A few days ago I noted that the because Trump’s Syria strike caught both the MSM and the Democrat allies completely off guard meaning they had no chance to coordinate their message. This meant that the MSM in general and CNN in particular was forced to play it straight.
Given that the strike was a success, coordinated with allies and the Russian response positively Obamawellian (do it AGAIN and you’ll be in trouble) the coverage was a positive disaster for the entire left, their only sop being the attempt to use the President’s “Mission Accomplished” tweet against him.
At the time I said once Democrats had a chance to poll and focus group the issue we would see what united message the Media and left would push on the Syrian strike we now know what that meme is:
“What Syrian Strike?”
Rush Limbaugh noticed the same thing:
Ladies and gentlemen, have you noticed how quickly, I mean, instantly the Drive-By Media has stopped reporting about Trump’s attack on Syria? You can’t find anything about it! You can’t find anything about anything other than Comey today. The attack began Friday evening, and by Saturday morning it was already pretty much disappeared from the headlines. I wonder why that is?
There is an old saying, if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all, with our friends on the left it’s more like, if all you can’t find something nasty to say about Donald Trump, don’t say anything at all.
Or in the words of Iowahawk
Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 9, 2013
The left can only hope that Syria gets the message, because the last thing they need is Trump reminding voters of before the fall elections is what a President who leads looks like.