Thursday, July 9, 2009
While the Obama fawning media is a primary source of malaise and frustration for those of us strongly opposed to Obama’s policies, there are those moments where their adulation and their prostitution of their profession is so outrageous it is even laughable. I came across one of these little state-run media gems the other day in the NY Times.
The President, unable to stem nuclear production in Iran and North Korea, decided he’d go to Russia where the situation was a little easier. While the media headlines ate up Obama’s success in arranging a nuclear disarmament deal with Russia the Russian media acted like it was Tuesday.
NY Times reports:
“MOSCOW — Let other capitals go all weak-kneed when President Obama visits. Moscow has greeted Mr. Obama, who on Tuesday night concluded a two-day Russian-American summit meeting, as if he were just another dignitary passing through.”
Hold the phones. No one got weak-knees in Russia? How dare they treat Obama as a “normal person.” Lefties, are you sure you want to trust Russia when they seem immune to Obama’s teleprompter dazzle?
“Crowds did not clamor for a glimpse of him. Headlines offered only glancing or flippant notice of his activities. Television programming was uninterrupted; devotees of the Russian Judge Judy had nothing to fear. Even many students and alumni of the Western-oriented business school where Mr. Obama gave the graduation address on Tuesday seemed merely respectful, but hardly enthralled”
I sure hope that the NY Times gets to the bottom of it all. In short, this is devastating news and I need to know why the Russians aren’t in love with our President. I suspect fowl play.
“Some Obama aides said they were struck by the low-key reception here, especially when compared with the outpouring on some of his other foreign trips. Even Michelle Obama, who typically enjoys admiring coverage in the local news media when she travels, has not had her every move chronicled here.”
When will the bad news end? Please tell me that you’ve figured out who is behind this scandal?
“Many here noted that Russia went through an enthusiastic phase with President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, when Russians were reaching out to Americans. Mr. Clinton conducted a town hall meeting in Moscow that was broadcast across Russia (and featured a woman in the audience jumping up and hugging Mr. Clinton on camera).”
Interesting? So they loved Clinton, shouldn’t they love Obama too? Obama is like Clinton on steroids and growth hormones. What’s the difference between the two? I sense a race card about to be played here.
“In the background is the question of race, which Russians view through a complicated prism. For decades, Soviet propaganda hammered home the idea that the United States was an irredeemably racist country, as opposed to the Communist bloc nations. But Russia in recent years has been plagued by racist violence against people from the Caucasus region and Central Asia, as well as other immigrants.”
There it is! So let me see if I got this? The Russians thought that the US was more racist and that justified their own racism and now that Barak Obama’s elected the US can’t be seen as racist as they were…and so…er…I’m lost on the logic and explanation. Could someone explain the line of reasoning that the NY Times is using here? I must be thinking too hard here. After all, it is the NY Times. I’m going to guess that NY Times thinks Russia is racist.
“By contrast, Mr. Obama’s speech on Tuesday, billed as his third major foreign policy address after speeches in Cairo and Prague, was not shown live on any of the major Russian channels, to the White House’s disappointment.
Mr. Obama used the speech, at the New Economic School, to declare that Russia and the United States “share common interests.” The Kremlin tightly controls Russian television, and it was not clear why officials chose to disregard the speech.”
So there might be more than just racism going on here. The plot thickens. The Kremlin didn’t want Obama to be heard. I feel a conspiracy theory in the works.
“They may have believed that there would be little public interest, or they may not have wanted to provide Mr. Obama with unfettered access to the country, which might have allowed him to overshadow Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin or President Dmitri A. Medvedev.”
Those evil tyrants! They are keeping hope and change from their fellow man. A second ago it seemed as though Russians in general were racist and uninterested in Obama. However, that cannot be the only cause. Putin and Medvedev are jealous.
If only we had someone in the US who could back up this theory from the NY Times. Here comes Malinowski. Don’t ask. He’s an expert. Trust the NY Times.
“He said Mr. Obama’s facility with language gives him the ability to talk around governments directly to people. Mr. Obama, he said, has the talent to “do that in every part of the world, except possibly Russia.”
So there you have it folks. NY Times has done a great job ignoring the economic recession, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran, and all of the criminal investigations of the dozen democrats currently underway to bring you what’s really important. “Why isn’t Russia fawning over Obama like the rest of us.”