Both the Republican and Democrat conventions featured parents who lost their children in combat.
But the real story of the two speeches was how the media reacted.
And not surprisingly, the coverage was framed to help Hillary Clinton.
During the Republican convention, Patricia Smith recounted how Hillary Clinton abandoned her son Sean by not providing adequate security at our consulate in Benghazi.
After terrorists stormed the compound and murdered Sean Smith, as well as three other Americans, Hillary Clinton told Smith’s mother to her face that the government would find the filmmaker whose YouTube video Hillary claimed incited the protest and bring him to justice.
Prior to her speech, Hillary smeared Patricia Smith a liar.
The Federalist reports:
“During Wednesday night’s democratic debate, Hillary Clinton said the mother of a Benghazi victim lied.
Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, one of the four Americans who were killed by terrorists in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi during Clinton’s tenure, said in a CNN interview last October that Clinton lied to her about the circumstances surrounding her son’s death.
Instead of stating that her son’s death had been caused by an act of terrorism, Clinton blamed an inflammatory video that had been circulating online in the weeks leading up to the attack — a narrative she knew at the time to be false.
When asked about this on Wednesday, Clinton pushed back at Smith’s claim, saying the mother of the Benghazi victim was “absolutely wrong.”
“I can’t imagine the grief she has about losing her son,” Clinton said. “But she’s wrong. She’s absolutely wrong!”
After Patricia Smith spoke at the Republican Convention, the media jumped to protect Hillary by performing “Fact Checks”, claiming the Republicans were exploiting a grieving mother.
“…NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, MSNBC’s Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell, and NBC correspondent/MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell all blasting Smith, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews had the most egregious smear.
Matthews first praised Dole’s appearance at the RNC and Marcus Luttrell’s moving remarks before whining that the RNC allowed Smith “to pile on to that this gross accusation that somehow, Hillary Clinton had anything to do with the death of Chris Stevens, the ambassador, she had nothing to do with it.”
I don’t understand why the Republicans would choose to put this on primetime television when they have such wonderful stories of American heroism to speak to the American people. I think it was wrong. I don’t care what that woman up there, the mother has felt, her emotions are her own but for the country in choosing a leader, it’s wrong to have someone get up there and tell a lie about Hillary Clinton. It’s not true. It’s logically not true,” he irresponsibly bloviated.”
This reaction was in stark contrast to the response to Khizr Khan’s speech on the final night of the Democrat convention.
Khan was the father of a U.S. Army Captain killed in Iraq in 2004.
A Muslim immigrant from Pakistan, Khan became a liberal folk hero for his misleading speech.
Speaking on behalf of the candidate – Hillary Clinton – who voted to send his son to the war he died in, Khan twisted Donald Trump’s words and falsely argued that Trump’s proposals to build a border wall and restrict immigration from countries with strong ties to terrorists were unconstitutional.
Media praise poured as his remarks were described as “powerful”.
The liberal press celebrated Hillary, using the Khans’ grief over the loss of their son for political purposes because they believed it would hurt Trump’s campaign.
And they shamelessly attacked a mother whose son was murdered in Benghazi to shield Hillary from any negative political fallout.
Many critics saw this as the clearest example of media bias in Hillary’s campaign.
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