The president told the UN that the “future must not belong” to a series of people including “corrupt” leaders and those who “bully women.” But one line from that list stood out. “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
If you wanted a clear indication that few news outlets are even aware conservatives exist, this was it.
Conservative sites descended on the comment like a flock of, well, journalists. Red State, Hot Air, Twitchy, Breitbart and National Review all felt it noteworthy to cover. Even the hypey site Mediaite wrote about it and called it “Obama’s tragic pander.”
Ben Shapiro of Breitbart said Obama’s comments were “precisely the opposite of what the Founders would have intended.” “Those who ‘slander the prophet of Islam’ are people exercising their right to free speech,” he continued. Red State’s Erick Erickson explained that orthodox Christians don’t believe Muhammad is a prophet. “Actual Christians, as opposed to many of the supposed Christians put up by the mainstream media, believe that Christ is the only way to salvation. Believing that is slandering Muhammad.”
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