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Sympathy for the Devil: CNN Publishes Sappy Puff Piece on ISIS Dog


President Donald J. Trump’s heroic assassination of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was mourned in a Washington Post obituary as an “austere religious scholar,” has been the source of great controversy in the media establishment.

In particular, Trump’s decision to publicly honor “Conan,” the very good boy who sustained injuries while pursuing the terrorist thug through a tunnel under his compound in Syria, has caused many journalists to lose their minds. The following tweet, for example, was the subject of a double-bylined New York Times article that featured an interview with the actual Medal of Honor recipient whose image was replaced by the hero dog via Photoshop.

AMERICAN HERO! pic.twitter.com/XCCa2sGfsZ

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2019

CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a relentless warrior for truth, courageously fact-checked the president.

A WH official said “the dog is not at the WH.” https://t.co/eJLqBMyKna

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 30, 2019

Nevertheless, CNN persisted in its quest to undermine Conan’s heroic exploits. On Friday, the fake news network published a sappy puff piece on “the other dog at the ISIS raid.”

My new story for CNN: A puppy was orphaned in the raid against Baghdadi. But thanks to a Syrian photojournalist @FARED_ALHOR and @theAleppoCatman, that puppy has a new lease on life, and a name! https://t.co/whwOFByNeK

— Nora Neus (@noraneus) November 1, 2019

According to CNN, “Bobe” was orphaned in the firefight that resulted in al-Baghdadi’s death. He was rescued by Syrian photojournalist Fared Alhor, who eventually adopted the pup.

It is not known whether U.S. intelligence officials have been given access to Bobe in order to properly interrogate the ISIS affiliate because in typical fashion the mainstream media have once again proven themselves unable or unwilling to ask the tough questions.

Andrew StilesAndrew Stiles is senior writer at the Washington Free Beacon.