Big 3 Networks Ignore Obama’s Medal of Honor Screw-Up


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.

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Well, at least he didn’t screw up and award it to Jared S. Fogle (The Subway guy.) Although Michelle probably would have perferred it.


Is it really important to focus on a simple mistake, that anyone could have made; or is it more a matter of simply playing up every error that Obama makes, and piling on every instance of benign neglect by whomever else–the media in the case (and most probably the liberal media, I suppose) that can be drawn in to the fray?

@Liberal1 (objectivity): It’s pointing out the bias in the media. Palin, who’s not even a presidential candidate, makes consecutive headlines over the Revere thing as well as fodder for late night comedians to play up the belief that she is dumber than a doorknob; Obama, who is actually the president, is given a pass on a bungled mistake that is a lot more significant, in my opinion, than an inaccurate historical recounting in reply to a question.

Get it, Mr. Objective?

President Obama apologized to Monti’s family, and his father was gracious enough to accept it.

What a surprise!!!! People need to read Ben Shapiro’s new book “Primetime Propaganda” Great read.