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Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Thinks Americans Only Care About Terrorism Because Media ‘Hypes’ Attacks

President Obama thinks Americans are only concerned about terror attacks because the media “hypes” them, Charles Krauthammer said on Friday’s Special Report

Referring to Obama’s recent meeting with journalists – during the president said he wasn’t aware Americans were so worked up about the Paris terror attack because he wasn’t watching cable news — Krauthammer said, “To me he was being sarcastic. This is a sort of way of dissing, showing condescension to the rabble out there.”

Krauthammer then read an interview Obama gave from January this year: “Asked ‘Do you think if the media sometimes overstates the level of alarm people should have about terrorism? Barack Obama: Absolutely and I don’t even blame the media for that. What’s the saying? If it bleeds, it leads? You show crime stories on local newscasts, right, because that’s what the folks watch.’”

“This is Obama essentially saying, well the reason the folks are upset about this is because it’s been hyped up on television, and they are not as cool and as talented and far-seeing as I am,” Krauthammer said. “This is his usual professorial condescension. The fact that the Times took it out, I’m not sure if they saw it as straight or as sarcasm.”

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