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Feel Safer? The Media Want You to Think So

By Bobby Eberle

As Americans approached the 9-11 anniversary, the Associated Press thought it would be a good time to sing the praises of Barack Obama and put out a story about just how much safer Americans feel these days. The story ran on September 9. Two days later, everything changed.

Here's how the "news" story starts:

As Americans debate whether they are better off now than they were four years ago, there is a similar question with a somewhat easier answer: Are you safer now than you were when President Barack Obama took office?

By most measures, the answer is yes.

But that's not all. This "journalist" then writes:

While the threat of a terrorist attack has not disappeared, the combined military, intelligence, diplomatic and financial efforts to hobble al-Qaida and its affiliates have escalated over the past four years and paid off. Terrorist leaders, including Osama bin Laden, are dead and their networks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia disrupted.

In some cases, the Obama White House simply continued or intensified programs and policies begun by the Republican administration of President George W. Bush. But Obama pursued a more aggressive drone campaign to target terrorist leaders, broadening efforts to help at-risk nations bolster their own defenses, and put in place plans to end the war in Iraq and bring troops out of Afghanistan.

First of all, how does withdrawing from an entire region and showing a weaker hand make Americans feel safer? The story doesn't say. It's just thrown out there for you to accept. Here's what Obama has done, and America is now safer and better off.... right? Who's buying that one?

Then, here comes a great line. (I wonder if the editors wish they could have this one back)

As a result, terrorism worries have taken a backseat to the nation's economic woes. Unlike previous elections, national security is not a big campaign issue this year.

Not a big campaign issue? Hmmmmm. When a president doesn't even acknowledge that Americans were killed because of terrorist actions; when a president is in denial about the cause of the violence; when a president blames a YouTube video rather than radical muslims; when the president directs his people to say that the attacks were just "spontaneous" when no one else -- including Libya's own president -- thinks so; Then, there is a MAJOR problem and national security will certainly be an issue.

Then, the "news reporter" puts in the obligatory quote from an expert. This is designed, of course, to support the overal premise of the story:

"I would have said four years ago that the al-Qaida movement was emerging as a bigger problem, especially with the emergence of affiliates in places like Yemen and with the spike in homegrown attacks," said Phil Mudd, a senior counterterrorism official at the CIA and FBI during the Bush and Obama administrations. "But I would say today that al-Qaidaism is on the decline. By any balance, the number of places where people want to come after us has declined in the past four years."

You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? Rather than going into a big discussion about how the comments above, let's just take a look at the recent Google picture that's been circulating which shows all the recent areas of hostilities directed at Americans.

The media will continue to spin and spin and spin. They will continue to go after Romney for his comments regarding the ridiculous statements put out by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. They will continue to push Obama's outrageous notion that this was all caused by a YouTube video. And... as we see... they will even put out stories about how much safer America is. This is the closest thing to Pravda as I've ever seen.

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  1. sirodComment by sirod
    September 17, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    No one is so blind as he who just won’t see. The liberals don’t see Obama’s faults and how dangerous he is because it will make them also see how stupid they were to elevate this excuse of a leader to the highest position in the world. To admit his failure is to admit they were duped and are also failures.

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    • stymied4sureComment by stymied4sure
      September 17, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

      I agree except for the part about becoming a failure because you voted one into office. The political arena has become such a hotbed of liars and self satisfying toads that its really hard to imagine that anything said could be true. If their lips are moving, they are lying! When you are limited to two and you can trust no one, what do you do? But for future wouldn’t it be easier to admit a problem and then fix it?

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    • sirodComment by sirod
      September 18, 2012 @ 11:01 am

      It is very difficult for some people to admit they were wrong. It is easier for them to stick their heads in the sand and wait for the noise to settle before they look up and say it was not their fault this time they were too busy to vote.
      I know some people who voted for him the first time that probably won’t vote at all this time because they won’t vote for a Republican. Party line voting is one of the huge problems here. We need to vote for who a person is and what they stand for. I am sure there can be good people in both parties, but America sure stumped its toe on this one. This potus is rotten to the core and duped us all. PLEASE, vote to get him out of the People’s House. He is not one of us!

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  2. billwvComment by billwv
    September 17, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    Feeling safer with an incompetent community organizer at the helm of the ship of state; that’s a laughable proposition, if it was funny. We are at great risk world-wide due to the blundering of this Novice-in-Chief. We will probably feel a lot safer to get R & R in place in the government to replace the Usurper-in-Chief. We have never at any time in history had a more incompetent POTUS and regime. This motley crew is bent on destroying America a few daggers at a time.

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  3. Jim ForsytheComment by Jim Forsythe
    September 17, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    It would take a fool to think we are not worse off than we were four years ago or that we are safer. Obama’s plan to fundamentally transform America into a socialist/communist/muslim country is well under way. If you believe otherwise, you should get your head out of the sand. America is going downhill fast, and it appears that a majority of the country is cheering the on the decline. WAKE UP AMERICA!

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  4. bna42Comment by bna42
    September 17, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    Where is Congress in all of this? Why has the legislative branch allowed a government takeover by a despot?

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      September 18, 2012 @ 1:27 am

      Congress, being in Democratic hands, is so giddy with the fact that they won in 08 and have a D in the White House after, as they put it, the Supreme Court GAVE the 2000 election to George W Bush and that John Kerry lost in 04 that they’re in total collusion with anything and everything that Obama does. doesn’t matter that they’re the ones that screwed themselves on the Florida recount – had they recounted the entire state, Gore would’ve won but they only recounted what they considered to be Democratic strongholds and it backfired big time on them. they’ve still got their panties in a bunch over that. and if you think about it, after 2000 was really when all the extreme partisanship and obstructionism started. then add a big heaping helping of White Liberal Guilt patting themselves silly over electing the First Black President and by golly PROVING that oh no I’M not a racist and there ya go.

