did in the speech. Not one mention of his endless praise of the soldiers and intelligence people involved or thanks to other countries for their help. No mention of his promise to continue going after ISIS remnants and other terrorists. No mention of his pointing out that he had written before 9/11 that Osama bin Laden was a threat who needed to be taken out. No mention of the wealth of detail about the scale and nature of the operation and about the course of events on the ground. No mention of Trump’s taking questions, impromptu, for 40 minutes after his announcement, without once slipping up on any detail, or letting any cat out of the bag.

    This ABC “analysis” is indeed a disgrace of total and fucking proportions.

  27. Bruce

    A respected “profession”?

    “I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all, there would be news from Hell before breakfast.”

    William Tecumsh Sherman.

  28. duncanm

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    “If your first thought about the death of a terror leader who burned people alive, beheaded aid workers & threw gay people off buildings, is to attack President Trump – you probably need to stay off Twitter today.” – Piers Morgan

  29. Indigo

    Morrison says ISIS is a many headed monster. It is, because the body is Islam.

    Try getting that comment past the censor on The Australian.

  30. Dr Fred Lenin

    The unseemly behaviour of Trump, gloating over th muder of this unfortunate psychopthic religous maniac just shows how politicaly ncorect he is . Unlike the great half black President O’bamas dignified eulogy on the unforunate death of the celebrated millionaie Osama bin laden ,a fighter for global harmony . This un elected illegal President ,who is about to be impeached for imaginary crimes against globalism, is a disgrace to the Swamp,,causing anguish and stress amongst the fighters for socialist justice ,the DNC are going to hold a memorial service to mourn the murder of a fine justic fighter . It urges like minded people overseas to join n this protest against this anti globalist horror . Mr Shwartz ( soros ) is not pleased .

  31. notafan

    The only real difference between offing bin laden and offing baghdadi is that bin laden had a direct hand in 9/11

    obambi rolled in to New York to celebrate with New Yorkers who gathered at the site of the towers for a couple of days to celebrate (I just happened to be there to witness the first day)

    If Trump had authorized bin laden and obama Baghdadi would the reactions be the same?

  32. Lee

    If Trump had authorized bin laden and obama Baghdadi would the reactions be the same?

    If Trump had killed Hitler, the haters would still have some reason to find fault with him.

  33. Tim Neilson

    The only real difference between offing bin laden and offing baghdadi is that bin laden had a direct hand in 9/11

    There may have been other differences.

    A friend of mine who was a high ranking officer in the Australian Army medical corps had a lot to do with senior US armed forces officers.

    They despised Obama.

    One reason was his role in the Bin Laden operation which they said consisted of:
    – delaying it incessantly without giving any military or diplomatic reason, until the military threatened that if his delays resulted in Bin Laden getting away they’d leak that Obama had let Bin Laden escape;
    – giving the most gutless weasel worded authorisation in military history that said flat out that the authorisation would be invalid (i.e. Obama would deny responsibility) if it turned out that any of the intelligence on which the operation was based turned out to be inaccurate;
    – after being expressly asked to delay announcing the success for 48 hours, so that the military could try to use captured intel to achieve quick follow up strikes on Al Quaeda, racing straight in front of the cameras to claim success and announcing that the SEALs had captured potentially valuable intelligence material;
    – trying to float (by indirect “leak”) a ludicrous story that Obama had pointed out flaws in the plan, which (so it was “leaked”) the military had then corrected before proceeding.

  34. Mother Lode

    Tim,

    Leaking that he had found flaws in the military plan?

    Are you serious? Ordinarily I would suspect a certain embellishment here, but Obama did have the most ridiculous ego. The sheer size of his self conceit pearched on top of the tiny point of his abilities is as astounding as if you went to Egypt and found all the pyramids upturned, standing on their pinnacles.

    Wasn’t there that thing where he told his speech writers that, if he had their jobs, he would have been the best speech writer ever?

    He is the epitome of what is wrong with affirmative action – he believed all the advantages he was gifted were earned.

  35. Tim Neilson

    Tim,

    Leaking that he had found flaws in the military plan?

    Are you serious?

    That’s what I was told.

    There were also hints of it in some media, if I recall correctly. Something about telling them that they needed more helicopters in support.

    The whole story is consistent with things that are on the public record, e.g. when asked what was his greatest regret as President he said allowing himself to be talked into intervening in Libya – same as in this story that the intel guys would have had to carry the can if things went pear shaped.

    I recall the speechwriter thing you mentioned too.

  36. Bryce

    I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.


    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/11/17/battle-plans

  37. calli

    Thanks for picking up on this, C.L. It was the first thing I noticed in this morning’s coverage,

    The ABC are despicable, why my many…many tax dollars are being funnelled to them is a disgrace.

  38. Old Lefty

    For the socialist left/Green/ABC/Fairfax axis, Stalin had either no faults at all or, sotto voce, perhaps two: his lack of a clitoris, and his nanby pamby bourgeois liberal squeamishness about exterminating the bourgeoisie.

  39. cohenite

    The msm is not going anywhere, whimpering or otherwise. In Australia, the tax payer pays for the dominant outlet, the abc. In the US all the outlets are owned by rich airheads who can handle any loss of earnings.

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