Monday, September 21, 2009

Obama and the Media have parted ways

The president of the United States used the Sunday morning talk shows to broadly scold the news media for playing up what he called "rude" and "outrageous" political comments,

The last eight years of rude and outrageous political comments were entertaining. Now? Not so much.

The president was evidently agitated by the coverage the media have given to stories that sprouted as a result of Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., shouting, "You lie," at Obama during his health care address to a joint session of Congress more than a week ago. Coverage of the outburst seemed to overshadow coverage of Obama's health care plan itself, and later evolved into coverage of racial controversy after several prominent Democrats, including former President Jimmy Carter, claimed critics like Wilson were racially motivated.

I don't think he's talking about Jimmy Carter and Bill Maher's rude and outrageous political comments.

He's frustrated that every time he tries to take a stab at leadership, it's thwarted with outrageous rhetoric.

Boo hoo.

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