THE FRIDAY FOCUS
Media Priorities Edition*
*I forgot to note why I published this a day early. My internet provider has listed a scheduled outage tomorrow and I didn’t want it to sit all day. Thanks!
Hey, did you know we’re supposed to be mad at Mitt Romney for the attacks on our Embassies in the Middle East? Yeah, well, the State Run media has taken it upon themselves to make Romney the story instead of the four Americans murdered at the hands of Islamists – one of the dead was our Libyan Ambassador.
It’s a big, dirty job ignoring our Ambassador’s body being dragged around the streets of Libya and instead opting to make Romney’s statement the story. A statement that was exactly what needed to be said. Perhaps that’s why the media has to coordinate their efforts. The media are really kicking into overdrive on this one. It’s a real collaborative effort. Pulling out all the stops — lefty stops that is. Obama’s support of the Arab Spring and his disastrous foreign policies have his media lapdogs running like mad to cover for him.
Yes. It’s more important to make sure that the State Department’s pathetic apology is wiped clean from the news stories and replaced with headlines like this: Mitt’s Major Meltdown – NYTimes.com and this one Romney camp tries to manage fallout from Libya response – CNN. Let’s not leave out the hyperbole from the LA Times, who still hasn’t release the Rashid Khalidi tape: L.A. Times Writer: Romney Should Just ‘Triple Down’ and Campaign With Koran-Burning Pastor
The fallout is on the other side of the political fence, fellas. It took Obama 16 hours to backtrack on that apology, Obama’s own statement is rife with religious freedom hypocrisy as he has waged war on religious freedom here in the US via his HHS mandate and now, after snubbing Netanyahu, Obama has invited Egyptian President Morsi here to the US! Obama has his priorities, which include Letterman appearances and Las Vegas fundraising with people like Beyonce and Jay-Z.
Meltdown? You mean like this?:
“Gov. Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later,” said Obama, who has supported the rise of Islamist governments in Egypt and Libya. – Daily Caller
Using a shooting analogy. Glenn Reynolds’ assessment that at this point, a Carter re-run is a best case scenario. How proud Gabby would be of this New Tone at a time of National crisis and mourning. What a loaded sentence; pun intended. Obama’s presidency has been all about shooting first and aiming later. Stimulus? Solyndra? Fast and Furious? GM Bailout? Occupy? Arab Spring? The MSM wants us to forget that President Obama not only backed these uprisings which ultimately led to the events at our embassies, he helped fund them on various levels. This utterance is going to be added to the likes of ‘You didn’t build that’ and ‘the private sector is doing just fine’. It’s part two of ‘if they bring a knife, we bring a gun’.
No one really can sum up the media’s activities here in a one liner quite as well the way Jim Treacher can: Listen as MSM pros turn the murder of a U.S. ambassador into an opportunity to ask Romney why he’s so mean
Erick Erickson was my second choice: The American Media Beclowned Themselves Yesterday
Doug Ross reminds of the 10 things we should keep in mind:
5 . Liberal blogs — and their primary consumers in vintage media — needed a way to deflect criticism from President O’Carter. Their meme: Mitt Romney shouldn’t criticize an apology… that the Obama administration itself later disavowed.
At 11:53pmlast night Talking Points Memo released a statement from the Obama campaign condemning Mitt Romney for criticizing something the White House itself disavowed — an appalling apology issued by the State Department.Eight hours later, President Obama finally got around to condemning the monsters who attacked us on our own soil and killed our fellow citizens.
Yesterday, on the 11th anniversary of September 11, the Obama White House snubbed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accepted an invitation from David Letterman, and apologized to Islamists upset over a film that mocks Islam and Mohammed — something “artists” in America do to Christianity with my tax dollars on a fairly regular basis.
Make sure you hit the other 9 items Doug Ross has listed! The MSM wants more apologies – specifically ones from Romney. They want him to shut up and stop looking Presidential. They want all of us to think Romney said something horrific. Well, he did say something horrific — but it was only horrific to the MSM, the Left and this administration. Romney stood up there and in a nutshell said ‘You’re wrong and you don’t speak for us.’ Romney was right, the President was wrong.
Some personal thoughts on the apology and the growing hysterical reaction from the MSM I have are along the lines of watching a film of an egg flying through the air in slow motion. You know it’s going to fall and smash open, spilling its contents everywhere and making a mess. You watch it soar end over end, wondering when it will drop and then without warning, the film snaps to a scene of an egg in a pan — and they are already scrambled. Hey, what happened to the egg that was going to be floor roadkill? It was cruising for a messy end and now we have edible, fluffy eggs? What?? Maybe NBC can teach me their editing tricks sometime.
Analogies aside, our free press seems awfully quick to jump to talk of censorship and even jailing people for free speech when it comes to Islam in particular. A few examples from the fine, racist clowns at MSNBC:
- MSNBC host: Hey, let’s prosecute Jones as accessory to ambassador’s murder
- MSNBC Commentators: DoJ Should Prosecute Americans Who Made Anti-Muslim Film
By the MSNBC’s logic, it was our fault for allowing such a film to be made and therefore it was justified for the Libyans to murder our citizens over it – just ignore that Constitution thing. Last night, as I talked with Mr. Liberty about these two stories I just listed, I made the analogy the media seems to be pulling the ‘her skit was too short, she was asking for it’ rape defense. It makes me a rather sick to my stomach listening to this kind of apologist crap. Movie or no movie — it makes NO DIFFERENCE. The movie was over 2 months old and it’s quite frankly, terrible. Small kids using a camera by accident could have made a better film. All this is besides the point. The film was an excuse to riot on 9/11. Islam is big on symbolism and 9/11 is a pretty big day for Muslims who hate us.
At any rate, the MSM is going to be very busy. The rioting and attacks on US embassies are spreading — Yemen, Tunisia, Sudan, Kuwait and Iraq. In Yemen, the rioters were chanting ‘death to America’ and death to Israel’. I have little doubt Obama’s feckless foreign policy wasn’t really so feckless as it was a calculated manipulation of a region bent on taking Israel out. So…Will the MSM prescribe more apologies since it seems to be working so well?
Two Paths & Two Embassies Attacked (Updates)
Obama’s Statement on Embassy Attacks (after the Cairo Embassy Tweets)