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Is the White House Lying or Just
Bad at Crisis Communications?

National Journal, by Ron Fournier

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Posted By:Drive, 7/21/2014 9:56:18 AM

President Obama´s decision to stick with his schedule of fundraisers and photo opportunities amid twin foreign policy crises elicited one of the strangest statements you´ll ever see from a White House. "It is rarely a good idea to return to the White House just for show, when the situation can be handled responsibly from the road," said Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director. "Abrupt changes to his schedule can have the unintended consequence of unduly alarming the American people or creating a false sense of crisis." Where do I start? First, the phrase "just for show" is indicative of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/21/2014 10:09:26 AM     (No. 9933685)

Fundraisers are as necessary as breath for Obama. Forget cash, he requires adoration.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smsnod, 7/21/2014 10:10:02 AM     (No. 9933688)

I vote ´LYING´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/21/2014 10:15:23 AM     (No. 9933694)

For this White House, the default position apparently is lying.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/21/2014 10:16:03 AM     (No. 9933695)

Sorry Ron the President that you supported until recently believed you should get revenge on his political enemies and bring a gun to a knife fight.

Shame Ron took so long.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 7/21/2014 10:17:52 AM     (No. 9933697)

More than lying, they are just wrong.

This is a time when the American people should be alarmed. They should have a sense of crisis. We have more than one active at present.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rosewater, 7/21/2014 10:17:55 AM     (No. 9933698)

Ron is one of the only people on the left that has finally decided to take journalism seriously.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/21/2014 10:18:24 AM     (No. 9933700)

According to Palmieri, one of the many propagandists in the WH, if Obama had postponed his Las Vegas fund raiser the day after the Benghazi murders, he would be "unduly alarming the American people and creating a false sense of crisis". A murdered ambassador and his 3 dead protectors by Al Qaeda linked terrorists required Obama to maintain his campaign schedule or else Americans would be cowering in their basements for fear that they would be next. And, forced Obama, Hillary and Susan Rice to lie about a video in order to keep us from returning to our basement shelters.

Ron Fournier has been a reliable Obama apologist up until June of this year. He is apparently wearing his media blinders less and less as our nation is adrift in Obama´s Sea of Tranquility.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 7/21/2014 10:18:28 AM     (No. 9933701)

Yes

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/21/2014 10:27:43 AM     (No. 9933708)

It´s been interesting to watch Ron Fornier evolve from a reliably supportive liberal partisan into a serious journalist who is clearly seeing and writing about what he had previously disregarded.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 7/21/2014 10:29:39 AM     (No. 9933709)

Are their lips moving?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Jerseyden, 7/21/2014 10:36:48 AM     (No. 9933719)

Don´t get fooled by Fornier . He is just waiting for Hillary to declare and he will be back on the dem bandwagon of deceit and lies.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/21/2014 10:47:22 AM     (No. 9933728)

The idea of doing work without the cameras clicking away or adoring followers surrounding him never enters Obama´s mind.
God help us if there is another Sept 11-style attack. Office towers could be falling and he´ll mention a ´possible tragedy´ while departing a bar en route to a fund raiser.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Mildred, 7/21/2014 11:01:52 AM     (No. 9933752)

As the ´most transparent´ administration ever, the while house is not only bad at crisis communications, they are deaf, dumb and blind. But, they are definitely transparent in their hatred of the American people and the United States.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Phantomll, 7/21/2014 11:05:19 AM     (No. 9933755)

Hey Ron - if his lips are moving, he´s lying!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 7/21/2014 11:10:11 AM     (No. 9933764)

My head is going to explode!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dipi, 7/21/2014 11:14:41 AM     (No. 9933770)

"Is the White House Lying or Just Bad at Crisis Communications?"
The know not, and know not that they know not, therefore they have to lie and hope they fool the people.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 7/21/2014 11:19:46 AM     (No. 9933783)

Both. The two are not mutually exclusive.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: rmagnus, 7/21/2014 11:20:38 AM     (No. 9933787)

They are bad at both.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/21/2014 11:21:13 AM     (No. 9933788)

"Abrupt changes to his schedule can have the unintended consequence of unduly alarming the American people..."

Remember how this same group hammered George Bush because he didn´t jump up and bolt from the classroom of elementary school children on 9/11?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/21/2014 3:54:23 PM     (No. 9934180)

Maybe they are all eating that pie with crack.

#12 Isn´t he inviting it ?

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