Monday, August 31, 2009

You Wanna Talk Softball Questions???

This was a recent blurb at regarding the big Cheney interview on Sunday by Chris Wallace of Fox News: Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Chris Wallace, A Teenage Girl Interviewing The Jonas Brothers — Here are the tough and penetrating questions asked by Chris Wallace of a man whose critics accuse of war crimes, and whose administration presided over the death of over a hundred prisoners in interrogation …

Now, you know I can't abide Andrew Sullivan for a bunch of reasons. Hence my unwillingness to give him any traffic at all by even going to his site and re-posting his article here. But when I saw this blurb, and Sullivan's arrogant, and sexist, title, I just couldn't resist. I almost cracked up laughing that he, of all people, is getting his nose out of joint about the questions Cheney was asked in this interview. Apparently, he has forgotten just about every interview Obama has had since he began his campaign, and he was running for the highest office in the land! Cheney is not running for anything (and I hasten to add, I have absolutely NO love lost for Dick Cheney. I appreciate that he supports his daughter, her partner, and their child, but that's about it).

Perhaps Sullivan forgot this interview by Charlie Gibson of ABC News, an outlet that uses OUR airwaves for FREE, of Obama during the campaign:
How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to "win"?
How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?
Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech?

Oooooohhhhh - how di Obama withstand those WITHERING questions?

Or more recently, how about Brian Williams and his day at the White House, one that culminated in THIS moment:

Seriously?? He really wants to go down this road of how political interviewees are handled? How about this clip with George Stephanapoulous:

Heck, George even supplies the correct verbiage to Obama! And may I just say one more time - HOW was this man portrayed as being ELOQUENT??? Holy smokes.

Okay, one more to prove the point, if you can stomach watching Keith Olberman:

Oh, yes - that is some HARD-HITTING "journalism" there for Mr. Sullivan. Get one of the two most biased for Obama show hosts (I refuse to call Olberman a "journalist") to lob softballs for Obama to trash the Republicans.

By the way, remember Obama's appearance with McCain at Ground Zero? Yeah, so dignified:

I digress. Back to the whole hard-hitting journalism thing: At least Steve Kroft pointed out Obama's inappropriate laughter here:

But he did so with a smile, and accepted that lame-ass excuse from Obama as to why he was laughing while indicating how he was going to use our money to bail out the UAW even though Americans were STRONGLY opposed to that idea.

Sullivan complains about the questions asked Cheney? Maybe he should have been so worried about the questions asked of Obama...


Mary Ellen said...

Oh wow....the lasting effects of that Obama kool aid is incredible. Like you, I'd rather stick 10 inch rusty nails in my eyes than read anything that comes from Andrew Sullivan, but I'm not surprised by his never-ending love for Obama. I don't think it has as much to do with his feelings towards Obama and more like his unwillingness to accept the fact that he was wrong and continues to be wrong for supporting him or voting for him from the start. It's the same as those 30%ers of George Bush's who continued to give him high grades for his job as President...all the way to the end.

Cheney is such a creep, but Obama is worse, IMO, because he continues to support Cheney's policies. At least with Cheney you knew what you were getting. With Obama, he just lies and tells you he's giving us roses and then hands us a steaming sack of shit and tells us it smells like roses.

And speaking of roses....that's the first time I saw that video of him throwing the flowers at the memorial. Sheesh, that guy doesn't have an ounce of respect or general empathy for those who died. I think he's incapable of feeling empathy, really...the man is sick.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Mary Ellen, I think you have hit the nail (!!) on the head abt Sullivan. His continued apologies for Obama by attacking everyone else are tiresome at best.

Absolutely abt Cheney. I can't abide the man, but you know right where he stands. Obama is the biggest chameleon I've ever seen. The sad thing is, he has his own 30% still fawning over him while he embraces the Bush/Cheney policies. Really astonishing that educated people still buy this crap!

Oh, I couldn't BELIEVE it when he just tossed the rose at the 9/11 memorial. That lack of compassion (empathy), hell, RESPECT, is very telling abt him as a person. I think you are right on target.

Huh. I suppose I COULD have just said, "Ditto!" :-D