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  5. fallschComment by fallsch
    September 17, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    Wow. I thought we captured Baghdad Bob a long time ago. Guess not.

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      September 18, 2012 @ 1:15 am

      we did – and gave him a job at the Associated Press… :D

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  6. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    September 17, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    From the picture, it would appear that China, and N. Korea are the safest places. The picture would be far worse if violence against non-muslims were added to it. But I guess China and N. Korea would still be considered ‘safe’,

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  7. Bill KayComment by Bill Kay
    September 17, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    They should take O`bungle and his Daddy Big Georgie Sorros , and send them both back to Kenya on a slow boat with a leak in it ,and so far as the media goes they are trash and for every lie they put out they should be fined $20.OOO per lie that should help streighten their funny b-ts out , Ive never seen a more disgusting group of people in my life.

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  8. smthnsmllsnthewhthowsmstbobaaaamaComment by smthnsmllsnthewhthowsmstbobaaaama
    September 17, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    It may seem like hostilities but the fact of the matter is that, as the nation of Islam has stated on more than one occasion, all Christians and Jews=Infidels, that’s people who do not worship, or follow and do as they are told by, Allah, which is the army of Islam, will be killed. The entire world has entered that time frame and they have every intention of taking over the entire world for Satan, or Lucifer, because Jesus is on His way. Satan knows his time is but short.

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    • ggfilthyComment by ggfilthy
      September 18, 2012 @ 8:14 am

      Sorry to have to correct you…but I don’t think OBOZO currently stenchin’ up the oval office really knows his time is short….L.O.L.

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  9. noveldogComment by noveldog
    September 17, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    Are we safer than we were four years ago? NO!
    Are wealthier than we were four years ago? NO!
    Are we happier than we were four years ago? NO!
    Are we going to trust the Liberal News Media? NO!

    Are we going to vote those Democratic vote buying, spend every cent they can get their hands on, our to office? You bet we are! Goodbye and good riddance BHO!

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  10. NewsWatcherComment by NewsWatcher
    September 17, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    Truth be told .. there have been several Americans die on American soil since 9-11 at the hands of terrorists .. All under the current Commander-in-Chief .. and the media covers for him when they would have hanged any conservative had it happened under their watch.

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  11. rustypatComment by rustypat
    September 17, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    SO …

    Does an ostrich FEEL safer when he puts his head in the sand … OR … is he actually in greater danger because he refuses to see what’s coming.
    Lulling your prey into a false sense of security is simply setting them up for the kill.
    FREAKIN’ ROCKET SCIENCE IT AIN’T !

    Obama-Nation is an Abomination

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  12. jdb121Comment by jdb121
    September 17, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    Liberals are consistent in treating symptoms rather than addressing the fundamental causes of those symptoms. The proof of this is seen in the issues they consistently champion and emphasize at campaign and election time; issues involving purposeless waste couched in the mantle of personal liberty which must be recognized by the general public in order to be effectively and freely exercised. A woman’s personal choice concerning her monthly egg is a public issue? The actions of members of the LGBT are public issues? Why? What is the purpose for the attention given by liberals to these issues?
    The “quick change” exercised by the administration regarding the traditional attribution of causality of crime to the perpetrator of that crime is now the placing of blame on the object inciting a violent reaction on the part of the perpetrator of the crime, almost to the extent of a “justifiable homicide.” In other words, because you have a particular means which is capable of committing a crime, it is justifiable to commit the crime. The difference between the Christian concept of justification and this perverse liberal concept of justification is the difference between “just as if I had never sinned” and “just as if I would.” Believe you me, liberals would!

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  13. mach37Comment by mach37
    September 17, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    There oughta be a law… this article is based on what was presented as a “News” article in an Arizona newspaper, but it is most certainly “Opinion.” Newspapers are bad at observing the “rules” of journalism, but web sites are equally bad, especially Yahoo!News. There needs to be a larger effort out to warn the public to watch out for Opinion presented as News.

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  14. freethinkerComment by freethinker
    September 17, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

    you mean mainstream media?

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  15. JDZComment by JDZ
    September 18, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    All I hear is rationalizations by the liberals with regard to the total failure of the Obama administration cross the board. I cannot think of one area (not incident because even a blind pig can find an acorn if it tries long enough) that we, as a country, are better off now then when Obama was elected. Not one.

    All I hear are excuses or “blame Bush” or purely naive rationalizations, like using the obscure film depicting Mohammad in bad light that somehow was responsible for an organized terrorist attack on our Libyian embassy and the rape and murder of our ambassador, which just happened to happen on 9/11, but no..it wasn’t a terrorist attack, it was a “spontaneous protest” to the film. Even the leader of Libyia said it was an organized terrorist attack…so who is right?

    We have to vote out Obama…he is in way over his head and his inexperience and incompetence is taking the country down.

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  16. genesalComment by genesal
    September 18, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Know thine enemies. That thought keeps me safer.

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  17. Tonto (USA)Comment by Tonto (USA)
    September 18, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Dang right they feel safer now…..cause everybody that can has bought a gun, taken shooting classes and got a CCW permit now. Obama “built” that!

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