Krauthammer: Obama’s ‘Dissed’ Americans for Caring About Terrorism
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: "On the story about the meeting with journalists and him saying that this is all hyped up, you know, he didn't see it on cable. I think I wasn't there -- of course I wasn't there. But, to me he was being sarcastic. This is a sort of way of dissing, showing condescension to the rabble out there. After all, this is an interview he gave January 23rd of this year. Asked 'Do you think if the media sometimes overstates the level of alarm people should have about terrorism? Barack Obama: Absolutely and I don't even blame the media for that. What's the saying? If it bleeds, it leads? You show crime stories on local newscasts, right, because that's what the folks watch.'
This is Obama essentially saying, well the reason the folks are upset about this is because it's been hyped up on television, and they are not as cool and as talented and far-seeing as I am. This is his usual professorial condescension. The fact that the Times took it out, I'm not sure if they saw it as straight or as sarcasm."