And we are talking about facts here.
1. Jamal Khashoggi is a Muslim Brotherhood figure.
2. His Afghanistan "journalism" was Jihadi propaganda.
3. He remained a supporter of Islamic terrorism
4. He was an old friend of Osama bin Laden and mourned his death
These are all facts. The media huffs and puffs, but all it has in response is innuendo and arm waving. The Washington Post gave Jamal Khashoggi a forum to promote the Muslim Brotherhood and its agenda, Its response to the facts about Jamal Khashoggi would make the North Koreans wince at the lack of subtlety.
Hard-line Republicans and conservative commentators are mounting a dark whisper campaign against Jamal Khashoggi
And it's not a whisper campaign. They're statements of fact, said out loud. It's the Washington Post that is trying to run a dark whisper campaign.
"In recent days, a cadre of conservative House Republicans allied with Trump has been privately exchanging articles from right-wing outlets that fuel suspicion of Khashoggi, highlighting his association with the Muslim Brotherhood during his youth..."
The articles, including mine, are public. And Khashoggi's association with the Brotherhood is ongoing.
and raising conspiratorial questions about his work decades ago as an embedded reporter covering Osama bin Laden,
He was recruited by a Jihadi financier and he didn't report, he produced Jihadi propaganda, As Patrick Poole showed,
"While Khashoggi was once sympathetic to Islamist movements, he moved toward a more liberal, secular point of view, according to expertson the Middle East who have tracked his career.
His own WaPo work promoted the Muslim Brotherhood, The Post is lying about the contents of its own paper. It does this by attributing the lie to "experts".
And here's Khashoggi celebrating Hamas,
Khashoggi knew bin Laden in the 1980s and 1990s during the civil war in Afghanistan, but his interactions with bin Laden were as a journalist with a point of view who was working with a prized source.
A source of what?
Khashoggi was glamorizing Jihadis on behalf of their backers. When Osama bin Laden died, he grieved. He was no more of a reporter than Dabiq's writers are.
A Tuesday broadcast of CR-TV, a conservative online outlet founded by popular talk-radio host Mark Levin, labeled Khashoggi a “longtime friend” of terrorists and claimed without evidence that Trump was the victim of an “insane” media conspiracy to tarnish him.
I'd say this article is evidence.
A story in far-right FrontPage magazine casts Khashoggi as a “cynical and manipulative apologist for Islamic terrorism, not the mythical martyred dissident whose disappearance the media has spent the worst part of a week raving about,” and features a garish cartoon of bin Laden and Khashoggi with their arms around each other.
It also mentions all the facts that WaPo keeps denying.
Fred Hiatt, The Washington Post’s editorial page editor who published Khashoggi’s work, sharply criticized the false and distorted claims about Khashoggi, who is feared to have been killed and dismembered by Saudi operatives.
Nothing but the facts at the Post.
Hiatt said in a statement. “It may not be surprising that some Saudi-inspired trolls are now trying to distract us from the crime by smearing Jamal. It may not even be surprising to see a few Americans joining in. But in both cases it is reprehensible.”
What's reprehensible is that the Post gave a platform to a terrorist supporter.
In the House, a perceived lack of cooperation from the White House on Khashoggi has compelled some Republicans to take newinterest in a bill to invoke the War Powers Resolution to curtail U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition operating in Yemen’s civil war. But the legislation has not yet secured the support of leading Republicans on foreign policy.
The Post's propaganda, as usual, neglects to mention whom the Saudis are fighting. And that should tell you everything about its agenda.
Iran. Through its Houthi proxies.
That's also whom the media supports.