There is no question the New York Daily News harbors a bitter and unabashed enmity toward President Donald Trump and his entire family, which the paper takes great delight in displaying at any given opportunity.
Thus, it was no great surprise (though no less disgusting) when the Daily News launched an utterly despicable and hateful — some might even suggest anti-Semitic — attack on Ivanka Trump following her participation Monday in the grand opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
The cover of the Daily News featured a picture of a smiling Ivanka Trump at the event next to an inset picture of Palestinian protesters in Gaza carrying a wounded individual away from the border fence guarded by the Israeli Defense Forces.
The headline on the cover read “Daddy’s Little Ghoul” and featured a subhead which read: “55 slaughtered in Gaza, but Ivanka all smiles at Jerusalem embassy unveil.”
An early look at Tuesday’s front… pic.twitter.com/ZAK1Vk5ACW
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 15, 2018
The description of the photo read, “A seemingly oblivious First Daughter Ivanka Trump puts on glamorous face for U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday while 50 miles away in Gaza, protesters remove one of injured in bloody clashes with Israelis.”
The obvious and thoroughly atrocious implication here is that Trump was somehow taking delight in, if not actually bearing some responsibility for, the deaths and injuries of the Gazan protesters, who the Daily News neglected to mention were coerced, pushed and led into foolishly charging the well-guarded border fence by the Hamas terrorists who rule Gaza with an iron grip.
The paper also declined to mention that gunfire coming back across the border from Israeli troops was in response to rocks, makeshift bombs, molotov cocktails, incendiary kites and scattered gunfire first sent across the border by Hamas terrorists hidden inside the crowd of protesters/rioters.
Was the NY Daily News out of line with the headline it ran next to the photo of Ivanka Trump?
But let’s take a moment to really look at that horrific headline used to describe the president’s daughter, who is a convert to Judaism and was part of the contingent of American officials sent to Jerusalem to help open the new embassy with our nation’s friend and ally.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “ghoul” is an Arabic origin word used to describe “a legendary evil being that robs graves and feeds on corpses.” A secondary meaning for that word is “one who shows morbid interest in things considered shocking or repulsive.”
Both of those definitions, in the context of Trump’s smiling while Gazans are “slaughtered” by Israeli troops, are damning indictments which imply she was “robbing the graves” of Palestinians, “feeding on the corpses” of dead protesters or morbidly delighting in the “shocking and repulsive” treatment they received.
Then we throw in the Arabic/Judaic connection, and the whole thing takes on the appearance of an anti-Semitic smear, with Trump as the “legendary evil” Jewish woman doing all of those horrific things to the poor Muslim protesters, who again were guided into their actions by Hamas terrorists.
Now take another step back and consider — and you’ll really have to use your imagination for this part — if the embassy move had occurred under former President Barack Obama’s administration, and one of his daughters had attended the grand opening event and been similarly smeared with a disgustingly loaded racial term by a right-wing publication.
We all know the ferocity with which that publication — and probably every subscriber or casual reader in that publication’s history as well — would be subjected to by the outraged leftist media mob. They’d have been hounded and shamed out of business, and not without legitimate reason.
Alas, this is the leftist-adored New York Daily News we are talking about, and the evil, hated Trumps they so despise. As a result, the vast majority of the liberal media will avert their gaze from this vomitous cover and ignore the sickening implications, even as some of them know how truly disgusting it really is.
The day the last newspaper rolls off the press at the New York Daily News and this sub-par excuse for a media outlet — which is barely fit to line a birdcage — closes its doors for the last time can’t come soon enough.
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