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Washington Post Hits Trump For ‘Strong-Arming’ Erdogan Over Imprisoned Pastor, Praises Erdogan as ‘Unbowed’

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The Washington Post is apparently so anti-President Donald Trump that its writers and editorial staff can’t even find it within their news sensibilities to support the White House’s strong stand against Turkey over that Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s false imprisonment of a Christian pastor.

The news staff had to find cause to ding Trump, and support Erdogan.

What kind of world are we living in when the media in America can’t even side with the safety of a wrongly imprisoned Christian pastor, over that of a brutal Muslim dictator?

As Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch wrote:

Washington Post Hits Trump For ‘Strong-Arming’ Erdogan Over Imprisoned Pastor, Praises Erdogan as ‘Unbowed’

The Post also wrote: “But Erdogan’s ability to benefit from the crisis has raised questions about whether Trump underestimated the Turkish leader, a ‘nimble tactician’ who is convinced that Western powers are bent on crippling Turkey because of its status as a strong Muslim nation.”

It doesn’t matter to the Post that Erdogan is busy dismantling Turkish secularism, or that he had Turkish mosques call for jihad as his military moved against the Kurds. They don’t care that he has laid claim to the lands once ruled by the Ottoman Empire. They don’t care how repressive or aggressive he is. He is against Trump, and that makes him the Washington Post’s friend, no matter what.

“WaPo Says Trump ‘Strong-Arming’ Turkish Islamist President Erdogan. Then It Offers This Description Of Erdogan,” by Hank Berrien, Daily Wire, August 20, 2018:

The Washington Post, in a seeming effort to undermine President Trump, published a story on Sunday night in which Trump’s efforts to get Turkey to release a detained American pastor were referred to as “strong-arming,” while Turkish Islamist President Recip [sic] Erdogan’s resistance was limned as heroically “unbowed.”

The Post wrote Trump initiated “market-rattling economic sanctions and humiliating public rebukes” but “Erdogan, for the moment, appears unbowed.”

The Post opines that Erdogan has used Trump’s aggressive posture to rally domestic support to his side, thus vitiating the anger against him for Turkey’s failing economy. The Post delightedly quotes Erdogan huffing that Turkey “will not surrender to those who act like a strategic partner but make us a strategic target.”…

No matter, the Post has Erdogan’s back: “But Erdogan’s ability to benefit from the crisis has raised questions about whether Trump underestimated the Turkish leader, a ‘nimble tactician’ who is convinced that Western powers are bent on crippling Turkey because of its status as a strong Muslim nation, said Lisel Hintz, a professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.”

The Post gleefully quotes Hintz bloviating, “Trump has played exactly into Erdogan’s hands.”…

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