Monday, November 2, 2009

Obama accused Bush of staging a photo-op with wounded troops in '07

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Rush Limbaugh suggested that President Obama's recent visit to Dover Air Force Base was nothing more than a staged photo-op. This elicited a torrent of outrage from pundits in the liberal mainstream media.

Conversely, when Obama made similar remarks about former president Bush, the mainstream media didn't even bat an eyelash.

As I noted in my previous post, in March of 2007, President Bush toured Walter Reed Army Medical Center after he had learned of the dilapidated conditions there and the poor quality of care that the patients were receiving - which prompted the following remark from Obama:

"The problems plaguing our military hospital system will not be solved with a photo-op."

But this particular remark didn't seem to bother the mainstream media.

Double standard?


Or maybe it's just a severe case of selective amnesia.....

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