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Obama Inaugural Terror Threat by 'Somalis' Old News; Media Con to Garner Sympathy for O-bumbler
Monday, January 4, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 01/04/2010 8:56:01 PM PST by kristinn

The New York Times pushed up the publication of a Sunday Magazine article from January 17 to today (online) that leads with a dramatic telling of the incoming and outgoing administrations of Barack Obama and George W. Bush dealing with a reported threat that Somali terrorists would try to attack Obama's inauguration on January 20, 2009.

The Times told Politico:

(that) following the botched Christmas Day terrorist plot, Deputy Magazine Editor Megan Liberman said that “the urgency set in" to publish sooner.

“We just thought we should push the Web-first mantra as much as we could,” Liberman said.

While the Times report reads like they are breaking the story, the threat was widely reported on January 20, 2009 by such widely read media outlets as the AFP:

US intelligence services chased reports of a potential terrorist threat Tuesday as President Barack Obama was sworn in before massive crowds amid an unprecedented security lockdown.

Officials were tightlipped about the seriousness of the terrorist threat, with the Department of Homeland Security saying the information was "of limited specificity and uncertain credibility."

But a Homeland Security official, who asked not to be identified, said it was linked to a militant Somali group called al-Shabab.

"The FBI has acknowledged publicly that there has been a lot of incoming information, all of which we are running to ground. This is the only specific bulletin that has gone out," the official said.

With an estimated two million or more people jammed into the heart of Washington to celebrate the inauguration of the first African American president, security officials braced for a potential security nightmare.

The next day, the Los Angeles Times reported on the terrorist scare:

The swearing-in of Barack Obama came off without a security-related hitch Tuesday, but underneath the calm veneer, federal authorities were intensively investigating a report that a group of Somalia-based militants wanted to launch some kind of inauguration-related attack.

The media is slavishly echoing the NY Times report tonight as if this is new news.

The AP, slavishly following the NY Times in regurgitating this old news story, has transmitted a news article headlined, "US Feared Terror Threat at Obama's Inauguration" (or with variations thereof) that has been picked up by dozens of news outlets including CBS News, Fox News and the Baltimore Sun.

Even the AFP has forgotten they had the story last year and have run a new article based on the NY Times article.

The Times said "the urgency set in" after the Christmas Day attack. It sure did. They had to bail Obama out of a jam he created for himself. What better way to do that than to play the sympathy card knowing the dupes in the mainstream media will blindly follow your lead.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alshabab; bhochristmas; flight253; obama
They really think we're that dumb.
1 posted on 01/04/2010 8:56:02 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

YEP....only, I think they are aiming at the dumber set...i.e. Obomba voters!


2 posted on 01/04/2010 8:57:37 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: kristinn

So...apparently, the Bush administration was better at preventing terror, since they knew in advance and put together a plan of action to prevent it. In the new administration, we rely on faulty bombs equipment and brave Dutchmen.


3 posted on 01/04/2010 9:06:21 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: kristinn

LOL-Busted! Great work!


4 posted on 01/04/2010 9:18:36 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: goodnesswins

To borrow a phrase, this is a teachable moment. It shows how the media gins up stories at convenient times to help a leading liberal who’s in trouble. In this case it’s Obama. And he’s getting a lot of help with this one.


5 posted on 01/04/2010 9:18:40 PM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: kristinn

Chavez,Castro & the Taliban are already p.o.’d at him including those others that have yet to be named.

let’s just say this ain’t pretty


6 posted on 01/04/2010 9:22:39 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: ilgipper

It’s hard to argue with the post-2001 Bush record on preventing terror attacks on American soil. But Obama’s been ungrateful ever since he was safely sworn in.


7 posted on 01/04/2010 9:25:38 PM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: icwhatudo

Thanks.


8 posted on 01/04/2010 9:26:22 PM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: kristinn

ABC local news in Chicago included this story in this evening’s broadcast. It’s spreading.....


9 posted on 01/04/2010 9:28:07 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: kristinn
I don't think it's going to help Obama though. People are more worried about what Obama is going to do to protect this country and their families than what didn't happen during inaugural of 'the one'!
10 posted on 01/04/2010 9:30:25 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Fu-fu2

They spread it fast and thick, don’t they? Thanks for the local report.


11 posted on 01/04/2010 9:46:33 PM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: kristinn
I actually read a book by David Alan Grier, of all people, written about Obama’s inauguration. Grier LITERALLY slipped under a fence to get a view of Obama, and was never screened.

Of course, that wasn't his purpose for telling the story, but it was my take out of it.

12 posted on 01/04/2010 9:58:02 PM PST by Carling (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: kristinn
I actually read a book by David Alan Grier, of all people, written about Obama’s inauguration. Grier LITERALLY slipped under a fence to get a view of Obama, and was never screened.

Of course, that wasn't his purpose for telling the story, but it was my take out of it.

