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Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was sent to prison for leaking classified documents. But, the transgender ex-soldier was pardoned by former President Barack Obama.

A hero of the Left, Manning is now featured on the cover of the magazine Vogue and the liberal media went bananas over it. The Washington Post’s fashion critic mentioned prison time, briefly mentioning how others may call Manning a “traitor.”

Yet, CNN did point out the severity of the crime in their write-up, as did CBS News. Still, the pieces praised Manning’s sense of style, as if being pardoned by a president for treason was liberating.

Why praise a law-breaker like Manning, who leaked sensitive and classified information that may have damaged U.S. intelligence-gathering capabilities?

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