Mainstream Media Playing 'Cover-Up' for Obama's Actions in Mideast Policy?
In a Washington Times article, writer Joseph Curl weighed in on how the mainstream media is covering the violence in the Mideast, saying they are providing cover for the Obama administration, and that "protecting and defending President Obama through his failures and blunders and gaffes is a full-time job for America’s mainstream press corps."
Today, James Pinkerton and Alan Colmes debated the coverage, with Pinkerton saying that the focus shouldn't be on Romney's response to the attacks.
"The larger issue here is ... that the mainstream
media is more interested in pounding on Romney for words while they are covering up, I think that's a fair word, for Obama's deeds," Pinkerton said, adding, "The issue is not what Romney's saying; the issue is what's happening overseas where they're killing Americans."
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However, Colmes fired back, saying that words matter -- specifically, Romney's quick response to the Obama administration's Libya reaction -- especially in a race for the presidency.
"Words really count ... when you have the death of an American diplomat ... and when [Romney] jumped into the fray before knowing everything and decided to attack the Obama administration, falsely saying there was an apology, and getting the timeline wrong ... yes, that really counts for something, if he really wants to be the chief executive of the United States," Colmes said.