We haven’t yet seen Sunday’s print edition of the New York Times, but the website is almost fully devoted to the climate change agreement reached in Paris. The headline has changed a bit since this screenshot was taken, but the idea is the same: “For Mr. Obama, the agreement represents a legacy-shaping success, destined to join his health care law in the annals of his most lasting achievements.”
The NYT's digital front: tremendous lineup of #COP21 stories by @coralmdavenport @JustinHGillis @juliehdavis & more pic.twitter.com/piHCe0y5Eh
— John Schwartz (@jswatz) December 13, 2015
Obama had credited American leadership with sealing the deal, but the New York Times isn’t shy about honoring the man at the top.
This is huge: Almost every country in the world just signed on to the #ParisAgreement on climate change—thanks to American leadership.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 12, 2015
So, as he enters his final year in office, President Obama has become a world leader, and not the “from behind” type?
President Obama, Once a Guest, Now a Leader in World Talks https://t.co/nvwRDVsOi5
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 13, 2015
@nytimes Oh haha! I thought you were talking about something serious. Like terrorism.
— MenRec (@rustyweiss74) December 13, 2015
@nytimes -Leader??? No, leaders lead, Patton, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Kennedy.
Obie huddle with Rice & broodes.
— Paul McNally (@CoachPMac) December 13, 2015
@nytimes Lol…. pic.twitter.com/y375gOj9vS
— #therealrobertjackso (@robinhood21067) December 13, 2015
@nytimes Leader….? You give the guy toooo much credit. #WakeUpAmerica #ImpeachObama
— Mr_Gent (@cfloatthegent) December 13, 2015
@nytimes A leader from behind, at best. Virtually irrelevant and only growing more so.
— Curmudgeon (@grumpycurmudgeo) December 13, 2015
@nytimes This deal is a fraud. Obamacare was passed to reduce helathcare costs. Fraud. Nuclear deal with Iran. Fraud. Obama presidency Fraud
— Terrance McGovern (@TSMcGov) December 13, 2015
@nytimes – excellent. Now he and Al Gore can pat each other on the back and congratulate each other for saving the planet – not.
— Robert Hamel (@Airpirate1) December 13, 2015
@nytimes ROTFL!!! You guys are really isolated, aren't you? If there's something that Potus has proven again & again is that he is no leader
— Einstein&Me (@Einstein_and_Me) December 13, 2015
@nytimes World Leader, leaving a billion behind without enough energy left to cook or light the night. Stand up and take a bow!
— Dr. Mark E. Lehr (@mlehrjava) December 13, 2015
@nytimes Obama is hardly a leader. He's more like a towel boy for a contained JV team. Can't wait for his next failed comment about ISIS. ?
— Fernando Hernandez (@AmericaisMighty) December 13, 2015
Well, the climate talks themselves were a “powerful rebuke” to terrorists around the globe. Maybe we’ll hear that one again.
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