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Old 06-28-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Fareed Zakaria blasts media. [VIDEO]

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FAREED ZAKARIA: Have we all gone crazy? I don't mean you, I mean us, the media. In dealing with the serious problem involving technical breakdown, engineering malfunctions, environmental fallout, regulatory mishaps, the media has decided to hone in on one central issue above all others: presidential emotion. The overriding need of the hour, we have decided, is not a cleanup plan, not a regulatory overhaul, not a new energy policy, but the image of the president visibly enraged.


ZAKARIA: And what exactly is the point of all this? What purpose would be served by having the president scream or cry or whatever it is he's supposed to do to show emotion? Would it plug the hole? The truth is that what's happening in the Gulf is a terrible tragedy, but there is very little the federal government can do in the short-term to actually stop the spill.



ZAKARIA: This whole discussion is a terrible example of how the media can trivialize political discussion. The presidency is a serious job, the most serious job in the country. And here we are asking the man to dress the part, to play-act emotions, to give us satisfaction by just doing something even if it's all phony stuff just designed to give the impression of action. And we've managed to succeed. We've managed to force the president to cancel his trip to Asia, demean himself by trash-talking about the CEO of British Petroleum, hold lots of pointless meetings and press conferences, have admirals give make-work briefings. The federal government is now consumed with pretending it's doing something about a situation it actually can't do much about...But thank goodness the president is now talking about kicking some ass.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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Clearly Zakaria simply is having issues with reality. All I saw here was the fellow putting up a strawman and knocking it over. Who cant do that?

Dude either doesnt understand the issue or he is purposfully trying to deflect valid critism from Mr Obama.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Clearly Zakaria simply is having issues with reality. All I saw here was the fellow putting up a strawman and knocking it over. Who cant do that?

Dude either doesnt understand the issue or he is purposfully trying to deflect valid critism from Mr Obama.
Good point. I was also wondering when Obama was going to wave his wand and use his magical powers to stop the force of gravity/bouyancy pulling the water into the well, and the oil out. I wish he would hurry up. Perhaps, he misplaced his magic hat.

WHERE IS YOUR HAT, OBAMA? WHERE?
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Flyover Country
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There are still voices of sanity in the fatally compromised mainstream media, we just dont often hear from them.

This is one of those times we did, thanks for the post.
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