The following quote was published in the Newspaper of Record. It’s about an “off-the-record” meeting Obama had earlier this week with several newspaper columnists, in which he explained his approach to dealing with ISIS.
Obama needs more cable news in his media diet? Revealing comment in a private meeting with newspaper columnists… pic.twitter.com/iUHz6Ey38g
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 18, 2015
Did you miss it? Here it is again, with the key portion in bold.
“In his meeting with the columnists, Mr. Obama indicated that he did not see enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and made clear that he plans to step up his public arguments.”
In December 2015, President of the United States said he hadn’t seen enough cable TV to realize that Americans are worried about Islamic terror attacks.
But now he totally gets it, you guys! Not to worry, he’s got this.
Oddly enough, now that this quote has embarrassed Mr. Obama, it’s been cast down the Memory Hole. As Alex Griswold at Mediaite notes, here’s what happened after people noticed the latest example of Obama’s cluelessness:
But just as the quote was beginning to make the rounds, it disappeared entirely from the the Times piece, without a correction or any indication that the piece had been updated.
And they would’ve gotten away with it, too, if not for that meddling Internet.
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) December 18, 2015
The New York Times accidentally told the truth — Obama is disengaged from his duties and out of touch with the American people — and then deleted the evidence of that truth. It’s almost as if they’re not really in the business of telling the truth.
They got it from their boss.
P.S. Don’t worry about another Islamic terrorist attack over the Christmas holiday, though. There’s “no credible threat.”