Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Shoeless Joe al-Zaidi no Folk Hero

by Janet Crain
This is a disgrace. Don't these talking heads know this nut case would kill any of us in a minute. Would conspire to cause a terrorist attack as bad or worse than 9/11. We have some people in the US with very short memories.

And it won't be long until the terrorists will demonstrate this hatred for newly elected Obama in spite of his middle name.

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CBS and ABC Tout Shoe-Thrower as 'Celebrity' and 'Folk Hero' Usually rude protesters who disrupt events by throwing objects at state leaders don't earn media celebrations, but instead of being embarrassed by their Iraqi media colleague who, as he spewed venomous hatreds, dangerously threw his shoes at President Bush on Sunday in Baghdad, ABC and CBS on Monday night championed his popularity amongst Iraqis. ABC put "Folk Hero?" on screen as fill-in anchor Elizabeth Vargas trumpeted how Muntathar al-Zaidi has "become an instant celebrity to many of his countrymen" while CBS anchor Katie Couric hailed how "many Iraqis are calling him a hero" before reporter Elizabeth Palmer snidely concluded: "Al-Zaidi should do jail time, said the Iraqi bloggers, because he missed." From London, ABC's Jim Sciutto maintained: "Shoes have become a new symbol of anti-Americanism in the Arab world. And the Iraqi reporter who threw them, Muntathar al-Zaidi, a folk hero." Sciutto touted how "more than 100 lawyers volunteered to defend him. It was a heroic way to say goodbye to Bush, said one Iraqi." Though Sciutto at least noted how "some Iraqis are embarrassed," he countered: "Still, in news coverage, on new fan Web sites, in Arabic text messages, the overwhelming sentiment: giddy satisfaction."

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The Lee's Summit Conservative said...

The lack of respect shown for the Office of the President is unacceptable. The media in their zeal to make George Bush look bad are contributing to the erosion of the office of the president. This is the office, as I wrote in my blog last night that was held by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan. All people who left it far better than they found it. All people who knew they were temporary holders of the most honorable office in the world. Yet the media is determined to undermine Bush at the cost of the honor and prestige of the office, something that will come back to haunt President Elect Barack Obama.

I guess that to some, not all liberals, the destruction of the Office of the President is something they will take, as long as George Bush looks bad. The fact is, they lack honor themselves and thus should be dismissed as nothing but noise.

God Bless America! God Bless you.

Respectfully Submitted
The Lee’s Summit Conservative

andophiroxia said...

Well, considering that they seem to have this myopia that the terrorists will love us since we elected Obama. The thing is that Zwahiri not only called Rice, but Powell and Obama "house negros". I'm sure it was nastier than that, but that is the English equivalent.

Some change. Some people don't get it that there are people that hate us no matter what we do.

I just hope Obama realizes this, but I don't see much hope for that change.