FWD: Fun and games with Obama's lapdog media

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Fun and games with Obama's lapdog media

By Howie Carr, Boston Herald (MA) December 31, 2014 12:25 pm

Obama has done it again, and the media aren't reporting it -- again!
This time the world's smartest man (we know this because of that crisp crease in his pants, right David Brooks?) said this to a fawning rumpswab from National Public Radio:
"Tehran is a large, sophisticated country that has a track record of state-sponsored terrorism."
Tehran? There's an old joke that one man's Mede is another man's Persian, but have you ever heard of anyone mixing up "Tehran" and "Iran"? It happens about as often as a Christian who mistakenly describes himself as Muslim forgets he's a Christian, or upon landing in Hawaii says he's glad to be visiting "Asia."
What language do they speak in Tehran -- Tehranese? How do you get there -- on the "Intercontinental Railroad?" (Remember when Barack confused "Intercontinental" with "Transcontinental"? Apparently there was no "corpse-man" in the audience to correct him.)
This Tehran faux pas happened Dec. 18, in Obama's end-of-the-year interview with NPR. I assume Fox got one of those too, right? Anyway, NPR sat on the interview until Monday, when they released a transcript.
Not the audio, you understand, the stuff that could be used on TV or the radio to make sport of the guy who thinks they speak Austrian in Austria. They released a transcript. But don't worry, NPR is going to put out the audio -- this morning, on New Year's Eve.
Why would any media outlet sit on audio gold until one of the absolute slowest news days of the year? That's a rhetorical question, of course. We all know the answer -- it's NPR. They're Obama's fellow travelers.
(I will play the audio on my radio show this afternoon, unless of course before it's posted NPR suffers some kind of hard-drive crash like the one that destroyed Lois Lerner's IRS emails ... er, never mind.)
The Tehran misstatement seems to have been first reported not in any U.S. newspaper, but in the Daily Mail of London, which lets the chips fall where they may, Political Correctness be damned.
Good old Obama, the guy who says he bowls like he's in the Special Olympics, who thinks the Packers play at Lambert Field, who believes the team that beat BC at Yankee Stadium Saturday night is the "Nitally Lions," who once wrote on ESPN that the Orangemen play at "Syracus," whose favorite baseball team plays at "Cominsky Field," even though he can't name a single White Sox player of the past or present ....
Nothing to see here, comrades, move along. Just ask NPR.
Hear Howie's radio show this afternoon from 3-7 p.m. on WMEX AM 1510 and WCRN AM 830.


gruaud said...

A 300 word shit fit because the president said 'Tehran' instead of 'Iran'.

Pure audio dynamite, Howie.

Mike Hawk said...

Obama has "Palinitis" ;-)

Oh yea!

Mike Hawk

CharlieE said...

Yeah, whatever. Remember this guy?

"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between mother and child." - GWB

"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."

"Welcome to Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts."

"Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."
"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century." GW Bush,
"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy, but that could change."

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'."

"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things."

"Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods." Dec. 20, 2000

"It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It's not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet."

"I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun."

"Mr. Vice President, in all due respect, it is—I'm not sure 80 percent of the people get the death tax. I know this: 100 percent will get it if I'm the president."

"A tax cut is really one of the anecdotes to coming out of an economic illness." Sept 2000

"Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way America is all about."

"If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then I'm for it." St. Louis, Mo.

"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."

"The future will be better tomorrow."

"We're going to have the best educated American people in the world."

"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."

"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made." GW Bush, Jr. to Sam Donaldson

"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe." ...

"Public speaking is very easy." ...

"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican"

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."

"When I have been asked who caused the riots and the killing in LA, my answer has been direct & simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame. "Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it."

"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur."

"For NASA, space is still a high priority."

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."

"The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that George Bush may or may not make." ...Gov GW Bush, Jr.

"We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made."

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."

"[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system." GW Bush

Schitzengiggles said...

And the one time honey of the GOP Herman Cain:

".....president of Uzbekibekistan.."

Randall said...

What language do they speak in Tehran -- Tehranese?

Since Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province, I would assume that they speak Persian, Gilaki, and Mazandarani for the most part.

How do you get there -- on the "Intercontinental Railroad?"

I'm pretty sure you can get to Tehran via the Mehabad International Airport located in Tehran.

Is accidentally calling a country by its capital really that big of a slip up? The author of this doesn’t seem to think that Tehran exists, which kind of shows their intelligence level. As CharlieE already pointed out, we would have a novel of this by W.

Mike Hawk said...

But, but, but Obummer is sooooo articulate and a master orator.

All fluff...No substance.

I will give him credit though, he's been one helluva snake oil salesman...or is it an elixir that he's been hawking for 6 years now?

Oh yea!

Schitzengiggles said...


O isn't too bad a snake oil salesman but he doesn't hold a candle to the master...St. Ronnie Reagan.

CharlieE said...

All fluff...No substance.

President Obama has proposed lots of useful legislation over the past six years, including a number of things that the Republicans used to support.

They've blocked all of it.

I don't blame Obama for nothing getting done.

Thx 4 Fish said...

Our media focuses on a lot of political, non-news, nonsense, and this guy thinks they need to spend more time on silliness like the president's misspoken words? I don't think he understands what the job of media is (or should be).

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