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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Media Horde

Dorothy Rabinowitz is ashamed of those in her profession.  From "The Fourth Estate, Still Thrilling to the Spirit of '08":
After an astounding week of ardent media focus on Mitt Romney's criticism of the initial U.S. response to mob assaults on American diplomatic outposts, the furor is dying down—but it's not over by any means. Nor was the message that the furor sent a negligible one.

Condemnations of Mr. Romney had come thick and fast. He had been "crass and tone deaf," in the view of MSNBC's Chuck Todd. He had committed a "slander" against the president, according to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.

The spectacle of those hordes of journalists in single-minded pursuit of the Romney story day after day—days that saw the killing of four Americans, embassies burned and trashed, mobs of the faithful running amok—shouldn't have been surprising either. It's the most dramatic indicator yet that in this election the pack journalism of four years ago is alive, and well, and in full cry again.

Especially wonderful to hear were all the charges about Mr. Romney's political opportunism and tone-deafness—this after three days of a Democratic convention distinguished by shameless, nonstop exploitation of the military raid that put an end to Osama bin Laden. It is impossible to imagine any other president in American history orchestrating even two minutes—much less three days—of the self-glorification and wallowing in a victory won by the nation's armed forces that was on display at the convention. If any of this orgy of boasting in the interest of a political campaign caught the attention of those commentators whose sensibilities were so offended by Mr. Romney last week, we haven't heard about it. 
As the Middle East burned, as American embassies were being invaded, as American lives were being lost, the press was fixated on a brief Romney press release.

No accident. No surprise. Their main man was in trouble. They came to his rescue.

And the press is probably proud of its effort.

We Are Beginning To Wonder

Quote of the day:

"The Mideast is in turmoil, the economy is faltering and the president opts to spend precious time with David Letterman, Beyonce and Jay-Z. Are we the only ones to wonder if Obama's suited to be president?"

You ain't alone, fellas.

The Question Is WHY?

Why is it so difficult for Obama and his gang to accept the fact that there are people out there who don't like us?  Is it because he and they are afraid word will get out that maybe people around the world don't like him?

Whatever's going on, they sure aren't comporting themselves well in the crisis before them:
Lie Like Your Presidency Depends On It
Investor's Business Daily editorial

The attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts not only exposed our disturbingly weak foreign policy. They also revealed how effortlessly the Obama administration lies.

The notion that a 15-minute YouTube video spontaneously led to the attack in Benghazi that left our ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. personnel dead, then to violence against numerous embassies elsewhere, was thoroughly discredited as the facts on the ground became clear. As Sen. John McCain pointed out, "most people don't bring rocket-propelled grenades and heavy weapons to a demonstration."

Libyan interim-President Mohammed el-Megarif made a compelling case that the actions were planned by outsiders who arrived in Libya months ago. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., noted that Egyptian intelligence "put out a letter talking about the potential threat of an attack, uprisings, about a week before this," which was reported by the Jerusalem Post.

West was responding to a question on Fox News Sunday about the curious position of Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, who earlier told Fox she "absolutely" believed White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's contention that "this is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large, or at U.S. policy; this is in response to a video that is offensive."

The congressman called Rice's statement "asinine, naive, inept, incompetent and borderline ignorant." But he was being charitable. Motivated purely by politics, Rice disgraced her high office. [link]
Her comments were all that. And were completely unnecessary. Why lie?

Rice makes herself look silly. And her boss grossly vainglorious.

Just level with us. We can handle the truth.