No biggie, just Louis Farrakhan leading a ‘Death to America’ chant in Iran
Over at CNN, where Oliver Darcy seemed to have made it his singular goal to pressure Twitter to ban Alex Jones, “The Lead” host Jake Tapper has been the only one to point out the hypocrisy of Minister Louis Farrakhan being given free rein to post videos comparing American Jews to a termite infestation.
On Tuesday, Tapper posted a link to the Tasnim News Agency, which reported that Farrakhan had recently visited Iran on the 39th anniversary of the 1979 US embassy takeover in the Iranian capital and was spotted joining in on “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” chants.
Louis Farrakhan Leads ‘Death to America’ Slogan in Iran (+Video) – Tasnim News Agency https://t.co/NXuoJURWvl
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 6, 2018
Tasnim reported Monday:
Farrakhan visited Iran on 39th anniversary of 1979 US embassy takeover on November 4, ahead of the renewal of US sanctions against the country.
The renewed sanctions are the result of the American withdrawal from the agreement negotiated by the Obama administration, which purported to prevent Iran’s development of nuclear weapons but merely delated [sic] it.
The Iranian state TV released a video of his remarks addressing students at the University of Tehran, in which he led the “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” slogans.
Hey, Women’s March, your mentor is causing a scene again.
It’s really weird that you keep acting like LF is some giant figure in lefty politics when a.) he’s repeatedly praised Trump, Trump’s never denounced; and b.) aside from a handful of activists, who on the left associates with him at all?
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 6, 2018
Why are you so obsessed with this has been loser? You tweet about him constantly even though he holds zero cultural or political capital in 2018.
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) November 6, 2018
It was also really weird that the media treated Alex Jones as some sort of mainstream right-wing conservative. Sucks, doesn’t it?
So we’re just going to overlook the “Death to Israel” chants and write off the Women’s March, which pulled off a gathering of millions the day after Trump’s inauguration, as just “a handful of activists”?
? I tweeted a news story about him. Who said anything about “lefty politics”?
That’s fine if you don’t think it’s worth one tweet that one of the country’s leading anti-Semitic anti-LGBTQ misogynists, the leader of a religious group, is visiting Iran, but I disagree.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 6, 2018
Jake is reporting the news and this is the news. Now you might not like how other people use that news but that’s not on Jake.
— Jeff Kemp (@jkempcpa) November 6, 2018
Hey Jake I hate your network, but you are a shining light of balance in an otherwise dark place, keep up the honest reporting
— Walt (@WalterRegner3) November 6, 2018
When Farrakhan gets back to the U.S.A. he should be arrested for treason ! The Iranian government is our enemy ! He is helping them Clear cut case of treason just like Hanoi Jane in Vietnam !
— matthew evan coger (@matthewevan71) November 6, 2018
Lollllll the left is sooooo salty about this tweet
— Caps are here! #ALLCAPS (@DCHokiefan) November 6, 2018
Aren’t they? Check it out:
Don't mind me, I'm just here enjoying that sweet sweet ratio. Really dumb tweet, Jake, especially on Election Day.
— Rob Voreck (@RobVoreck) November 6, 2018
How much is #TrumpRussia paying you for this propaganda?
— Bowiegrrl (@bowiegrrl11) November 6, 2018
On Election Day! What a brilliant, important journalist!
— zeeke (@zeeke55) November 6, 2018
— AllenGamble (@HolderBrad) November 6, 2018
Just a reminder that this photo was kept hidden for years. Gee, why would anyone think the Left was in cahoots with Farrakhan?
Farrakhan is embarrassment for the Democrats to point that they hide this picture for 8 years & claim he is a trump supporter pic.twitter.com/IpJXEo0hAW
— Mohat (@Mohat63575141) November 6, 2018
It's way past time for the Democrat Party to disavow Louis Farrakhan.
— El Wapo #IAmTheNRA (@ProgDisorder) November 6, 2018
Hey DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison, you want to go first?
YIKES! Watch Keith Ellison come UNGLUED when Jake Tapper confronts him about Farrakhan https://t.co/aTkc0JzmdC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 26, 2018
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