Fox News has seen more than its fill of stories about Mitt Romney’s purported missteps on Libya and on the deadbeat 47%-ers.
The right’s favorite news outlet has responded with a ferocious round of counter-programming. The key feature: flames, lots of flames. Flames, in particular, of American flags being burned by Mideast extremists. The none-too-subtle message: Commander in Chief Obama can’t protect our people, assets, or stars and stripes around the world.
The alternative Fox mix contains many other things, such as pictures of President Dilettante hobnobbing with pop stars Beyonce and Jay-Z at a fundraiser, or yukking it up with David Letterman. Yes, Obama’s fiddling with the fancy folks while Benghazi burns.
It also includes a story about a new Obama campaign graphic that replaces the starry blue field of the American flag with an Obama-blue “O.” “Narcissist in chief,” sneers Fox visitor Michelle Malkin.
It includes “experts” and contributors who say things like this: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton may have signed the “death warrant” of the U.S. ambassador to Libya by refusing to allow ammunition for defense forces. Or, from financial commentator Stuart Varney: “The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.” Or, from military expert Ralph Peters: the White House has been “painting itself into a corner with lie after lie.”
Clearly, on Fox, it’s not Mitt Romney who has had a bad few days, but a president, who (as Peters has told us previously) is “indecisive,” “fearful” and “duplicitous.”
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