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Hugh Hewitt: 2017 And The Big Story Elite Media Missed

FISA

As we approach a new year, it is clear that 2017 will be remembered as a momentous year for news.

Perhaps the biggest story of the year will turn out to be this: How the United States defeated ISIS and its caliphate, and almost no one took notice.

When ISIS was roaring to power, under the watchful eye of the Obama Administration, no one could figure out how to stop them.

In less than a year, under the military guidance of the Trump Administration, ISIS has been defeated and Iraq and Syria have taken back large swaths of their countries that were formerly under ISIS control.

One would expect the mainstream media to cover this as they would the end of any other war. But—for the most part—we’ve heard only crickets.

The truth is reporting good news under the Trump Administration seems to be increasingly difficult for the mainstream press. They can’t even acknowledge when a major victory has been won.

Story of the year number one, defeating ISIS. Story number two? Losing the mainstream media. One is good. The other is horrible.

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Hugh Hewitt: With Honor To Our Troops Upon The Defeat Of Isis

U.S. Senate

The defeat of ISIS in its self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa—and its self-proclaimed caliphate—is a huge victory for the West and for the U.S.-backed forces that cleared that Syrian city of its remaining ISIS killers. Those self-proclaimed martyrs surrendered, by the way, refusing to fight to the death as ISIS propaganda had always proclaimed they would.

The Syrian civil war continues and its ghastly toll continues to rise, of course—as does the war against ISIS. And not just in Syria and Iraq, but around the world as the death of five members of American Special Forces in Niger in October show—the sacrifice of the American military of the highest sort. Honor must be paid to their heroism and to the families of the fallen.

Part of that honor is pausing to note that they and their brothers and sisters in arms are winning – that they are actually driving back radical Islamist terror.

Congressman Mike Gallagher noted earlier this week, “that was unthinkable even a year ago under the tactics employed by the Obama administration.” We salute the liberators of Raqqa and the American Special Forces who assisted them.

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