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Days after 13 U.S. service members were murdered from a suicide bombing outside of the Kabul airport, the Pentagon announced a drone strike that successfully targeted “two high profile” ISIS-K fighters who were dubbed as “planners and facilitators” of the Aug. 26 attack.
The Biden administration praised the Pentagon’s swift action to support President Biden’s rhetoric that those responsible for the terror attack will be brought to justice.
However, the Times published the results of a bombshell investigation on Friday outlining video evidence that not only were ISIS-K terrorists not killed in the drone strike but that Zemari Ahmadi, who was described by the Times as a “longtime worker for a U.S. aid group” was one of ten civilians who were killed, seven children among them.
The controversy was apparently not newsworthy enough for ABC’s “This Week,” NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CNN’s “State of the Union,” all avoiding the damning report.
CBS’ “Face The Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan briefly mentioned the botched drone strike during an interview with former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell.
While CNN anchor Dana Bash failed to mention the civilian casualties that were killed instead of ISIS-K terrorists, her colleague Brian Stelter did address the Pentagon’s apparent screwup on his lowly-rated media show “Reliable Sources.”
The liberal networks often downplay or avoid scandals plaguing the Biden administration. All five major networks ignored the controversial leaked transcript of President Biden’s July phone call urging then-Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to push the “perception” that there is stability in Afghanistan “whether it is true or not.”