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President Obama's news conference in The Hague, Netherlands, on March 25, 2014, provides another real world example of media obtuseness, as argued above. An excerpt from the transcript follows. The questioner is Jonathan Karl of ABC News asking the mindless herd's thoughtless question: 

Q    Mr. President, thank you.  In China, in Syria, in Egypt and now in Russia, we've seen you make strong statements, issue warnings that have been ignored.  Are you concerned that America's influence in the world, your influence in the world, is on the decline?  And in the light of recent developments, do you think Mitt Romney had a point when he said that Russia is America's biggest geopolitical foe?  If not Russia, who?...  

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, Jonathan, I think if the premise of the question is that whenever the United States objects to an action and other countries don't immediately do exactly what we want, that that's been the norm, that would pretty much erase most of the 20th century history.  I think that there's a distinction between us being very clear about what we think is an appropriate action, what we stand for, what principles we believe in versus what is I guess implied in the question that we should engage in some sort of military action to prevent something".  

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Bravo!  What pleasure to find a rational, ev... by Robert S. Becker on Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:07:17 AM
the fact that media lies and cheats should rise on... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:52:15 AM
My dear Mark: is it a "fact" that all the media ... by Robert S. Becker on Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 12:12:24 PM
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I think we are talking the same thing; most of th... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 11:55:57 AM
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Perfect deconstruction and analysis of the MSM's i... by needles on Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 6:23:02 AM