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CNBC Host: What's Up With the Media Ignoring Obama's Gaffes? (And Guess How Many He's Had in Just 2 Weeks)

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The news media is more than happy to report on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's "gaaaffes," but what about President Obama's? After all, the president has had some pretty serious missteps in recent weeks.

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Scarlett P (126)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 8:34 am
The news media is more than happy to report on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s “gaaaffes,” but what about President Obama’s? After all, the president has had some pretty serious missteps in recent weeks.

According to CNBC’s Larry Kudlow and conservative firebrand Ann Coulter, the president’s gaffes have gone unreported because, well, the press is giving him a free pass.

“It’s stunning how Obama gets this kid glove treatment from media,” said Coulter.

Kudlow noted that, if anything, the only presidential gaffe you’ll hear about is “60 Minutes“ ”bumps in the road” remark.

The problem with this, according to Kudlow and Coulter, is that there are many, many more gaffes where that came from [via]:

Citing Redalert Politics, compiled the following list of gaffes committed by Barack Obama in just the past two weeks:

1) President Obama referred to Israel’s concern over Iran’s march toward a nuclear program as “noise” and then called Israel one of the nation’s closest allies in the region.

According to Kristen Silverberg, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Obama’s commentary is unusual. “There has been a bi-partisan consensus for many years that the US and Israel are the closest of allies.

2) Obama’s Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was not premeditated. The commentary directly contradicted top Libyan officials who said the attack was planned in advance.

3) President Obama stated that his biggest lesson from his first term was that “you can’t change Washington from the inside.”

4) President Obama said that Egypt was not an ally, only to then be contradicted by his own State Department.

Naturally, the Obama administration disagrees with the “blind eye” characterization from conservatives and maintains they are being given the same amount of scrutiny as the Romney campaign.

“There is a certain rather desperate attempt to grasp at words and phrases here to find political advantage,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney. “And in this case, that’s profoundly offensive.”

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 9:53 am
Simple..It's called slanted journalism

Jae A (316)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:48 am
No it's due to Romney making so many more plus the fact that his have been huge as to their importance Milkah.
Seeing that the GOP in Congress have refused to change their obstructionist efforts he's right on that one. That will take the pople to do by voting them out of office...every single GOPer in Congress...a.s.a.p.

Paula M (39)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:44 pm
Sad but true Milkah.

Veronica C (24)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:05 pm
There is a very strong media bias. It's the news and in the late night talk shows!!

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Friday September 28, 2012, 1:59 am
Milkah..You are SO right!!! When they are in bed with Obama what more can we expect! But we CAN hurt the pocket book! Everyone just has to stop watching the trash lying stations that only report what they want in order to protect the liar in chief!!

Veronica..The Late Night talk shows is where Obama goes when he wants to pretend he's a President so he can get his pat on the back from his Hollywood associates and told that he's great. He's a wannabe star!!

Linda C (88)
Friday September 28, 2012, 10:30 am
Milkiah, Paula, Veronica and Carol, you are all so right. The media has lost all true journalistic value and the mainstream media appears to be no better than the "rag sheets" that everyone scoffs at; that is so sad as it used to be an honorable profession.
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