September 12, 2012
JOHN LEO: Those Mealy-Mouthed Statements From Our Cairo Embassy. “These same attitudes infected the mainstream media as well. The New York Times buried the mob violence and killings at the bottom of Page 4, not mentioning that an ambassador was killed and assuring any readers who got that far that anti-American feelings are confined to ‘pockets’ in the Middle east. On the First Page, however, was a big story that Mitt Romney was not opposed to the Vietnam war as a college student in 1966. Likewise, on Morning Joe the all-lefties panels focused exclusively onMitt Romney’s statement, the point of which I couldn’t quite figure out from the indignant discussion.”
Related: Video from the Cairo attacks.
Also: James Joyner: “In point of fact, making a movie commenting on the sexual proclivities of someone who died some fourteen hundred years ago in no way constitutes ‘incitement’ under any meaningful use of the term.”
Plus: Ann Althouse: “The media strains ‘to shift the focus from the Obama administration’s failure to protect our embassies and for its apologies (both before and after the attack on the Cairo Embassy) to whether Mitt Romney was wrong to criticize Obama last night.’”
MORE: Prof. Stephen Clark writes: “Matt Welch’s post points to just how deep the rot runs. His point should not need to be made.”