Skip to comments.Media doesn't hold back on President Obama
Posted on 09/16/2013 8:55:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
President Barack Obama is damaging his presidency, weakening Americas standing in the world, and displaying inexplicable incompetence.
The media figure making those accusations isnt Bill OReilly or Rush Limbaugh, Charles Krauthammer or Glenn Beck. The critic doesnt host a right-wing talk show, anchor a Fox News program, or write for the pages of the Weekly Standard. In fact, hes not even a conservative.
Its Joe Klein, the Time Magazine political columnist. Obama has lost some serious altitude: In the world, with the Congress, and most importantly with the American people, Klein, a veteran journalist and political moderate, told POLITICO.
Klein isnt alone: In recent months, and especially since the start of the Syria mess, Obama has been enduring some of the toughest and most widespread press criticism of his four-and-a-half years as president. It isnt just coming from the usual suspects on the right. Increasingly, the skepticism is coming from the center and even from the left from White House reporters, progressive editorial boards, foreign policy experts and MSNBC hosts.
And Obama has mostly himself to blame for the recent wave of media negativity (although the Republicans have been glad to lend a hand). To hear the press tell it, his handling of the Syria crisis has been confusing and contradictory at best, making him appear weak on the international stage. His administrations persecution of whistleblowers and surveillance of the press are at odds with the promises he made as a candidate. His inability to push a progressive agenda through congress makes him appear ineffective.
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Gee, where were these Rip van Winkle’s the last 4.5 years?
Since this is Klein, could it be the not so fine, heavy hand of the Clintoons machine at work... to bare the ground and beat back any obstruction from the designate Biden moron, or a 3rd term ploy by obamaumao?
Thanks for posting this!
???ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The only talent Obama has is reading other people’s words off the teleprompter very well......incompetence personified! If only the Media had told the truth about him.........
The one thing a fraudulent person can never afford is exposure.... Obama, and his administration, have been exposed and even the leftists are beginning to see it. I truly believe many on the left were far more in love with what Obama represented than who he was.
Too bad for us it is too late.
Klein is not a moderate. His is a card-carrying liberal.
Anyhow, Obama has gotten some bad press recently. He certainly deserves it. However, the media will politely shut up again and be in full “rah-rah” mode for Hillary when she is running.
He constantly goes from incompetence to ideology, most of the time it is hard to tell what is which.
He’s going to slip away and they will blame us.
You are spot on, This guy is not against Obama, he is setting the stage.
Republicans will get the blame, Hell! Maybe Obama will get the blame but the fox has already raided the hen house.
The headline is a joke. They are holding back and they always will.
Obama really looked like a warhawk trying to sell his war on behalf of the muslim brotherhood and al Qaeda.
incompetence is his ideology
Sure, now that their African communist p.o.s. is safely re-elected, the Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms suddenl;y have the integrity to do real journalism and stuff. No sale.
“.......His inability to push a progressive agenda through congress makes him appear ineffective.”
If he’s ineffective at pushing the progressive agenda then why is it everywhere there’s a pile of stinking Leftist politics in the way? Politics to the left, politics to the right, in front, and back. One cannot move because of all the damned stinking Leftist politics.
Don’t look up, and be very careful where you step. The stuff doesn’t cleanup well.
Very attentive observation my friend. Observe the source and understand who they are affiliated with, connect the dots. Question motives. Qui bono?
Be are aware you are being played from both sides. Red team, blue team, they are the same.
Over the past few election cycles, many people caught hell saying the same thing about the propaganda against Ross Perot and Ron Paul. The difference was that propaganda came from the National Review, Hot Air, Ace of Spades, Mark Levin and Charles Krauthammer.
I don’t trust any of them any longer. They are all in it together to support big gov. Notice the left and right always agree on attacks to big gov.
Ever wonder why we elect a local rep and think we are represented, only to learn all of our Congressmen have to lick boot on John Boehner or Nancy Pelosi? 435 reps condensed down to 2 people controlling the agenda and whom we didn’t elect? Didn’t happen by accident.
They look like honest journalists now that the Fox has left the hen house.
Hey! would you look at that!?
What was it?
Dunno It’s skittered off.
This is Joe Klien reporting...
More like America’s idiocy...