How Obama Treated Slain Journalists


Journalists should not be slain by authoritarians, tyrants, or ideological fanatics for their views, but they have been, and in the case of President Obama with an attitude of callous indifference. Has the media forgotten the attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which, along with a deli attacked at the same time, the Obama administration dismissed as the victims just being in the wrong place at the wrong time? President Obama didn't have time to join other world leaders in a moving protest march in the streets of Paris. He did have time to watch an NFL playoff game and welcome the San Antonio Spurs to the White House.

After issuing a perfunctory condemnation of the Islamic State's beheading of American journalist James Foley, President Obama was moments later on a golf course.

Critics of President Trump's handling of the Khashoggi affair ought to revisit President Obama's indifference to the war on radical Islamic terrorists and the murder of reporters by their bloody hands.