- The Washington Times - Monday, February 9, 2015

President Obama fielded a lot of fire for his comments at the National Prayer Breakfast regarding Christians and past acts of violence — and now comes more: Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC.

She said, during a “Meet the Press” televised interview: “You can’t really go back to 1095. It’s so out of context. It is so much in passing.”

Ms. Mitchell is usually a staunch defender of the Obama administration. In October 2012, she disputed widely reported claims of Mr. Obama’s “apology tour” to other nations for U.S. actions, saying: “I have fact checked the so-called apology tour, and it just didn’t happen,” Mediaite reported.

And a couple months earlier, Ms. Mitchell had vehemently defended the White House’s job record and efforts on the economy, The Blaze reported.

On Sunday, however, she criticized Mr. Obama’s Prayer Breakfast remarks.

“You don’t use the word crusades in any context right now,” she said, Mediaite reported. “It’s just too fraught. And the week after a pilot is burned alive, in a video shown, you don’t lean over backwards to be philosophical about the sins of the fathers. You have to deal with the issue that’s in front of you or don’t deal with it at all. Talk about faith.”

Mr. Obama said at the breakfast that “lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”

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