The Telegraph reports on the latest diplomatic mis-step by President Obama. If anyone wonders why regular people mock the media, the subhed on the story might give a clue:
Barack Obama made an uncharacteristic error, more akin to those of his predecessor George W Bush, by referring to the Falkland Islands as the Maldives.
Reporters: He's been president for 3 years. He's an adult. He's leader of the free world. You don't need to cushion the blow of every single thing he does wrong by tying it to his predecessor. That's his job, OK?
But leave it to the media to miss the big error by Obama. John Tabin at The American Spectator writes:
This is a gaffe on top of a gaffe: The Maldives are in the Indian Ocean, and he obviously meant the Malvinas -- the Argentine government's name for The Falklands. But he shouldn't have been trying to say "Malvinas," either; that's an Argentine nationalist propaganda term that implicitly denies the right to self-determination of the 3000 British subjects who live on the Falklands.
Maldives, Malvinas, Falklands. Just words.