On Friday morning, the media, unable to ladle plaudits on the most boring major political speech of our lifetime – Hillary Clinton’s nomination acceptance speech – turned instead to a far more heart-rending speech: the attack on Donald Trump by Khizr Khan, father of a Muslim Army soldier killed in Afghanistan. Capt. Humayun Khan died in a suicide bombing, earning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
The media’s overweening attention on Khan contrasts sharply with their rage at Pat Smith for talking about her military son, killed in Benghazi. Pat Smith’s son died because Hillary Clinton decided not to place additional security in Benghazi; Hillary then lied to Smith. Trump didn’t do anything to harm Khan’s son. But the media treated Pat Smith as a villain and Khan as a hero.