13 posted on 01/04/2010 9:58:14 PM PST by Carling (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: kristinn

I won’t be surprised at all if within the next week or two the FBI is “encouraged” to prematurely and impetuously take down a suspected terror cell it has under surveillance so the Administration can crow about it’s good deeds on the domestic security front.

And in doing so completely ruins any chance of connecting the dots to the cell’s parents and funding source.


14 posted on 01/04/2010 10:37:54 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: kristinn
JANUARY 2009

JANUARY 2010


15 posted on 01/04/2010 11:24:38 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: kristinn

They’re trying to sell another load of shi’ite..


16 posted on 01/05/2010 2:15:45 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Candor7

I’ve seen that image on south park also & I still don’t know what the reference is


17 posted on 01/05/2010 2:26:23 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: kristinn
Thank you for posting this, I thought that I'd read all about this almost a year ago, within days of the inauguration.

This news story was headlined at the top of the hour radio news again and again and again all night long.

It's either obvious manipulation by the MSM ---- or, they are much dumber than we think they are, and they were so overwhelmed with The.Prez a year that this bit of terror news absolutely escaped them.

It must be embarressing to be a journalist nowadays -- journalist seems to be a synonym for 'ignorant incompetent.'

18 posted on 01/05/2010 2:40:08 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: goodnesswins
I think you are mistaken here, simply because it was my impression that the Obama voters were buying dozens & dozens of newspapers & memorabilia, and therefore I believe that at least 89$ of them read the same reports we did last year -- although they probably read many many more more of them.

I hope that the press gets publically admonished for this nonsense.

19 posted on 01/05/2010 2:46:35 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: kristinn

No terrorist would attack Obama. He is their leader.


20 posted on 01/05/2010 3:45:25 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: kristinn

I guess as 0bama rating tank, we will hear more stories about rascist plots against him.


21 posted on 01/05/2010 4:27:13 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or you excited to come to America?")
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To: kristinn

Spotted it from a country mile away. Rahmbo in action, once again.


22 posted on 01/05/2010 5:20:47 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Candor7

perfect ;-)


23 posted on 01/05/2010 5:23:54 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

So transparent. It is laughable.


24 posted on 01/05/2010 5:27:15 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: JaneNC

Jane, you ignorant racist!! LOL!


25 posted on 01/05/2010 5:30:45 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

On nobama’s inauguration it was nobama and his minions who launched a terrorist attack against the United States and the Constitution.


26 posted on 01/05/2010 5:39:47 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: kristinn; All

another critical difference between liberals and conservatives,

liberals carry on and on, to the point of mental paralysis, about their fears and worries

conservatives just carry on

Of course, you can do that when you have the strength of the Lord and a concealed carry permit.


27 posted on 01/05/2010 5:52:50 AM PST by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: kristinn

Yup, they think we are that dumb. So, Obama was so narcissistic that he allowed millions of his followers to gather in a relatively small area while there was a HIGH terrorist threat? Wait a minute, the slobbering MSM is correct! The narcissistic Obama would allow millions of Americans to be in direct fire of Islamic Jihadists. He IS that narcissistic. Either that or he is that IRRESPONSIBLE.


28 posted on 01/05/2010 6:01:29 AM PST by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: kristinn
They really think we're that dumb.

Not us but sheeple like my wife who don't question the MSM. I have to keep beating it into her head “don't believe everything you hear on TV”. Why? she asks. Jees!

29 posted on 01/05/2010 6:02:36 AM PST by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
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To: kristinn

BS!

Somalis voted overwhelmingly for Obama!

And why would they attack a fellow Muzzie anyhow?


30 posted on 01/05/2010 6:03:30 AM PST by airborne (S. S. D. Y.)
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To: Fu-fu2
I saw that last night too. If anyone brings it up at work, well I will ask them why the Obama Administration did not put out a Level 4 warning? Seems irresponsible to me.
31 posted on 01/05/2010 6:05:18 AM PST by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

On February 25,2007, when Britney Spears started behaving badly, someone named Chris Crocker had an emotional meltdown on You Tube because the media were treating Ms. Spears poorly This purported adult behaved like a displeased five year old, to a world wide audience of over 2 million viewers. This is not the way I would want to be remembered.


32 posted on 01/05/2010 6:16:36 AM PST by jmcenanly
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To: kristinn
The muslim terrorists would never have attacked that inauguration coronation, because he's one of them!
33 posted on 01/05/2010 6:27:29 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: kristinn

The globalist elite-owned corporate media gotta love their Antichrist Messiah.


34 posted on 01/05/2010 7:06:41 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: kristinn

Since the Bush Admin was responsible for the security.
How does it’s Bushes Fault admin NOW claim THEY are on top of Security.

They can’t even run a credible propaganda campaign.


35 posted on 01/05/2010 7:43:05 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: kristinn

This is exactly right, “It shows how the media gins up stories at convenient times to help a leading liberal who’s in trouble. In this case it’s Obama”

But the fact that it was actually bush who prevented odumbo from being done in by one of his own will not be lost on most of us.

Thanks for linking that


36 posted on 01/05/2010 8:48:18 AM PST by RWGinger
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