Yesterday, I reported on the Fox & Friends chucklefest over Piers Morgan's interview with the Dalia Lama. Never wasting an opportunity to smear the president, the resident chuckleheads insinuated that the Dalai Lama was dissed by President Obama. Steve Doocy stated that the Buddhist holy man was "hustled out the back door" of the White House, thus suggesting that the administration wanted to quickly and secretly dispose of the Dalai Lama's presence. As Doocy said that, Brian Kilmeade interjected that "China tried to intimidate this administration" which seemed to imply cause and effect between the Dalai Lama's exit and Chinese pressure on the White House. But here's the thing, the asses on the curvy couch misspoke. Whether it's bad research on the part of their production crew or just an outright lie, I can't say. But what I can say is that the scenario presented wasn't entirely true.
In June of 2011 the Dalai Lama met with President Obama. Hours before the meeting, the Chinese Foreign Ministry asked the White House to cancel the meeting. So, in a way, Kilmeade was right about the Chinese trying to intimidate the administration. What the curvy couch kids don't seem to know is that the Lama left the White House through the "Palm Door" because that appeared to be "the easiest, quickest, and most convenient way to get to the stakeout location to speak with the press" at the "stakeout area." The exited door did have a pile of trash next to it, hence the initial reports, soon corrected, that he left by the back door.
The information is readily available but the pals didn't seem to have it. Wonder why! And was it just coincidence that the word "hustled," which has a more negative connotation than "exited," "left," "departed," used? Don't ya love the smell of propaganda in the morning!