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Friday, November 06, 2009

CNN covering for another Obama blunder?

What's this we see, ONCE AGAIN? CNN is once again covering for a serious blunder by Obama yesterday, in the wake of the Fort Hood shooting, where Obama spends the first two minutes of the press conference offering "shout outs" to his supporters, instead of, you know... being "Presidential" at a time of national mourning, when the whole nation is looking to him for, you know... "Leadership".

I'm sorry, but when something like this happens, you drop your partisan agendas and deal with the issue at hand. No "shout outs", no praising the organizers of some conference you're at, no making partisan comments regarding your agenda... you drop it all, and address the nation like a "President".

Here's the CNN "cover-up" clip, where they convienently leave out Obama's blatant error...

...compared to the FULL unedited live feed clip from Fox News.

Hey Jerry P, let me save you the trouble of commenting... yes, I MUST OBVIOUSLY be a racist exposing this blunder.

Oh, and just in case Obama's people manage to get the clip pulled... DON'T BOTHER, BECAUSE I AND SEVERAL HUNDRED OTHERS BY NOW HAVE GOT IT ARCHIVED.

h/t to SDA

UPDATE: Some rare honesty from the MSM... the local Chicago NBC affiliate has some choice words for Obama on this one... "Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting".

UPDATE II: The transcript, via the Washington Post:
President Obama delivers remarks on Ft. Hood shooting at end of tribal leaders conference
CQ Transcriptions
Thursday, November 5, 2009; 5:42 PM


[*] OBAMA: Please, everybody, have a seat. Let me first of all just thank Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference.

I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow (ph) was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It's good to see you.


My understanding is is that you had an extremely productive conference. I want to thank all of you for coming and for your efforts, and I want to give you my solemn guarantee that this is not the end of a process, but the beginning of a process and that we are going to follow up.


We are going to follow up. Every single member of my team understands that this is a top priority for us. I want you to know that, as I said this morning, this -- this is not something that we just give lip service to. And we are going to keep on working with you to make sure that the first Americans (ph) get the best possible chances in life in a way that's consistent with your extraordinary traditions and culture and values.

Now, I have to say, though, that beyond that, I had planned to make some broader remarks about the challenges that lay ahead for Native Americans as well as collaboration with our administration.

But as some of you might have heard, there has been a tragic shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas. We don't yet know all the details at this moment. We will share them as we get them.

What we do know is that a number of American soldiers have been killed, and even more have been wounded in a horrific outburst of violence.

My immediate thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and with the families of the fallen and with those who live and serve at Fort Hood.

These are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk and at times give their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis.

It's difficult enough when we lose these brave Americans in battles overseas.

It is horrifying that they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil.

I've spoken to Secretary Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, and I will continue to receive a constant stream of updates as new information comes in.

We are working with the Pentagon, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, all to ensure that Fort Hood is secure and we will continue to support the community with the full resources of the federal government. In the meantime, I would ask all Americans to keep the men and women of Fort Hood in your thoughts and prayers. We will make sure that we get answers to every single question about this horrible incident, and I want all of you to know that as commander-in-chief, there's no greater honor, but also no greater responsibility for me than to make sure that the extraordinary men and women in uniform are properly cared for an that their safety and security when they are at home is provided for.

So we are going to stay on this, but I hope in the meantime that all of you recognize the scope of this tragedy and keep everybody in their thoughts and prayers. Again, thank you for your participation here today. I am confident that this is going to be resulting in terrific work between this government and your governments in the weeks, the months and years to come.

God bless you and God bless the United States of America.

Thank you.


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  • At Fri. Nov. 06, 02:14:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Joe said…

    I watched his statement live on FOX. At first I thought that FOX had the wrong feed. His words were so disconnected from what was going on I thought that this was recorded sometime earlier and any moment now FOX would apologize for the error.

  • At Fri. Nov. 06, 02:14:00 p.m. EST, Blogger CanadianSense said…

    The CNN "editing" is a problem. They should NOT be polishing up the image, that is NOT their job.

    I don't take offense to the President intro to the work at the conference or his "shout out" before his address re the troops.

    I am not hung up on the theatre of optics so much.

    I am not interested in attacking Bush or Obama for spin by either idealogical party.

    Great Catch and great blog BTW

  • At Fri. Nov. 06, 05:08:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Justin Socie said…

    The CNN clip is the part that connects to the news story that they are telling. The first bit that they left out doesn't. It seems like there is a fairly obvious alternative explanation as to why the first bit was left out that doesn't involve a vast left-wing liberal media conspiracy.

  • At Fri. Nov. 06, 05:57:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can't really see the problem with this.
    I do think that you are using this horrible incident as an excuse to further your own agendas - shame on you

  • At Fri. Nov. 06, 06:30:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Ardvark said…

    Here is something else you won't see on CNN
    Obama:"I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow (ph) was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It's good to see you."

    The fellow in question DID NOT receive the MOH.

  • At Sat. Nov. 07, 02:31:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Where is the pity & compassion from you people?
    You are more concerned with using this incident as just another excuse to show your hate for Obama.
    This appears to be more important to you than showing sympathy & compassion for the bereaved families & the injured people.
    V v strange 'christians'

  • At Sat. Nov. 07, 03:56:00 p.m. EST, Blogger maryT said…

    One should go back to 9/11 and see how the media trashed President Bush for finishing reading a story. He did not want to cause panic in the classroom by jumping up and leaving.
    The worst thing re O's response is he never changed tone of voice or facial expression. He could have been ordering his lunch and telling the waitress, without gravy.
    That is what got me, no emotion and his body language did not match his words.
    He says don't jump to conclusions, does he mean how he jumped to the wrong conclusion re an incident a while ago. Will he have a beer with the shooter.

  • At Thu. Nov. 12, 05:02:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just another typical conservative trying to find an "incident" as an excuse to show their hate for Obama. Honestly, I am a conservative, but I don't jump on every little opportunity I get. Go read about Bush and what he did for New Orleans, then speak and wave your Republican flags.

  • At Fri. Nov. 13, 12:43:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Obama postponed a trip to Asia so he could attend the memorial. Stop attacking him!

  • At Fri. Nov. 13, 01:05:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Saro said…

    My friend, the CNN clip you have is a web clip which usually gets straight to the point and was not a live feed. The FOX clip you compared it to is from TV and was live. You cannot compare those two clips because CNN had also shown Obama speaking from the beginning when it was live. Therefore I do not think it is fair to say CNN was covering up for Obama when in fact they showed the same coverage as FOX.

    As a conservative, there was nothing wrong with how Obama addressed the shootings.


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