Censoring The Gaffe-O-Matic

Yesterday, the President of the United States made a campaign appearance in Florida (the same day He got hugged at a pizza joint, video of which the BBC dutifully has up, and will have for days). He made yet another classic gaffe, but this is a video you will not see on the BBC:

“Three proud words: Made In The USA”

Yeah, it’s an easy mistake. We all know what He meant to say. But that’s not the point. The point here is that there are no Beeboid tweets at all. Not from any of them who laughed at Sarah Palin for “refudiate”. When the President of the United States – who has a history of eye-watering errors, if you get your news from somewhere other than the BBC – makes yet another dopey slip, the BBC is silent, and BBC staff see nothing worth tweeting or even retweeting. Probably none of the Left-wing media outlets or pundits or bloggers or activists they all follow mentioned it, so nothing to retweet.

But when someone who holds no public office, is not running for office, runs no major organization, and holds no position in any political party tweets an accidentally made-up word, the BBC is all over it. Several Beeboids tweeted their laughter (can’t provide links as old Biased-BBC comments are unavailable, and I can’t seem to search for tweets by date – if I find them I’ll add them). Worse, the BBC’s top journalist in the US, Mark Mardell made a snide reference to it in one of his blogposts.

Most ridiculous is that the BBC World Service did a full segment on it. A tweet. Not a speech, not an interview, not a press conference. A tweet.

The thing is, the President really does have a history of silly gaffes like this, yet the BBC remains silent every time (with one exception, which I’ll get to later). No Beeboid thinks it’s worth tweeting, or even feels someone else’s comment is worth retweeting. Why is that?

At the risk of creating a straw man, I’d have to suggest that one line of defense would be that Sarah Palin had a media reputation for gaffes, while the President does not. So media people report in that context. Another Palin goof, haha. But the President? We all know what He meant, He’s the smartest man in the room, etc., nothing to see here. It’s as if they don’t see any of His mistakes.

In order to counter this and demonstrate that there really is a history of bad slip-ups which create the historical context of a gaffe-prone politician, here’s a partial list of Obamessiah gaffes which the BBC has censored (in no particular order):

When the President was negotiating that awful debt ceiling deal with the Republicans, He said this: “Don’t call my bluff,” the president said. “I am not afraid to veto and I will take it to the American people.” The BBC mentioned the heated negotiations, but censored that bit out.

He called the Malvinas the “Maldives” (two gaffes in one, actually, as not calling it The Falklands betrays our greatest ally).

Claimed He’d visited 57 States.

Said in a speech at a NATO gathering, “I don’t know what the term is in Austrian…”

Said that Lincoln was the “founder of the Republican Party”, when he was in fact one of the founders of a local chapter.

Refered to Hawaii as being “in Asia”, at an Asian economic summit – in Honolulu.

Called Auschwitz a “Polish death camp”.

Signed in with the wrong year in the Westminster Abbey guest book: 2008 instead of 2011.

Spoke out of turn when toasting the Queen, speaking over the band instead of following instructions. Actually, the BBC did report that, but they initially tried to blame the band for it and not Him.

Referred to the “Intercontinental Railroad”.

Said that “The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.”

I’m sure others can come up with more, since there’s plenty. The BBC did report two gaffes that I’m aware of. One was when He accidentally said it was great to back in Kansas, when He was actually in Texas. The other was more of an unfortunate joke rather than a real goof like the rest of these.

Basically, the President really does make a lot of stupid errors like this, at least as many as George Bush or Sarah Palin. It’s only partisan blinkers which keep certain people from seeing it. One can complain that He may be smarter and whatever else than either Bush or Palin, but that’s irrelevant to the count of the gaffe-o-meter. He makes these errors, and the BBC not only refuses to report them, but the Beeboids themselves betray their bias by not laughing at Him on twitter or on air the way they do with Republicans, even those who hold no public office and are not running for any. The Obamessiah does have a history of gaffes, and each new one is just as worthy of reporting as a single tweet by a popular civilian.

Defenders of the indefensible are invited to find tweets of a BBC employee laughing at the President for any of these mistakes. Daniel Nasaw’s concerned tweets about Biden’s repeated misuse of “literally” don’t count, but I’ll give them an honorable mention. I’m talking about the President Himself.

