Sen. John Fetterman (D-Penn.) provided Democrats with a voice of moral clarity on Wednesday when he called out lawmakers who blamed Israel for the bombing of the the Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza.
After Hamas authorities blamed Israel for bombing the hospital and killing more than 500 people — claims we now know were lies — Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) rushed to regurgitate the claims despite possessing no evidence verifying them.
“Israel just bombed the Baptist Hospital killing 500 Palestinians (doctors, children, patients) just like that,” Tlaib claimed.
Omar said, “Bombing a hospital is among the gravest of war crimes. The IDF reportedly blowing up one of the few places the injured and wounded can seek medical treatment and shelter during a war is horrific.”
Fetterman responded to his Democratic colleagues — though without naming them — by probing the motive behind their rush to judgment.
“It’s truly disturbing that Members of Congress rushed to blame Israel for the hospital tragedy in Gaza,” Fetterman said.
“Who would take the word of a group that just massacred innocent Israeli civilians over our key ally?” he asked.
Fetterman raises an important question.
Democrats love to scream about “misinformation,” so why exactly did Tlaib and Omar lack the discipline to wait for the facts about what happened rather than believe Hamas’ claims without second thought? More importantly, what does their rush to judgement say about their character and their ability to govern as members of Congress?
Meanwhile, legacy media apologist and former CNN host Brian Stelter ripped the media for pushing Hamas’ propaganda about the hospital strike.
“There is no defense here,” Stelter said. “This was an atrocious series of mistakes by many different major newsrooms all around the same time on Tuesday, and unfortunately I don’t think there’s been enough follow-up or accountability to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
He added, “War is already hell; it should not be made worse by misreporting, but I fear that on Tuesday the media made a bad situation worse. They actually did harm as opposed to trying to do the opposite.”
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