During Obama’s presidency, countless civilians were killed in drone strikes. Obama was even responsible for the deaths of American citizens with drone strikes. The media, which adores Obama, said nothing.
Now that Donald Trump is president, the media is suddenly concerned.
Look at this article from the Washington Post:
Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in U.S. strikes
A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting without sufficient regard for lives of noncombatants.
The increase comes as local ground forces backed by air support from a U.S.-led coalition close in on the Islamic State’s two main urban bastions — Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.
In front-line neighborhoods in western Mosul, families described cowering in basements for weeks as bombs rained down around them and the Islamic State battled from their rooftops. Across the border in Raqqa, residents desperately trying to flee before an offensive begins are being blocked by the militants, who frequently use civilians as human shields.
Here’s another story from the New York Times:
U.S. Investigating Mosul Strikes Said to Have Killed Up to 200 Civilians
The American-led military coalition in Iraq said Friday that it was investigating reports that scores of civilians — perhaps as many as 200, residents said — had been killed in recent American airstrikes in Mosul, the northern Iraqi city at the center of an offensive to drive out the Islamic State.
If confirmed, the series of airstrikes would rank among the highest civilian death tolls in an American air mission since the United States went to war in Iraq in 2003. And the reports of civilian deaths in Mosul came immediately after two recent incidents in Syria, where the coalition is also battling the Islamic State from the air, in which activists and local residents said dozens of civilians had been killed.
Why do you think the media cares about this subject again?
The answer should be obvious.