Much of the establishment media has been glorifying the dead Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, rather than focusing on his crimes.
The Globe & Mail is facing criticism online, following a headline calling Qassem Soleimani an “icon in Iran.”
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) January 3, 2020
Here’s how people responded to the headline:
Good way to celebrate a murderer! Do better.
— Lars Nordgren (@Ingemar4910) January 3, 2020
He killed hundreds of American marines. There celebrating in Iran. He was the devil
— Kieren Farrell (@KillerManeSP) January 3, 2020
Sorry for your loss.
— simplethings (@devin_menzel) January 3, 2020
— mike (@2numnuts) January 3, 2020
He was a terrorist. That is who he was and he died in a most fitting manner.
— Norm E (@NormRCN31) January 3, 2020
he was far from an icon to the average iranian…cosidering they are celebrating his death lol…you guys need your heads checked
— Jared Henderson (@JayfromNB1219) January 3, 2020
Globes hot take on Soleimani = 'pure as the driven snow'. #fakenews
— WJ Lawrence (@Lucas_Ranch) January 3, 2020
The Globe & Mail isn’t the only media group seemingly spinning positively for the dead general.
A New York Times reporter posted a “rare personal video” of Suleimani “reciting poetry.”
Is this New York Times writer in charge of Iranian social media propaganda? https://t.co/2xn5yrHEs3
— SETH WEATHERS (@sethweathers) January 3, 2020
“This man was a terrorist who murdered hundreds of American soldiers and this New York Times reporter is tweeting out video clips in an apparent effort to humanize him”
This man was a terrorist who murdered hundreds of American soldiers and this New York Times reporter is tweeting out video clips in an apparent effort to humanize him https://t.co/V1TaB5C6vM
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 3, 2020
Yet again, we see that the establishment media loves to slam Western countries, while praising and often sympathizing with enemies of the West.