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Right-Wing Media Livid Over Obama's Economic Growth Trip To Latin America

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The right-wing media have continuously attacked President Obama for proceeding with his long-planned trip to Latin America in the wake of the crises in Japan and Libya, often mocking his trip as a "vacation." In fact, the President's trip will be "focused on economic opportunities for the United States and the trade relationship" with Latin American nations.

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Right-Wing Media Attack Obama's Latin America Trip As A Vacation

Fox & Friends' Doocy Declares Obama's Latin America Trip "Is A Vacation." During the March 18 broadcast of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-host Steve Doocy said of Obama's trip to Latin America: "What is happening with the president while all of this is going on in the United States and around the world? He's going on vacation. He's going to Rio. You've got to be kidding. Taking his family. It sounds like a vacation to me. Rio? Hello?" Later Doocy stated: "Rio is a vacation." [Fox News' Fox & Friends, 3/18/11]

Fox & Friends Graphic: "The President's Spring Break?" During the March 18 broadcast of Fox News' Fox & Friends, the following on-screen texts aired during a report on Obama's upcoming trip:

 


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[Fox News' Fox & Friends, 3/18/11]

Wash Times: "Obama Couldn't Care Less." A March 17 Washington Times editorial criticized President Obama for his recent actions and activities, stating that "the president parties while the world burns," and calling the past week "President Obama's spring break." [Washington Times, 3/17/11]

"Partyboy President" Obama Is Our "Most Self-Indulgent President" Ever. A March 17 post to Andrew Breitbart's Big Government.com, entitled "Obama: Our Partyboy President," stated: "In two short years, Barack Obama has wrested the crown for most self-indulgent president from Monica Lewinsky's ex-boyfriend, Bill Clinton." Additionally, the post included the following image:

 


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[Big Government, 3/17/11]

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Fox Nation: "Obama Family Hitting The Beach In Rio This Weekend." A March 17 post to Fox Nation entitled "Obama Family Hitting the Beach in Rio This Weekend" quoted a Daily Mail article which stated: "Mr Obama has refused to scrap a five-day trip to Latin America that will take him to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador. Resisting demands that he should remain at home in the White House to deal with the international response to Japan's nuclear crisis and Colonel Gaddafi's crackdown on anti-government rebels, the president insists he can stay on top of the fast-moving developments while on the road. Some Republican critics have complained the sunshine trip symbolises Mr Obama's lack of leadership at a time of international chaos." [Fox Nation, 3/17/11]

Fox Nation Criticizes Obama's Refusal To "Scrap" Trip To Central America. A Fox Nation post on March 16 mentioned Obama's trip to Latin America, stating that he "refus[ed] to scrap a five-day trip" on Friday that will "take him to sun-dappled Rio de Janeiro, among other places, rather than staying home to focus on the increasingly disastrous international news confronting his crisis-weary White House."  [Fox Nation, 3/16/11]

Crowley: "The World Is Aflame! Go To Work!" On Fox Business Channel's America's Nightly Scoreboard, panelist Monica Crowley said: "We're living in a media world. Perception is reality. He's always shooting hoops, he's having Terry Bradshaw nights at the White House, he's in Rio. The world is aflame! Go to work!" [Fox Business, America's Nightly Scoreboard3/15/11]

Right-Wing Media Aghast Obama Can Focus On More Than One Issue At A Time. Previously, the right-wing media have attacked President Obama for supposedly not focusing on crises in Japan and Libya by instead honoring women's history month, going golfing, and filling out NCAA tournament brackets. Yet, Obama has engaged on both issues by making numerous public addresses and ordering humanitarian relief efforts in Japan and the Middle East. [Media Matters, 3/16/11]

But The President's Trip Is Not A Vacation, Instead Focuses On American Jobs, Economy

President Obama: "Jobs At Top Of Latin America Agenda." A March 18 editorial in USA Today written by President Obama stated:

[I]n this increasingly interconnected and fiercely competitive world, our top priority has to be creating and sustaining new jobs and new opportunities for our people.

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