Now come on, do what you’re good for. Prove me wrong.

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28 Responses to Censoring The Gaffe-O-Matic

  1. Demon says:

    My fellow Americans in all all 57 states, , the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that…

    The above is a sample of things he said, condensed into a story by Mrs Palin. Every one of these gaffes has a link to what he actually said in the original. If any DotI (Defenders of the Indefensible) wishes me to provide a link for any of these I can and will do so.


  2. petrossa says:

    If you are looking for Obama gaffes, every day a new one:


  3. hippiepooter says:

    Let’s not also forgot Obama’s truly historic gaffe in fluffing his Oath of Office.

    So badly he had to take it again later, but this time without a Bible (was there something about having a Bible in his hand that spooked him?).

    It’s unthinkable that Obama’s conservative opponents could reel off, off the cuff, Obama’s worst errors. We play the ball, not the man.

    It says so much – *so much – about the Left, that they’re obsessed about doing this.

    Let’s hope that America’s overwhelming MSM bias wont lead Americans to give Obama a second chance to fluff his Oath of Office. A one take President, please America. Western civilisation depends upon it.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Chief Justice Roberts screwed up the oath, not the President.

      And I pretty much reeled off, off the cuff (had to retrieve the links, of course) those errors. Have I done the unthinkable? What conservative opponents do or don’t do is entirely irrelevant. This is about what the Beeboids do and don’t do.


      • hippiepooter says:

        There are always exceptions to the otherwise prevailing decency on the right.

        “Probably none of the Left-wing media outlets or pundits or bloggers or activists they all follow mentioned it, so nothing to retweet.”


  4. hippiepooter says:

    Oh, and here’s a few that DP didn’t mention:-


    I think DP has given an unerring litmus test to show just how appallingly biased the BBC and their MSM herd members are.


  5. hippiepooter says:

    Yesterday, to my suprise, a BBC World Service programme featured a piece on Dinesh D’Souza’s critical documentary on Obama that has been met with box office success.

    The only documentary excerpt included in the piece was from Michael Moore’s critical documentary on Bush.

    Seemed to good to be true the BBC would do a balanced appraisal of D’Souza’s docu, and that, to my ears, turned out to be the case.

    ‘.. All we are saying, is give balance a chance ‘ …


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      I guess they had to play a Moore clipe because the D’Souza film has earned more at the box office than four Moore’s last five films. Somehow that doesn’t help create the right image of the US public they want you to have.


  6. jah says:

    Clearly this explains why Obama has taken a poll lead. Finger on the pulse as usual!


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Clearly this explains that you don’t understand what a post-convention bump is or that the US media has equally been compliant and kept shtum about the President’s gaffes, and that the BBC follows their lead on what to report.


    • Pah says:

      Clearly your comprehension skills are lacking. The OP states that Obama gets away with the same sort of fluffs that Bush and Palin are excoriated for. The press do not report them in the same way (if at all).

      So obviously his misadventures have little or no effect on his poll ratings as no one is reporting them.

      See? GBUYB!


  7. DB says:

    Democrat mayor of Trenton arrested on corruption charges, BBC article avoids any mention of his party:


  8. DB says:

    Don’t forget this Obama gaffe: “Internationally, we’ve gone through a Teutonic shift in the Middle East that could have enormous ramifications for years to come.”


  9. Oracle3001 says:

    There is a great Obama gaffe, where fairly early in his presidency he comes into a room to speak to a group of astronauts (I believe at the ISS) via video link and he starts talking at the screen.

    Then there is clearly his press officers off camera telling him they can’t hear him, so he shouts louder and louder at the screen, rather than use the big phone placed right in front of him.

    I believe at the time there was a bit of controversy as the White House PR department went a bit OTT and were demanding various media outlets not show the start of the footage containing his gaffe.


  10. Beeboidal says:

    An old one, but is it a gaffe?
    Is it just his nuanced brain?
    Or, like did Dr Who, does he have mastery of time itself?
    Is there a Beeboid in the assembled press corps?
    If there was, did he/she write anything about it?

