Ed Driscoll

My Pet Post

Ace spots the Washington Post helpfully airbrushing out a potential “My Pet Goat” moment for President Obama in regards to the attempted attack on (in?) the NWA flight to Detroit today:

First the article read:

A White House official said the incident was an attempted act of terrorism. The FBI is investigating and President Obama, celebrating Christmas in Hawaii, was told of the incident about three hours after the plane landed, officials said.

Well, we can’t have Captain Wonderful being mocked like Bush was. So the new sentence:

The FBI is investigating the incident. President Obama, celebrating Christmas in Hawaii, was informed about it, a spokesman said, and he asked his aides to ensure that all measures are in place to provide security for air travel.

Elsewhere in the story they do say…

Obama was alerted to Friday’s incident between 9 and 9:30 a.m. in Hawaii, which is five hours behind the East Coast.

…which still works out to a two to two and a half hour delay in informing the Savior of Man, but now they make you work out the math on your own.

I think Obama’s people called and demanded the edit, don’t you?

Perhaps they simply gave the Post a shout out.