Bias Bash: Obama working the media
Rich Lowry discusses Obama's recent speech in Afghanistan
- Duration 7:13
- Date May 2, 2012
Rich Lowry discusses Obama's recent speech in Afghanistan
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Is Rich Lowry he's the editor -- you've edited and national review and -- -- contributor.
And he's on FOX News Watch which -- mind you -- to catch that great show here fox and the Fox News Channel.
Our -- -- I think you're here today to talk about what everybody else is talking about and that is will pull this piece here from the Huffington Post.
Obama hails Afghanistan -- new day on anniversary of bin Laden's death you say what.
Well this is brilliant.
Manipulation of the media because they threw out then add late last week Bill Clinton had just now notorious where they suggested that Mitt Romney.
Wouldn't have undertaken that raid that killed bin Laden created -- huge controversy about it everyone was arguing about it and then boom next thing you know he's in Kabul.
And gives this speech.
That everyone -- cover.
And because it was genuinely.
Significant Annie does it before it you know bunch event and wraps these huge poking at.
Bomb resistant vehicles and it and it gives a speech also -- there's good troops which -- we saw clips of and and says you know look I'm commander in chief stuffit Mitt Romney which was the implicit message edit so and I think.
It really -- they have really nice dad he is their president doesn't have the right to daily and is proud and really duties and ignores it happened -- can't ignore the fact that -- did happen and as far as we all have been watching this beast of the last you know what it since 2011 -- particular.
You Osama bin Laden where is thy enemy number one and -- route to get him and so.
It happened President Obama made a tough call.
Now of course look at there's no problem with him going to Afghanistan signing a security agreement with.
Ahmed Karzai -- Afghan soil with the way apparently.
So they're gonna do they actually reaching agreement.
But the timing is clearly to maximize.
The political effect of all -- and look there's no crying in baseball no crying in politics he's commander in chief he gets to do this.
I do think the the ad itself go back to that it was just well over the top and bringing you -- -- little -- -- that I mean NASA spent.
-- does cheapen it and there's no way to you to know whether Mitt Romney would have done -- -- -- -- just but it is just best left out and you know it's it's was.
Pretty gutsy call there are so there's advisors.
Ideal Biden most prominent moments and don't do this which to me is pretty and it indicates he should do some things Biden is -- is.
I categorically wrong on almost every single foreign policy issue set out to new -- -- -- call pretty.
Easy but -- You can take credit for this in a way and it's not unseemly.
And and I think -- George W.
Bush had done something similar any did you know with the mission of copyright.
You know and -- the press just raked him over the coals for the magazine.
I think I think it was timing I mean there -- you know that some people would say will rule what mission was accomplished we were kind of just getting started in this particular.
Was fight as as it turned out yet but as I -- element criticism.
Well now that moment -- the conventional war against Saddam had actually.
Been completed and if we didn't know we -- going to be facing.
Fierce and long running it insurgency but that is the very fact that he you know went and spoke to troops -- that.
Forum -- with that big banner -- -- -- spike in football and that really colors the entire.
Coverage of the event I don't think you've seen that with the that the coverage sort of color in the same way is over Obama innings in that laden raid although there there has been -- -- -- All pardon me was -- spiking the football or was it encouraging did the men and women who were working so hard and risking their lives in some.
Many who have lost their lives in this this this fight this war in terror.
But I don't think -- had anything to do with and hurting the troops and slamming Mitt Romney.
And again -- ECB's president United States -- a big deal to kill bin Laden all honors him.
Her ordering that raid but again you can you can take credit for it for no way that brings.
Credit to you.
And doesn't overshadow the troops or anyone else or create any question that you're using it for cheap political purposes and that's not the way did it -- he'd -- the ad was.
Blatant than that and it created a little -- a little you know political Paul around his as -- in Afghanistan.
Where do we go from here -- -- else's on your mind in terms of you know the next seven months with the president -- should.
Be doing what -- what you think he might be doing.
Compared to would be governor Romney will be doing as to what you think if you were advising him -- he should be doing in terms of their race.
-- the president of course to keep his job and then mr.
Romney take to get the job.
But I think the president will be running a full time reelection campaign which she's been doing for quite some time now -- -- been in very serious governing choices from him.
-- a very long time and my advice to the president if I'm just kind of cynical.
Political operator would be to do what he's been doing to do everything you can try to distract attention.
From your record.
From the economic conditions in the country can't do Buffett rule do Laura women.
Do killing bin Laden was actually much more important and -- other two but it is not the top of the mind of voters.
Environment Romney has -- -- new web video on this today.
Jobs jobs jobs keep it on the economy and keep that on how this is this is the -- recovery.
Region's greatest movie did you hit seeing these events that's very kids and I violators and trying to -- -- your psychologist and I'm I have to go quickly but they've been do you feel kind of a yes or no question here -- a bit unfair.
Do you feel that governor Romney while he's touting jobs jobs jobs and should we what we all need of course.
Do you think that he's laying out a real specific plan though in terms of how he's going to accomplish that.
Well he's basically endorse diversion and a group Ryan budget which is -- much more serious Planon entitlements only seen from the president but yeah I'd like to see more specifics you know there is AM.
Prefer awful week or so ago when at a fund raiser.
He was done.
Went off the record fund -- private event he is overheard.
By some reporters.
On the sidewalk in his backyard of that.
Saying look I might like to eliminate -- and I'd like to drastically stripped down the Department of Education.
I liked it might like to eliminate the mortgage deduction for second homes I like it all -- a very specifics I'd like to see him.
They publicly out with more specifics.
Like that bank and there's always -- polls and Romney campaign played real estate.
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