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Liberal Media Goes Ga-Ga over Chelsea Manning’s ‘Vogue’ Cover Photo

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 [1] prison time, briefly mentioning how others may call Manning a “traitor.”

Yet, CNN did point out the severity [2] of the crime in their write-up, as did CBS News [3]. 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?