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CNN's Fareed Zakaria: Obama 'Failing' as Leader of Free World
NewsBusters.org ^ | 4/3/2009 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 04/03/2009 3:20:37 PM PDT by Pyro7480

Fareed Zakara, CNN Anchor | NewsBusters.orgIn an interview on CNN.com on Friday titled “Zakaria: Obama disappoints as world leader,” author and CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria threw cold water on the media’s laudatory coverage of President Obama’s trip to Europe: “Although he brought a lot of star power -- the talk of the week -- at least in certain circles in Washington, New York and London -- has been that President Obama is failing in his role as leader of the free world.” He cited a columnist overseas to support his opinion, something that hasn’t really been done in the media’s coverage of the trip. Zakaria also plugged the central thesis of his book, “The Post-American World” -- that the “rest of the world is rising to meet the United States’ position -- economically, politically and culturally.”

The unnamed correspondent who interviewed Zakaria began by asking what the anchor/author thought about the president’s trip. After dropping the “failing” word, he cited a recent column by British columnist Jonathan Freedland in The Guardian, that “President Obama looks neither like JFK nor FDR but rather JEC -- that’s James Earl Carter -- better known here as Jimmy Carter.” The interviewer countered, “But it appears everyone is fawning over him.” Zakaria answered, “President Obama has encountered a Europe that is more resistant to his policy proposals. The French and Germans have their own proposals. The Chinese and Russians have come with their own demands. And everyone expects him to apologize for having caused this mess in the first place.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; cnn; fareedzakaria; foreign; g20summit; globaleconomy; miserablefailure; obama; zakaria
No one's in the MSM is going to make a big deal out of Fareed's thought.
1 posted on 04/03/2009 3:20:38 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

wasn’t this the guy that said Obama had highly nuanced, intelligent and sophisticated foreign policy views prior the election?

wasn’t he also the one who said that middle eastern terrorism should just be accepted as a way of life?


2 posted on 04/03/2009 3:22:57 PM PDT by GreatDaggar
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To: Pyro7480

Fareed Zakaria is a member of the MSM. He writes for TIME.

I’m actually really surprised by this.


3 posted on 04/03/2009 3:24:19 PM PDT by Eddings
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To: Pyro7480

the bloom is coming off the MSM rose!


4 posted on 04/03/2009 3:25:43 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: Pyro7480
“President Obama looks neither like JFK nor FDR but rather JEC -- that’s James Earl Carter -- better known here as Jimmy Carter.”

I think he is way worse. Today Politico reported that he told Bank CEOs - "My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks."

Not that his administration wouldn't engineer "the pitchforks" when needed, but for now he is a petty blackmailer.
5 posted on 04/03/2009 3:27:01 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: GreatDaggar

He also wrote “The Post American World”.

Maybe Obama will throw that book away now instead of reading it again.


6 posted on 04/03/2009 3:27:45 PM PDT by Califreak (111th Congress: Destroying America With Reckless Abandon)
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To: Eddings
I wonder just how much of what Obama gave away at the summit trying to be loved and to get his ego stroked?
7 posted on 04/03/2009 3:29:27 PM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: Pyro7480

Don’t underestimate Zacharia’s influence. He’s a smart and apparently centrist guy often seen on the Sunday morning talkies and in other places too—editor for Newsweek International, a CNN analyst, etc etc. There’s a picture floating around FR of al’0bama walking around with his latest book, The Post-American World.

If Zacharia is dissing BoyBarak, look for the circle of weewee to widen.

Zacharia is a muslim born in India, a naturalized US citizen, and was a Reagan supporter. look him up at wikipedia.


8 posted on 04/03/2009 3:30:32 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: GreatDaggar

Fareed is full blooded Council on Foreign Relations and MSM hypeman, is this a signal that the drive bys will slowly turn on Bambi?


9 posted on 04/03/2009 3:31:35 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: Pyro7480
“And everyone expects him to apologize for having caused this mess in the first place.”

