Debris is seen from a plane crash on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. A Ukrainian airplane carrying at least 170 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport, killing all onboard, state TV reported. (AP Photos/Mohammad Nasiri)
Thanks to the mainstream media, Democrats and, well, Iran, there has been a lot of conflicting information about the Ukraine International Airlines jet that was initially said to have “crashed” in Iran just hours after Tuesday night’s failed Iranian “missile” strikes against American and Iraqi targets in Iraq.
Iran initially called it a “mechanical failure” but at the same time they were also refusing to turn over the plane’s black boxes, leading to widespread speculation among U.S. and Ukrainian officials that it was likely shot down by Iran.
But though the United States has confirmed that the plane was indeed shot down by an Iranian missile in what is being characterized – at least for now – as an accidental shooting, there are journalists out there who are still spinning like tops for ways in which to blame – you guessed it – President Trump for what happened to the airliner.
NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla was one such journalist, posting two now-deleted tweets in which she mocked Trump’s “all is well” comments made just a few hours after the failed strikes against the American and Iraqi targets in Iraq. The second tweet she posted was arguably worse than the first:
Here’s the first tweet:
And the second, where she doubles down:
“Crossfire”? What “crossfire”? Apparently that’s become the talking point of the day for journalists and leftists.
Przybyla didn’t explain her use of the word in a tweet she posted later noting she’d deleted the previous two:
This tweet is being taken as something I did not intend so I am taking it down to prevent any confusion. https://t.co/bj9Bf846e0
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) January 9, 2020
…. but before she decided to take down her tweets, Twitter users had some thoughts (thanks to my RedState colleague Nick Arama for snagging these):
Took a little longer but here we are https://t.co/m2Vj5gxzJZ
— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) January 9, 2020
Yes it's "crossfire" when we launched a drone strike inside Iraq and then later Iran fired missiles at Iraq and also at a plane taking off in the middle of its own country 600 miles away from there, you fucking dishonest morons.
— neontaster (@neontaster) January 9, 2020
Przybyla’s beclownery wasn’t the first instance of NBC News making complete a**es of themselves in their coverage of the Iranian situation this week. On Tuesday night, NBC News reporters were positively giddy with excitement during their promotion of their “live coverage” of Qassem Soleimani’s burial in Iran.
I’ve been a media watcher for decades, and I can’t think of many more times where they’ve absolutely disgraced themselves the way they have over the last week with their Iran coverage, the funerals, etc. It’s disgusting. It really is. In my opinion, there is very little difference in their coverage right now than what you might see on state-run “media” outlets in Tehran.