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Obama fails, the media covers for him
The New York Daily News ^ | September 13, 2012 | Derek Hunter

Posted on 09/13/2012 12:32:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

An American ambassador and three aides murdered in Libya, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo attacked and the incompetent man in the White House has no idea, no instinct, no guiding principle whatsoever to dictate how to react.

President Obama delayed his campaign schedule slightly to address the matter… hey, he can’t be viewed as aloof or uncaring when American blood has been shed.

This incompetent response to attacks on Americas should be a political bloodbath for President Obama. But it’s not. His Democrat allies and eager co-conspirators in the media took care of everything.

It’d be sad if it were not completely predictable.

President Obama waited hours to issue a statement on the murders in Libya. Even then, he condemned them only about as strongly as he condemned the unknown person who produced the poor quality video accused of inciting the violence.

And he never mentioned the near-riots at our embassy in Cairo.

Who did speak up and offer leadership? Mitt Romney.

He reacted how you’d hope an American leader would. He took a hard line against those who murdered our diplomats and invaded U.S. sovereignty in Egypt. He defended American principles and free speech. And he rightly criticized the Obama administration’s multiple attempts to appease violent radicals.

It was no accident people in these tinderboxes of anti-Americanism saw this video. Their governments wanted them to see it … or else they would’ve blocked it. They wanted people to react. And they wanted to see what the President would do. Now they know: not much.

They know because that’s precisely what the President did. He issued a wet noodle statement and jumped on Air Force One to campaign. Imagine if President Bush had done this. We know precisely what would’ve happened: media frenzy.

Then, when President Obama realized he was being out-presidented by Mitt “lack foreign-policy experience” Romney, he took “action.” He sat down with CBS News and said Romney “seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later.” This is the President who had to hold a “beer summit” after accusing a police officer of “acting stupidly” without knowing any facts. Moreover, Romney was right. He said what Americans want to hear their leaders say at times such as this.

The president’s handlers know this, otherwise, they wouldn’t have had him participate in the hastily scheduled CBS interview.

But they needn’t have panicked. The president’s guard/lap dogs in the media had already circled the wagons to protect him.

The President’s friends in the media made no mention that he released a statement attacking Romney for issuing a statement on the attacks a full 8 hours before the President made one on the attack itself.

The media couldn’t pursue that meme.

It was so busy bashing Romney, it couldn’t say the obvious: that the Obama administration’s response was weak. while Romney's was strong. No, they had to go with “How dare Romney be critical of the President at a time like this?” Media types channeled Romney to discern whether his advisors “wish they had that statement back.” They took to Twitter to point out Romney had rushed to politicized the matter “before the facts…were known.”

Coincidence? Could it be all these media outlets came to the conclusion this was a gaffe on Romney’s part on their own? No. It was teamwork again.

Before Romney’s statement, an open mic caught “journalists” coordinating questions to make sure he answered for his…not being a Democrat. They didn’t say that, but they might as well have. Romney’s real error, if there was one, was taking questions from the media. He should learn from the President.

It’s hard to imagine a more vivid example of an adoring media covering for its incompetent President. They question Romney’s timing, yet had no problem when the 2008 Democratic nominee used the deaths of nine US troops to attack his opponent.

No media spin, no distraction, no lie can change how our President disgraced himself and his office in the last 48 hours. As unrest and threats to embassies spread, we can expect more of this feckless behavior. With Obama’s weak response, childish attacks and rush to return to campaigning as if nothing had happened, it’s easy to see how radicals sized him up as weak. And why the media felt the need to protect him.

Both are sad, neither are surprising.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; enemedia; lamestreammedia; libya; media; obama; presstitutes; romney
Hear, hear!!
1 posted on 09/13/2012 12:33:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s new?


2 posted on 09/13/2012 12:34:49 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Imagine if the President was a Republican

Marines guarding the Libyan Embassy were not allowed to carry LOADED guns.

Pictures of Ambassador being “Carried to hospital by our allies” (Hillary Clinton) were taken as he was being taken to be gang raped.

President calls Egypt: “Not an ally”.

