ABC, CBS, CNN, & MSNBC Knock Obama for Campaigning

Warner Todd Huston
Big Journalism
25 Sep 2012

Every once in a while the Old Media takes a jab at their favorite president and Obama’s decision to skip any meetings with the world leaders that are gathering at the UN this week seems to be one of those times.

Just to name a few, Chuck Todd of MSNBC, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, ABC’s Jake Tapper, and the CBS Evening News all took swipes at the president for doing campaign stops, TV entertainment shows, and softball interviews instead of doing his job as our nation’s chief foreign policy representative by meeting with the world leaders who are this week visiting New York at the United Nations.

CBS slapped Obama saying “diplomacy gets a backseat to campaigning” on Monday in apiece by Nancy Cordes.

Noting that last year Obama conducted “13 one-on-one meetings with major leaders,” this year not so much.

But this year diplomacy is taking a back seat to campaigning, despite a worsening civil war in Syria, rising tensions between Israel and Iran, and the recent attack in Libya.

That’s pretty strong words for CBS.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer had similar sentiments…

The article continues at Big Journalism.

Video via Weasel Zippers: “You know it’s bad when even Obama’s MSM water boys can’t defend him.”


Related:  Obama’s Unholy Mess in Libya

Islamic terrorists murdered the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans during an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11.  President Obama, promising “to bring to justice the killers,” dispatched the FBI to investigate.

Why did he send the FBI rather than the 82nd Airborne or Navy SEALs?  Inquiring minds like Late Show host David Letterman want to know.

After determining Obama’s weight and that he’s feeling “great,” even though Muslims are attacking our embassies around the world, Letterman on Sept. 19 asked Obama if the Benghazi attack was “an act of war[.  A]re we at war now?”

“No,” Obama assured him…

…You might get a migraine, but let’s review:

  • According to the State Department, the “war on terror is over” because we’ve “killed most of al Qaeda.”
  • According to the White House, we’re prosecuting “our war against al Qaida,” but it’s not a “war on terror.”
  • According to Obama, we’re not at war…

Read the whole thing.

Update:  Video at Freedom’s Lighthouse:

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