Mainstream Media Scream: George Stephanopoulos frets over ISIS 'overreacting'

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This week’s Mainstream Media Scream features ABC's “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos fretting over the potential for strong U.S. action against the terrorist group ISIS.

It occurred Sunday on his show while talking with the Weekly Standard’s William Kristol.

Stephanopoulos: “On the bigger questions, Bill Kristol, it struck me how quickly this has all moved. From ISIS being a minor threat, the president talking about it several months ago as the ‘junior varsity,’ to now ‘an imminent threat,’ the words of Chuck Hagel, to the United States. And I guess I wonder, is there a danger here of over-reacting?”

Kristol: “I wish there were, but I think the fundamental danger remains under-reaction...”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: “Amazing. After months of President Obama hemming and hawing so much so that even some prominent Democrats have become frustrated with his limited action against a dangerous threat, Stephanopoulos channels the concerns of the far-left who are afraid Obama might actually do something substantial.”

Rating: Three out of five screams.

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