In a continuation of the softball White House media strategy that saw the president interviewed by “YouTube Stars” like the Fruit Loops bathing GloZell, Barack Obama sat down with Vox media, the progressive activist blog, to discuss the issues of the day.
In the course of that discussion, the site’s executive editor asked the president if the media “overstates the sort of level of alarm people should have about terrorism and this kind of chaos as opposed to a longer-term problem like climate change and epidemic disease?”
Obama quickly agreed, saying the media lives by the mantra, “If it bleeds, it leads.”
The president acknowledged it is not good when terrorists behead people and “randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris,” but it should be dealt with the way a mayor would deal with local crime. He said, “It is right and appropriate for us to be vigilant and aggressive in trying to deal with that–the same way a big city mayor’s got to cut the crime rate down if he wants that city to thrive.”
The shooting in the deli in Paris was not “random,” it was a Jewish deli chosen for that reason.
[h/t Free Beacon]