Obama Distracts and Misdirects: Media ‘Absolutely’ Overstates the Threat from Terrorists

Obama, I curse you with taxidermy… you can get stuffed. Because of Amnesty and open borders, there are most assuredly sleeper cells in the US. Probably in every state. I don’t think DHS will come riding to the rescue either; they are far too bureaucratic and corrupt. Each state will have to address the issue and handle it per their individual laws and enforcement policies. The only reason Johnson is screaming this is to get Amnesty pushed through Congress and get his DHS funding as well. But that doesn’t mean it is not true. However, I don’t see the media addressing it much, unless it is to further the wholesale passage of Amnesty as Obama wants his illegal and unconstitutional Executive Orders followed blindly. Obama proclaiming that the media is overstating threats is meant to get more emphasis on DHS and put more pressure on conservatives in Congress to toe the line. It’s reverse psychology for the masses.

From TPNN:

On Sunday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson claimed that terrorist sleeper cells are currently in the U.S.

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In an interview released one day later, President Obama downplayed the seriousness of the dangers posed by radical Islam and claimed that the media “absolutely” overstates the dangers posed.

In an interview with Ezra Klein and Matthew Yglesias of Vox.com, Obama spoke of foreign policy and outlined his failed methods of asserting U.S. policy.

In the interview, however, Obama claimed that the media distorts the threats posed by terrorism, claiming that they don’t address real concerns like ‘climate change’ because it’s not sexy enough.

Matthew Yglesias asked,

“Do you think the media sometimes overstates the level of alarm people should have about terrorism and this kind of chaos, as opposed to a longer-term problem of climate change and epidemic disease?”

Obama replied,

“Absolutely. And I don’t blame the media for that. What’s the famous saying about local newscasts, right? If it bleeds, it leads, right? You show crime stories and you show fires, because that’s what folks watch, and it’s all about ratings. And, you know, the problems of terrorism and dysfunction and chaos, along with plane crashes and a few other things, that’s the equivalent when it comes to covering international affairs. There’s just not going to be a lot of interest in a headline story that we have cut infant mortality by really significant amounts over the last 20 years or that extreme poverty has been slashed or that there’s been enormous progress with a program we set up when I first came into office to help poor farmers increase productivity and yields. It’s not a sexy story. And climate change is one that is happening at such a broad scale and at such a complex system, it’s a hard story for the media to tell on a day-to-day basis.”

What President Obama’s response betrays is a shockingly low regard for the dangers Americans face. We are at war whether liberals want it or not. We have a dedicated enemy who swears that it is their duty to God to kill Americans and the sooner Obama stops blaming the media for stirring the pot, the sooner we can finally address the dangers posed in a meaningful way.

Obama wants Americans scared. If he can frighten us enough, he thinks we will quietly agree to anything he wants. Terrorism is not sexy – it’s bloody and terrifying. Infant mortality cut, really? Maybe you are referring to the fact that abortion is being seen for the murder it is and Christians are standing against Obamacare. Otherwise, your claim on this has little to do with anything you have done at all. Poverty has increased as has joblessness – you keep figuring if you lie about it long enough, people will believe you. Problem is they are living your lie. As for poor farmers… most small farms have been gobbled up by giant conglomerates. Between your regulations and taxes, they can’t stay alive. Another claim full of bogus political crapola. And your claim on climate change sounds to me like you are calling Americans just too stupid to get it. In actuality, we do get it… you are lying and have been all along.

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