Monday, May 1, 2017

Today's Media Reaction To Trump's Comment On Meeting Kim Jong Un Contrasts To Their Reaction When Obama Made His 'Blanket Pledge' In 2008

Dave Boyer, Washington Times: Trump comment on N. Korea prompts more media alarm than Obama’s blanket pledge

In 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama said he’d meet with the leaders of North Korea or Iran without preconditions, and the media largely gave him a pass or even defended him.

On Monday, President Trump said he’d meet with North Korea’s leader “under the right circumstances,” prompting a widespread tone of alarm in the press.

“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,” Mr. Trump said of Kim Jong-un Monday in an Oval Office interview with Bloomberg News. “If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that.”

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WNU Editor: The media's reaction to President Trump's willingness to meet North Korean leader Kim Jung-un has been overwhelmingly negative when the story broke out this afternoon (see the above video). What I find interesting about this story is that it stands in contrast to their reaction on what then Senator and candidate Obama said in 2008 during the debates when he made it very clear that he would be willing to meet the leaders of Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Syria, and North Korea .... (link here). The media reaction then was very positive .... and Senator Obama was cheered for advocating this position. Today .... different President .... a clearly different media reaction. Is there a double standard at play in the media? You tell me. As to what is my take on President Trump's willingness to meet Kim Jung Un .... I say let the diplomats do the ground work first before making such a remark. Same thing with then candidate Obama .... let the diplomats do the ground work first before making such a commitment. As it turned out .... that is exactly what happened with both Cuba and Iran during President Obama's tenure.


Aizino Smith said...

What can you expect from the semi-literate Jays of the world.

Kim Jung in & family has killed several million North Koreans.

I would rather retire him to Tahiti than fight a war.

But if I cannot get that ... war is good.

Jay Farquharson said...


From the Way Back Machine:

War News Updates Editor said...

Jay. The beauty of the internet is that nothing disappears. What people said 8-9 years ago ... and what the same people are saying today .... let us just say that for politicians and the media that covers them .... they are never consistent. But the bonus is that we can prove it today.

Jay Farquharson said...

Funny thing is, the Fauxrage machine forget's there's an internet, or people who can read,

I've come to the conclusion that China's "winning", because they arn't overwhelmed by ragebait articles that have their 脸书 伯伯 raging incomprehensibly over the peking duck.

Aizino Smith said...

When a peacenik talks of meeting Kim Jong Un or Kim Jong Il(l), it is different than when other people talks of meeting the same people.

Jay Farquharson said...


Aizino Smith said...

I listen to Rush every day.

It is very kind of you to link to rush.