Barack Obama’s confusing one living American war hero with a fallen one he honored in 2009, has been completely ignored by the Big Three Networks shows, including the same NBC Nightly News that threw a fit over Sarah Palin’s recent recounting of an event over 200 years ago, Paul Revere’s ride.
On Thursday, at Fort Drum, New York, as reported by the Military Times, Obama told the 10th Mountain Division he had the privilege of meeting “a comrade of yours, Jared Monti” adding it was “the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.” Turns out Monti did receive it posthumously, as Obama presented the award to his parents at a White House ceremony in 2009. After CBN inquired about the gaffe, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney clarified that the President had confused Monti with “Salvatore Giunta, who was the first living recipient of the Medal who served in Afghanistan.”
This insensitive blunder by the President was not covered the Big Three Network evening news shows on Wednesday and received zero stories on Thursday’s morning shows.
NBC Nightly News, which spent three straight nights mocking Palin on her Revere account, as reported by the MRC’s Rich Noyes, ignored Obama’s mistake, even as Jim Miklaszewski played clips from the very Fort Drum speech in which Obama made his screw-up.