If you read The New York Times‘ story on PresidentBarack Obama‘s private meeting with news columnists Friday morning, you may have caught one quote that made the President look particularly bad:
In his meeting with the columnists, Mr. Obama indicated that he did not see enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and made clear that he plans to step up his public arguments.
The President of the United States failed to understand that Americans were anxious after two major terrorist attacks in Western cities because he doesn’t watch TV? It’s an admission that opponents are sure to use to make the president seem out-of-touch at best, and unconcerned about a serious threat at worst.
Many had reacted with disbelief that President ESPN ignored cable news:
Imagine Bush saying this. https://t.co/Aahlt92QMs
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) December 18, 2015
But now it’s as if it never happened.
But just as the quote was beginning to make the rounds, it disappeared entirely from the the Times piece, without a correction or any indication that the piece had been updated.
They must protect their precious Obama, at any cost.
Update: It’s even worse than you thought:
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 18, 2015