Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fareed Zakaria, Adviser to the President (Thomas Friedman, Too!)

From the Republican Media Research Center:
CNN Tries to Contain Damage from Spitzer Outing Zakaria's Consultations for Obama
By Brent Baker
Monday, May 16, 2011 8:19 AM EDT

Two days after liberal Democratic politician/CNN host Eliot Spitzer told fellow CNN host Fareed Zakaria it “brought a smile to my face” and “makes my heart warm” to learn President Obama “calls you for wisdom and advice about issues around the world,” Zakaria took to CNN’s site for his Sunday show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, to issue a “clarification on my conversations with the President” in which Zakaria, an in unusual late Saturday afternoon posting, declared: “The characterization that I have been ‘advising’ President Obama is inaccurate.” Zakaria maintained that all he’s done is “had a couple of conversations with the President, off-the-record. At no point did President Obama ask me for advice on a specific policy.”

Apparently, “conversations” that are “off-the-record” do not constitute “advising.”…

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