And Obama is more than happy to oblige. Not to mention, his grovelling at the feet of the Saudi king.

10 posted on 04/03/2009 3:31:38 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Pyro7480


Fareed taught precisely how to fail.
11 posted on 04/03/2009 3:33:06 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: alecqss

In other words, he’s like one of those Somali pirates.


12 posted on 04/03/2009 3:34:00 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Pyro7480

13 posted on 04/03/2009 3:34:50 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Pyro7480

still waiting for them to mention the bow to the saudi king and the letter he sent to France addressed to Chirac amongst other things.

question

Could you tell me please as to why the president felt the need to bow to the king and yet he felt not to do this with any other leader?

I could think of many more questions too

though one thing keeps nagging at me here .
We known the media is biased, of course we do, sure do don’t we but saying they have class and that his wife is stylish is going a bit far.
She put the buttons in the wrong holes, her sense of dress is that of curtains and she certainly cannot carry her self. One only has to look at what she wears to see she is not stylish nor sexy.

The saying goes
a picture is a thousand words then look at the pictures of his wife and anyone tell me she really is stylish

NO WAY

Still maybe this is a start that the tide is turning and that people are waking up from the cult of obama.

Yes he is a great reader of someone else speeches, but he is a blabbering fool when he does not have one and he certainly does not seem to bright on this trip or even before this trip.

OK all those elected tell lies and avoid questions which are hard but has anyone noticed when obama is asked on anything he goes into campaign mode and refers to climate change, ozone, pollution and saving on green houses gases.
It is lie he is a robot with only a few things he knows what to say

sorry for the long rant


14 posted on 04/03/2009 3:35:06 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Eddings

Me too. I do think that a LOT of these people are saying “Oh s#$t!”


15 posted on 04/03/2009 3:38:26 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: lewisglad

“the bloom is coming off the MSM rose!”

NEVER!!!!

There will be minor, isolated defections. They will be mocked, and marginalized.


16 posted on 04/03/2009 3:39:11 PM PDT by brownsfan (Kool aid comes in two new flavors: Hope and Change.)
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To: Pyro7480

We shoulda nuked the whole rest of the world while he had the chance.


17 posted on 04/03/2009 3:39:44 PM PDT by exist
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To: dr_who

Yep. I don’t trust anything he has to say.


18 posted on 04/03/2009 3:42:01 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: manc
Could you tell me please as to why the president felt the need to bow to the king and yet he felt not to do this with any other leader?

Obama: "My Muslim faith ..."

Stepanopolous: "...Christian faith..."

[Obama corrects his Freudian slip]
19 posted on 04/03/2009 3:44:12 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Pyro7480

That’s because he has no intention of leading a “free” world.


20 posted on 04/03/2009 3:46:16 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: Pyro7480

The Democrats got the “biggest dud” of a candidate they could ever have, when they voted in Obama. It’s sure showing up now...


21 posted on 04/03/2009 3:48:40 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: lewisglad; GreatDaggar; Veto!

>>>> is this a signal that the drive bys will slowly turn on Bambi? <<<<<

Slowly? They’re doing it now.

Only 10 weeks down.

198 to go.


22 posted on 04/03/2009 3:49:36 PM PDT by angkor
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To: Pyro7480

Uh-Oh...watch your back, Fareed.


23 posted on 04/03/2009 3:51:09 PM PDT by Palladin (President Obama: "Ich bin eine Kokain Kopf.")
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To: F15Eagle

ah thank you I forgot that

so quickly off my head and then time for a drink, It’s Friday

57 states, in Islam that means 57 Islamic countries
oath being taken second time in private, why?????????????????
his muslims faith like you just said
his first call to muslims
his first media address to muslims not to this country
his refusal to give present at Christmas, Easter birthdays etc
his name change
his postponement of charges against Islamic terrorist.
him keep saying we have to reach out to Muslims
his bow to the protector of the muslims holy land the Saudi king of which has not been noted by the media in this country
closing of gitmo but that maybe because of his radical extreme left loon views
him stating how he understands muslims
him saying the most beautiful sound of the call to prayer

that is off the top of my head but I am sure there are more

people in the UK also think he is a muslim too as I talked to my sister first time in a long time and she asked how does it feel to be ruled by a muslim and when I said “why do you say that?”
she replied , come on everyone here knows and then I asked two others in the room there that night over the phone and they said the same


