Networks Defend Obama as ‘Critics Pounced’ and Took 'Too Literally' His ‘No Strategy Yet’ Remarks on ISIS

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<p><em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; line-height: 27px; color: #444444;">More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/08/29/networks-defend-ob…; target="_blank">cross-post</a>&nbsp;on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.</em></p><p>On Friday morning, the major broadcast networks were out in full force to defend President Obama after his remarks at a press conference Thursday afternoon in which he said that <strong>“we don’t have a strategy yet”</strong> in how to militarily address the Islamic terrorist group ISIS in Syria.</p><p>Leading the way was NBC’s <em>Today</em>, where co-host Matt Lauer told NBC News political director and moderator of <em>Meet the Press</em> Chuck Todd that <strong>“[c]ritics pounced”</strong> when Obama made that remark and wondered if critics of the President took <strong>“his words too literally.”</strong></p>

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