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Nice Magazine You’ve Got There, Mr. Forbes…
Eddriscoll.com ^ | September 17, 2010

Posted on 09/17/2010 3:22:03 PM PDT by La Lydia

Back in July, the Washington Post’s Richard Cohen wrote:

What has come to be called the Obama Paradox is not a paradox at all. Voters lack faith in him making the right economic decisions because, as far as they’re concerned, he hasn’t. He went for health-care reform, not jobs. He supported the public option, then he didn’t. He’s been cold to Israel’s Binyamin Netanyahu and then all over him like a cheap suit. Americans know Obama is smart. But we still don’t know him. Before Americans can give him credit for what he’s done, they have to know who he is. We’re waiting.

Having taken the Post’s advice and attempted to provide readers with an answer to that, Dinesh D’Souza and Forbes magazine find themselves in hot water, with the same President the Post relentlessly supported, despite, as Cohen wrote, knowing little about. As spotted by Big Journalism’s Frank Ross, Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post describes Robert Gibbs swinging into action to protect his boss from D’Souza’s hard-hitting article in the new edition of Forbes:

Dinesh D’Souza has drawn a torrent of criticism with a Forbes cover story that accuses President Obama of adopting “the cause of anti-colonialism” from his Kenyan father.

But while most detractors focus on the author–and Newt Gingrich, who embraced the critique–the White House is aiming its ammunition at the business magazine.

“It’s a stunning thing, to see a publication you would see in a dentist’s office, so lacking in truth and fact,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says in an interview. “I think it represents a new low.” [Did this new low occur unexpectedly...? -- Ed]

Gibbs is meeting with Thursday afternoon with Forbes’s Washington bureau chief, Brian Wingfield, to discuss his objections.

Nice magazine you’ve got there Mr. Forbes. Be a shame if something were to happen to it…


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: dineshdsouza; dsouza; forbes; gibbs; obama
Can't take the heat, eh Gibbs?
1 posted on 09/17/2010 3:22:04 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

These children in DC cannot take any criticism. They react like spoiled brats.


2 posted on 09/17/2010 3:27:24 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: La Lydia

Don Corleone is ruling our country.


3 posted on 09/17/2010 3:27:46 PM PDT by parisa
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To: La Lydia

Last office sit down with Gibbs and reporters I recall was in May when he called them into complain about “all the questions about the gulf oil spill”—because the substance happened to be true, as we found out.


4 posted on 09/17/2010 3:28:19 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: La Lydia

“Americans know Obama is smart. “

No, no we don’t. In fact, quite the opposite.

Obama isn’t terribly bright, he’s a muslim Marxist, and he’s lazy.


5 posted on 09/17/2010 3:28:44 PM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: La Lydia
Americans know Obama is smart.

"Smart" in journo-speak, means they share the same conceits.

Translated into normal parlance, it means dumb-as-a-post.

6 posted on 09/17/2010 3:29:00 PM PDT by marron
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To: La Lydia
Americans know Obama is smart.

Uninformed Americans maybe. Based on what can Obama be called smart?

7 posted on 09/17/2010 3:30:08 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: parisa

People with a voice need to step up and put a stop to this. Why is this thuggery allowed to stand?


8 posted on 09/17/2010 3:30:23 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: La Lydia

Why do we have a POtuS about whom we do not know:

1. Grade School records
2. High School records
3. Occidental College records
4. Columbia University records
5. Columbia thesis
6. Harvard Law School records
7. Harvard Law Review articles
8. Articles from the University of Chicago
9. Passport History
10. Medical records
11. Files from his years as an Illinois state senator
12. Illinois State Bar Association records
13. Birth Certificate.
14. Baptism records
15. Adoption records.

I’ve seen W’s dental records from AL, for cripes sake. This is absolutely pathetic...


9 posted on 09/17/2010 3:30:45 PM PDT by jessduntno ("If anybody believes they can increase taxes today, they're out of their mind." -- Mayor Daley)
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To: jessduntno
Why do we have a POtuS about whom we do not know: 1. Grade School records 2. High School records 3. Occidental College records 4. Columbia University records 5. Columbia thesis 6. Harvard Law School records 7. Harvard Law Review articles 8. Articles from the University of Chicago 9. Passport History 10. Medical records 11. Files from his years as an Illinois state senator 12. Illinois State Bar Association records 13. Birth Certificate. 14. Baptism records 15. Adoption records.

When Gibbs calls them in to "talk", they should ask for the above. Thats what they should do.

10 posted on 09/17/2010 3:33:51 PM PDT by marron
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To: La Lydia

We know he’s smart? There’s as much evidence of that as there is that he made good grades in school or was born in Hawaii. That is to say none whatsoever.


11 posted on 09/17/2010 3:34:36 PM PDT by hometoroost (Somewhere a community is missing its cruise director)
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To: La Lydia
Americans know Obama is smart.

*********************

Not at all. Imho, his IQ may be around 110 at best, and Michelle's is lower, possibly around 103 to 105.

12 posted on 09/17/2010 3:36:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: La Lydia

I’m reading ‘Crimes Against Liberty’ by David Linbaugh.

If you do you won’t want to put it down. OMG!

It’s referenced.


13 posted on 09/17/2010 3:36:03 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: La Lydia

You end up wondering how these people would react to serious criticism. What d’Souza wrote was the tiniest, most civil sample of the crapfountain Bush got for eight interminable years.


14 posted on 09/17/2010 3:36:29 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: La Lydia

15 posted on 09/17/2010 3:37:54 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: parisa

Don Corleone is ruling our country.

**********

No. Moe Greene is running our casino.


16 posted on 09/17/2010 3:39:47 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Detente with the GOP - trust, but verify.)
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To: Bean Counter

Did you see the picture at the link?


17 posted on 09/17/2010 3:40:50 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Obama must be the smartest man in the world. He has kept his life a bigger secret than the Manhattan Project. James Bond was never this good.


18 posted on 09/17/2010 3:42:51 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (Republicans may have helped drive the economy into the ditch, but Obama is driving it off the cliff.)
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To: La Lydia
But Gibbs has got 'hand!'


19 posted on 09/17/2010 3:44:43 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (I can see November from my window...)
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To: La Lydia

Priceless...


20 posted on 09/17/2010 3:44:53 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: La Lydia

the Vercotti brothers, Dino and Luigi.


21 posted on 09/17/2010 4:05:31 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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