The mainstream media, as evidenced by the Washington Post (“Our Hypocrisy Lies in Darkness”), was utterly gobsmacked that President Trump twice met with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany recently. This despite the fact that the G-20 summit is held specifically so that the leaders of these 20 nations with the largest economies can meet and discuss issues of international importance in an attempt to avoid misunderstandings- or worse.
But that didn’t dissuade the media from giving blanket coverage to these obviously bizarre, furtive and sinister meetings of the two world leaders that took place at…the meeting of world leaders. It has recently come to light that, after Trump’s endlessly scrutinized original meeting with Putin at the summit, the two presidents met again- informally, yet- at a dinner for the G-20 attendees. Egads! Shouldn’t we have just gone to war with Russia to maintain our integrity?
Oddly enough, the media didn’t care when President Obama made his famous pink panties remark to former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, caught on what he thought was a switched-off microphone: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said in reference to Vladimir Putin. “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. The media was completely untroubled by Obama’s cow-towing to- and collusion with- the Red Menace.
The Washington Post article stated: “The encounter underscores the extent to which Trump was eager throughout the summit to cultivate a friendship with Putin. During last year’s campaign, Trump spoke admiringly of Putin and at times seemed captivated by him.” It went on to opine that the “newly disclosed conversation with Putin at the G-20 dinner is likely to stoke further criticism, including perhaps from some fellow Republicans in Congress, that he is too cozy with the leader of a major U.S. adversary.”
It wasn’t long ago that the self-same media thought it was cute, or funny, or even touching, that Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin met, drank and yucked it up together on occasion.
If the mainstream media was as thoroughly and blatantly in the tank for Republicans during World War II as it is for Democrats today, newspaper headlines would’ve screamed: “F.D.R. Meets With Stalin For Second Time At Yalta,” while the accompanying articles would speculate on the budding “bromance” between the American president and the murderous monster: “The newly disclosed- yet secretive- conversation between F.D.R. and Stalin at Yalta is likely to stoke further criticism, including perhaps from some fellow Democrats in Congress, that he is too cozy with the brutal dictator.”