Skip to comments.Liberal Media Might As Well Wear Obama Buttons
Posted on 09/14/2012 7:57:15 AM PDT by Kaslin
The liberal media gave the ceaselessly political President Obama a pass for campaigning instead of performing his presidential duties when they were most needed, while they castigated Mitt Romney for being political when he was the only one of the two acting presidential.
To be sure, Obama is a political candidate for re-election to the presidency, but do we have to remind ourselves -- as he often reminds us -- that he also currently holds that office and that it includes duties that supersede his political activities?
After remaining silent for hours after the attacks in Egypt and Libya, Obama called a news conference to issue a brief statement on the matter and, in response to the first question, turned on his heels and walked off. Yet the liberal media, feigning outrage over Romney's alleged political exploitation, are neither curious nor critical about Obama's refusal to answer questions about the attacks, such as whether he considers them an act of war and what responses he is considering.
Instead of criticizing Obama for being political instead of presidential, of putting his personal interests above the interests of the nation he is charged to lead, the media ran interference for him, ignoring his dereliction of duty and turning their attention to the activities of Romney to manufacture the bogus storyline that he was the one being too political. What better way to detract from Obama's incompetence and politicking?
The media were lying in wait for Romney, who was eager to issue a public statement on the attacks but was trying earnestly not to campaign on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Some "reporters" were even caught on a hot mic, conspiring to trip Romney up at his news conference.
But as a man who is running for the presidency, Romney had to make a statement on the matter. He owed it to the electorate. The media would have savaged him for fecklessness had he remained silent.
The media could hardly have argued with any credibility that a Romney statement would interfere with the official administration position, especially because the administration had been so reluctant to articulate a clear position. In any event, Romney's statement was measured, reasonable and reassuring to American voters who want to restore the presidency to someone who'll vigorously defend the United States and quit apologizing for it.
Romney properly expressed his outrage and disgust with the attacks -- in a much more convincing tone, by the way, than President Obama would -- when he clumsily read his own remarks without any hint of emotion. But Romney's alleged offense was in criticizing the administration for its statement "sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt instead of condemning their actions" and for its mixed signals about whether to own or disavow the statement.
The statement from the U.S. Embassy centered on condemning "the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims." It said, "We condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions."
Many Americans were outraged that the administration, once again, was bending over backward to condemn those who criticize the Islamists instead of the Islamists themselves, who kill people who disagree with them. Sure, the statement came out before the attacks, but the administration persisted with the apologies after the attacks. It spoke as though the attacks had been in response to an anti-Muslim film, when they now appear to have been preplanned and coordinated for the anniversary of 9/11.
Not only that, but the very next day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took pains to condemn the video again, insisting that "the United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video." She continued, "We absolutely reject its content and message," which she said was "disgusting and reprehensible."
Well, that's fine, Mrs. Clinton, but where's the administration's outrage over the attacks themselves, and why are you obsessing over the film instead of the terrorists' atrocities? Why must you keep stressing that this nation honors the freedoms of religion and expression, when it goes without saying that we are more respectful of those rights than any other nation in history? Why do you register such heightened sensitivity toward slights to Islam and freely trample on the conscience rights and liberties of American Christians?
While the media gleefully and supportively report Obama's laughable exercise in projection in depicting Romney as one who shoots first and aims later, they ignore Obama's abdication of his foreign policy duties to free up his schedule for campaigning.
While Obama sends mixed messages on terrorism, which he dare not call by its name, and snubs Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then lies about it, he soaks up the love in Las Vegas and at other campaign stops, all of which he may do, free of scrutiny, because of a press corps dedicated solely to getting him re-elected.
Maybe we should start sending Obama buttons to all the media who show bias.
As if complaining about liberal media bias does something about it or is remotely new.
It helps with: ventilating feelings.
And that’s about it.
The DNC and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, NYT, WaPo...
They’re already wearing Obama underoos.
You can buy Obama knee pads along with tire gauges and tee shirts on the campaign website.
Wasn't there a FOX report about MSM 'reporters' standing in line to get free Obama gear at the DNC convention? If we sent them buttons, they would love it... We'd be better off sending them questions they might ask of liberals - questions when they've tired of living on their knees in from of democrats.
From other post, this is so classic.
Why would I want to?
They do. Check out the shot of Gwen Ifill at the DNC.
You left out PBS/NPR.
Real journalists might be exploring the reasons for such an immediate and unwise piling on by State and the Administration of an until-they-publicized-it obscure film few were aware of.
“Maybe we should start sending Obama buttons to all the media who show bias.”
Even as cheap as those things are when bought in bulk you are still talking about a lot of money.
From an old movie.....
“What price silence, old media?...What price silence?”
Here is a case in point - Chris Cizilla of the WashCompost, on the same day that the mideast is set aflame, claims Romney had the ‘worst week’ -
Some of the comments on his ludicrous act of Obama butt-kissing are hilarious:
Makes perfect sense to me, Romney stepped and said what was on every thinking Americans mind, that we should not be apologizing for our freedom of speech and the President has dropped the ball with his appeasement/apology foreign policy. Meanwhile, attacks on US embassies all over the Middle East, 4 dead, Islamists on the rise and instead of covering the epic fail foreign policy of the POTUS, MSM decides to circle the wagons on Romney. Yeah, Romney got the worst of it this week.
Chris Chris Chris. This little article just shows how sad you shills have become. This week has shown the American public that you are nothing more than Palace Guards for the Great One, Barack Obama. This disaster lays at his feet, and you refuse to admit it or allow it to happen. Deflect, deflect, deflect. Mitt Romney had a bad week??? The American public thinks he’s had a great week and Obama and his media foot soldiers are a flaming disaster.
Obama had the worst and possibly fatal week. The attacks on the embassies, explode his previously very legitimate claim to be superior on foreign policy and dealing with terrorism. Syria is getting worse, Iraq is exploding into sectarian violence again, afghan allies keep killing our troops, and Iran is speeding up its atomic program and Netanyahu is attacking Obama openly. The employment figures show job and economic growth are poor and may already be going back into recession, and cetainly not givng him the boost he hoped he would be getting to show if thigns were bad they are at least going in the right direction. The Chicago teacher strike supports Romney that public education is a failure and a waste, and puts Obama’s former chief of staff and new fund raiser on the wrong side of a key support group.
Bless your liberal heart! Forget about the horrendous events unfolding in various places, the allegations that the US wasn’t prepared despite warnings, and the fact that the previous three Democratic candidates for president all “politicized” foreign events at crucial moments.
What you really should say is that Romney, by saying something - anything - opened himself to more criticism of the “Look, a squirrel” variety as Obama’s reset foreign policy crashed and burned - LITERALLY, as Uncle Joe would say.
Make no mistake. Let me be clear. President Obama had the worst week in Washington. Unfortunately, it’s the American cause in the Middle East and throughout the world that is suffering as a result.
Worst week? 1 Media 2 Obama campaign - they can no longer simply say “we killed bin Laden” as their FP platform.
Four killed, including a US Ambassador, dozens wounded on the Second 9/11, the State Department in disarray....and the POTUS flies off to Vegas, Baby for a fund raiser. And Chris thinks Mitt had the worst week...LOL.
And so it goes. The media beclowned itself with its over-the-top bias, but the good news is most informed Americans saw right through it.