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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