It has become increasingly difficult to parody the mainstream media these days. They’ve managed to turn into a parody of themselves. The latest proof of this…DogGate.
It all started with this tweet…
We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! pic.twitter.com/PDMx9nZWvw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019
…which led to this tweet…
Please, @realDonaldTrump. pic.twitter.com/nYSJSGlJ8L
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 29, 2019
…which in turn led to this tweet…
AMERICAN HERO! pic.twitter.com/XCCa2sGfsZ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2019
…which then led to this. A serious inquiry into the veracity of a meme.
I've requested details from the @WhiteHouse on this photo.
There was no such canine event on today's @POTUS schedule but there is a Medal of Honor ceremony set here for later today for an active duty Green Beret. https://t.co/NESINT9J4b
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 30, 2019
President Trump on Wednesday shared an altered photograph of himself awarding a medal to the military dog injured in the raid that killed the Islamic State's leader. The dog appeared to have been edited over a 2017 Medal of Honor recipient. https://t.co/lsxmumeWHz
— NYT At War (@NYTimesAtWar) October 30, 2019
And far be it from Jim Acosta to refrain from his unique brand of hard-nosed, shoe-leather journalism.
A WH official said "the dog is not at the WH." https://t.co/eJLqBMyKna
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 30, 2019
As it turns out, the media has been actively trying to contact the Daily Wire team for comment on their meme. They wanted comment…on a meme.
Enter Ben Shapiro, who shared Daily Wire COO Jeremy Boreing’s perfect response.
So, WaPo asked my business partner, @jeremydboreing, about our Medal of Honor dog meme. His glorious response is screencapped below. Their report then suggested Jeremy refused to answer questions about the picture. Um, no. We just think you’re being f***ing insane. pic.twitter.com/pEyOH96hEr
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 31, 2019
Boreing speaks for all of us.