Real quick post here before I turn in tonight…
I haven’t had a chance to watch all that much of the president’s awkward-moment-filled appearance on Univision last night (here, here, and here, are a few snippets), but every clip I see makes me want for more.
Watching just the little I’ve seen, and the hard-hitting questions and follow-ups, though, I wonder: Do the reporters who cover the president and his other lickspittle trucklers in the MSM ever feel embarrassed by their sycophancy? I mean really, do they ever, at the end of the day, stop and feel ashamed that they do so poorly at what their job is actually supposed to be: Seeking truth from power?
Just a thought. Every once in a while I end the day not having done much (the military is a big place, and you can’t sleigh a dragon every day). It makes me feel uneasy when that happens. I wonder, seriously, how reporters feel at the end of their day, to see people like Univision’s moderators (and audience members, for that matter, too) doing their jobs so much more competently.
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HHQ)
P.S., Notice, too, by the way, that every answer the president gives is about how his problems are somebody else’s fault. I imagine this excuse-roladex he has would grow tiring to hear for the American electorate if he were actually—regularly—asked real questions…you know, the kind that the “Pimp with the Limp” doesn’t tend to ask…
UPDATE (from Dan): Holy cow, Nick, did you read my mind? (Or maybe just see my notes on the blog dashboard?) I had intended to get at the same thing you address in your postscript, particularly about how the president blamed Republicans for his failure to pass an immigration bill. Good post.
UP-UPDATE (also from Dan): love how Drudge promotes the interview:
UP-UP-UPDATE (also from Dan): Commenting of the Univision Townhall, Jennifer Rubin reaches a conclusion similar to Nick’s: “That President Obama has not been pressed by any U.S. TV network or English-language cable news interviewer speaks volumes about how uninterested the media are in doing anything but finding Mitt Romney gaffes and helping steer the news headlines in the president’s favor.“