Wasn’t it just yesterday – close but no cigar, actually September 2012– when a “video” was attributed for the death of our Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi. Our nightly news hours were filled with all the outrage and contempt Obama could muster – not for the murderers — in casting the blame game for the murders by condemning the homemade anti-Islamic video titled The Innocence of Muslims.
So queue the paparazzi reporters on scene and always at Obama’s beck-n-call to capture live this take-down, the arrest of the director, which came fast on the heels of our fresh dead. Later subsequent investigation determined that there was no such protest in Benghazi (having to do with the video) and that the attacks were premeditated. The outcome of the investigation was barely a blip on the same evening news.
So enter Kim (Kimmie) Jong Un, the North Korean ruler, who is a hand grenade with a bad haircut. Some believe Obama may have been behind Sony’s butt-kissing Kimmie. After all that method has been used in Obama’s official foreign policy –under his reign — he has been known to bow, cower, jump and butt-kiss every global enemy of America.
Yet, when Obama finally did make a public statement on the canceled release of Sony’s movie, he made quite the 180 degree about-face from his usual policy. Obama in speaking at his year-end press conference said it was a mistake for Sony Pictures Entertainment to cancel screenings of The Interview after it received threats of violence, saying it could lead to an era of self-censorship in Hollywood.
“We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States,” the president said, while also acknowledging he was sympathetic to Sony’s circumstances.
In the long term, Obama said, the move could have chilling effects on the country’s freedom of expression. “Imagine if producers and distributors and others start engaging in self-censorship because they don’t want to offend the sensibilities of somebody whose sensibilities probably need to be offended,” he said.
What? Do you see the problem here? These words came from the same mouth (Obama’s) that condemned, night after night on the evening news, a tiny, anti-Islamic home video. How come this Sony film is ok with Obama? Why is free speech good now, but not in 2012? So why condemn a video but praise Sony’s film?…scratching my head. I will leave you with these thoughts.
I’m throwing Hillary and Obama under the bus, with Hillary’s own words on the Benghazi attack, after all “What difference does it make?” It makes a terrifying difference in Barry’s World.
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