Glenn Beck said on his radio program Monday that if the media focused on what the Obama administration said about Russia “over and over again” during the 2012 presidential election, the president’s poll numbers would plummet.
“You want the president’s ratings to be [where they] should be, in the 20s?” Beck asked. “All you have to do is tell the truth. All you have to do is play the audio of how wrong this man is.”
Beck continued: “The mainstream media just doesn’t care. As long as you win the moment, it doesn’t matter what you said in the past. You can be proven absolutely wrong … but they have amnesia.”
Beck said that after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called Russia America’s “number one geopolitical foe” in March 2012, he was eviscerated by the administration and members of the media, though recent events in Ukraine would indicate he wasn’t far off in his analysis.
Obama mentioned Romney’s comment numerous times, and said at the Democratic National Convention: “You don’t call Russia our number one enemy — not Al Qaeda, Russia — unless you’re still stuck in a Cold War mind-warp.”
Secretary of State John Kerry, then a U.S. senator, echoed at the time: “Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching Rocky IV.”
Beck expressed disgust over how Obama changed Romney’s words from “geopolitical foe” to “enemy,” before launching into a fiery tirade.
“The problem is, the media won’t report the truth,” Beck remarked. “The truth is, the last people you should be listening to on the Ukraine is this administration. They didn’t see it coming. They had no idea. They were mocking that Putin might be a bad guy.”
Beck added that America’s president has long been “playing footsie” with the Russians, even assuring them that he would have more “flexibility” after the election.
For Obama’s approval rating to dramatically drop, Beck reiterated, all the media would have to do is “play the audio of how wrong this man is” on everything from Russia to the repeated assurance that “if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan.”
The multimedia personality spoke about the issue in greater detail on his television show Monday:
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