    Actually, strike the last question – obviously they would not, but watch and decide on the other questions.


  11. Ian Hills says:

    “Refered to Hawaii as being ‘in Asia’, at an Asian economic summit – in Honolulu.”

    Has he forgotten where he was born?


  12. Buggy says:

    Here’s another one from “the smartest man in the room”: July 11th this year;

    ” In the interview conducted July 11 — about a month before Ryan was tapped as Mitt Romney’s running mate – the president also misstated the first name of the man who is now on the opposing presidential ticket.

    “I’ll go ahead and say it – I think that I was not aware when I gave that speech that Jack Ryan was going to be sitting right there,” the president told Woodward according to audio transcripts of their conversations, provided to ABC News.

    (Jack Ryan is the name of a famous Tom Clancy character, and also the name of the Republican who was slated to run against Obama in his 2004 Senate campaign before he withdrew in the wake of a sex scandal.)


  13. louis robinson says:

    This behavior has been a pattern for the Left for as long as I can remember:
    Eisenhower (R): dumb military man – a do nothing President’
    Kennedy (D) smart, young brilliant
    Johnson (D) a master of politics
    Nixon (R) a shifty crook
    Ford (R) What can you expect from a football player
    Carter (D) man of the people, caring
    Reagan (R) stupid actor
    Bush (R) out of touch, not bright
    Clinton (D) what a guy! Soooo smart
    George W (R) thick as shit
    Obama (D) the cleverest man ever to have walked the earth.
    You may wonder where I got these impressions? Not from a political blog but one of those bathroom reader books had two lists of quotes. All the stupid ones were (R) and all the clever witty ones were (D), Thats’ how deep the Left’s propaganda goes, how deep it hides.

    Remember how quickly in this cycle the Left began attacking Michelle Backman as stupid? Its Saul Alinsky 101. (a) pick your target; (b) isolate and define (c) destroy.

    Though Obama has made so many mistakes the impression still remains that he has a brilliant intellect even though we have never seen his college transcripts. Why?

    By the way, did you see that Obama, the crass man who criticized McCain for being so backward he couldn’t use email (McCain has crippled hands thanks to the North Vietnamese) – that same Obama couldn’t dial out on an i-phone?


    • therealguyfaux says:

      Ike = so stupid, he commanded the Allied troops who, oh, I don’t know, I THINK they won the war in Europe, didn’t they?
      Nixon = (naw, they got him nailed– even the policy stuff won’t rescue him, as it wasn’t the kind of stuff Repub’s want to talk about, though you’d think that in fairness the BBC would bring up that in 1968, the choice was Democrat (Humphrey), Dem-lite (Nixon), or Palaeo-Dixiecrat (Wallace), and that for many people Milhous was the best of a scurvy lot, watered-down Dem that he was.)
      Reagan = so stupid, he headed the Screen Actors’ Guild– a good union man was he in his early days; did he get stupid as he got older?
      Bush the Elder = so stupid, he got elected to Congress, served as Ambassador to the UN and China, and headed the CIA (a similar CV to that of JFK’s father)
      Bush the Younger = apparently none-too-bright in the policy department, perhaps, as opposed to say Newt Gingrich, but his Daddy didn’t buy the Governor’s seat in Texas for him– he still had to go out there and get elected, unless you think that the whole of the State of Texas is so retarded that the half-wit man is king.


      • Pah says:

        Yup and don’t forget Dan Quayle. IIRC there used to be a web-site (snopes.com?) that listed Qualisms and Bushism. Guess what? They were the same isms.

        Dumb Dems can’t even make up new lies …


      • louis robinson says:

        Yup. The Left only sees what it wants to see.
        Most of all I think we Brits have to really re-evaluate Reagan – the most maligned man ever.. I wish I could have spent half an hour in his company. Read his letters. He was a wonderful guy.


  14. Fred says:

    Countries like Europe…


  15. DJ says:

    Face it, if the BBC ever reported honestly on the Messiah’s gaffes, half the Beeboids at Television would go into fits of hysteria and there just aren’t enough paralegals and corpsemen availlable to treat that many people at once.


  16. jonsuk says: