The Obama administration isn’t the only entity in DC that is conflicted over Egypt — so is the media.

First, CNN:

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And then, ABC’s Jake Tapper:

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Given many members of the Obama administration’s definition of “U.S. interests” I’m not prepared to consider Tapper’s report to be bad news just yet.

However, since the largely secular Muslim Brotherhood is partying like it’s 1499 over Mubarak’s resignation, Hezbollah’s happy and Ahmadinejad’s heralding a “new Mideast,” it’s probably not the best of news.

Biden seems thrilled too, but I think his euphoria has more to do with the fact he just found out they’re opening a new Home Depot in Wilmington.

Have you noticed a distinct lack of the media seeking out Israeli leadership and asking what they think of all this?

And here’s something if you need a good laugh-line to carry you into the weekend:

TOP DEM. OFFICIAL: “situation remains…delicate…but..this is a huge affirmation of the President’s leadership on the international stage”

The “top Dem official” has got to be referring to yesterday’s trip to Marquette to push the high speed internet initiative… right?

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18 Responses to “Egypt & the Obama Administration: Conflicting Media Reports”

  1. Marshall_Will on February 11th, 2011 6:33 pm

    'Conflicting' is one thing ( Clueless is another )

    Yes, I'm sure Israel is "partying like it's 1499" too. Not good.

    The only positive I can come up w/ is the stock market has the weekend to… 'digest' this. We're trading up now, but watch the Futures TANK going into the Open on Monday.

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    Spottswoode: From what I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.N.C.E has gathered, it would be 9/11 times 100.
    Gary Johnston: 9/11 times a hundred? Jesus, that's…
    Spottswoode: Yes, 91,100.
    Chris: Basically, all the worst parts of the bible.

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  3. Clu Seatoe on February 11th, 2011 7:27 pm

    It’s the infant Little Lord Fauntler-bama in the Egyptian conservatory all dressed up and so proud and as spoiled as a mushy flounder melting in the hot summer sun, sitting at the piano pounding aimlessly on the keyboard and making the worst hellish, gaud-awful and horrific noise that could be imagined, and all the time thinking he’s actually doing something constructive.

    The Dems sitting there in the front row with puffed up chests like proud parents.

    The other houses of governments sitting in their sections twitteling their thumbs.

    The media sitting there scratching their heads in wonderment and without a clue.

    The public standing around the lawn outside being forced to witness the vomit-inducing spectacle.

    And the worst thing is the conservatives lined up around the walls with all their wigs on straight, with sheepish, loony half-grins on their faces like the dutiful servant not wanting to interrupt m’lord’s recital.

    Makes me want to puke!

  4. Marshall_Will on February 11th, 2011 8:38 pm

    Clu,

    ( Love your anger btw! )

    Normally I don't catch Beck, but I thought this a time to make an exception. Glenn absolutely -nailed- it! With similar 'protests' ( posted on Facebook one might add ) slated all next week throughout the region. So, no big right?

    What I found myself wondering was, what is the 'executive' of a U.S-based corporation ( Google ) doing half a world away fomenting the overthrow of a sitting government?

    Think about that for a sec. How would the current ( or any past ) Administration view a Conservative having gone to one of the S0cialist Scandanavian countries, employing technolog and skills learned from our EMPLOYER to install a capitalist democracy?

  5. OK_Loyalist on February 11th, 2011 8:48 pm

    This entire situation shows how inept this administration actually is. They are still running around trying to figure out more important things …. http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110211/… and °O° still thinks he's Reagan (Reagain for the left intellects) http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/02/11… meanwhile the US continues to spiral http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/10/markets/dollar/in

  6. Marshall_Will on February 11th, 2011 9:33 pm

    OK-Loyalist,

    ( Ah… "the Blog withIN a Blog"! )

    Right, we bubble-bloggers had been saying for years our loss as Reserve Currency could prove a disaster ( especially for you chumps still getting paid in $'s ) for years… But there's important stuff like what TIE Bagdad Bob is going to wear?

    It's times like these you have to remember the primary function of the IMF was pave the way for *US* mfrs. like John Deere trying to sell combines to the former Soviet-bloc nations. ( Not making "monetary policy decisions" ) Aren't there enough fingers in that pie already?

