Skip to comments.Obama fails, the media covers for him
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 cant 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 its not. His Democrat allies and eager co-conspirators in the media took care of everything.
Itd 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 youd 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 administrations 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 wouldve 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 thats 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 wouldve 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 presidents handlers know this, otherwise, they wouldnt have had him participate in the hastily scheduled CBS interview.
But they neednt have panicked. The presidents guard/lap dogs in the media had already circled the wagons to protect him.
The Presidents 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 couldnt pursue that meme.
It was so busy bashing Romney, it couldnt say the obvious: that the Obama administrations 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 Romneys part on their own? No. It was teamwork again.
Before Romneys statement, an open mic caught journalists coordinating questions to make sure he answered for his not being a Democrat. They didnt say that, but they might as well have. Romneys real error, if there was one, was taking questions from the media. He should learn from the President.
Its hard to imagine a more vivid example of an adoring media covering for its incompetent President. They question Romneys 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 Obamas weak response, childish attacks and rush to return to campaigning as if nothing had happened, its 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.
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.
Time to clear out the "Occupy White House" crowd !
Problems in the Middle East are not as important as implementing marxist agenda.
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.
“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.”
What’s new is that this was PRINTED in THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS! That is what’s really new!
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.
When it hits the old gray nag and the compost, he’ll be through.
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 medias 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.
“It was so busy bashing Romney, it couldnt say the obvious: that the Obama administrations 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.
Every time Obama steps in it the media licks his boots clean.
what has become more of a story than the story is the medias 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.
As someone relished saying about Dick Nixon once, "It's always the cover-up that gets you."
So why don't they just lend him some of their silk ones?
My first thought as well.
The NY Daily News is the NY Times for third graders.
It’s not the News Reports, it’s who Reports the News.