24 posted on 04/03/2009 3:53:00 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: manc
We known the media is biased, of course we do, sure do don’t we but saying they have class and that his wife is stylish is going a bit far.

Maybe having the media go on and on about how sexy and stylish ol' Michelle is is a good thing. Most people can't tell if the media is lying about Iraq, or about the economy, or about Republicans, etc., but when they hear the media describe Michelle that way, while simultaneously showing video of her looking particularly nasty and classless, it just might light that spark in the average mind that, hey, maybe the MSM is full of sh*t.
25 posted on 04/03/2009 3:57:25 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: fr_freak

I catch your drift and you do have a good point but remember that many folk are sheep , mostly Dems and if they are told something then they will walk around repeating the same mantra


26 posted on 04/03/2009 4:08:41 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Pyro7480
That would be former CNN anchor Fareed.
27 posted on 04/03/2009 4:25:30 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (What fresh hell is this?)
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To: brownsfan

True. We’re just seeing the inevitable end result of hero worship. The “god” becomes man and all the followers are shocked and disappointed. Some will call it what it is (like this guy), but most will back their guy because to do otherwise is to admit to horrible personal human flaws like gullibility and immaturity.


28 posted on 04/03/2009 4:27:01 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: manc

“Could you tell me please as to why the president felt the need to bow to the king and yet he felt not to do this with any other leader?”

Manc,

Long rant? Nah.

BTW, notice the Saudi king didn’t return the bow— Obeisance. Making salaam. A subject to his king.


29 posted on 04/03/2009 4:27:40 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: combat_boots

yes I noticed, shameful isn;t but shameful that the media in this country have not reported this and fox and friends had many e=mails off me about this


30 posted on 04/03/2009 4:42:30 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Pyro7480

so-o-o sorry!

would chavez be betta?


31 posted on 04/03/2009 4:42:46 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: Pyro7480

Personality does not trump politics.


32 posted on 04/03/2009 5:02:33 PM PDT by HollyB (A)
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To: Eddings
Fareed Zakaria is a member of the MSM. He writes wrote for TIME.

Fixed it for ya.

33 posted on 04/03/2009 5:21:00 PM PDT by topfile
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To: Pyro7480

Obama fits Zakaria’s model, and he’s happy about it. It’s not criticism; Zakaria wants the “post American” world.


34 posted on 04/03/2009 5:50:25 PM PDT by nicollo (you're freakin' out!)
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To: F15Eagle

Found this last night.
There are a lot of links to follow on it.
http://newine.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/by-any-other-name-2/


35 posted on 04/03/2009 5:58:53 PM PDT by happygrl (BORG: Barack 0bama Resistance Group: we will not be assimilated)
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To: manc

See the link in my post #25.


36 posted on 04/03/2009 6:00:45 PM PDT by happygrl (BORG: Barack 0bama Resistance Group: we will not be assimilated)
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To: manc

Whoops ! make that #35!


37 posted on 04/03/2009 6:01:32 PM PDT by happygrl (BORG: Barack 0bama Resistance Group: we will not be assimilated)
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To: happygrl

I am sorry I don’;t see a link in 25, I must be looking in the wrong place, could you put a link up please


38 posted on 04/03/2009 6:05:53 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: happygrl

LOL I have it , I was going though the replies and saw this after I sent the Post to you before

thank you I’m going through it now


39 posted on 04/03/2009 6:06:52 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Pyro7480

He’s simply pimping his own book


40 posted on 04/03/2009 6:07:13 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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