Media Buries Trump's Appointment of First Female CIA Boss

If Obama were in office, the story coming out of the current shakeup (and there were plenty of those in the foreign policy sector under Obama) would be the rise of the CIA's first female director. Since it's Trump, the media just sticks to its conspiracy theories. These mainly involve Secretary of State Tillerson leaving because he confirmed that the UK assassinations were the work of the Russians. Never mind that 90% of Trump's comments on the subject said the same thing (but the media predictably focused on some ambiguous phrasing at the very end.)

And the one outlet that chose to make Gina Haspel the story is predictably painting her as controversial because she's mean to Islamic terrorists.

Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to become the first woman to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, made her career in covert action, but her involvement in controversial interrogations has already provoked Senate opposition to her confirmation.

Haspel, who joined the CIA in 1985, earned high-level awards during her career and was sworn in as deputy director of the agency on Feb. 7, 2017. In that post, she assists managing intelligence collection, analysis, covert action and counterintelligence.

However, Haspel's past in the agency is already drawing opposition to her potential promotion. She reportedly ran a secret prison in Thailand in 2002 where terrorism suspects were waterboarded and subjected to other so-called enhanced interrogations. 

Christopher Anders, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington legislative office, called Haspel the “central figure in one of the most illegal and shameful chapters in modern American history.”

ACLU opposition is as good as an endorsement. Anyone the ACLU would support would be completely wrong for the job. And anyone the media didn't try to slime out of the gate would be unqualified.

But once again we see the media playing its usual game. When women run on the Democrat ticket, the media pretends it's some sort of feminist statement. But when a woman heads the CIA, then it's bad news. This isn't about feminism. The only women that the left supports are... on the left.