President Obama's UN speech
How did the media cover his message?
- Duration 6:14
- Date Sep 29, 2012
How did the media cover his message?
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The attacks on the civilians in Ben -- were attacks on America.
We are grateful for the assistance we received from the Libyan government.
And from the Libyan people.
There should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice.
President Obama addressing the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday.
Sending a message how was that message received by the press.
Jimmy didn't mention terrorism terror attacks he talked a lot about that YouTube clip the cures to just mentioned again.
-- How do you think the -- and it was unforgettable speech in the media sort of did the president a favor.
By forgetting it form you know Charles Krauthammer was called it quote probably -- he's not exactly typical.
Of the media look.
Prime minister Netanyahu stole the show from everybody including amending job with that cartoon in the -- right -- of rocky and bullwinkle or -- -- -- And that'll be one of the most famous images of -- UN general assembly speech ever level.
And yet if you're following on Twitter while the prime minister was giving his speech he was being mocked for using an illustration that people said was cartoon.
-- -- and it just didn't that outrage over the fact that he would do this was so.
There was just no outrage about what he was actually seeing the big idea of Iran having -- nuclear weapon.
Was not offensive but.
There do you like the speech what about coverage of the speech I thought -- the New York Times played it as the lead story of the day I think for Obama it was a very tough speech.
He did talk about the importance of American values and commitment to a First Amendment which he -- really -- emphasized before.
So I think that the press in general.
And Jim said most of them chose to forget it I think they covered it at great length.
I hope that some of the people listening to this speech for whom the speech is intended like Iran got the message I don't think they did.
You we talked a little bit about the prime minister.
The wires services the news agencies Reuters in the AP sending out.
A picture of the prime minister at the podium delivering his speech let's take a look at is why would they choose these two.
Particular pictures -- To send out to clients all over the world -- -- what's up.
-- you know this so offensive I mean.
Anybody who thinks that the media don't editorialize.
Even in their pictures.
Is a fool.
The other thing that they don't understand -- don't wish to understand is that there is no moral equivalency here between Iran and Israel in the United States.
America and Israel hold a certain values pluralism tolerance religious pluralism equal rights for women all of these things.
We are -- a cultural war a clash of civilizations.
The media continue to buy into this myth that they bought into during world war two and in the months and years preceding it.
That dictators can be appeased.
By simply giving something that they lack.
And you see that in the editorials from the columnist and most of the New York Times Washington Post times and -- wrong.
And so by photo editors here to join those pictures of prime minister Netanyahu.
Though the worst dictator up in the history of dictatorships.
Where they what were they doing it not to show political -- And.
Yeah I'm -- had what what's what's really particularly atrocious at about this accused Netanyahu fan per say.
But the but the fact that they they seem to have so much animus towards him that they just don't display towards people like -- didn't -- You know I mean it's it's just I mean if you compare the two even if you gave them the -- you know I don't think they should be allowed to send a picture up that like that.
But you don't ever see them expressing any kind of anger or disgust towards somebody who actually discusses.
Wiping off a nation off the -- for -- while.
No confusing the animus on the part of the near post when it comes to -- within -- the post owned by the same parent company.
This network engine that was the front page the other day.
Right and and stick Allen pierce and saying piers Morgan said Melissa -- actually -- -- minute guys -- pretty good -- mean it was a big they're kind of look looking apologize but let's back on this thing about how the media covered.
President Obama's speech Judi and me and -- the same Charles Krauthammer counted six apologies.
In that speech for -- on the committee.
And then did the same time.
They figured a way to arrest the guy makes him how to videos and if this had been you know Bradley Manning you know free speech GA champion on the leaking thing.
-- much different they're clearly letting Obama get away with -- the First Amendment here.
To to -- religion wouldn't maybe it isn't a strategy in terms of keep in the Middle East from boiling over however they're not making that connection.
With the speech is that he was talking about terrorists.
And radical crazy people as if they care about any -- things that he was talking about I mean he was speaking as if -- you just understood these things.
And we can just all sit down and talk then you would stop doing it throughout they don't can't we don't care how they -- do not care an argument -- -- making was completely and utterly wasted.
And -- speech he gave should've given should have been a lot more like -- Netanyahu was -- which was a very serious sober speech laying out the threats of the country and the western world -- -- now on the contrary I think he put it to our quote allies if Egypt is still an ally and we seem to be changing our mind about that every minute.
The heat he put it to them.
To not try.
And ask for our assistants or want us to stay and help you if you don't take care.
Of your violence problem your violence and it was not our accident -- president -- stood up and an accused us of having a war against Islam.
I -- is completely in what ways did the one thing he was supposed to do which was to make sure -- an American personnel and property was protected in Egypt.
After an hour long conversation.
That has been covered pretty well by the media at this point.