What about North Korea?

What about North Korea?

PE Bias Grade : B-

By: Allen Nitschelm on September 12, 2020 | Article Review

This is a review of the following Boston Globe Article:
Article Title Bahrain latest Arab nation to recognize Israel
Date 09/12/2020
Article Link Boston Globe ( Page A2 )
Syndicated From New York Times
Journalist David M. Halbfinger
Michael Crowley
Article Summary

Article reviews and downplays latest Trump peace deals in Mideast.

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The Boston Globe and the New York Times just can’t give Trump credit for the two recent Mideast peace deals. Today’s story reports that Trump has added Bahrain to the UAE and Israel peace deal from a couple of weeks ago, but then downplays these deals in the Middle East presumably because we are less than two months before the presidential election.

The article actual quotes an identified Liberal as saying that “it’s hard to credit the Trump administration with this deal.” Who else would be credited, I ask. Perhaps Obama? Or maybe Joe Biden?

Trump’s unconventional approach to diplomacy is bearing fruit, a possibility that nobody could predict but that everyone could hope for…except Liberals who would rather see Trump defeated than have peace.

There are several smaller digs at the President in today’s article, including referencing unnamed “analysts” who say that Trump doesn’t deserve a Nobel Prize. The article then contradicts itself by going through a list of four sets of negotiations that have borne fruit already: the two Mideast peace deals, the deal between Serbia and Kosovo, and the Aftghanistan talks. Compare this to President Obama, who won the Nobel Prize before he did anything, and whose major foreign policy “success” was the Iran nuclear deal of all things. Giving your deadly enemy, the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism, legal access to nuclear weapons in 15 or so years was quite the accomplishment. That, plus several hundred billions to spread terrorism throughout the region, as well.

If Trump were to get every Arab state, and even Iran, to agree to peaceful coexistence with Israel, you know what the Boston Globe and New York Times would write?

“What about North Korea?”


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