Monday, March 26, 2012

Um, gaffe of the week?

Time's Joe Klein just wrote: "In a ‘hot mic’ conversation with the Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, Obama asked for ‘space’–that is, that Russian President Vladimir Putin not press him–on missile defense right now. He added that he’d have “more flexibility” to negotiate after the election." Klein thinks the "gaffe" will be used against Mr. Obama in the fall. "See?" Republicans will say, "Obama’s liberal-Muslim-socialist predilections will be unleashed, without check or balance, if he wins the election." And writing from the pages of Time magazine's prestigious (and highly visible) pages, Klein is sure to create a tempest in a teapot. Never mind the substance of the Obama-Medvedev talks. Thanks, Joe. You just dragged journalism deeper into the hole it is already in.

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