As our friends in the legacy media wring their hands about the Mitt Romney’s supposedly inappropriate critique of the administration’s apologetic statement* to those attacking the American embassy, the conservative media are doing their work for them, with Breitbart’s Wynton Hall reporting:
According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing–known as the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)–in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff . . . .
This failure to attend the briefings is particularly striking given evidence that the attack was planned in advance.
And yet our media dwell not on the administration’s incompetence, but on Romney’s response. ”The fact“, quips Instapudit reader Leslie Eastman that “the elite media was more upset about Romney’s critique of the White House than our dead ambassador says all there needs to be said about our press.”
Oh, and, John Nolte reports that the Obama camp condemned Romney’s statement before condemning the attacks in Egypt and Libya.
Will this report on Obama’s failure to attend intelligence briefings ever receive as much coverage as did the crazy comments of a socially conservative Congressman?
*The U.S. Embassy in Cairo in a branch of the administration.
UPDATE: Instead of asking Mitt Romney about the substance of his remarks today,
Obama’s allies our friends in the legacy media asked Mitt Romney, in a possibly coordinated effort, only about the appropriateness of his criticism. Over at Ace, DrewM tells his readers to “Go to the PJ Tatter to see the pitiful questions Romney was asked. Almost all of them were attacks on the timing of his statement last night.” This week, we’re seeing not only the failure of Obama’s policy in the Mideast, but also of the legacy media’s coverage of this campaign — and this president.
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