A quick glance at some of the comments from the press on President Obama’s press conference in Turkey yesterday suggest that the Washington Post calling him “petulant” was not an isolated criticism.

The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson says Obama sounded “defensive”:

NBC reports that French media sees a disconnect between Obama referring to Paris as a “setback” and Hollande calling the attack “an act of war”:

Jeff Greenfield called it “tone deaf”:

Roger Cohen says the president sounded “flat”:


New York Post:

Even Wolf Blitzer!

NBC News:

More from the WaPost:

Boston Globe:



Washington Post rips ‘petulant-sounding’ President Obama on Paris attacks and ISIS