Obama accidentally suffers journalism
POSTED: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 6:12pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 4:38pm
Tyler, TX — There is a reason why the president would rather do interview shows like The View and talk to the pimp with a limp.
That's a radio show in Florida.
Because when the president talked to reporters, or at least those trying to play the part of reporters on TV, sometimes bad things happen.
Evidently, there was a translation problem when the two Latinos from Univision forgot the rules and asked some hard questions.
And after getting soft ball questions from 60 Minutes Steve Kroft last night, the president stepped in it again.
Today he's got a full blown you-know-storm from comments he made.
When speaking of the disaster that's going on in the Middle East and the diplomats there and there mates where were killed the president said you have to expect "bumps in the road like that."
Four dead people are not bumps in the road.
And an op-ed piece by Jennifer Rubin in the liberal Washington Post states, "There was this on the recent developments in the Middle East, including the death of four Americans:
Obama has used "bump in the road" before, in reference to unemployment, which was the inspiration for one of Romney's best ads. Obama's "bumps" seems to be what other people would call "failure." The "bumps" include four dead Americans and a disastrous loss of intelligence.
The New York Times reports: "The attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans has dealt the Central Intelligence Agency a major setback in its intelligence-gathering efforts at a time of increasing instability in the North African nation." One official is quoted as saying, "It's a catastrophic intelligence loss. We got our eyes poked out." Had Romney said such a preposterous and grossly insensitive thing as Obama did, there would be calls for him to quit the race; alas, when Obama does it's not even front-page news for most of the mainstream media.
But that story is getting traction today. If those were your relatives, they'd hardly be bumps in the road.
That's my point of view, what's yours?