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Kudlow: Bet You Don't Know About These Obama Gaffes

Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 8:09 PM ET

It seems almost every few days you hear some report about the latest gaffe made by Mitt Romney .

President Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama

Open a newspaper or visit an online news site and you’ll have a hard time not tripping over a story or a blog post detailing Mitt Romney’s latest poor choice of words.

But, according to Larry Kudlow and syndicated columnist Ann Coulter, Mitt Romney isn’t the only candidate making serious gaffes.

President Obama is making his fair share too and they’re both outraged because they say most of Obama’s missteps are largely going unreported.

“It’s stunning how Obama gets this kid glove treatment from media,” said Coulter on The Kudlow Report .

The only one you heard about, they say, was the gaffe that occurred during an interview on 60 Minutes , when the President referred to unrest in Middle East as "bumps in the road."

Obama Gaffes Ignored By Media?
Syndicated columnist Ann Coulter talks with Larry Kudlow about the large number of gaffes being made by Barack Obama.

However, Kudlow and Coulter say there have been many others.

According to the website Redalert Politics , the following gaffes were made by Barack Obama in only the past two weeks:

1) President Obama referred to Israel’s concern over Iran’s march toward a nuclear program as "noise" and then called Israel one of the nation’s closest allies in the region.

According to Kristen Silverberg, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Obama’s commentary is unusual. “There has been a bi-partisan consensus for many years that the US and Israel are theclosest of allies.

2) Obama’s Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was notpremeditated. The commentary directly contradicted top Libyan officials who said the attack was planned in advance.

3) President Obama stated that his biggest lesson from his first term was that “you can’t change Washington from the inside.”

4) President Obama said that Egypt was not an ally , only to then be contradicted by his own State Department.

The White House, however, sees the stiatuion differently than Kudlow and Coulter. They argue the President is treated fairly by the media, no differently than Mitt Romney and that comments such as those above are taken out of context.

"There is a certain rather desperate attempt to grasp at words and phrases here to find political advantage,“ said White House press secretary Jay Carney in response to GOP criticisms. “And in this case, that's profoundly offensive."



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  • Lawrence Kudlow is a CNBC senior contributor. Previously, Kudlow was anchor of CNBC's prime-time program "The Kudlow Report"