Iran is being really difficult on U.S. journalists because they really wanted it to be trouble for Trump. AND now that it’s very clear the killing of Soleimani has actually inspired protests against the regime, they’re getting even nuttier. Like Maggie Haberman for example:
“Let reporters roam free” says the president, who routinely refers to the US press as “enemy of the people,” to Iranian leaders. https://t.co/zTtSdiOyDj— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 12, 2020
Yeah you can see what she’s trying to do here. Yes, Trump has been very critical of the media. But can you really compare that to the murderous Iranian regime?! Apparently Maggie can.
And she’s getting crushed on twitter over it:
Obama jailed journalists, spied on them, and journalists were muted, at best, in reporting this.— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) January 12, 2020
Trump tweets criticisms, they compare him to the Ayatollah.
If you ever wonder why the public despises these people, remember this. https://t.co/duz39aj16u
I think it's possible that Maggie Haberman has become the most obtuse person covering the White House as a supposedly objective reporter for a major new outlet. This, plus her wild impeachment takes, plus that time she suggested 'Edelweiss' was a Nazi anthem... https://t.co/qaJyUXXv8X— Ellie Bufkin (@ellie_bufkin) January 12, 2020
How many reporters has Trump imprisoned or killed, Maggie? (NOTE: Mean tweets don't count) https://t.co/FKCIliNfec— It's still 2016 apparently (@jtLOL) January 12, 2020
Because you falsely report about what's going on in Iran to undermine the Iranian people and to appease Mullahs. NYT is the fake news.— Iranian American (@IranLionness) January 12, 2020
Reporters in Iran would have been killed if they publish anything against the government. Those reporters in Iran are not spoiled brats. https://t.co/UzuAzXFXfU
Tell me when President Trump murdered reporters. Question. Does Iran pay you to push its propaganda or is it a hobby? Tell me when you have ever been prevented from reporting anything you want, even when it is incorrect? https://t.co/WZvvSYLSJE— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) January 12, 2020
Notice how you were free to tweet this without fearing for your life https://t.co/3Jpo8P0C1m— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 12, 2020
The situations in the U.S. and Iran are a bit different, no? https://t.co/fQnkI2kXMs— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) January 12, 2020
She took exception to people bashing her and tried to play it off:
Actually those were facts. He says X, he says Y. Just facts. https://t.co/ijuHcpsn0n— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 12, 2020
Yeah, no one is buying it, Magpies.