CNN: Obama’s Like Eye Of Sauron Or Something

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(Mediaite) During a serious discussion about intelligence on ISIS during CNN’s Erin Burnett Out Front Friday evening, host Erin Burnett decided to employ an unusual metaphor to make a point about U.S. “priorities.”

“I’m sort of thinking in The Lord of the Rings, you know, the Eye of Sauron is now on Syria and Iraq,” Burnett said, “but as a result it’s not looking anywhere else. It is not looking at Libya, it’s not looking at a lot of other places, it’s not looking there. How big of a risk is that?”

Her guest David Gergen didn’t miss a beat, saying, “That’s a really good question, Erin. It’s exactly what some of our friends in the Arab nations are asking: Are you guys only going after ISIS or are you going to look at the bigger threat?”

Now, Mediaite’s headline states that she was comparing the U.S. to the Eye Of Sauron, but, really, Sauron is one guy, so that has to be Obama, right? And Sauron was a Very Bad Person.

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4 Responses to “CNN: Obama’s Like Eye Of Sauron Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    So you think the US is one man? Interesting.

    But what do you think of Burnett’s point that the US is focusing too closely on ISIS at the expense of other US interests in the region?

  2. Jeffery says:

    and your headline:

    CNN: Obama’s Like Eye Of Sauron Or Something, implies that that’s what CNN said.

    Did you read the Mediaite piece? Burnett compared the US to Sauron and didn’t mention Obama.

    So, be a good lad and correct your headline, lol. The truth will set you free. If your point is valid, you don’t need to misrepresent the facts to get it across.

  3. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    It is apparent that you don’t watch much news or understand how our foreign policy is almost all Obama and his bizarre attitude to the world. He has undermined just about every cohesive effort to present a solid front on policy and even the Europeans are beginning to think he is nuts. So, it goes hand in glove that a reference to a central figure dictating foreign policy is acceptable to assume a reference to Obama. Note that CNN can not say bad things about Obama so references of this nature are acceptable to the head guys.

    I used to really like Burnett when she was on CNBC, but without her partner that died, she is lost.

  4. bruce lorraine says:

    The ‘eye of Sauron’ I don’t think so but the
    ‘VaJayJay of Sauron’ you bet. After all it is Obama we’re talking about.

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