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Erik Wemple
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Media on Obama’s military non-applause: Bias?

Hey media: Can’t you folks play fair on the topic of awkward applause moments for a president appearing before a military gathering?

That’s the question that Ben Howe of RedState is asking, based on a not-much-noted video from early August of President Obama making an appearance at the Navy Yard. Take a look:

How come that bit of tape isn’t by now famous? Why hasn’t it been chewed over by every cable news outlet in the land?. Especially considering that in 2005, President Bush was at the center of a military-applause scandal. Howe argues that it doesn’t matter whether the Navy Yard episode was “awkward or simply military protocol” — either way, it’s media bias at work.

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