CNN’s Zakaria Reveals He Advises President Obama On Foreign Policy
By Matt Hadro | May 13, 2011 | 18:49
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, host of the weekend show Fareed Zakaria GPS and editor-at-large for Time magazine, admitted on CNN Thursday that he has been advising President Obama on foreign policy matters.
Eliot Spitzer, host of CNN’s In the Arena, brought up the fact at the very end of a conversation with Zakaria about Pakistan and foreign policy. Zakaria affirmed it and clarified that “mostly it’s been face-to-face meetings…organized by Tom Donilon, the national security advisor.”
Face-to-face meetings with the president? This would all be recorded on the White House visitor logs, right? Help me with this!
A check for Fareed Zakaria shows only three visits to the White House.
There’s a November 24, 2009 meeting on the White House Grounds. This sounds like a Thanksgiving party to me. It also appears that the same meeting was recorded twice in the records.
There’s a January 5, 2010 meeting with Antony Blinken, the National Security Adviser to Joe Biden. Not Tom Donilon.
That’s “face-to-face-meetings” (plural)?
Do I have that right? Am I reading the records correctly?
President Obama is a big fan of Zakaria’s 2008 book, The Post-American World.
Here’s a Newsbusters story:
Zakaria: Sales Tax, More Government Spending Needed to ‘Restore American Dream’
By Matthew Balan | October 28, 2010 | 19:08
Here’s another winner from Newsbusters:
CNN’s Zakaria Paints Hezbollah as Tolerant of Jews as Lesson for Ground Zero Mosque Opponents
By Brad Wilmouth | September 26, 2010 | 23:14
Zakaria is a big fan of the cap-and-trade scam. From Newsbusters:
Newsweek Helps Energy Secretary Chu Push Cap-and-Trade
By Anthony Kang | April 01, 2010 | 11:48
This will help the economy, again from Newsbusters:
Fareed Zakaria Campaigns For A National Sales Tax
By Noel Sheppard | March 01, 2010 | 02:06
This foreign policy advisor Fareed Zakaria is just brilliant on foreign policy. Again from Newsbusters:
Newsweek Editor: Iran Wants Nukes…But Only for Civilian Uses
By P.J. Gladnick | May 24, 2009 | 10:50
Here’s Zakaria letting Obama lie to him about Israel, from Newsbusters:
Zakaria Helps Obama With His Undivided Jerusalem Flip-flop
By Noel Sheppard | July 20, 2008 | 18:10
I almost never watch CNN or read Newsweek (does anybody?), so I’m not overly familiar with Fareed Zakaria. But, from the above, I can see who this guy is and what he stands for, and it’s not the American way.
Help me out, people! When did this guy have those multiple face-to-face meetings with Obama?