“Obama indicated that he did not see enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.”
Sean Davis at The Federalist writes:
A story published by the New York Times late Thursday night caused some major media waves. The story, which was written by reporters Peter Baker and Gardiner Harris, included a remarkable admission by Obama about his response to the recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.
By Friday morning, however, the entire passage containing Obama’s admission had been erased from the story without any explanation from the New York Times. Here’s the passage that was included in the story when it was published Thursday night, courtesy of CNN’s Brian Stelter:
“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
“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. Republicans were telling Americans that he is not doing anything when he is doing a lot, he said.”
The Times story (linked above) has removed the “offending” paragraph for an unexplained reason.
Back in ’92, the NYT ran a piece that lampooned President Bush for his apparent amazement at grocery store technology (thus indicating his being out of touch with common Americans). Although other media outlets picked up the story, it was subsequently debunked.
Perhaps this item will be debunked too, but if the now-deleted quotation is accurate, it demonstrates a president far more out of touch with his fellow countrymen than Bush Sr. ever exhibited. Obama needs more television in order to appreciate how Americans feel about terrorist attacks?? “Out of touch” doesn’t come close to describing what’s going on in his head; this is on-the-job malpractice. The end of his term cannot come soon enough. Maybe then he can go back to doing something he’s competent at.