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President Obama Probably Gets Tougher Questions from his Daughters at the Supper Table, than from Steve Kroft on CBS

posted at 5:19 pm on September 15, 2012 by

Tim Graham, Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, slammed the Washington Press Corps last Thursday for their overt bias by omitting critical questions surrounding President Obama’s foreign policy.  Graham stated that the press corps are acting like a “pathetic pack of politicizers” that decided to ask Romney the same question at his news conference last week concerning his statements in the wake of the embassy attacks.  Their collusion was caught on a hot mic.  As such, the narrative is centered on Romney’s supposed gaffe, not if the White House had credible information prior to the attacks – which they did.

AllahPundit wrote on September 13 that:

Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups, while some of the other documents are said to relate to oil contracts.

According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and ‘lockdown’, under which movement is severely restricted

According to security sources the consulate had been given a “health check” in preparation for any violence connected to the 9/11 anniversary. In the event, the perimeter was breached within 15 minutes of an angry crowd starting to attack it at around 10pm on Tuesday night. There was, according to witnesses, little defence put up by the 30 or more local guards meant to protect the staff. Ali Fetori, a 59-year-old accountant who lives near by, said: ‘The security people just all ran away and the people in charge were the young men with guns and bombs.’

Graham astutely points out that the media’s treatment of Romney is akin to a “waterboarding” and that the real questions, besides the intel. briefings, should be related to the security of our embassies abroad.  He also mentions that Obama still gets the cream puff treatment by the media. For example, Obama had an interview on 60 Minutes where he was asked did Romney misspeak in the aftermath of the attacks.  It’s funny since Romney at least held a press conference, whereas Obama has evaded the Washington Press Corps since June.  No wonder why Graham quipped that President Obama “probably gets tougher questions from his daughters at the supper table, than he’s getting from Steve Kroft on CBS.”

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Gosh Mr. President, the right wing extremists are blaming you for our cardboard embassies with the faux Greek pillars going up in flames, so we’re waiting for you to tell us how you’re handling your biggest crisis…a nine iron or wood?

Don L on September 16, 2012 at 2:32 PM