Open Appeal to the Media: Please quit blaming an obscure video for the riots in the Middle East and start holding President Obama accountable for his actions. If this is really the reaction of Al Qaeda to a ridiculous Youtube trailer, what exactly do you think will
be the reaction when the Obama Administration’s Hollywood film comes out in December?
The point has long passed where speculation can be tossed around as to whether a poorly shot trailer is the reason for the bloody rash of protests in the Middle East beginning on 9/11/2012, which directly resulted in the brutal death of United States Ambassador Christopher Stevens along with 3 others in Libya. Even now, the president has teetered back and forth still wanting to assign the trailer with partial blame , which is the wrong message to send to those who wish us ill. At this very moment, an American soldier is putting his/her life on the line defending the very ideals Americans hold in the highest regard. And we have a president who looks inept, unsure, and more interested in campaigning then actually running this country. The Administration seems to spend every waking moment trying to appease the most radical of terrorists knowing full well there is not an apology sweet enough to resonate with someone whose fundamentals are the complete opposite from our own. President Obama, what do you hope to accomplish? We need a leader. We need strength. We need someone who makes National Security a priority. We do not want a president who, after learning of the brutal death of Ambassador Stevens, flies off to Las Vegas to make a campaign speech!
For an entire week Obama’s refusal to completely disavow the internet video as inconsequential, and not put responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the terrorists in Libya was bordering on insulting and trailing into the area of incompetence. Our fundamental right to free speech should never be something we apologize for, and to hold one American responsible for these horrific acts in order to pacify extremists and focus more energy into being reelected is unconscionable as a leader! President Obama is the captain of this ship, and the responsibility for this country begins and ends with him.
This is my complaint to the media. For whatever reason you are out of step with how to handle this situation, you have taken on the role of nanny for Obama; constantly making excuses for his inept behavior. This role would have been unthinkable with the previous administration.
The President is just a man, and therefore should be held to the same standards as any other leader. It is not, nor should it ever be, the role of any journalistic outfit to cover up a president’s mistakes because he is a representation of your ideology. Your first, and only true priority is to be steward of the ideal your craft holds most sacred, which is the truth. I hold you at fault for refusing to expose Obama’s incompetent behavior that he has so obviously displayed throughout the past four years. Your refusal to play fair, and allow the American public exposure to an honest assessment of both candidates during this election makes you unworthy to call yourselves journalists.