WH Reportedly Considering Media Blitz to Counter Netanyahu Speech

The White House isn’t happy that John Boehner circumvented them to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress, and so they are mulling over ways to counter Netanyahu’s address.

According to a new AP report, one option they already discarded is having President Obama give a speech of his own on Iran to counter Netanyahu’s. What is still on the table, administration officials say, is Obama doing an interview with “a prominent journalist known for coverage of the rift between Obama and Netanyahu.”

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They are also considering a media blitz on the Sunday shows, sending senior national security aides on all of them, and have already basically begun what the AP describes as a “cold-shoulder strategy.”

Neither Obama nor Joe Biden will attend Netanyahu’s speech, several Cabinet members will be out of the country, and the White House is even snubbing the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC during its annual meeting.

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