  7. Nanny on February 11th, 2011 9:36 pm

    We will see what transpires next week in the region but if this blows up I guess we can say O'Dummer will be having his Jimmah Carter moment.

  8. Joe Redfield on February 11th, 2011 9:41 pm

    High speed internet in the UP? Next thing you know they'll be demanding high speed rail from Ishpeming to Marinette.

  9. OK_Loyalist on February 11th, 2011 10:07 pm

    I think the loss of Reserve Currency will be a LARGE disaster. With some skin in the game, I fear my meager retirement funds will get further hosed.

  10. Clu Seatoe on February 11th, 2011 10:22 pm

    Part 1

    OK, Palin, (or any of you other quiet little church mice on the sunrise (right) side of the building (aisle)) let’s see what you got! This little Mao piss-ant has taken it upon himself to run roughshod at will over, not only the pachyderm, ransacking up and down it’s trunk, but the whole damn country.

    The national conservatives are waiting for one of you mealy-mouthed marsh mellow wisps of air who are making about as much of an impact as a falling leaf to step up and take the lead! C’mon and show a little Reagan backbone!

    If you really want to be a leader, if you really want to rise to the top so fast no one will be able to catch you like the Roman Candle in the night sky, git you butt out of your little mouse-man holes and start to be a leader people will follow. Stomp this little piss-ant!

  11. Clu Seatoe on February 11th, 2011 10:22 pm

    Part 2

    We put the Tea Baggers in congress for you to follow your lead and get things done but you still won’t even look out your front door. You’re a bunch of little Johnny Scaredy-Cat’s cuz two years ago you heard a roar outside and somebody on the TV said it was a lion in the street. Now you won’t even look out to see.

    I guess fear really can be paralyzing. It’s only in your mind, only in your mind.

    It’s time to man up! You people are really embarrassing!

  12. Marshall_Will on February 11th, 2011 10:49 pm

    OK,

    It's hardly just a matter of our acct. balances getting hosed.., it's the TIME value of money as well! Pffftt, most of us are just 'now' getting back to where we were Pre-Bust.

    Oh, so now your $250k account is -back- to 250.., so WHAT! We've wasted two years of our lives just 'accomplishing' that! I can't TELL you how many hoops I've had to jump thru just to get back to breakeven?

    The years it's taken off our lives. Oh and good luck w/ that round the world trip you've been promising the Mrs. if we lose Reserve status. Just what we need, being -laughed- at by every bellhop and cab driver from Tijuana to Thailand.

  13. OK_Loyalist on February 11th, 2011 10:54 pm

    And then they wonder why John Q Public is PISSED !!! Never mind, they don't care ….

  14. OK_Loyalist on February 11th, 2011 11:26 pm

    link via Levin

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/02/11

    They should of had Anderson Cooper have that script !!!

  15. OK_Loyalist on February 12th, 2011 12:18 am

    Ever see this speaking of the IMF ????
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=334027469

  16. SignPainterGuy on February 12th, 2011 1:53 am

    GOOD LINK ! Info our "betters" don`t want us to know and deny at every turn !
    They talk about "energy independence" yet, everything they do and want us to do (alternative energies / technologies) makes us more dependent on those who`d do us harm at there first opportunity !

    Central NC sits over a huge NG reserve only a few thousand feet deep but we aren`t allowed to drill for it !

    Dag nabbit, DRILL HERE – DRILL NOW !!

  17. OK_Loyalist on February 12th, 2011 2:07 am

    Not saying it's gospel, it's sure interesting.

    Another fav of mine is Aaron Russo in … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NpTVXitOQk

    Aaron ended up being a truther I believe, but think he got the FED and the IRS nailed. Same pattern for °O°Care, sneak it in on tricks.

  18. SignPainterGuy on February 12th, 2011 2:45 am

    It makes as much sense or more than much of what I`ve heard !

    I`ve heard for years now that our current "known" oil reserves should last us for 150 to 300 yrs., more found "every day" (ish), so it stands to reason that we have plenty !

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