Obama can do no wrong, even when he is doing right

This column in the Vancouver Sun by Shelley Fralic annoys me on two levels.

Firstly she looks at the photo of US President Obama supposedly ogling the butt of a Brazilian girl, along with French President Sarkozy and immediately writes a gushing column as to how it is not only all right for Obama to be doing this but it is a good thing.

The good news is that President Barack Obama is a real live red-blooded all-American man, and I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather have that kind of guy running the most powerful nation in the world than some moribund frozen-pulse old fart (can you say the Bush boys) leading the free world.

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Thank heavens Obama has a natural, instinctive eye for the ladies, otherwise he’d be dead.

In fact, anthropologists will tell you that humans always have been, and always will be, attracted to beauty in the opposite sex, be it a peacock’s plumage, a woman’s curves or a man’s burly biceps. It’s what keeps the species interested, and going.

So if the U.S. President, who’s married to a looker and is no slouch in the handsome department himself, has a thing for junk in the trunk, good on him.

The continuing story from the media: If it;s done by Obama it,s OK.

Secondly, it is all bullshit as the actual video of the event shows.

I am no fan of the President of our neighbours south of the border, nor his apparent policies, but I detest this kind of cheap reporting. Pluck a frame out of a video stream or a sentence out of a paragraph to prove a non-existent point to manufacture a non-existent story.

They used to be able to get away with this type of crap, but since the advent of the internet it is much harder to keep under cover. But obviously Ms. Fralic needs to learn how to do a bit of research.

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