There is definitely some mocking taking place:
Barack Obama, the World's Greatest Orator (™all news organisations), didn't exactly cover himself in glory when the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson asked him a question about who was to blame for the financial crisis. Normally word perfect, Obama ummed, ahed and waffled for the best part of two and a half minutes. Here, John Crace decodes what he was really thinking ...
Americans are quickly becoming aware of our new President's um's and er's. President Obama is full of the um's and the er's when he is attempting to BS his way through a press conference.
I do find in rather interesting that the um's and the er's virtually disappear when President Obama is blaming and apologizing for all of his fellow Americans for all of the world's problems.
President Obama said the US had “failed to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world”.
His speech in Strasbourg went further than any United States president in history in criticising his own country’s action while standing on foreign soil.
Then President Obama proceeds to blame Europe for being mean to Americans or something like that.
Amazingly, the Europeans have not only slapped him away as far as pumping trillions of dollars into failing US economies, but they also slapped him away as far as getting more fighting troops into Afganistan.
The American media are so busy praising Obama for his "tough love" that they have not recognized that President Obama got zero help on this trip to Europe on anything.