so media... Obama is throwing @usembassycairo under the bus... you seem to be the only people on earth disagreeing with Romney's statement—
(he said ironically) (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 13, 2012
Huh. Fancy that! The White House continues frantically trying to distance itself from the appalling statement and subsequent tweets made by the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Yet, members of the media are continuing to blame Romney. For making a statement about the statement. Up is down!
Bullcrap MT @jbarro: State Dept official tells FP Embassy was told not to issue yesterday's statement but did anyway. thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/09/…—
T.R. Talbert (@ctsa) September 13, 2012
Yep. Please. Obama’s entire “smart diplomacy” is based upon appeasement and apologies. He continuously apologies for America. Now, however, he is throwing Cairo senior public affairs officer Larry Schwartz under the bus.
But Obama’s remarks belie the enormous frustration of top officials at the State Department and White House with the actions of the man behind the statement, Cairo senior public affairs officer Larry Schwartz, who wrote the release and oversees the embassy’s Twitter feed, according to a detailed account of the Tuesday’s events.
Yet, even The White House’s pitiful attempt to disavow the statements, and the exposure of the false narrative that they all occurred prior to the attack, doesn’t stop the ever absurd PolitiFact from continuing to try to place Romney in the wrong.
More from Breitbart’s Big Journalism:
So, what did Politifact have to say? They interviewed three “apology experts.” Seriously. First, they interviewed Professor John Murphy, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who said it wasn’t an apology because “the statement does not use the word ‘apology’ or ‘apologize’ and does not use any synonym for that word.” Second, they interviewed Lauren Bloom, “an attorney and business consultant who wrote The Art of the Apology.” What did she say? Romney’s “once again allowing his emotional allergy to apology to interfere with his judgment.” Finally, they interviewed Professor Rhoda E. Howard-Hassman, who said the statement was “not an apology.”
Oh, well. Apology experts! Case. Closed.
For those complaining that Romney criticized a statement made before the attacks: the Embassy tweeted they stood by statement AFTER attack.—
kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) September 12, 2012
Yes, they did. The embassy’s statement may have been issued before the attack, but tweets from its official Twitter account came after the attack. As did the confirmation that they continued to stand by the statement, hours after the attack. Naturally, an attempted cover-up swiftly occurred as the embassy deleted the appalling tweets. Further, the embassy is continuing to irresponsibly tweet.
Little tip for the embassy: Twitchy is forever.
Obama continues to disavow the embassy’s statements.
More from The Examiner, reporting on an interview that President Obama gave to CBS last night.
“It didn’t come from me. It didn’t come from Secretary Clinton,” Obama said. “It came from folks on the ground who are potentially in danger. And my tendency is to cut those folks a little bit of slack when they’re in that circumstance rather than try to question their judgment from the comfort of a campaign office.”
Hmm. Wonder why?
i'm told by State Dept official working w/Hillary Clinton that she instantly knew the Cairo statement was weak & would be used politically.—
Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) September 13, 2012
Of course, even while Obama and his team are out frantically disavowing the statements, it’s still somehow Romney’s fault.
Shorter entire media: it was appalling of Romney to criticize the Cairo embassy's statements but wise & benificent of Obama to disavow them.—
Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 13, 2012
See, Romney answered the 3:00 a.m. call and called out appalling actions immediately. While Obama fiddled.
For that, he must pay. And there is coordination to make sure that he does, right media?