Conservatives Called Obama “Vindictive,” But Now They’re Praising Trump
When Jorge Ramos was kicked out of the Trump event two days ago, Conservative media immediately circled the wagons, denouncing Ramos as a “heckler” and “activist”…certainly not a reporter. The standing ovation given to Trump by those on the right for sending Ramos “back to Univision” was silly and so I thought to myself, “how did they react when Obama did the same thing? How did they react when he didn’t even go anywhere as far as Trump did (the Major Garrett/Iran episode when the nuclear deal was first announced)?”
Well…they acted about as you would expect. Like the hypocritical false victims that they are:
HotAir on Obama kicking the Washington Times off of his campaign plane in 2008:
it just looks like vindictiveness, and perhaps even worse. Obama and his supporters have gotten vicious with reporters who ask questions and do research that put Obama in a bad light, and this adds to the general pattern we’ve seen since the primaries.
HotAir on Trump:
When reporters first started huffing about this on Twitter, it sounded as though Trump had booted this guy out of the room for doing nothing more than asking him a question he didn’t care for, an ominous sign from a would-be president who’s building a reputation for holding grudges. But that’s not what happened. Ramos, true to form, simply stood up and started grandstanding about deportation as Trump tried to call on another reporter. He’s the most shameless amnesty shill in American media and makes no apologies for it; his advice to colleagues in journalism is “Don’t be neutral. Neutrality is for referees in a football game.”
In perhaps the most stunning example of this sick hypocrisy, here’s Fox News and an article titled “Major Garrett Dares To Ask Obama About Americans Still Held In Iran And Liberal Media Freaks Out”:
That’s the bizarre disconnect encountered by CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett when he interrupted the Obama Iran deal press conference with, well, journalism. Garrett stood up and asked Obama, “why you are content” to leave those four people behind in Iran, unaided by American diplomacy?
You would think Garrett dropped the “N” word.
So Fox was probably equally outraged at the treatment of Trump towards Ramos, right? Here’s the Fox News article written by Howard Kurtz titled, “Why Jorge Ramos Crossed The Line In Confronting Donald Trump:”
If Jorge Ramos looked like an activist disrupting an event the other night, perhaps that is no accident.
The Univision anchor has devoted much of his career to crusading on the issue of illegal immigration. And he clearly wanted to force a confrontation at Donald Trump’s Iowa news conference.
Anyone who buys Ramos’ claim that he was just a reporter trying to ask a question hasn’t watched the tape carefully enough.
In October of 2014, Democratic Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen kicked Breitbart’s Matthew Doyle out of a campaign event. Here’s how he reported on that:
It is highly unusual for a political campaign of either political party to kick a congressionally credentialed reporter out of an open press campaign event. It is normal for campaigns to ask partisan political operatives, like media trackers-people who work for campaigns or other political operations filming footage and gathering other information on their political opponents to be used against them-to leave, but reporters are a different story.
And Breitbart writes on Ramos in an article titled “Jorge Ramos Is A Ridiculous Activist:”
The mainstream media is circling the wagons right now, defending Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos for heckling Republican presidential contender Donald Trump at an Iowa press conference Tuesday night. Calling him the Spanish-language Walter Cronkite, the destination press is doing everything in its power to present Ramos as having the upper hand in the illegal immigration debate. Politico declared “Trump Meets His Match In Jorge Ramos” and the Los Angeles Times apparently wants Trump to apologize.
There’s only one problem with that: Jorge Ramos is ridiculous.
I could go on and on like this probably forever, but you get the point.
It’s really quite interesting. They say Trump was correct to kick Ramos out of the event because he had an agenda, wasn’t neutral, was an activist. Yet these are all self-proclaimed “conservative” media reporters that are the first to admit that they have an agenda, aren’t neutral, are fighting for their causes.