We long for the quaint unspoken rule that politicians don’t engage in partisan attacks or criticize their political opponents from overseas. President Obama has made a sport of eviscerating this decorum.
Similarly, Hillary Clinton declared in an interview on Israeli TV that ISIS is “rooting for Donald Trump’s victory.” The terrorists, according to Clinton, are praying, “Please, Allah, make Trump president of America.” The illogic of this claim aside, the mainstream media failed to take Clinton to task for fear-mongering and attacking from overseas the patriotism of an American politician—as they always do while attempting to criticize Republicans for such perceived affronts.
For example, the media came down hard on Trump for mild praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin, especially that uttered in an interview with American media icon (and Trump friend) Larry King. They piled on the he-said-this-on-Russian-media trope because King’s show happens to be syndicated on Russia Today, a government-controlled outlet.
This criticism of Trump for a non-offense compared to silence on Clinton shows a double standard outrageous even by MSM standards.