The chairwoman of the Republican National Committee lashed out at the press on Saturday.
RNC chair Ronna McDaniel issued a “media bias alert” and specifically attacked MSNBC’s coverage.
“On Friday, when the [Robert] Mueller report was completed, ISIS’s last stronghold in Syria was also eliminated,” McDaniel claimed.
“Since then, MSNBC has not covered ISIS’s defeat for a single minute, refusing to acknowledge this huge win for [President Donald Trump] and the world.”
After McDaniel lashed out at MSNBC for not covering the accomplished mission in Syria, a number of people pointed out that NBC News crew was involved in bomb attack — in Syria.
“We are thankful that NBC employees escaped unharmed, however one of the local drivers working with them was tragically killed,” NBC News President Noah Oppenheim said. “Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones.”
McDaniel subsequently received a great deal of criticism for her attack on MSNBC.
Here is what some people were saying at the RNC attacks.
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) March 24, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Hey Knucklehead, the NBC crew was attacked and their driver killed. Perhaps you should go search for your name and lay off the Twitter finger.
— John Weaver (@jwgop) March 23, 2019
An IED exploded next to the NBC crew in Syria today, killing their local driver.
So yes, they may have filed less reports today than on Friday. https://t.co/3RYBftc1hw
— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) March 23, 2019
Tone deaf and wrong as always. You're the perfect spokesperson for this corrupt party. RIP those lost trying to cover the war and keep those in danger safe.ADVERTISEMENT
— DraRubia (@drarubia) March 23, 2019
Literally today the NBC crew **IN SYRIA** had a bomb go off near them and their driver was killed. https://t.co/QrMHr84Xfa
— Derek Wallbank (@dwallbank) March 24, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Their journalists were attacked in Syria. What is wrong with you? Did you have a moral compass that you lost or have you always been this craven begging for attention? Trump didn’t win anything. Our military fought and died so you can claim victory from his crappy golf club.
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) March 23, 2019
NBC News President Noah Oppenheim: “Earlier today, a device exploded in the vicinity of a group from NBC News in Syria. We are thankful that NBC employees escaped unharmed, however one of the local drivers working with them was tragically killed." https://t.co/WLVLmjGxxvADVERTISEMENT
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 24, 2019
It's because an IED went off killing one in their Syrian convoy, you disgusting trash heap of a human who is only where she is due to nepotism. Seriously, what kind of person posts this? You're either stupid or a soulless hobgoblin. No wonder you kiss ass & lie for Fat Nixon.
— Begone, Fat Nixon (@Beerme_RFN) March 23, 2019
MSNBC news crew hit by an IED and a driver was killed, but leave it to @GOPChairwoman to point her crooked witch finger at them as she brags about a fake president and his fake success. #ProtectFreePress 😡 https://t.co/Y1YQu7lWyM
— #PrideMonth #Ally #TrumpMustGo (@haleakela19) March 24, 2019
An apology to the families of Americans injured in this incident might be a good political and human move
— Barry North (@Perivale1954) March 23, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Maybe they were too busy mourning. https://t.co/KF0YVd9I59
— Trump Lowlights (@Trump_Lowlights) March 24, 2019
Waiting for your apology to the families of the journalists injured in the IED explosion today.
— pro-whale dad (@krossny1) March 24, 2019
Media bias alert:
On Friday, when the Mueller report was completed, ISIS’s last stronghold in Syria was also eliminated.
Since then, MSNBC has not covered ISIS’s defeat for a single minute, refusing to acknowledge this huge win for @realDonaldTrump and the world.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 23, 2019