Wednesday, November 19, 2014


After yesterday's Jerusalem synagogue attack, President Obama made the following statement (emphasis added):
We know that two attackers senselessly and brutally attacked innocent worshippers in a synagogue during their morning prayers. Obviously, we condemn in the strongest terms these attacks. A number of people were wounded, and four people were killed, including three American citizens. So this is a tragedy for both nations, Israel as well as the United States. And our hearts go out to the families who obviously are undergoing enormous grief right now.

Secretary Kerry has spoken to Prime Minister Netanyahu. President Abbas has strongly condemned the attacks. Tragically, this is not the first loss of life that we have seen in recent months. Too many Israelis have died. Too many Palestinians have died. And at this difficult time, I think it's important for both Palestinians and Israelis to try to work together to lower tensions and to reject violence.

The murderers for today's outrageous acts represent the kind of extremism that threatens to bring all of the Middle East into the kind of spiral from which it’s very difficult to emerge. And we know how this violence can get worse over time. But we have to remind ourselves that the majority of Palestinians and Israelis overwhelmingly want peace and to be able to raise their families knowing they're safe and secure. The United States wants to work with all parties involved to make that a reality, and to isolate the kind of extremists that are bringing about this terrible carnage.
How is Breitbart covering this?

President Obama has responded to today's terrorist attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem in which four Israeli Jews attending morning prayers condemning the attack, and stating that "the majority of Palestinians" want peace.

In a statement delivered to the White House press pool, President Obama responded to the attack by declaring that "too many Palestinians have died," as well as Israelis, in the struggle between the state of Israel and the terrorist group Hamas and its affiliates, including the internationally active Muslim Brotherhood. "At this difficult time," the President told reports, "I think it's important for both Palestinians and Israelis to try to work together to lower tensions and reject violence." ...
I love the fact that under the screaming, one-sided headline there's this grudging acknowledgment of the president's paired sentences: "President Obama responded to the attack by declaring that 'too many Palestinians have died,' as well as Israelis." Oh, and a misquote of another part of the president's statement is also worth savoring -- according to the Breitbart story, the president asserted that "'the majority of Palestinians' want peace," when Obama actually said, "the majority of Palestinians and Israelis overwhelmingly want peace." (The Breitbart story, needless to say, provides no link to the complete statement, available at the White House website in text and video form, because God forbid any of Breitbart's readers be exposed to the president's words in context.)

And these are the people who say Jonathan Gruber's Obamacare videos prove that the administration deliberately deceives people by massaging the facts?


Victor said...

How is it even possible to make Breitbart readers more stupid?

Once they start to read that, they've already entered the 9th Circle of "TEH STOOOOOPID!!!"

Aunt Snow said...

journamalism at its best.

Lionel Braithwaite said...

Stupid is as stupid does, I guess. But then again, that's Brietbart and its readers for you.