Accuracy in Media

The New Yorker published a piece that claimed a recent White House press conference by retired General John Kelly could be a preview of a military coup. In it, the author alleged that Gen. Kelly was condescending towards journalists about what it means to serve in the military and sacrifice their lives, in addition to Gen. Kelly allegedly barking orders and imposing military discipline in the White House:

Fallen soldiers, Kelly said, join “the best one per cent this country produces.” Here, the chief of staff again reminded his audience of its ignorance: “Most of you, as Americans, don’t know them. Many of you don’t know anyone who knows any of them. But they are the very best this country produces.”

Before walking off the stage, Kelly told Americans who haven’t served in the military that he pities them. “We don’t look down upon those of you who haven’t served,” he said. “In fact, in a way we are a little bit sorry because you’ll have never have experienced the wonderful joy you get in your heart when you do the kinds of things our servicemen and women do—not for any other reason than that they love this country.”

When Kelly replaced the ineffectual Reince Priebus as the chief of staff, a sigh of relief emerged: at least the general would impose some discipline on the Administration. Now we have a sense of what military discipline in the White House sounds like.





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Comments

  • Jimmy Leggs

    Most staff members of The New Yorker are fellow travelers, and so it’s likely they do see military coups around most every corner. That’s because Communists love a good coup, and they started the granddaddy of them all: World War II.

    To prevent further mass death and destruction, we need to put First Amendment rights back in journalism instead of allowing Marxist operatives and their disinformation campaigns to flourish under the guise of free speech … and we don’t have much time left.

  • mioahu

    wait… WHAAAATTTT ? Anybody cares to read that piece of garbage ?