RANT: The spin turns to whirlwind

Sunday, June 8, 2014

http://nypost.com/2014/06/07/obamas-well-honed-media-strategy-unraveled-with-pow/

How Obama’s media strategy unraveled with recovered POW
By John Podhoretz
June 7, 2014 | 11:41am

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The bottom line is that the president settled on a controversial, high- risk strategy here in a difficult and problematic manner — and then sought to use his mastery of pop culture to change the story to a more palatable one. But some stories just can’t be gussied up.

More important for the president’s future fortunes is this lesson: You can only spin for so long before you start spinning yourself. Spin and spin and spin and soon you have a whirlwind to reap.

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1. We negotiated with terrorists putting Americans further at risk.

2. We released dangerous men back into the wild.

3. Why do we have Gitmo? Shouldn’t we be killing those that attack up?

4. This President is inept at best.

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POLITICAL: Media Bias a la Candy Crowley

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/10/16/joe-trippi-crowleys-interruption-libya-looked-ref-just-threw-flag#ixzz29WUs0xt6

Joe Trippi: Crowley ‘Correcting’ Romney on Libya Looked Like ‘The Ref Just Threw the Flag’

By Noel Sheppard | October 16, 2012 | 23:20

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Conceivably the biggest moment in Tuesday’s presidential debate was when moderator Candy Crowley injected herself into the discussion siding with Barack Obama on remarks he claimed he made in the Rose Garden following the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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Against my better judgment, I watch the second debate because the Yankees were hopeless.

As all the “conservative” pundits predicted, Ms. Crowley couldn’t help but pile in on her “team’s side”.

I thought that wasn’t permitted by the rules of engagement?

And, what’s more she was WRONG!

Liberal bias!

Took the UN Ambassador on the TV circuit with a misleading at best story. Took the White House a week to walk it back and only after that DoI guy told to the truth to Congress. (You could almost hear the conversation right out of that Jack Ryan movie. “I ain’t going to jail. I’m the guy who always goes to jail.”) And BHO44 didn’t concede it until he was on the View.

Argh!

I can make some small allowance that perhaps it MIGHT be in the nation’s strategic interest to keep stuff quiet.

(For example, if I was Prez, I would not have illed Bin Laden. He’d be in an undisclosed location with some nasty folks asking tough questions. And, even when presented with the downed helicopter, I’d lie to the TV and say ‘wasn’t us’. Stragteically. I also threaten anyone who did toe the party like with an assignment to be Presidential liaison with the Base Commander in Sitka Alaska. And, call the commander and have him in a cube at the end of the longest runway counting seagulls for his daily report.)

But in this case, I think this was al about CYA for the BHO44 reelection and nothing else.

Can “We, The Sheeple” see through the media bias and recognized a failed foreign policy?

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