Media handling of deadly terror attack in Turkey
Will coverage focus on administration?
- Duration 6:03
- Date Feb 1, 2013
Will coverage focus on administration?
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-- another terrorist attack on a US diplomatic mission overseas this time in Turkey on Hillary Clinton's final days serving as secretary of state.
So how will the mainstream media handle this latest attack on America.
Talk about Judith Miller of Pulitzer Prize winning investigative report investigative reporter and author.
Kirsten Powers -- columnist for the Daily Beast both of them are Fox News contributors.
The indications are at least from the Turkish government Judy that this was the act of some.
Left wing group in Turkey not necessarily an al-Qaeda related group.
Does that change the way this gets covered.
No I don't think it does John because what's more interesting than the suspect group that may have done it and unfortunately there's no shortage of them.
But it's the target this is Turkey.
This is an Islamist but very pragmatic government that has worked with the United States closely that is working with Washington closely.
On -- Syrian situation on Iraq come a lot of different difficult issues for us.
And the fact that whoever did this aimed at a NATO member that is closely aligned and with us.
And tells us that the threat to Americans and American installations continues.
Well it is this something pierced -- that that the media should be holding the Obama administration's feet to the fire over or is this an internal matter for the Turks.
Well now I mean I think it's an American embassies so of course it matters.
You know to the United States and I don't think you can lay at the blame at the -- of the Obama administration for -- But button at what's what's important is the bigger.
Story and I I don't think the media really covers that I think that they treat each of these incidents that happened this is sort of individual incidents.
And while this man you know not be an al-Qaeda attack it doesn't change.
The fact that it is and its it is an attack against the United States and said this sort of myth that Obama has changed our standing in the world and that you know everybody loves us it you have -- media doesn't do their job and an -- and cover.
The fact that actually you know if you look at that what's been happening in North Africa which really doesn't get a lot of coverage.
That there's a lot there's a lot to talk about and a lot the -- to -- to ask the administration about.
-- let's turn our attention to the economy because that's gonna get some media coverage.
In the days ahead -- there's already been a Twitter war going on today between speaker of the house John Boehner and Jay Carney the white house press spokesman.
Here's what does John Boehner sent dowdy he said if government spending caused economic growth as the -- does the president believes.
Economy today should be booming unemployment unemployment.
He also said my head -- that he said it's the wrong time for President Obama to scrap his jobs council and delay his budget again.
Well Jay Carney the president's spokesman fired back saying how quickly speaker Boehner for gets under policies he supported and supports.
The nation lost eight point five million jobs in the last 35 months we have created six million com.
What about his argument specifically Jay Carney -- argument Judy.
Well look I I think.
That is going to get played out it's going to be one of the talking points in the debating points between keynesian as a non keynesian as.
In this -- administration I think it's really interesting is that.
You know in the new republic President Obama went out of his way -- kind of extend an olive branch to.
Boehner by saying that he knows that he wanted to compromise it's just those.
Nasty Republicans were really conservative -- -- and compromised and this is how.
Boehner responds so I think it -- what we're we're not going to see is a kind of war of words between these two men whom at least the White House hope would be potential allies that's not gonna happen.
And -- did you know that the president long blamed the bush administration for driving the economy into the ditch.
When Jay Carney was at the podium the other day he said it's all the fault of congressional Republicans.
Can you have it both ways I mean can it be.
The president won here.
And the next you know four years later it's the congress.
Well I think the argument is of the president President Bush left Obama with this and that that that the president has tried to.
I'd take different measures that he -- -- stimulate the economy and that.
Republicans have you know really oppose him at every turn if that that -- is -- historically correct statement what I just said now that said.
And when I when you can't just back and forth Twitter war as a team Jay Carney and John Boehner and I just reading an article for -- you know about this -- It's just come -- -- they just grow up.
You know it does is trying to like -- the blame on each other.
You know the truth of the matter is both sides are gonna have to give on something the -- -- it does not want to do entitlement reform.
He's gonna have to do something the Republicans and they they control the house I'm sorry that's a step back to life.
-- and the Republicans are gonna have to meet him you know halfway on some things and I just that people should not tolerate this this is not accept.
We'll wait for Washington operate one is just.
What -- -- sorry one website pointed out that the economy shrank in the last quarter.
The -- the unemployment rate is up as of the numbers released today.
We had a trillion dollar deficit in the last year more than five trillion dollars.
Over the last four years.
Boy -- President Obama sure inherited an economic mess from.
Himself I guess.
Hadn't hit the ditch was very deep.
And I think that the president has been trying to climb out event he has had stimulus policies I don't think he's going to be able to have.
Any more of them.
And that really limits the tools that he can use to kind of get the economy keep the economy growing this is a very very difficult challenge he doesn't need cooperation from Republicans.
But I don't think he's going to get it because in part I don't think he's doing a lot to encourage it all right.
Judith Miller and Kirsten Powers our FOX News Watch panel today thank you both thank you.