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Obama accidentally suffers journalism

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POSTED: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:12pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 5:38pm

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.

Yes.

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?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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A bit off subject but did you see the interest in Jimmy Hoffa? Another Obama voter?

Of course he is. We all know 90% of all dead voters vote Democrat.

Ouch....seems the marching orders for the "In-The-Tank-Romney Media" to change the message off Mitt's tax returns and the 47% of Americans he doesn't care about, is getting pretty rough on the minions.

So, let's fabricate another twisted, half-baked distraction of a right-wing opinion, and not discuss any more of the Romney Reality Show just when we were getting to know the REAL Mitt!

Bloated POV's aren't necessary when so much is riding on America's recovery from incompetent GOP ideas.

Don, don't know how you can stand a minute of any of the un-American anti-democracy clown entertainers you listed...as for tevangelical repub thugs, if they (God forbid!) were given the chance with willard/ryan as POTUS and vice-stooge, those folks, along with all the rest of us who know he is a disaster in the making, will suffer the most unimaginable catastrophe this country has ever known. At the expense of middle class and the working poor, the rich will win...PRAY FOR AN OBAMA 2ND TERM!!

sny, they are the best comedy shows on TV and radio.

snydergal, the doctor will see you now.

Yes, the doctor can see all of us now thanks to Affordable Health Care Act and all the dead beats having to anti-up for themselves, instead of using emergency rooms on the tax payers dime.

Obama reminds me of the Manchurian Candidate.

Watch the movie again. The lead actor was a white guy, propelled to run for president by his rich parents to follow in their power footsteps.

Sounds more like Mitt.

It's official, Nail gets his POV material from KTBB daytime talk radio. Management should revoke his originality bonus. Put your shirt on Don. As I've said many times there is no real journalism in media, only a ruse of dissenting opinion to give you a fuzzy feeling of democracy and keep the masses from storming the Capital. Interpreting the deception is childs play. Obama wins re-election. ZOG told you last week with the Obama-Netanyahu exchange, and when oil prices fell after QE3. Happy now?

Oh, and by the way, because you don't seem to grasp the world events around you, this nation is going to war with Iran and will enjoin those Rebels we have in Syria with American {sic} boots on the ground (your term not mine). Of course our media will make it look like they attacked us first. Take that pension that you cherish to all ends and watch the neighbors kid go off to war, turn on your computer and cuss the Tpubs. You're clueless.

Romney's tax returns are important because I would like to see is IF he supports America and American workers or IF he supports other nations and their workers.

In other words, is Romney WITH US AMERICAN WORKERS OR HE IS AGAINST AMERICAN WORKERS.

http://www.chron.com/default/article/AP-NewsBreak-Texas-docs-cut-back-on...
GETTIG RID OF MEDICARE AND MEDICAID ARE NOT JUST TIED TO ROMNEY AND RYAN IT IS THE ENTIRE GOP IN EVERY STATE AT EVERY LEVEL.
"The Republican-controlled Legislature cut Medicaid reimbursements to doctors by a total of 2 percent in 2010 and 2011 and dramatically reduced payments for patients who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare, the health care program for senior citizens."

Today, as I listened to Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limpbumb, and Glenn Bareback, all I heard them talk about was the Communist Manifesto and President Obama. DOES EVERY REPUBLICAN / T-PARTY MEMBER OWN A COPY OF THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO? SOUNDS LIKE THE GOP ARE STUDYING THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO REAL HARD....ARE THEY THE TRUE COMMUNIST

Try reading it yourself. You'd see how closely the Democratic Party, and yes GOP leadership, and your ideals follow it. From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.
high minded ideals that the Soviet Union and China proves don't work. Punish productivity and reward sloth.

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