Every once in a while the Old Media takes a jab at their favorite president and Obama’s decision to skip any meetings with the world leaders that are gathering at the UN this week seems to be one of those times.
Just to name a few, Chuck Todd of MSNBC, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, ABC’s Jake Tapper, and the CBS Evening News all took swipes at the president for doing campaign stops, TV entertainment shows, and softball interviews instead of doing his job as our nation’s chief foreign policy representative by meeting with the world leaders who are this week visiting New York at the United Nations.
CBS slapped Obama saying “diplomacy gets a backseat to campaigning” on Monday in apiece by Nancy Cordes.
Noting that last year Obama conducted “13 one-on-one meetings with major leaders,” this year not so much.
But this year diplomacy is taking a back seat to campaigning, despite a worsening civil war in Syria, rising tensions between Israel and Iran, and the recent attack in Libya.
That’s pretty strong words for CBS.
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