President Trump never has been critical of Johnson’s widow. He’s been critical of Wilson and her fellow travelers in journalism. But you’d never know that if you watched CNN or MSNBC. They are lying to their audience because, well, that’s what they do.

It’s what they did when Trump responded to the attacks of Khizr Khan at the Democratic National Convention. He never once was critical of Captain Humayun Khan, the hero who lost his life serving our country, nor did he say anything about how the Khan’s grieved. But being a Gold Star family does not grant absolute carte blanche on everything else.

This was demonstrated by the media’s response to General John Kelly’s lecture to the press on Thursday. Joy Reid and Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC’s reliably dumbass-duo, accused Kelly of being a racist for rebutting a black woman’s claims with facts. It seems Gold Star parents such as Kelly are sacred only to the point what they say conflicts with the progressive agenda. Reid and O’Donnell are unworthy of respect.

But they are not unique, they are all too common.