Mr. President, America has not dictated to other nations. We have freed other nations from dictators
It’s not “Obama-uh-bin Laden” but “Obama’s bin Lyin’”
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On the morning after the last presidential debate, Yahoo! News is already calling Bob Schieffer’s “Obama bin Laden gaffe “unfortunate but not unusual”.
Dylan Stableford reminds us that many in the media call Obama Osama.
“We know that Pakistan has arrested the doctor who helped us catch Obama-uh-bin Laden,” Schieffer said, seeming to realize his mistake immediately.” (Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News The Ticket, Oct. 23, 2012.)
If Schieffer seemed to realize his mistake immediately, no one was aware of it, because he kept right on trucking.
“During coverage of the al-Qaida leader’s death in 2011, many members of the media made the same mistake,” Stableford wrote. “MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Norah O’Donnell, CBS’ Mark Knoller, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera and local Fox affiliates were among those who fell victim to the Osama-Obama curse in the immediate aftermath of bin Laden’s killing.”
“ABC News ran a scroll on its website declaring “Obama bin Laden Dead”. Diane Sawyer’s “World News” blog reported that ‘OBAMA WILL BE BURIED AT SEA”.
“Geraldo Rivera said “Obama is dead” on Fox News before correcting himself.
“An anchor for Fox’s Sacramento, Calif., affiliate declared on air: “President Obama speaking from the East Room of the White House, telling the nation and the world President Obama is, in fact, dead.”
“After mocking Fox for that error, Keith Olbermann tweeted, “Mr. Bush personally de-prioritized the hunt for Obama.”
Many folk don’t count on the mainstream media for facts.
And if there is such a thing as the “Osama-Obama curse”, Barack laid it on himself.
But at least Olbermann, O’Donnell, Knoller, Rivera and Sawyer misnamed Obama as Osama long before election, and not a mere two weeks before Election Day like Schieffer.
Guess it’s everybody else’s fault that Barry Soetoro came up with the name that sounds so much like the man he would one day claim he killed.
The last word here belongs to CFP letter writer Dan, who wrote today: It’s “Obama’s bin lyin’”.
It’s “Obama’s (ah) bin Laden” according to CBS’s Bob Schieffer
When it comes to pro Barack Obama bias during televised presidential debates, CNN’s Candy Crowley’s got stiff competition from CBS’s Bob Schieffer.
Crowley used intervention, during which she cut Mitt Romney short when he stated that Obama had failed to say the Benghazi attack, that claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, was the work of terrorists in his Rose Garden statement the following day.
For any who didn’t think the Crowley intervention was deliberate, Michelle Obama was caught on camera applauding it—in contravention of the established and agreed upon rules banning members of the audience from clapping or otherwise showing support during the debate, which brought on such criticism that CNN sent out a note to her colleagues calling her debate style “superb”.
Crowley won no respect backtracking a few hours after cutting Romney short and taking Obama’s side, when the CNN debate moderator admitted that Romney had been “right in the main” but had “picked the wrong word”.
Last night, Schieffer referred to terrorist Osama bin Laden as “Obama’s bin Laden”.
“We know that Pakistan has arrested a doctor who helped us capture Obama’s (ah) bin Laden,” was Schieffer’s exact quote when prefacing a question to Romney, “Is it time for us to divorce Pakistan.”
Looking for gravitas by reminding voters he was responsible for the killing of bin Laden, Obama got it handed to him on a silver platter by Schieffer, who will likely argue that it was a mere slip of the tongue.
Obama, who has spent his time in the White House as an enemy of Free Enterprise and Capitalism, spoke as if he was their biggest defender for much of the debate.
Bold claims in the face of his record.
But even in a debate where Obama got to repeatedly interrupt Romney and was allowed to run the time clock, Romney voiced what has been on the tip of the tongue of of millions of Americans for the past four years when he called Obama out for his blame America “apology tour” that came with the beginning of his presidency.
For many, bowing to America’s enemies has been Obama’s biggest stinging insult to Americans.
In his sharpest words of the debate, Romney confronted Obama by accusing him of empowering dictators and despots around the world.
“The president began what I would call an apology tour, going to the Middle East and blaming America,” Romney said. “I think when the president said he was going to create daylight between ourselves and Israel, they noticed that.
“We’re four years closer to a nuclear Iran,” Romney said. “The reason I call it an apology tour is because you went to the Middle East. You skipped Israel and they noticed that.
“Number two, Mr. President, the reason I call it an apology tour is because you went to the Middle East and you flew to — to Egypt and to Saudi Arabia and to — to Turkey and Iraq. And — and by way, you skipped Israel, our closest friend in the region, but you went to the other nations. And by the way, they noticed that you skipped Israel. And then in those nations and on Arabic TV you said that America had been dismissive and derisive. You said that on occasion America had dictated to other nations. Mr. President, America has not dictated to other nations. We have freed other nations from dictators.”
Looking uncomfortable, Obama quipped, “Nothing Governor Romney has said just now is true. The strength we’ve shown in Iran is the way that we’ve been able to organize the world.”
Last night, mercifully ended the biased mainstream media-hosted debates.
Meanwhile, Obama who will be made to look like the killer of Osama bin Laden in a movie to be shown two days before Election, never got to wear the T-shirt, but wore Bob Schieffer’s moniker before millions of television viewers instead.