President Obama is in video hell today. His top videos are being panned and laughed at.
Americans are giggling that the president made fun of the Special Olympics while a guest on Jay Leno.
He should leave the comedy to Leno.
The Duke basketball coach said Obama should go to work on the economy and stay off ESPN.
And in Iran the Obama video offering outreach may never even get to the screen….
From Fox News
Iran’s supreme leader said Friday that world powers had been persuaded they could not block Iran’s nuclear progress — making no mention of a new-year’s message sent by President Obama to his country, Reuters reported.
Neither Ayatollah Ali Khamenei nor Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad noted Obama’s attempt to make a “new beginning” with their country in recorded messages they issued to mark the Iranian New Year.
Obama released the video Friday to coincide with the Iranian festival of Nowruz, which marks the arrival of spring. In the video, Obama says the U.S. is prepared to end the strained relations if Tehran tones down its combative rhetoric.
“This process will not be advanced by threats. We seek instead engagement that is honest and grounded in mutual respect,” Obama said.
A press adviser to Iran’s president downplayed the video, saying “minor changes will not end the differences.”
Ali Akbar Javanfekr told the Iranian state-run English-language Press TV satellite station that Iran will never forget U.S. meddling in Tehran’s affairs. The two countries broke off relations after the 1979 Islamic revolution.
“Obama has talked of change but has taken no practical measures to address America’s past mistakes in Iran. If Mr. Obama takes concrete actions and makes fundamental changes in U.S. foreign policy toward other nations including Iran, the Iranian government and people will not turn their back on him,” Ali Akbar Javanfekr told the Iranian state-run English-language Press TV satellite station.
It wasn’t clear how many Iranians were able to see the video, which was not aired on state television in Iran on Friday. It was likely shown on Farsi-language TV stations beamed in from outside of the country, but many Iranians don’t watch television in the first days of long Nowruz holiday that is normally filled with family gatherings or vacations away from home.
Iranians could see the video on the White House Web site, but other popular video sharing sites like YouTube are blocked in Iran.
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