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Is Obama losing the media?

There have been hints, even from the NYT of displeasure with the Obama adm.

Now the Washington Post, a traditionally liberal paper is taking him to task.

Today's lead editorial in the Washington Post doesn't mince words in its assessment of President Obama's handling of the crisis in Syria.

Massacres on this scale usually prompt a strong response from Western democracies, as they should. Ambassadors are withdrawn; resolutions are introduced at the U.N. Security Council; international investigations are mounted and sanctions applied. In Syria’s case, none of this has happened. The Obama administration has denounced the violence—a presidential statement called Friday’s acts of repression “outrageous”—but otherwise remained passive.... The administration has sat on its hands despite the fact that the Assad regime is one of the most implacable U.S. adversaries in the Middle East. It is Iran’s closest ally; it supplies Iranian weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip for use against Israel. Since 2003 it has helped thousands of jihadists from across the Arab world travel to Iraq to attack American soldiers. It sought to build a secret nuclear reactor with the help of North Korea and destabilized the pro-Western government of neighboring Lebanon by sponsoring a series of assassinations.

In its response, "the Obama administration has effectively sided with the regime against the protesters. Rather than repudiate Mr. Assad and take tangible steps to weaken his regime, it has proposed, with increasing implausibility, that his government 'implement meaningful reforms,' as the president’s latest statement put it."


Asked by Carpy at 6:32 PM on Apr. 23, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The MSM will follow the money. When it is no longer profitable to prop up this "ill-equipped for prime time" President, they will flock to another liberal leaning alternative. McCain was a RINO and beloved by the press until Obama emerged as a front runner. Watch as MSNBC folds and other liberal bastions of Marxist thought lose their audiences to higher food and energy costs. Eventually the "chickens come home to roost" when the sun goes down and it is going down on our dear leader as he flounders both domestically and internationally.

    Answer by annabarred at 9:47 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Sorry, Janet...but "teachable moments" do not a QUALITY PRESIDENT make!! But, that's okay....what he does has absolutely NO bearing on your life...up there in frigid CANADA!! LOL

    As for the media....even the most liberal rags can't spin everything Obama does into gold!! Oh, well.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:09 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • I think they have been catching on for awhile. You can only spin things for so long.

    Answer by gemgem at 7:14 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Aww. Did poor little Barry-warry loose his friends the MSM? Too bad! NOT! People aren't as stupid and blind as he'd hoped they'd be. Sure, millions drank the Kool-aid, and jumped on his bandwagon, but most have put down the Obama-aid, switched back to Dr. Pepper, and can now see him for who and what he really is,and it ain't pretty! Too bad they couldn't see that before they saddled the entire country with him for the nightmare that is his 15 minutes of fame--I mean his 4 year term!

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 1:49 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Now the Washington Post, a traditionally liberal paper is taking him to task.

    Yup, I said this about two weeks ago.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:23 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Why do you care janet??

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:23 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • it's about time...

    Answer by agentwanda at 1:27 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • The post is not concerning itself so much with what is going on in Syria as it is with more and more little bites at Obama's handling of this and other issues. There is evidence of a split beginning to occur between the MSM and Obama.

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 7:17 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • It is no good sneering at me for being in Canada, Lori, and therby avoiding the issues raised . What happens in the Big Wide World, including the US, does affect Canada. Canada'a military is involved in Libya and Afghanistan, Canada is tied in with the US economically and supplies much of your imported oil, in case you didn't know .

    Not so frigid here today , sunny and even a little warm .

    Answer by janet116 at 7:25 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • – collapse
    No, I don't think so . He has learned perhaps from the Libyan experience . From being criticised by republicans when that crisis broke for not speaking out sooner , taking action sooner and leaving it to European allies and the UN, he is now criticised by them for continuing to be involved at all. Except by John McCain who has the virtue of being consisitent in his views and is not prone to playing petty politics and grandstanding

    Obama has not sided with with Mr Assad , that is ridiculous . But what would you have him do ? Nuke Assad ? You don't want American involvement in Libya so why do you want it in Syria ? For all Assad's sins I would pont out that the situation is quiet and stable on Israel's nothern border , unlike Gaza . Both Assad and his father especially, rooted out muslim extremists and Al Queda cells . Assad is western educated and practised medicine in London before he became President .

    Answer by janet116 at 6:49 PM on Apr. 23, 2011 (hidden) + expand