The MSM Response to the Syria Strike: What Syria Strike?

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The MSM Response to the Syria Strike: What Syria Strike?

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

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.

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

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.