Hey Media, Obama Made Gaffes, Too

President slips up twice, and journalists ignore both: Noah Rothman
By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2012 1:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – Noah Rothman at Mediaite is perturbed that journalists have been too busy haranguing Mitt Romney over his Libya remarks to notice that President Obama made two gaffes himself this week. The first came Wednesday during an interview with Telemundo when Obama was asked if Egypt was considered a US ally. He said no, "but we don't consider them an enemy," either. The "flippant nonchalance" was not only inappropriate, it shows a "downright antipathy for history."

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The second gaffe came at a rally in Las Vegas in a speech to supporters and volunteers. "The sacrifices that our troops and our diplomats make are obviously very different from the challenges that we face here domestically, but like them, you guys are Americans who sense that we can do better than we’re doing," he said. "I’m just really proud of you." It's not as blatant. But if Romney was so scrutinized on the very same day for his remarks, why did the president's statement comparing campaign volunteers to diplomats and soldiers slip by unnoticed? Rothman thinks journalistic bias is showing. Read the full column here. (Read more gaffe stories.)

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