Foreign policy & the press
Media missing the warning signs?
- Duration 3:50
- Date Oct 20, 2012
Media missing the warning signs?
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One of the scenes this week in Syria amateur video showing a Syrian military helicopter exploding mid air over the city -- live.
Rebels there are taking the credit.
That the question is there are an awful lot of things going on in the world -- and and you.
The media in this country and elsewhere for not giving them the coverage that -- -- Exactly but it's very hard to cover Syria right now and I have to say that if I were an editor.
I'm not sure that I would send reporters into Syria right now.
Simply because the story is so violent so dangerous and you can't even trust the quote official visas that -- precious -- you were given.
So it's a very hard story to cover its very challenge.
So we've got this big foreign policy debate coming up on Monday a lot of concerns about the foreign policy.
Of the Obama administration are the media giving him the president a pass.
Serious of -- probably of more interest frankly to the -- Then to them country as a whole I mean it -- hazards as an illustration -- that secure America now accusing conservative group took a poll of foreign aid to Egypt and given the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood that -- now -- four against the billion dollars or so we get to Egypt.
76 against 76124.
-- -- against that that's a viewpoint.
That won't be reflected on any -- discussion about what we just we don't wanna give it to people like -- completely dark except except I think people like Rand Paul.
We're raising this issue and making it making it prominent and and and political an article on landfall.
But I guarantee issue for won't take -- at all -- either of the candidates and one medium team Alan we like to talk about means on this show it seems to be that bowl.
Mitt Romney can't possibly win this debate on Monday because he doesn't know anything about foreign policy and he's up against the president obviously who's been dealing with foreign.
Policy for the last four years what do you think what.
It's interesting is of course the president.
Did not know much about he'd been in the senate for two years and he didn't know much about foreign policy -- nobody remembers that nobody mentions that I understand and it's showing now.
Well we'll say will see I have great -- back.
But I I don't want to -- -- that the American people don't pay attention and -- somebody gave me this is great quote.
That which I've used a long time which is an American sometimes don't care about foreign policy until they see tank coming up their driveway.
And I think that that -- -- right this we have the foreign policy debate where's the economic debate and and I'm not sure how much the Americans to an end.
It's Mitt Romney was governor of of a big state high tech state the home of Harvard and other other places like that it has been pointed out that typically governors go on international trade missions and probably know a lot more about foreign policy then say a state senator from Illinois or law professor difference.
Yeah I think you headed the bar is really low people think that he's not very good on these issues and is actually great he's got good gut instincts.
But Syria is a national security issue for our allies and -- for us.
And the media are ignoring it because it's not a good news story to tell you could send a reporter Judy to Beirut to cover the story -- and I got -- -- and Erica.
But the but the simple fact is is that we're not getting the real story on Syria how this is unraveling we've got -- bombing in Beirut we've got.
It unraveling in Turkey and our reporters are completely -- -- -- and and what about the other stories we're missing I mean Russia Iran North Korea -- well.
You know the media can only have so much.
You know and had to let everybody apartments where they're laying off reporters right -- and drinking bureaus -- are shutting down bureaus and thank god for cellphone cameras is against them.