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MSM Ignores Obama’s "Lazy" Remark


President Barack Obama said, on November 12, 2011, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference, “But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted – well, people will want to come here, and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.” Obama made that off-teleprompter remark and the WH spin-meisters had to go to work.

Cable News Network (CNN), ever a bastion of liberalism, at its website, tried to say that the”lazy” remark was taken out of context. On November 18, 2011, Roland Martin, CNN Contributor, said:

“… Texas Gov. Rick Perry used the word in an ad, not even bothering with the context. Fox anchor Martha MacCallum said Obama was ‘scolding’ Americans. Sean Hannity, never one to let facts get in the way of a good lie, said Obama ‘attacked’ Americans. And the king of taking anything out of context, Rush Limbaugh, said the president ‘insults the people who make this country work.’

Seriously, please pass the cup so these folks can take a drug test because they are hallucinating.

This is the problem with the stubborn belief in American exceptionalism: It assumes that no matter what the issue, Americans are the best in the world and can’t be topped or beaten.

There is another word for this: arrogance.”

All of this from an American, no less!

But I get off point. Obama’s “lazy” remark received a TOTAL of just 36 seconds on the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning and evening news shows. That coverage came during Kelly O’Donnell’s report on Monday’s (November 14, 2011) Today show. Both CBS and ABC completely ignored it.

Compare that with the coverage of Herman Cain’s pause when answering a question about Libya on November 15, 2011. It generated 11 segments on ABC, CBS, and NBC in just two days. This was on top of the Big Three’s feeding frenzy over women accusing Cain of sexual harassment.

Are we beginning to see a MSM pattern here?

But that’s just my opinion.

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  1. Dr Dreadful says:

    Let me get this straight:

    So in your article you GIVE the context of the remark, which was a perfectly reasonable observation on the President’s part; then you spin it as some kind of heinous anti-American rant and STILL try to make out that you’re not taking it out of context?

    Very strange…