A magically disappearing tweet from “CBS This Morning” is only the latest demonstration of the media’s almost inherent nature to protect President Obama — but it might be one of the most brazen.
The tweet was posted on the morning television program’s Twitter account early Saturday commenting on chant’s of “Death to America” during Friday prayers in Iran.
With the incident taking place just two days after Obama announced an “historic” agreement with Iran to continue working toward an agreement to limit their nuclear program, CBS downplayed the news, saying the chants were “more out of habit than conviction.”
Or in other words, they don’t really mean it.
Even more suspect, almost as quick as the tweet was posted, it suddenly disappeared — unfortunately for CBS, a screenshot was captured.
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) April 4, 2015
With the evidence there for all to see, social media users pounced with the usual heavy dose of snark. A sampling of the responses seen on Twitter:
— William Belcher (@EdB_Ohio) April 4, 2015
— Tommy (@FirstTeamTommy) April 4, 2015
— Christopher Taylor (@KestrelArts) April 4, 2015
— Cranky Gordon (@CrankyGordon) April 4, 2015
— John Blackout (@SageCommander) April 4, 2015
“Maybe CBS is nervous that this obvious sign of evil intent might persuade Americans against Obama’s idiotic nuke deal,” blogger Sooper Mexican noted.
Here are a few responses to the bloggers astute observation from Twitter:
CBS Reports Iran is Still Chanting ‘DEATH to America’ But They Don’t REALLY Mean It! http://t.co/nkT1qe7DR2
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) April 4, 2015
@SooperMexican for domestic consumption, of course
— Count (@DaCount6) April 4, 2015
@SooperMexican Its like suicide bombers, they just do it out of habit.
— Wright (@WrightBrunoS) April 4, 2015
@SooperMexican How long do you think CBS tweet was up before they realized they’d been hacked too?
— DondaKay (@dkwcs08) April 4, 2015
— LunaticRex (@LunaticRex) April 4, 2015
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