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American Voters Won’t Forget About Afghanistan After the Media Pivots Away

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Do we continue to write stories about the disaster that is Afghanistan and give Kevin McCarthy a chance to be the Speaker of the House? Or do we pivot and talk about something else?

That’s the question former federal prosecutor Trey Gowdy asked on Fox News Tuesday. 

I think the Politicos and the New York Times, the Washington Posts of the world are going to pivot now, Gowdy added.

He is correct. The media will shift away from Afghanistan as soon as it can. While skeptics will note the mainstream media has not had Biden’s back of late, that’s a misleading glimpse into the future. The media’s loyalty to Biden is not authentic, but advantageous. That’s been the case since the start.

Remember, the mainstream press, not conservative media, first questioned Biden’s cognitive abilities to give Kamala Harris, Liz Warren, and Pete Buttigieg an edge in the 2020 primary. CNN, NBC, and ABC took Biden’s side only when it was down to him and Bernie Sanders, knowing Biden would perform better opposite Donald Trump in the presidential election.

Protecting Biden over his handling of the Afghan withdrawal is not a win for the press. Thus, by and large, they have not. Meanwhile, distracting the country from Biden’s continued failures and turning the attention back on the Republicans is necessary in preparation for the 2022 election.

However, Gowdy doesn’t believe the media can win back support for Biden and the Democrats:

We can’t get Americans out, and oh, by the way, in the last week, 13 coffins came back to Dover Air Force Base. But by golly, we met Joe Biden’s deadline.

If that’s what you’re running for reelection on, that you will be a minority party.

The events in Afghanistan in the last month will undoubtedly play a role in 2022 and extend even to 2024. A USA Today poll found last week that Biden’s overall job approval rating now stands at 41%, compared to 55% disapproval. In 2020, Biden won by not being Trump. He never had to give American voters a reason to vote for him. Following his handling of Afghanistan, Biden has now given voters a reason not to vote for him. That’s a key difference.

Americans will not forget the lasting images of people falling out of airplanes, the aftermath of the suicide bombing, and the Americans who were left behind.

Moreover, we should continue talking about and monitoring Afghanistan not for political ramifications but in honor of the 13 service members who died after the bombing in Kabul and those who lost their lives over the past 20 years. Second, we should remain focused on Afghanistan for security purposes. The last time the Taliban controlled Afghanistan, the country was a safe haven for Al-Qaeda, which orchestrated the events of 9/11.

They see women and girls after 20 years of our sons and daughters being killed, 20 years…women and girls are still second-class citizens, I think that jury will be much tougher than the media, Gowdy concludes.

I do trust the real jury, the American people.

Sure, but we all agree: none of us trust the media, right?

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.

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    • Brainwashed morons like Ball Don’t Lie (a/k/a Mason Mauler) will vote for anyone with a D after his/her/its name.

      The difference between woke socialist scum like Mason Mauler and the average person who thinks the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, the mainstream media, tells the truth is that the average person doesn’t want to destroy America like the woke socialist scum do. But they’re still part of the problem because the average person who voted for Creepy Joe lets the TV do the thinking rather than that person think for himself/herself.

  1. I hope you are right Bobby, but I don’t think so. I live in a deep blue area and no one here is even acknowledging this happened. They will vote D in a heartbeat. I’m already hearing “it’s time to move-on” in the hall and it’s been what…a day?

  2. The good news is Americans won’t forget Afghanistan, or countless other failures by this administration. The bad news is the Democrats have rigged our election system through open corruption called mail-in voting.

  3. Lived in CA and the basically run propaganda 24/7 in their newspapers and they are all Rachel Maddow fans so normal people become tinfoil hat useful idiots… They then make up narratives about white supremacy and Russia collusion and anything this gross person can say… She is horrible but politics is religion in blue states… I never even heard another side when I lived in CA and WA…. You don’t understand what they are bringing to a state near you… Cheating in elections and corrupt race grifting politicians and media…

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