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    Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Anyone who thinks Fox news is really 'fair and balanced' is deluding themselves. This article is so blatantly biased, it's laughable

    I still appreciate the fact that Fox News exists and they, like the liberal press, have their place. But they need to brush up on their finesse in hiding their obvious slant to the news a little better, for God's sake!


    Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal - Political News - FOXNews.com

    This wasn't supposed to happen to him.

    It may have only been the Olympics but President Obama's high-profile failure to win the games for Chicago has raised serious questions about his perceived international star power.

    The president's last-minute appeal for his home city to host the 2016 Summer Games fell flat when Chicago was knocked out in the first round. The top prize eventually went to Rio de Janeiro.

    Now critics are asking: Iif Obama can't sway Olympic officials, how can he wring concessions from Iran on its nuclear program, secure crucial support from allies to overhaul two wars or rebuild the U.S. image in the Middle East?

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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    I disagree.

    At best it highlights is how low the US has sunk on the international stage after 8 years of Bush. Rebuilding that trust and aura of might the US use to have before Bush, is not something that happens over night.

    Plus more importantly, there were considerable arguments against Chicago that not even Obama could deflect. The US has had so many Olympics, and the last 2 were fiascos in one way or another. Atlanta was seen by most IOC members as lacking the Olympic spirit and many say it was more like a county fair than an Olympics. And then there was the scandalous Salt Lake City games, something the IOC has not forgotten.

    On top of that the restrictive aspect of getting into the US also was a prime factor in not taking Chicago. The US is not exactly "friendly" when it comes to visitors these days. It is often easier to get an appointment with a UHC specialist in Canada than getting into the US. And that is not Obama's fault.. that is Bush's. As the only candidate, the US delegation was asked this by the IOC.. so it was a big factor.

    Plus... Rio was in a continent that has never had the Olympics. I can not emphasise the importance of this. Rio had by far the worst infrastructure and crime problems and yet they won alone based on this and the passion behind the bid. If there had been any logic in the matter, then it should have gone to Madrid based on the infrastructure alone and low cost. But the IOC has never been about logic, but all about passion for the Olympics and setting a "mark". Rio met all these points.
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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    You disagree with Fox News I presume? My commentary was more critiqueing their slanted reporting.

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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    You disagree with Fox News I presume? My commentary was more critiqueing their slanted reporting.
    Yea.. I need sleep, totally misread the whole thing

    hmm some cola is needed... Red Bull here I come.

    btw, wrong forum no?
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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Yea.. I need sleep, totally misread the whole thing

    hmm some cola is needed... Red Bull here I come.

    btw, wrong forum no?
    I thought this was the breaking news forum. My comment on this article is that it is slanted. It doesn't seem to be reporting, it seems to be an opinion piece.

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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Anyone who thinks Fox news is really 'fair and balanced' is deluding themselves. This article is so blatantly biased, it's laughable

    I still appreciate the fact that Fox News exists and they, like the liberal press, have their place. But they need to brush up on their finesse in hiding their obvious slant to the news a little better, for God's sake!


    Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal - Political News - FOXNews.com
    Everyone basically believe that Obamas perspective is blinded by the regular US nationalism and that his attempt was corrupt and fake.

    What kind of silly person would appeal to have the olympics in their city by talking about irrelevant stuff.. Talking to people around the globe is not like talking to people in the US. A story that wakes feelings but is irrelevant do not automaticallz brainwash people into having the same opinion as he says they must after the cry cry story and all the silly irrelevant stuff.
    Europe is illegally occupied by the US

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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I disagree.

    At best it highlights is how low the US has sunk on the international stage after 8 years of Bush. Rebuilding that trust and aura of might the US use to have before Bush, is not something that happens over night.
    I cannot believe this.

    9 months into Obama's presidency the liberals are still blaming Bush?


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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Why is it biased to point out the Barack Obama's international appeal has it's limits & his appearance on the IOC's stage wasn't enough to secure the 2016 games for Chicago?

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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I thought this was the breaking news forum. My comment on this article is that it is slanted. It doesn't seem to be reporting, it seems to be an opinion piece.
    That's my take also.

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    Re: Obama's Olympic Failure Highlights Limits of His International Appeal

    Plus, nobody is taking Obama seriously.
    Quod scripsi, scripsi

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