Oct
07
2015

AP(!) reporter rakes State Department over the coals for double standards involving Israel(!!).

What’s more startling? That the State Department can’t keep its spin straight anymore? Or is it that the freaking Associated Press is now calling them on it?

…Associated Press reporter Matt Lee caught deputy State spokesman Mark Toner by surprise at a briefing this week. Lee asked about Saturday’s US bombing of a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that left 22 patients and staff dead.

The administration has called the attack a tragic mistake. But Lee recalled Israel’s August 2014 shelling of a UN school in Gaza — which State immediately labeled “disgraceful,” adding: “The suspicion that militants are operating nearby does not justify strikes that put at risk the lives of so many innocent civilians.”

Lee asked: Does that policy still hold?

I mean, really, that’s a question with a heck of a lot of teeth to it.  Needless to say, the policy is neither still being held, nor abandoned; and that’s because the State Department doesn’t have one policy. It has two policies, or more accurately, standards: one for the Jews, and one for everybody else.  Although, admittedly, I would have said the same thing about the Associated Press.

Via Instapundit.

4 Comments

  • Outback_Jon says:

    So the AP committed an accidental random act of journalism.

    • guru115 says:

      Maybe they saw it as a twofer? Call out America for the double standard and remind people Israel killed some “poor innocent” people in Gaza. They assume America and Israel are always wrong, so State department was right the 1st time and wrong now to them.

  • qixlqatl says:

    So Barack Obama can now add ‘war criminal’ to his list of accomplishments…. Not that the press will do anything other than sweep it under the rug. Typical democrat double standard BS. Think the left will call for his trial and execution? Yeah, me neither.

  • Antoninus Pius says:

    Mr. Lee will be reporting from garbage dumps until he gets the message and voluntarily resigns.

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