Dog Mania

We all know the story by now.

Bad orange President Trump killed an “austere religious scholar” and his three children, injured “Conan” the dog, and thanked Russia’s “Laika the Space Dog” for the inspiration and guidance of the nighttime assault on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State’s leader.

To add “insult to injury” he later tweeted a “doctored image” by the Daily Wire of himself awarding the dog with a medal.

“We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog Conan that did such a great job in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019

“Bad Orange Man” has an impressive way of driving his most virulent opponents bonkers. He baits them, he gets a rise out of them, and being pompous nincompoops, they always end up be-clowning themselves.

He was at it again, still on the dog stories, following the shiv he stuck into the side of Islamofascist terrorists in the wake of the raid he ordered on ISIS chieftain Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi over the weekend, the one that left al-Baghdadi a grease spot on the desert floor.

Trump freaked that bunch out by touting and praising the dog who chased the “pious Muslim scholar” back into his hole “whimpering, crying and screaming” all the way and detonating his suicide vest, killing himself and his three children, thereby ending his reign of evil.

Messing with Islamofascists’ heads, fully cognizant of Islamist’s problems with dogs it is “embarrassing” being taken down by a dog.

Trump decided to pour more salt into these monsters’ still-wounded pride by tweeting an obvious Photoshop of himself, placing a medal around the neck of the heroic dog. Its light blue ribbon suggested it was a Medal of Honor, but the paw print on the medal itself signaled, as if the crude Photoshop itself couldn’t, that Trump was jacking with them, and making a nod to America’s appreciation for dogs.

It wasn’t just raging terrorists that he bagged with that one, though. He also roped in another more pajama class of opponents, the outraged press, which set its best investigative reporters onto the case, reporting the stunt with gravity, offense and outrage, going full Victorian gent, as Tom Wolfe once put it.

The self-important “blue checks” took the whole thing very “seriously”:

“BREAKING NEWS: The dog is photo shopped.” — Reid Armstrong (@reidarmstrong12) October 31, 2019

“President Trump shared a photograph from 2017 altered to show him placing a medal around the neck of the dog injured in the raid that led to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State’s leader.” — The New York Times (@nytimes) October 30, 2019

This one really took it seriously, “Voice of America,” probably an Obama holdover.

“I’ve requested details from the @WhiteHouse on this photo. There was no such canine event on today’s @POTUS schedule but there is a Medal of Honor ceremony set here for later today for an active duty Green Beret.” — Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 30, 2019

A “Politico” blue-check took it pretty hard, too:

“James McCloughan ran through VietCong gunfire for 2 days, saving 10 men, taking shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire into his head and arm, refusing a superior’s order to evacuate. Today he was replaced by a picture of a dog.” — David Freedlander (@freedlander) October 30, 2019

The “Post “was besides itself.

“Trump tweeted a photo of a Medal of Honor recipient — who was edited out and replaced by a dog.” — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 30, 2019

This one made me snicker. We all appreciate good Photoshop’s by the “Daily Wire”

“This cheapskate couldn’t even spring for a decent graphic designer who can Photoshop properly. The pixels on the edges of the dog are a dead giveaway to its fakeness. Also, the fact that he’s not biting trump’s face off.” — BrooklynDad_Defiant Savage! (@mmpadellan) October 30, 2019

“The president tweeted out an image of the dog credited in helping to capture and kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that was Photo shopped over a Medal of Honor recipient.” — HuffPost (@HuffPost) October 30, 2019

The New York Times in particular was “pompous and pious” about it, tracing the origins of the Photoshop to the Daily Wire, and then contacting the “U.S. military veteran” whose image it was derived from, who actually “enjoyed” the Photoshop and wasn’t “offended” in the slightest.

Bad surprise for them, according to the Wire, which wrote:

“Despite the serious tone of the piece, when the Times reached out to McCloughan by phone Wednesday for his response to Trump’s joking tweet, the paper found that the Medal of Honor recipient was ‘not offended’ at all — in fact, he ‘laughed when he compared the two images.’”

In a phone interview on Wednesday, Mr. McCloughan, 73, who had not seen the image before a reporter sent it to him, said that “he interpreted it as Mr. Trump recognizing the dog’s heroism,” the paper reports.

Noting that “Medal of Honor” recipients accept the award on behalf of their teams, McCloughan said “canines” have often been key to successful missions.

“This recognizes the dog is part of that team of brave people,” said McCloughan, emphasizing that military canines “are very courageous.”

Well, guess who ends up looking “stupid” from that one? Rule number one for “gotcha” reporting is to make the subject look stupid. Guess who now looks stupid?

The Twitter public had some “impressive” laughs:

“Wow It’s a good thing the media is around to tell us an obviously photo shopped image of a hero dog getting the Medal of Honor is fake. Trump has broken everything about the journos. Their professional pride, common sense, and sense of humor- all broken.” — Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) October 30, 2019

“If you think your day sucks, imagine being a ‘journalist’ who take themselves so seriously that they debunked an obviously photo shopped image of Trump giving a medal to a dog.” — Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 30, 2019

 “There was more coverage of Trump posting a meme of a dog getting a fake medal than there was of Trump giving an actual war hero the Medal of Honor today. That tells you everything you need to know about the Mainstream Media. They hate Trump more than they love America.” — Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 31, 2019 

“This dog thing has been useful for figuring out whose brains have been melted by Trump.” — Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 30, 2019  

So…why didn’t Allah “protect” ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from the “infidel” American special forces?  According to Islam, Allah couldn’t protect him, because there was a “dog” in the tunnel. Allah and his angels are “helpless” against dogs.


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