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VP Pence Takes Media to the Woodshed Over Lack of Coverage of the Return of Korean War Remains

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Vice President Mike Pence is none too happy with the way the mainstream media has been behaving lately, especially in regard to the lack of coverage they have provided to the return of human remains from the Korean War back to U.S. soil.

Many of the major networks failed to break into regularly scheduled programming in order to show the ceremony on television, which clearly illustrates the utter contempt the media has for anything positive coming out of the Trump administration. How sick and sad is that?

“I think there’s a lot of people in the so-called mainstream media that would do well to spend a little bit more time traveling across this country and listening to the American people,” Pence said during an interview with “Fox & Friends” that aired Thursday.

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“‘Cause frankly, as I travel on behalf of this administration, meeting with groups large and small, I sense a great enthusiasm across the country,” he continued. “People see when it comes to President Donald Trump, it really has been a year and a half of promises made and promises kept.”

The potential remains of American troops who died in North Korea were returned to U.S. soil Wednesday as part of the four-point joint declaration signed by President Trump and Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore in June.

Pence flew to Honolulu, Hawaii, to greet 55 caskets carrying remains believed to belong to either U.S. servicemen or soldiers from a range of United Nations ally countries who also fought in the war. The remains will now undergo analysis by the U.S. military’s Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency for identification, according to the Associated Press.

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Out of CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, only Fox carried coverage of the ceremony and aired Pence’s address to the nation. The other networks did cover some of it afterwards, later in the evening, but at that point, the damage was done.

Look, it’s perfectly acceptable for folks in the media to not like Trump, however, that doesn’t give them the right to choose to dishonor the memory of men who gave their lives in order to secure freedom and liberty for their fellow countrymen and protect them from growing dangers across the globe. That’s precisely what happened here.

These outlets were willing to spit on the sacrifice of brave souls in order to deliver a blow to the president and vice president, putting politics over basic, human decency. Tragic.

Source: Washington Examiner

 

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