The media, who in recent days felt pressing stories like the First Lady’s arm workout (CNN) and the Administration’s soft-drink of choice (Time) worthy of their attention, as opposed to three more ethical (or at least noteworthy in their hypocrisy) lapses, feels it necessary to tear down Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal because…well, he’s not as eloquent as the president. Way to speak truth to power, AP.
This petty dispatch starts off: “Widely panned for his national TV address…” Yes, “widely panned” by media elites who expect their leaders to be more sizzle than steak. More rhetoric than sense. After our president went on at length waxing poetically about how he can’t wait to burden future generations with his fanciful ideas, Governor Jindal did a comparatively poor job of staging and delivering. This hit-job opinion piece, disguised as a news story, contains phrases like:
But the address has been the target of political commentators, comics and bloggers who called it amateurish and out of step with the American public. Some critiqued Jindal’s delivery as too “sing-songy,” and compared it to the late children’s television host Mister Rogers. Some critics asserted the speech â€” which was many Americans’ first view of Jindal â€” could have damaged the governor’s long-term political aspirations.
To buttress this assertion of Jindal’s incompetence, AP staff writer Melinda Deslatte offers comments and criticism from the following political commentators, comics, bloggers, “some critics”, and just plain “some” about their displeasure with Bobby Jindal’s performance: .
Just as they went after Governor Palin during the campaign because she was an outsider, similarly, they’re eager to paint Governor Jindal (the son of imigrants, by the way…just imagine if he had a “D” behind his name, being likewise criticized by, say, Rush Limbaugh) as an oaf. Their reason? He doesn’t speak as well as Obama. So, how about the details of Obama’s plan for healthcare? Oh, forget that. At least he’s dreamy when he talks.
If you weren’t convinced of the elitism and shallowness that resides in the Mainstream Media, and their contempt for anybody not like them, check out the last paragraph of the article:
And despite the repeated criticism over the last week, the Louisiana governor refused any suggestion he might hire a speechwriter.
The nerve of him.
If I had any respect for the national Media, I’d be embarrassed for them.
-Colorado Patriot (Nick) from TML