President Obama is to Benjamin Netanyahu as the Joker is to Batman. In case the geeky analogy does not do it for you, they are not friends, and it is pretty obvious. However, a recent case really showed how obvious their distaste for each other is. More specifically, the President's disdain for Bibi Netanyahu was on display in a New York Times article. The worst part about it is the fact that the article about a supposed slight from Bibi to Barack was patently false.

President Obama is still reeling about Mr. Netanyahu visiting, and speaking to congress. Despite the fact, Obama chose not to meet with the leader of America's closest ally in the world. However, it is not the visit that was the final straw, that left Obama hot under collar. Obama went as far to say it was “disrespectful”. So, what happened?
According to the Times Of Israel, the White House claimed that Mr. Netanyahu did not notify them that he had accepted the invitation. It should surprise no one, that the line regarding this claim, originally ran in the print edition of the New York Times.

“Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, said Thursday that Mr. Netanyahu had called him the previous afternoon to explain why he had accepted an invitation to speak to Congress without first notifying the White House.”

Then, it apparently was revised just a tad for the online edition.

“Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, said Thursday that Mr. Netanyahu had called him the previous afternoon to explain why the White House had been circumvented before he was invited to speak before Congress.”

The change of wording is a marked. A slight difference of interpretation? Maybe. However, it was later found out to be completely false. The New York Times explained in their “correction”, or big “oops”.

“ An earlier version of this article misstated when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel accepted Speaker John A. Boehner’s invitation to address Congress. He accepted after the administration had been informed of the invitation, not before.“

In a blatant illustration of the liberal media bias this correction in the Times shows that none of the White Houses complaints make any sense and actually show that Obama was making up the whole incident of being 'disrespected'. It would appear that the New York Times was more than willing to play its part in creating the message Obama wanted to send to the public here. Obama wants to place the blame on Netanyahu for not meeting with him when its the exact opposite.

According to an American Thinker article, written about a similar situation in 2011, looked very different.

In 2011, Boehner sent a notice to the White House stating that he intended to invite the Israeli Prime Minister. After the Obama White House did not respond, Netanyahu was asked to speak before congress directly. You might might not have heard about this interchange, and there is one good reason for this. There was NO outrage.
Mr. Obama and his leftist allies, including the New York Times, did not throw a temper tantrum. There was no rendering of garments, and the seas were calm. So, why the change from 2011 to 2015? Well, the Times Of Israel, suggest 'politics'.
Benjamin Netanyahu is having an election soon, and unlike Obama, he can be elected again. So, all the weeping, gnashing of teeth, and chest pounding were all to make Bibi look bad. His opponents, Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni, have already begun ramping up the Israeli political machine claiming Netanyahu was “destroying Israel's relationship with the U.S.”

Last time I checked, we did not own Israel. Likewise, they do not own us. Then again, what else can the Campaigner-In-Chief do so close to an election year? The perpetual campaigner is doing what he does best.

For President Obama, if you can't beat beat him, make sure he is not elected.

 

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