A Vote of No Confidence
Most news media outlets (tv, radio & internet) lack any credibility and foster destructive transitory pop culture, encouraging 'info-tainment' within the context of no context. Whether biased or balanced it's all still blather. Yesterday, a Fox News Reporter actually said of Obama's latest address: "I hope there are no more of these five-minute answers. It's hard to stay awake." Looking at unemployment numbers it's more than disheartening to see that THESE people HAVE jobs and even worse... Platforms.
Media find Obama news conference insufficiently entertaining
Summary: Several media outlets echoed the assertion of a Drudge Report headline that President Obama's March 24 press conference was "boring."
Discussing President Obama's then-upcoming press conference on the March 24 edition of Fox News' Special Report, when asked what he was looking for, Fox News contributor Fred Barnes stated: "I hope there are no more of these five-minute answers. It's hard to stay awake." Subsequently, during the press conference, Internet gossip Matt Drudge posted the headline "Being Boring" below a picture of Obama on his website. Drudge's headline initially did not link to an analysis by Drudge or to any articles but instead linked back to the Drudge Report homepage. After the press conference ended, Fox News hosts Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity echoed Drudge, with O'Reilly calling Obama's performance "dull and repetitive," and Hannity calling it "boring and dull and uninspiring and unconvincing."Full article at:
Reporter Asks Gibbs About Question Selection And Teleprompterfrom wonkette.com
Hey does anyone know what the hell is going on with the media? Did all professional journalistic reporters catch idiot cancer overnight? Here we have the Washington Post’s Lois Romano, a fine reporter usually (we guess?), landing an interview with Robert Gibbs. A GOOD JOURNALISTIC OPPORTUNITY. And the two questions she asks immediately… well you know what those are going to be, don’t you?
First this Washington Post reporter asks why Obama did not call on any “major newspapers” during his press conference, GAHHH! Wait. No! She says, “President Obama turned the longstanding press conference tradition on its head last night by, uh, bypassing the major newspapers. What do you think about the reaction to that?”
Just no self-awareness at all, no idea how this looks, no idea that no one, except the political reporters for four newspapers in the United States, in any way cares about this. And this is just going to get so, so much more grating over the next few years as more people stop reading 24-hour-old news physically printed on oversized sheets of tree pulp.
Anyway, Gibbs more or less tells her that no one cares, fine.
Then, Romano’s second question, actual quote: “The teleprompter changed last night. What was that about? It’s a big Jumbotron now.”
WELL LOIS THERE USED TO BE TWO SMALLER SCREENS ON EITHER OF HIS SIDES, AND THEN ON TUESDAY THERE WAS JUST ONE BIG ONE STRAIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM. HE WANTED TO LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD INSTEAD OF SIDE-TO-SIDE. WE KNOW IT’S HARD TO UNDERSTAND BUT THAT IS WHY.
Robert Gibbs also yells at her, for asking stupid questions. This teleprompter stuff, and the fact that every level of reporter is talking about it… really, just how does that happen? There is no more controversy in the use of a teleprompter than there is in the use of a microphone. “Did you hear that Obama uses a microphone, because his supposedly ‘great speaking voice’ isn’t LOUD enough, like an IDIOT?” That’s going to be a New York Times front-pager in a few months at this rate, just you watch. Even believing the chain e-mail Muslim conspiracy rumors is more valid than finding controversy in a teleprompter. Really! - wonkette.com
Let's end this with a bang...
Have you ever wondered how much your government was like the mob? No, you haven't? You think that's a ridiculous analogy and that you'd have to be a complete moron to make it in the first place? Well, let me ask you this: Does the government make you fear for your life? No, again you think you'd have to be an insane person to think that's a legitimate question? Well of course you do, you're sane. Questions like these belong on the interwebs and message boards and ron paul forums right? No one in their right mind would say, intentionally bring a guest onto a prime-time cable news show to ask them these kinds of questions, right? Wrong. Guesssss whoooo???
I love that Fox brings on a mobster to give their narrative credibility. I hope that irony isn't lost on all of their viewers. Actually, I'm sure it was.