Fake News: Obama Photographer Spreads a Total Lie About the Trump-Ordered Raid on al-Baghdadi

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Posted: Oct 29, 2019 11:45 AM
Fake News: Obama Photographer Spreads a Total Lie About the Trump-Ordered Raid on al-Baghdadi

Source: Shealah Craighead/The White House via AP

The infamous leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is dead—and the world is better for it. Death isn’t always sad, especially when the best of the best in our military takes out the trash. As Bronson wrote over the weekend, Al-Baghdadi was cornered in a raid in Syria’s Idlib Province. He decided to kill himself by detonating a suicide vest. He killed his three children in the blast as well. The Washington Post decided to give this animal an obituary in which they labeled him an “austere religious leader” because Trump derangement syndrome has broken the minds of liberal America and their news outlets. Remember, ‘orange man…bad.’ This administration cannot be afforded one single day of good news coverage. That’s the Democratic Party in 2019. That’s the progressive Left in 2019.

And because of that—these clowns will believe anything CNN, MSDNC, and whatever liberal rag will peddle that throws mud at this White House. It’s why the liberal media has become a laughingstock. Most of their negative stories about Trump are either nothing burgers, have been totally debunked, irrelevant, or straight-up fake news.

With the raid that killed al-Baghdadi, Operation Kayla Mueller, Obama’s White House photographer decided to put on his tinfoil hat and suggest that the Trump Situation Room photo was staged. It wasn’t, as reported by T. Becket Adams over at The Washington Examiner:   

Obama White House photographer Pete Souza created a fake news narrative all by his lonesome on Sunday following the announcement that U.S. forces had taken out Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.

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The raid, as reported, took place at 3:30PM Washington time. The photo, as shown in the camera IPTC data, was taken at ‘17:05:24,’” Souza tweeted in a note that has been shared by more than 20,000 people.

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Souza tweeted later in a follow-up note, “Just to be clear, I didn't say it was staged. Trump himself said he didn't arrive to the Situation Room until ‘around 5pm’. So it's definitely possible the photo was taken during the raid.”

He added in yet another follow-up, “The latest reporting from the NYT: the helicopters left Iraq at 5PM (Washington time), and they reported it was about a 70-minute flight to Syria. So actual raid had to happen some time after 6:10PM.”

The honorable thing would be for Souza, who has yet to explain where he got his initial timeline of events, to just delete his initial, baseless tweet and get it over with. But he has not. That viral tweet is still live, racking up those sweet, sweet Resistance retweets.

I can’t remember anyone who isn’t insane suggesting that the Obama Situation Room photo on the night we killed Osama bin Laden was staged. If that happened, it’s still insane. At that moment, I couldn’t care less about who occupied the Oval Office, we killed freakin’ bin Laden. It was time to party. I’m opposed to almost everything the Obama administration advocated and pushed on a policy level but killing bin Laden; I could for one night get behind that. Sadly, liberals aren’t that patriotic or mature apparently. Also, we have yet another reason why people don’t trust the media. The leader of ISIS is dead. His successor was also recently picked off by us. It’s a good day.