Since President Donald Trump came to power in 2016, he has been facing barrages from the liberal media outlets in the US. The CNN, NBC, USA Today, the Politico and other news media are counting every single breath that Trump takes. His remarks, tweets, gestures and even supposed reactions to pending happenings are covered by those outlets, with a heavy focus on the negative aspect of the story.
Recently, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is the top official in charge of promoting the policies of the Iranian regime across the world, visited New York to attend a conference at the United Nations. During the visit, Zarif’s movements were restricted following a decision by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a move which comes in accordance with the current sanctions imposed on Mullahs over the nuke deal, missiles program, destructive regional role among other issues.
While in the US, Zarif did the thing he is adept at the most: Prompting the policies of the Iranian regime and improving the image of the Iranian regime.
Those following up this matter will stumble into countless contradictions. Trump, on the liberal media outlets, is demonized, defamed and having most of his statements and moves cut out of context. As to Zarif, he is welcomed, embraced and has his image polished.
In New York, Zarif was welcomed by the mostly liberal media outlets for interviews. He sat down with the CNN in an exclusive interview. The CNN is one of President Donald Trump’s foes, which he described it in 2017 as ‘terrible’ and ‘fake news’.
During the interview, he blasted the policies of the US President, saying he is waging an economic war against the Iranian people.
“It’s an economic war. An economic war against Iran targets civilian population and President Trump is on the record saying that he is not engaged in military war but in an economic war, Zarif told the CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.
In an interview with Face the Nation on April 22, two weeks before the US pullout from the nuke deal, Zarif shifted the blame on President Trump when it comes to the Iranian nuclear crisis.
“Well as you know, over the past 14 months, 15 months since President Trump has been in office, he has not actually lived up to the deal. He has taken and his administration have taken every measure in order to make sure that Iran does not benefit economically from the deal, Zarif told the moderator Margaret Brennan.
In the same interview, Zarif blasted the US policy in the region, defending those implemented by his regime.
“The U.S. policy in Syria particularly over the last few months has been shortsighted, further exacerbates ethnic tensions in Syria, has led to regional reactions that are dangerous. And I believe the sooner they bring them to an end, the better it is for the region and for the United States,” Zarif said.
“Iran has committed advisers in order to fight extremism and terrorism. We did that in Syria. We did that in Iraq. We did that in Iraqi Kurdistan. This has been a consistent policy that Iran has followed in the region. Our policy has been very consistent. I think the United States is simply trying to find excuses to prevent an end to this nightmare, Zarif went on to say, defending his country’s policy in Syria.
Hence, Zarif is given a full opportunity, platform and outlet to explain his bosses’ viewpoint, promote the policy of his government and even defaming the US President and the policy he is implementing.
Trump under fire
It is clear to all those interested in the US arena will agree, without engaging in arguments to prove the opposite is true, that the liberal media seek to defame Trump, and, you can say, to topple him.
On countless occasions, Trump described the liberal media outlets as “fake news”. In February 2019, Trump had a tense confrontation with the CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
The clash came as Acosta challenged Trump over what he described as a “disconnect” concerning his description of illegal immigration.
“You are presenting information about what’s happening at the border, calling it an invasion, talking about women with duct tape over their mouths and so on, and yet there is a lot of reporting out there, a lot of crime data out there … that shows border crossings at a near record low,” Acosta said
It all started with a question earlier today about Trump’s characterization of the migrant caravan as an “invasion.” Acosta said of the migrants, “They’re hundreds and hundreds of miles away. That’s not an invasion.”
Trump fired back, “Honestly, I think you should let me run the country. You run CNN and if you did it well, your ratings would do much better.”
As Trump moved on to call on other reporters, a staffer attempted to pull the microphone away from Acosta, but he refused to give it up. Trump didn’t back down either.
“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN.”
Regardless of who is on the right or wrong side in this debate, the above-mentioned fierce exchange explains only one thing: the liberal media’s seizing of opportunities to defame and belittle Trump.
What happened between Trump and Jim Acosta happened on numerous occasions in different forms. We can see it in the reports which focus on exposing Trump, carefully picking parts which could be used against him as dirt. The most sensitive and controversial issues, whether major or minor, were the focus of the liberal or mainstream media when dealing with Trump. They focused on the tax returns, Mueller Probe and the way he built his economic empire, while disregarding the booming economy, North Korea and other bright aspects of his presidency. On the opposing side, Zarif, the foreign minister of a hostile nation which threatened to attack the US on countless occasions, is given the opportunity to speak, explain, argue and promote. Trump and Zarif represent a blatant example of how the course of the mainstream media needs to be reversed before it is too late.