NYT Tries to Knock Mike Pompeo, but Knocks out Hillary Clinton and John Kerry in the Process

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Sometimes you have to hand it to liberal media for the absolute audacity of the things that they say and what bias they think they can get away with.

The New York Times just took a pretty biased whack at former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who has been a vocal critic of some of the actions taken by Joe Biden.

“Mike Pompeo is emerging as the most outspoken critic of President Biden among former top Trump officials,” they said, “ignoring, much as he did in office, the custom that current and former secretaries of state avoid the appearance of political partisanship.”

Of course, this doesn’t even come close to reality. There’s no requirement that Secretaries of State be non-partisan, there never has been. They are political appointees.

But if they want to claim that, let’s review those two noted objective non-political Secretaries of State under Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, both of whom ran for the Democratic presidential nomination. They haven’t stopped attacking President Donald Trump yet. I’m thinking that Mike Pompeo never paid for any foreign disinformation to undermine his political opponent and cause division within the country. Also guessing Pompeo never took secret trips to talk to the Iranians like John Kerry did to undermine Trump and the foreign policy of the United States. Kerry is working right now as an advisor to the Biden administration while still attacking Trump. There are few more partisan people on the planet than these two. Mike Pompeo’s criticism, by comparison, has been incredibly temperate.

There are, of course, a host of other non-partisan examples but you get the point.

What is additionally hilarious about the New York Times’ ridiculous piece that Secretaries of State aren’t partisan is that the authors cite Michael Beschloss to support their claim. Beschloss is an ‘NBC presidential historian’ who has, in fact, been one of the most histrionic Democratic partisans on Twitter, without a speck of objectivity.

Here’s a sample of the NBC presidential historian’s objectivity on Pompeo and that’s one of the milder things I can post, comparing Pompeo to Curly from the Three Stooges.

Of course, people immediately saw the problem with the New York Times’ assessment.

Plus, we should note that six past secretaries of state – Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, and James Buchanan – all went on to be elected president and multiple others ran for president. But let’s not tell the “presidential historian” about all that.

But nice try, New York Times. Maybe make the naked partisanship of your own a little less obvious the next time.

HT: Twitchy