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The American Media Beclowned Themselves Yesterday
Red State ^ | September 13, 2012 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 09/13/2012 6:45:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Yesterday, as the American consulate in Libya was smoking and the rioters were returning in Egypt, the President of the United States flew off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser while his spokesman was telling the American press corps that yesterday wasn’t really a normal political day. Had it been George W. Bush, the media would, right now, be marching on the White House with pitch forks and torches. Remember, on 9/11, as events were unfolding in Washington, the American media was crying for President Bush to return to Washington. They wanted Daddy at home in the White House where he could tuck them in bed, damn the security issues of getting him there.

I get that Chuck Todd is a former Democrat hill staffer. I get that the Politico is riddled with Democrats, some former activists and a former staffer for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I get that Michael Scherer from Time magazine is a left wing reporter for Mother Jones and Salon.com turned respectable, “objective” journalist. I get that Ben Smith, leading up Buzz Feed, is a leftwing journalist paraded about as if he is some sort of objective reporter at a trendy site full of cat photos. What I really get is that the American media runs with a herd mentality, leans left, and yesterday collectively fell over their group think as they leaned so far left to focus on Mitt Romney and not President Obama. Yesterday, the American media beclowned itself in ways I didn’t really even think was possible, even knowing how in the tank for Barack Obama they are.

Yesterday, we learned that there were no Marines protecting our Ambassador to Libya despite State Department warnings about violence and kidnappings in the Benghazi. We already knew Al Qaeda was coming on strong there. But we relied on locals for support and now we know the locals betrayed us as they have in the past in Afghanistan and Iraq too.

But the media wanted to focus on Mitt Romney.

Night before last, the President condemned Mitt Romney in harsher tones than he condemned the rioters. It took him until sun up yesterday to condemn them.

But the media wanted to focus on Mitt Romney.

Yesterday, the media spent much time condemning the Coptic Christians for their movie, but we now know the movie had been out for months and we also know the riots were orchestrated in advance. We also know the attack on the American consulate in Libya used the riots as cover for the attack.

But the media wanted to focus on Mitt Romney.

Yesterday, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a man who swore an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America, called an American civilian to ask him to stop exercising his first amendment rights.

But the media wanted to focus on Mitt Romney.

We also now know that the President, close to 60% of the time, has opted for printed intelligence briefings, which this White House thinks are as useful as an intelligence officer in the room who the President can probe, prod, challenge, and question.

But the media wanted to focus on Mitt Romney.

And in focusing on Mitt Romney, finally, of all the places, Slate and Dave Weigel finally point out that Mitt Romney’s gaffe was no gaffe, it was a consistent view of foreign policy foreign to the ears of the political press. He, I, and many others really do think Barack Obama is an apologist. We really do think his speech to Cairo after his entrance to the White House was part of a world apology tour. And we sure as hell think his actions in the past year to foster the Arab Spring were the actions of a naive fool.

But then the media has been playing the naive fool for him.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911ii; enemedia; media; middleeast; msm; romney; usembassies
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1 posted on 09/13/2012 6:46:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bump!


2 posted on 09/13/2012 6:49:10 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

actually they proved they are willing to become Pravda circa 1978 in order to protect Barry


3 posted on 09/13/2012 6:49:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Did anyone see FOX news this AM where the media was caught on microphone planning to ambush Romney at an interview. They are such garbage and should be brought out into the light for the obama butt kissers they really are!


4 posted on 09/13/2012 6:49:28 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They will continue to do it. They must distract, deflect and demogogue. Obama will be wagging a finger and lecturing Romney on foreign policy real soon.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 6:49:44 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: txrangerette

The DNC “God - Jerusalem” removal and angry return to the Democratic Party Platform, is all cut from this same cloth.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 6:51:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Is there a better example of "shoot first and aim later" than the initial statement issued by the embassy?
7 posted on 09/13/2012 6:51:55 AM PDT by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is anyone surprised? This is the same media that manufactured forged National Guard documents in an attempt to sway an election to the democraps.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 6:52:08 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
They did it in world class style too.

The journolistas (aka MSM) got caught at Romney's presser doing what they do best. One thing is for sure, if we get rid of Bambi, we will have to get rid of the nonsense of the MSM sooner than later.

It's a long fight.

9 posted on 09/13/2012 6:52:33 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Apologist" doesn't mean what this guy thinks it means.

a·pol·o·gist    [uh-pol-uh-jist]

noun

1. a person who makes a defense in speech or writing of a belief, idea, etc.

2. Ecclesiastical .

a. Also, a·pol·o·gete  [uh-pol-uh-jeet] a person skilled in apologetics.

b. one of the authors of the early Christian apologies in defense of the faith.

10 posted on 09/13/2012 6:53:18 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

One can tell how incriminating this was for the ObamaBot press by the fact that there was practically no coverage of their outrageous, repetitious attack on Romney. And then the audio of these cretins surfaced, which sounded like a bunch of middle-schoolers plotting on how to embarrass the new student in their class.

That pro-Romney PAC really does need to make a TV ad about this, juxtapositioning that attack by the press to their meek acceptance of no questions when Obama read his canned response to the murder of Americans in Libya.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 6:53:42 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Pssttt...

Anyone notice that the animals in Yemen are beating at the embassy windows Right Now! Our embassy in Lybia was burned, with occupants murdered, the Cairo embassy has been under siege for three days....

...and Barack Kardashian is doing Letterman and Vegas?


12 posted on 09/13/2012 6:55:53 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Bitsy

One of the leaders was Ari Shapiro. Shapiro was also caught along with other socalled reporters stating they wouldn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegience. I guess because they consider themselves “nonpartison”!


13 posted on 09/13/2012 6:56:06 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Bitsy
Did anyone see FOX news this AM where the media was caught on microphone planning to ambush Romney at an interview.

I heard it yesterday on Hannity's radio show (was finally released). About :19 ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bubyh1Kc_4Y

14 posted on 09/13/2012 6:56:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Great article. Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 6:56:57 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Worse than Pravda, circa 1978. Even Pravda would criticize the politburo once in awhile.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 6:57:49 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Walmartian
Is there a better example of "shoot first and aim later" than the initial statement issued by the embassy?

Perhaps when the media branded Romney's truthful statement as a "misstep".

17 posted on 09/13/2012 6:57:51 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
actually they proved they are willing to become Pravda circa 1978 in order to protect Barry

You are behind the curve. They abandoned ALL integrity (the tiny remaining bit) circa 2007.

Now they lie outright... and expect it to get worse.

18 posted on 09/13/2012 7:00:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: GeronL
Too much anti-Israel/pro-Palestinian groundwork has been done to have it unravel now. The state media will do their part to change the target.

Bill and Hillary and Huma and Anthony..............."In fact, working with Hillary's State Department, Obama has helped to install the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, using the "Arab Spring" turmoil to empower these sworn America-haters.

And now here comes the icing on the treachery cake: Obama and Hillary reportedly have informed Iran that they've abandoned Israel, leaving the only Jewish State to face a nuclear Iran alone. How proud the Abedin family must be of their little girl!".......

19 posted on 09/13/2012 7:03:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: bronxville
I guess because they consider themselves “nonpartison”!

I consider them unamerican socialists and I hold them accountable for what will happen to my country if the misfit obama is reelected. We need to go after them with everything we have got.

20 posted on 09/13/2012 7:04:50 AM PDT by Bitsy
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