I don’t mean to single out George Stephanopoulos, as I have seen countless talking heads in the media do the same thing. It’s only that this is fresh in my mind and George was the guilty party this time. It was on his Sunday morning program and one of his guests was Anthony Scaramucci who used his air time to show his puppy love admiration for Trump and disdain for Democrats, especially President Obama.
Scaramucci claimed that Trump had superior military prowess because, unlike Obama, Trump will not tell our military plans to our enemy.
This tired canard is one that Trump cited often and refers to the withdrawal date from Iraq, a date that fell into the first term of office for Obama, but a date declared by then President Bush known as the Status of Forces Agreement, on Dec. 14, 2008, that read “All the United States Forces shall withdraw from all Iraqi territory no later than December 31, 2011.”
It was Bush, not Obama who “told our military plans to our enemy”.
And what did George Stephanopoulos do when this obvious false statement was made? George said nothing about it and moved on.
George, DO YOUR JOB! At the very least, you could have interrupted Scaramucci by asking, “Is that the Status of Forces Agreement that set our withdrawal from Iraq you are referring to?
But nope, George let it slide. He can’t claim ignorance. I am a produce clerk at a food market and I know about this. He knows this. But George seems to just want to phone it in, look handsome, cash his paycheck and watch his ratings. He’s not a journalist, he’s an empty chair and a smile, as are so many in his field.