Former President Barack Obama revised his stance against Russia at a conference conducted by a Midwest college and legacy magazine.
A “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy” Wednesday-Friday conference was hosted by the University of Chicago and “The Atlantic”.
The magazine hosting the disinformation conference has not acknowledged publishing content portraying the Hunter Biden laptop story as disinformation. Their silence is noticeable in light of legacy media such as the “New York Times” and “Washington Post” recently acknowledging the veracity of news first published by the “New York Post” in 2020.
“The Atlantic” has not been called out for helping candidate Joe Biden escape media scrutiny about his son’s dealings with foreign companies and government agents. The former president was not so lucky, however, as his conference remarks generated a barrage of criticism on social media.
“I will say that, as someone who grappled with the incursion into Crimea and the eastern portions of Ukraine, I have been encouraged by the European reaction,” Obama told Because, in 2014, I often had to drag them kicking and screaming to respond in ways that we would’ve wanted to see, from those of us who describe ourselves as Western democracies.”
Max Abrams, an author an Northeastern University professor, posted a video excerpt from the conference. “Watch Obama’s self-serving revisionist history of how his administration responded the last time Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014,” Abrams wrote in his caption above the video.
A contributing editor for “The Spectator”, Stephen Miller, posted a meme of Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) laughing above a video of Obama speaking about Russia.
“He was always ruthless,” Obama said about Russian President Vladimir Putin. “You witnessed what he did in Chechnya.”
“He had no qualms about crushing those whom he considered a threat.”
The laugh was a pointed rebuke of Obama mocking Romney during a 2012 presidential debate. Romney had declared in the month before the debate that Russia was the unmber one geopolitical foe of the U.S.. Obama famously told the Utah Republican the 1980s were calling and wanted their foreign policy back because the Cold War had been over for 20 years.
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