Skip to comments.White House Media Ignores Obama’s Muslim Outreach Meltdown
Posted on 09/18/2012 3:50:31 AM PDT by lbryce
The press corps asked no questions during Mondays White House press conference about the meltdown of President Barack Obamas high-profile Muslim outreach policy.
Instead, they spent time asking low-impact questions, such as whether officials timed todays announcement of a new lawsuit against Chinese auto part makers to aid the presidents two campaign stops in Ohio.
They used up the bulk of their limited time throwing softball questions.
It was a beautiful weekend for golf and he wasnt out on the course, asked one reporter, according to a transcript. Is it safe to assume maybe he was doing some preparation [for the presidential debates] at the White House?
Can you give us any guidance or insight into how the President is monitoring the situation in Afghanistan? asked another reporter. The journalists names are not included in the transcript.
Obamas Arab-outreach policy dubbed A New Beginning in 2009 is being shredded as Islamist governments, angry populations and jihadi groups compete to demonstrate their hostility to, or distance from, Obamas U.S. government.
United States Marines are being sent to protect embassies, U.S. diplomats have been withdrawn from the region and the Beirut embassy has begun burning classified documents, according to the Associated Press.
Even friendly Libyan officials publicly dismiss the White Houses claim that the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi was the result of an uproar over a low-budget YouTube video.
Moreover, the end of that New Beginning is having an impact on the 2012 race: Republicans are stepping up their criticism of the presidents outreach strategy, his preparations against possible jihadi attacks and his reaction to the events during the last six days.
Only two questions referred to the administrations reaction to the Islamist protests and attacks in Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia and several other countries.
No reporter asked about the White Houses Sept. 14 request to Google, asking the company to remove from YouTubes servers a video that the president does not like. And no reporter asked about the presidents silence while Islamist governments in Egypt, Turkey and Iran demand curbs on Americans free speech.
No journalist asked White House officials about the Sept. 11, 2012 jihadi strike on the Benghazi consulate that killed four officials including the ambassador, despite startling news from Libya suggesting that the embassy was almost defenseless.
The president got no questions about the Benghazi attack even though his administrations explanation for that assault that protesters angered by the video had gone berserk was contradicted over the weekend by Libyan government officials and by local witnesses, as well as by video showing an attacker carrying a rocket launcher.
The press conference, dubbed a gaggle, was held on board Air Force One en route to two campaign events in Ohio.
The agenda was steered by Obamas deputies Josh Earnest, Obamas principal deputy press secretary, and Jennifer Psaki, the traveling press secretary for Obamas re-election campaign.
Earnest and Psaki focused the medias attention on the presidents visit to Ohio by announcing a trade lawsuit against Chinese auto parts manufacturers.
Here's a story of absolute, genuine concern to the nation and its people, events of which brought on by the Carteresque shenanigans of an appallingly naive, even duplicitous character of a CIC, having failed, catastrophically, I might add in the current foreign affairs crisis as he has failed so catastrophically in every arena in which he supposedly was elected to govern.
And yet these privileged nobodies, the self-professed constitutionally validated, supposed guardians of governmental check and balances, abdicate their very reason, cause to exist, instead, take the posture of being shamelessly stoic having nothing of consequence to inquire of this overwhelmingly impugned, empty suit leader of the country on the brink.
So, (below) to see how the msm has been faring none-too-well where it really means something, economically-speaking, that is, in an overwhelmingly comeuppance to those who couldn't be any more deserved of such an ignominious fate, to none-too-soon be relegated to where they have always belonged, the dustbin of history.
FTA:Business Insider-Complete Title-CHART OF THE DAY: And Now Let Us Gasp In Astonishment At What Just Happened To The Newspaper Business
Over the past decade, lots of big newspaper companies have gone bust.
But when you take a look at what's happened to newspaper advertising over that period, it's a wonder they all haven't.
Below, via Mark J. Perry and Bill Gross, is a chart we've run before. It shows inflation-adjusted newspaper advertising revenue over the past 60 years.
Thanks to the precipitous decline in the last ~7 years, the industry is now back to where we it was in 1950. And it's only slightly better off when you factor in online revenue.
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Look with mercy upon us, O Lord, look with mercy and sweep this evil from our land ...
Excellent point. We can think our efforts to persuade make a difference but with God, all things are possible. He will guide the events of this world that determine our leaders. I pray he has an October surprise that dooms Obama. If Obama is re-elected, you know he’s very unhappy with us.
The fourth estate has proven itself and arrogantly displays the fact that it now is a fifth column propaganda movement.
The political whores and buttboys of the mainstream media are intimately co-conspirators with Demonicrat lies and deceit and particularly with the Traitorbama treachery.
As for God punishing us with Obama, there are much bigger broader plans that none of us are aware of that will transcend the puny matter of who is the POTUS.
They check the White House media at the gate to be sure they have their knee pads on straight and that their lips are properly pursed to kiss the Muslims posterior.
Being a White House Journalist is the next thing to being a Quisling.If I were related to one I would be ashamed.
No disrespect to God intended. I don’t want him angry with me, either :) For believers, we take comfort that all things work out for our good. That doesn’t mean it will be easy or pleasant.