NowThisNews prides itself as “news content for the social, mobile generation by informing its audience about what's happening and important in the world right now. NowThis is the #1 video news brand on social.” If that's true, I ask them to explain This tweet in which they mocked our U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
Nikki Haley literally begged other ambassadors to support her UN resolution on Gaza — and not one voted for it pic.twitter.com/bM0LvA9GF5— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 4, 2018
If you ignore the editorialized text and comical music, you'll find that Haley was seeking support for her resolution to condemn a Kuwait resolution that condemns Israel’s use of force against protesters at the Gaza border last month during the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem. Despite warnings from Israeli Defense Forces, protesters - many of them armed - stormed the border and were shot by the troops. Reports revealed that the violent protest had been orchestrated by Hamas. Yet, as Haley noted, the Kuwait resolution made no mention of the group. It simply "perpetuates the bias toward Israel that has long been the hallmark of the United Nations." The Trump administration was adamant that Israel had every right to defend itself.
"We strongly encourage this council to vote against Kuwait’s resolution and encourage the concerns of Hamas by voting for the U.S. Resolution," Haley told the UN. "Each of you have a choice—you either support Hamas, or not. This vote will tell the story.”
But, as you can see, some media had their own narrative.
NowThisNews had some bad company. Here's how The Daily Kos sarcastically recounted "Haley's failure."
One of Trump’s loyal subjects and the U.S. Ambassador, Nikki Haley, took a virtual beating at the United Nations meeting. The Twitter video below via Now This News shows Haley begging other ambassadors to sign her Trump/U.S. Gaza Resolution. At one point in the video, with hand over her heart, Haley appears to be asking one ambassador, “Oh, please.” But her attempts were to no avail leaving her in a very awkward situation. She then, in Trump style, tries to bully and threaten the entire U.N..
News outlets who are eager to watch our diplomats fail may want to rethink their priorities.