This is too funny not to post.
Happy New Years all.
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Obama has done it again, and the media aren't reporting it -- again!
This time the world's smartest man (we know this because of that crisp crease in his pants, right David Brooks?) said this to a fawning rumpswab from National Public Radio:
"Tehran is a large, sophisticated country that has a track record of state-sponsored terrorism."
Tehran? There's an old joke that one man's Mede is another man's Persian, but have you ever heard of anyone mixing up "Tehran" and "Iran"? It happens about as often as a Christian who mistakenly describes himself as Muslim forgets he's a Christian, or upon landing in Hawaii says he's glad to be visiting "Asia."
What language do they speak in Tehran -- Tehranese? How do you get there -- on the "Intercontinental Railroad?" (Remember when Barack confused "Intercontinental" with "Transcontinental"? Apparently there was no "corpse-man" in the audience to correct him.)
This Tehran faux pas happened Dec. 18, in Obama's end-of-the-year interview with NPR. I assume Fox got one of those too, right? Anyway, NPR sat on the interview until Monday, when they released a transcript.
Not the audio, you understand, the stuff that could be used on TV or the radio to make sport of the guy who thinks they speak Austrian in Austria. They released a transcript. But don't worry, NPR is going to put out the audio -- this morning, on New Year's Eve.
Why would any media outlet sit on audio gold until one of the absolute slowest news days of the year? That's a rhetorical question, of course. We all know the answer -- it's NPR. They're Obama's fellow travelers.
(I will play the audio on my radio show this afternoon, unless of course before it's posted NPR suffers some kind of hard-drive crash like the one that destroyed Lois Lerner's IRS emails ... er, never mind.)
The Tehran misstatement seems to have been first reported not in any U.S. newspaper, but in the Daily Mail of London, which lets the chips fall where they may, Political Correctness be damned.
Good old Obama, the guy who says he bowls like he's in the Special Olympics, who thinks the Packers play at Lambert Field, who believes the team that beat BC at Yankee Stadium Saturday night is the "Nitally Lions," who once wrote on ESPN that the Orangemen play at "Syracus," whose favorite baseball team plays at "Cominsky Field," even though he can't name a single White Sox player of the past or present ....
Nothing to see here, comrades, move along. Just ask NPR.