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Spinning Obama’s reference to
Islamic State as a ‘JV’ team

Washington Post, by Glenn Kessler

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Posted By:Toledo, 9/3/2014 7:25:26 AM

Question: “Did the president underestimate ISIS [the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] when he referred to them in an interview only a couple months ago as a JV squad and making a reference to National Basketball Association basketball teams like the Lakers?”White House spokesman Josh Ernest: “I thought somebody might ask this question today so I wanted to pull the transcript of the interview because it’s important to understand the context in which this was delivered. So let me just read the full quote and then we can talk about it:“‘I think there is a distinction between

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chillijilli, 9/3/2014 8:03:50 AM     (No. 9991535)

FTA: White House spokesman Josh Ernest: “I thought somebody might ask this question today...
What amazing luck that a reporter asked the very question that Josh was prepared to answer, having conveniently brought the JV transcript with him. Wow. Like a bolt from the blue---a reporter gave him the perfect set up to spin the JV remarks.
What a sham. If this doesn´t smack of collusion between the media and the WH, I don´t know what does.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Paperpuncher, 9/3/2014 8:06:17 AM     (No. 9991538)

I believe we are now at a point where the term Pinnochio is no longer relevant. Lies should now be refered to as Obamas. Pinnochio has been demoted to the JV squad.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Policom, 9/3/2014 8:09:09 AM     (No. 9991544)

Let´s see. We overthrew Ghadafi. What happened to all the weapons? We walked out of Iraq with all the military equipment and the keys in the ignitions. Who has all that weaponry? I have to believe Isis has some of that. I think the JV team is in the White House and the American People are at their mercy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 9/3/2014 8:23:03 AM     (No. 9991565)

I wonder if the Lakers and other teams are embarrassed by Barry´s reference to their sport?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: semi-expat, 9/3/2014 8:25:03 AM     (No. 9991570)



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Reply 6 - Posted by: IGWTrust, 9/3/2014 8:28:43 AM     (No. 9991573)

I wiah to change my user name to ´carpe diem´. Thanks for all

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/3/2014 8:28:55 AM     (No. 9991575)

Who´d have thought both Pinocchio and Carter would fall from their iconic pinnacles.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: semi-expat, 9/3/2014 8:30:16 AM     (No. 9991578)

Soooooooo Tiring, Trying, Boooooring, etc. ... Any chance of the fat lady even starting to sing???

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Reply 9 - Posted by: IGWTrust, 9/3/2014 8:37:40 AM     (No. 9991586)

Sorry my last post a mistake for tjis article.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nimby, 9/3/2014 9:46:03 AM     (No. 9991688)

Wow! Just wow! And the pressitards in that room just sat and listened to this spinmeister??

Why do these so-called journalists attend these pessers? Nothing useful comes out of it. Let the alphabet media meet the spinmeisters in private and get their assignments for the day.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 9/3/2014 9:46:51 AM     (No. 9991689)

In "A Man For All Seasons" - - Richard Rich sold his immortal soul for an administrative job in Wales.

Now we have the vile Josh Earwax selling out his country for a chance to be on TV.

I hope Mr. Earwax meets the same fate that Mr. Rich did.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: coppertop, 9/3/2014 10:43:29 AM     (No. 9991778)



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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 9/3/2014 10:48:07 AM     (No. 9991784)

Josh Earnest would not have "been prepared to answer this question" had not Obama´s comment been so outrageously ill-conceived and had the White House taken such heat over it.

Which reminds me: Every time news sources say "the White House says..." or "the White House is considering sending Obama to..." -- who the hell are they talking about? Who is this mysterious "White House" that keeps telling Obama what to do, and what to release to the media, and what battles to send troops and weaponry to?

Do we not have a POTUS who is leading? (rhetorical). I want the names of this shadowy "White House."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: horacer, 9/3/2014 10:49:50 AM     (No. 9991787)

Baghdad Josh is pathetic.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JoniTx, 9/3/2014 1:11:22 PM     (No. 9992030)

Hmmm, have any of the networks been reporting this? Four Pinocchios? Sure would be BIG news if this was Bush!



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Reply 16 - Posted by: wvoter, 9/3/2014 1:21:52 PM     (No. 9992045)



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Reply 17 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 9/3/2014 8:41:23 PM     (No. 9992644)

JV White House becoming more desperate and sloppy.

BO better be careful. "Bush lied" may be replaced with "Obama lied".

Nah, never happen (even though it´s true).

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Reply 18 - Posted by: hereIstand, 9/3/2014 11:37:15 PM     (No. 9992811)



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