As I’ve said these guys ARE COMPETENT at destabilizing the world.

And the press is VERY GOOD at covering up these disasters.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 12:35:14 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Time to clear out the "Occupy White House" crowd !

4 posted on 09/13/2012 12:37:14 PM PDT by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Problems in the Middle East are not as important as implementing marxist agenda.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 12:37:31 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

6 posted on 09/13/2012 12:38:35 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The New York Daily News? A nice surprise there.

7 posted on 09/13/2012 12:39:13 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Quote: “Obama fails, the media covers for him.”

No, Obama fails and the media tries but fails to cover for him. As a matter of fact, what has become more of a story than the story is the media’s behavior.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 12:39:46 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

“Just two months before former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed in a terror attack, Bhutto submitted a written request to Ambassador Patterson, asking Patterson for help carrying out an evaluation of the security because she feared for her life, say WikiLeaks cables. The cables also reveal that Patterson and the GEORGE W. BUSH administration chose to ignore the request, suggesting instead Bhutto work constructively with General Pervez Musharraf’s government — the same organization that she insisted was out to kill her.

Bhutto had made the request to the US Ambassador immediately after a terror strike killed more than 130 people at a rally organized by the Pakistan Peoples Party on October 18, 2007 in Karachi. The rally was organized to welcome her back to Pakistan after her eight years’ exile. According to the Wikileaks cables, Bhutto told Ambassador Patterson that she did not believe that the Pakistan Government was providing the security she needed and she was in danger.”
http://www.marchforjustice.com/content/ambassador-anne-w-patterson-file-part-1


9 posted on 09/13/2012 12:41:05 PM 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: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

“What’s new?”

What’s new is that this was PRINTED in THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS! That is what’s really new!


10 posted on 09/13/2012 12:45:51 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: bronxville
According to the Wikileaks cables, Bhutto told Ambassador Patterson that she did not believe that the Pakistan Government was providing the security she needed and she was in danger.”

Good find - so Patterson has already "made her bones" in the Hillary Mob. So disarming Marines is just business as usual for this bloody bitch.

11 posted on 09/13/2012 12:46:03 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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12 posted on 09/13/2012 12:48:26 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Genoa

When it hits the old gray nag and the compost, he’ll be through.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 12:52:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: FlipWilson

“No, Obama fails and the media tries but fails to cover for him. As a matter of fact, what has become more of a story than the story is the media’s behavior.”

Exactly, and the job of our clearer-thinking media outlets is to emphasize this point over and over. Importantly, Romney must take a page from Newt’s play book and address the MSM for what they are: full-time employees of the Obama campaign.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 12:55:45 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“It was so busy bashing Romney, it couldn’t say the obvious: that the Obama administration’s response was weak. while Romney’s was strong.”

That’s why the lamestream media have their panties in a twist. Their Emperor Obama has no clothes.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 12:58:15 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every time Obama steps in it the media licks his boots clean.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 1:11:21 PM PDT by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


17 posted on 09/13/2012 2:59:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FlipWilson

what has become more of a story than the story is the media’s behavior.

I think you’re right. The media has made as much a mess of this crisis as Obama and it’s no secret. MSM is simply not relevant any longer, certainly not taken seriously.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 3:09:31 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: FlipWilson
No, Obama fails and the media tries but fails to cover for him. As a matter of fact, what has become more of a story than the story is the media’s behavior.

As someone relished saying about Dick Nixon once, "It's always the cover-up that gets you."

19 posted on 09/14/2012 12:19:20 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 1035rep
That’s why the lamestream media have their panties in a twist. Their Emperor Obama has no clothes.

So why don't they just lend him some of their silk ones?

20 posted on 09/14/2012 12:23:27 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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21 posted on 09/14/2012 12:26:49 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Genoa
The New York Daily News? A nice surprise there.

My first thought as well.

The NY Daily News is the NY Times for third graders.

22 posted on 09/14/2012 12:30:13 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not the News Reports, it’s who Reports the News.


23 posted on 09/14/2012 12:47:40 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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