For me, things that “capture the world’s imagination” are events like landing on the moon, or, yes, perhaps even the election of the first black President of the United States — but a grisly beheading?

The below brief video is from the signing of the “Freedom of the Press Act” and is first-hand evidence of what can go wrong when Obama goes off-prompter.

Also, not that it would have mattered to Obama, but it would have been nice for a member of the Pearl family to remind the prez that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed & company murdered Daniel because he was Jewish, not because he was a reporter.

Expecting a “Freedom of the Press” act inspired by the murder of Daniel Pearl to reduce violence against reporters is as misguided and senseless as expecting a “Freedom to Work in a High Rise Office” act inspired by 9/11 to reduce instances of terrorists flying jets into buildings:

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Comments

8 Responses to “Obama: Daniel Pearl Beheading ‘Captured the World’s Imagination’”

  1. Sanddog on May 19th, 2010 5:04 am

    This is why Obama should never go "off" TOTUS. He inevitably makes an ass of himself.

  2. avatar on May 19th, 2010 6:52 am

    Making journalists a new protected class will not stop terrorism. Also, it would have been nice to get some attention for others like Nick Berg who shared Daniel Pearls fate.

    The media were only outraged when one of their own got beheaded. People like Nick Berg and the rest of us do not matter to them.
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  3. JPE on May 19th, 2010 11:21 am

    Obama's performance has certainly captured the imagination of my world.

  4. Bloodthirsty Liberal on May 19th, 2010 9:39 am

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  5. Nanny on May 19th, 2010 12:44 pm

    Zero is an absolute ass! What a stupid analogy – imagination? I was horrified at the savagery. Evidently – Zero likes real live horror shows where real Americans are slaughtered. It gives him an excuse to say "sorry" to our enemies.

  6. Joe Redfield on May 19th, 2010 10:44 pm

    He sounded like he was having trouble staying awake.

  7. Byron Dickens on May 20th, 2010 11:57 am

    Somehow "Freedom of the Press" is not the thing that comes to mind when I think of Daniel Pearl.

    Can a President be impeached for being a clueless moron?

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