It was Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. I was assisting a colleague at her workstation, when she opened her browser. Her default page is one of the usual assortment of wacky pop culture-obsessed — and very brainlessly left-wing, of course — web sites. I forget which one.
These web sites parade a bunch of “headlines” before you in rotating order, in order to get you to click on one that interests you, luring you in to their content. The headline on the very first one in the rotation was: “No Intelligence About Plot Against U.S.” The picture next to it was of Obama, at his desk, staring vacantly into the distance, as he so often does.
I almost fell out of my chair laughing at the image. The words “No Intelligence” were right next to the vacant-eyed Obama as he contemplated, well, who knows what — probably his next round of golf.
Most comically, the intent of the picture and its headline was to be reassuring; to indicate that there was no credible evidence of any looming ISIS-style terrorist attacks before the Thanksgiving holiday. Instead it showed a picture of our fumbling, bumbling President, and the words “No Intelligence About Plot Against U.S.”
What the headline seemed to be saying was that there actually was an attack planned against the U.S., but that it would be met with “No Intelligence” from the one tasked with responding to it, well, intelligently.
I realize that I shouldn’t have laughed at the image and the headline; the topic was deadly serious. However, in contemplating the steaming mess that Obama has made of this country and its foreign policy, one is obliged to find one’s mirth where one can.
The owners of the web site seemed to realize their error — surely someone at the White House alerted them, since the media are largely in the White House’s pocket — and minutes after I noticed it, changed the headline to read: “Obama: No Evidence of Attacks During Holiday.”
Oh, well… for one brief, shining moment, the media got it right about Obama!