New York Post Editorial: Why did the White House just humiliate Loretta Lynch?
Idiotic: That’s the only word for the Obama administration’s move to scrub references to Islam or ISIS from the transcripts of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen’s calls.
Under an avalanche of ridicule, the Justice Department on Monday relented and released the full transcripts. But what was the point? Everyone already knew that he’d pledged allegiance to ISIS and its “caliph.”
Fine: President Obama wants to make this about gun control, not terrorism — but ham-handed editing only calls attention to what you’re deleting, and to Obama’s peevish rules against uttering terms like “radical Islam.”
Just look at the redactions:
Mateen: “I pledge of allegiance to [omitted]. “I pledge allegiance to [omitted] may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of [omitted].”
All the omissions did was make Team Obama look determined to keep its head in the sand about the nature of the enemy.
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WNU editor: As I said on Sunday night .... I raised my eyebrow when I read news reports that the phone transcripts of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen’s calls were to be made public but with omissions. People are not stupid .... everyone knew what he was saying and proclaiming .... so why omit it ... what was the purpose of deleting what everyone knew was being deleted. Now that the transcript has been released, I would love to know who made the final decision in the White House to tell the Attorney General to release the transcripts unedited. My guess .... seeing the avalanche of negative publicity and ridicule .... it had to be President Obama.