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CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria Now Denies He’s ‘Advising’ the President
The Blaze ^ | 05/15/2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 05/15/2011 9:25:47 AM PDT by Rational Thought

On Friday, we brought you a very curious clip from CNN host Fareed Zakaria, in which he discusses how the president calls him for “wisdom and advice.” At the time, it seemed pretty clear and damning. Glenn Beck took significant time lambasting both CNN and Zakaria for having someone that says he’s a journalist actually advising the president. It seems the message got back to Zakaria, becuase now he’s denying that characterization.

In a blog post from Saturday night, Zakaria tries to dispel the notion that he’s advising the president, even putting the term in scare quotes. Here’s what he says in the post titled, “Clarifications on my conversations with the president:”

The characterization that I have been “advising” President Obama is inaccurate. Over the last few months I’ve had a couple of conversations with the president, off-the-record. At no point did President Obama ask me for advice on a specific policy or speech or proposal, nor did I volunteer it. I know that he has had similar meetings with other columnists.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fareedzakaria; media; obama
Fareed Zakaria vs. Fareed Zakaria. Who am I supposed to believe?
1 posted on 05/15/2011 9:25:48 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

It’s the post-truth world.


2 posted on 05/15/2011 9:26:42 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: Rational Thought

Cat’s out of the bag.


3 posted on 05/15/2011 9:29:31 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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4 posted on 05/15/2011 9:30:22 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Rational Thought

taqqiya


5 posted on 05/15/2011 9:34:38 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Rational Thought

And which other columnists would that be?????????


6 posted on 05/15/2011 9:35:38 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: Rational Thought
Is Fareed a Muslim?? Never mind.

Read wiki...Daddy was an expert on Islam.

7 posted on 05/15/2011 9:37:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Rational Thought

Nobody cares in integrity or truth. This will disappear under a rug within a week.


8 posted on 05/15/2011 9:39:43 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Carley
And which other columnists would that be?????????

On foreign policy? I'd guess Tom Friedman of the NYT. He's reliably leftist, banal, and shares the president's post-American world view.

9 posted on 05/15/2011 9:46:53 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Rational Thought

Where else is Obama going to turn to find someone even more arrogant than himself? (possibly)


10 posted on 05/15/2011 9:51:12 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Rational Thought
Fareed Zakaria doesn't have any need to advise O'Kenyan since they both already agree on everything. To wit:

Israel needs to disappear.

Smart-ass America deserves to be knocked down about ten pegs.

We know Sarah Palin isn't stupid. We know she is on to us and therefore she is dangerous.

CNN needs to turn further to the left.

Communism rocks!

11 posted on 05/15/2011 9:53:40 AM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: Rational Thought

“Who are you going to believe, me or your stinkin’ eyes?”


12 posted on 05/15/2011 9:54:43 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Rational Thought

Taqiyya.


13 posted on 05/15/2011 10:04:11 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Rational Thought

Good one!


14 posted on 05/15/2011 10:09:21 AM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Rational Thought

It would explain much about why Obama’s foreign policy is a shambles.


15 posted on 05/15/2011 10:13:27 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: Rational Thought


There's no surprise in Barry drinking in the effluvia that Zakaria pitches. We're all familiar with this photo from the 2008 campaign. The book is Zakaria's "The Post American World".
16 posted on 05/15/2011 10:19:05 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: mojito

No doubt Obamao is enthralled with Krugman of the NYSlimes.

They share a vision of a destroyed economy.


17 posted on 05/15/2011 10:26:31 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: Rational Thought

His arrogance prompted the revelation. Again, his arrogance prompts this clarification- he thinks people are stupid.


18 posted on 05/15/2011 10:49:48 AM PDT by citizencon
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To: Sacajaweau
No question about it!

Man of the World

Fareed Zakaria may not be a sex symbol yet—or on anyone’s shortlist for secretary of State either (at least not this decade). But since 9/11, when he wrote a defining piece on the meaning of the terror attacks, he’s become one of the more influential and original voices on American foreign policy and politics. He’s an Indian-born, Yale- and Harvard-educated Muslim who moves easily between Condoleezza Rice and Pervez Musharraf, Tony Blair and Prince Turki Al-Faisal. He’s a conservative who is willing to question one of the most cherished principles of the West—democracy—

19 posted on 05/15/2011 10:54:21 AM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Rational Thought

Fareed is the perfect Obama advisor. Foriegn, far left, and totally anti-American.


20 posted on 05/15/2011 11:50:54 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: All

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21 posted on 05/15/2011 1:23:13 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Rational Thought

My Vet had to cut a “Fareed Zakaria” off my dogs.....never mind.


22 posted on 05/15/2011 3:34:27 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Does one pronounce Zakaria like one pronounces Zacharia? Hard ‘I’ in both?

I shot my TV sometime in ‘08, so there are a lot of names I read about but can’t pronounce.


23 posted on 05/15/2011 4:18:22 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl
I shot my TV sometime in ‘08,

AWESOME!!

24 posted on 05/15/2011 4:27:33 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: txhurl

“I shot my TV sometime in ‘08”

Did it suffer? ;>


25 posted on 05/15/2011 4:29:41 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Rational Thought

One America-hater giving advice to another America-hater.


26 posted on 05/15/2011 4:46:49 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MamaDearest

CONSERVATIVE???? HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH.....what a damn joke.


27 posted on 05/15/2011 4:48:36 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: combat_boots

The other day one of AF-1s landed here in Austin.

I can’t bear that these majestic aircraft have to suffer
the usurper ‘commanding’ it.


28 posted on 05/15/2011 5:08:35 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Rational Thought

Actually, Amy Carter has stronger foreign policy cred’s, especially with respect to Middle East affairs!


29 posted on 05/15/2011 5:49:11 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Rational Thought.
Partisan Media Shill

30 posted on 05/15/2011 7:29:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: txhurl

Za-CAR-ee-ya


31 posted on 05/15/2011 9:24:47 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Rational Thought
The characterization that I have been “advising” President Obama is inaccurate. Over the last few months I’ve had a couple of conversations with the president, off-the-record. At no point did President Obama ask me for advice on a specific policy or speech or proposal, nor did I volunteer it. I know that he has had similar meetings with other columnists.

Isn't this special? The DNC would be broke and in debt in the trillions IF they had to pay for every daily 'jon stewart' media campaign advertisement. Oh how I long for 'judgment DAY' when 'right' will be made 'right'.

32 posted on 05/15/2011 9:37:41 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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