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The UK Strikes Back

Posted By Conn Carroll On May 29, 2009 @ 3:03 pm In International | Comments Disabled

White House Press Secretary ROBERT GIBBS

The Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom Director Nile Gardiner [1] responds to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs anti-British press tirade [2] in today’s Telegraph [3]:

This kind of attack would normally be made against the likes of the North Korean or Iranian state media, but in the current climate of “engagement” with America’s enemies the White House is far more likely to attack its own allies. Gibbs’ remarks have echoes of a senior State Department official’s anti-British statements to The Sunday Telegraph after the appalling handling of the Prime Minister’s visit in March.

Can you imagine Gibbs making these remarks about The New York Times or The Washington Post, or NBC, ABC or CBS? This would never happen. The British press, especially the Telegraph, has been singled out because they frequently publish articles critical of the Obama administration and are not afraid to take on the status quo in Washington. Increasingly, millions of Americans are turning to online UK news websites for cutting edge reports on American politics and U.S. foreign policy that the mainstream media refuses to cover in the States, especially if it is unflattering to the Obama White House.


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[1] Nile Gardiner: http://www.heritage.org/about/staff/NileGardiner.cfm

[2] anti-British press tirade: http://www.politico.com/blogs/michaelcalderone/0509/Gibbs_slams_British_press.html

[3] Telegraph: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/nile_gardiner/blog/2009/05/29/robert_gibbs_should_apologise_to_the_british_press_for_his_sneering_rant

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