Thursday, January 15, 2009

Obama is Soooo Cool!!

If you haven't seen the clips of Ann Coulter's interview on NBC & CBS - watch them. She criticizes the media for not asking Obama hard or "real" questions... The media has asked him - "What were thinking...", "How were you feeling..." - blah, blah, blah - those types of questions. They're also not really reporting the news or giving you any real information about Obama....

so here's a sampling below:

Let's see what the media is covering now:

Drooling Over Obama’s “Chiseled Pecs”

“Fit to serve: Barack Obama photographed shirtless in Hawaii and a lot of women are giving him the presidential seal of approval.”
— NBC’s Matt Lauer starting out the Today show, December 23.

“Between workouts during his Hawaii vacation this week, he was photographed looking like the paradigm of a new kind of presidential fitness, one geared less toward preventing heart attacks than winning swimsuit competitions. The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weightlifting sessions each week, and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games.”
— Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow in a December 25 front-page story about Obama’s vacation fitness regimen.


Barack Obama = “The Epitome of Cool”
Co-host Tracy Smith: “We’re talking about being cool.”
Co-host Harry Smith: “Mmm-hmm.”
Tracy Smith: “I mean, you’re cool, but we’re actually talking about how a lot of people think that President-elect Barack Obama is the epitome of cool. Look at that guy. Everything, I mean, even in a baseball cap.”
— Exchange on CBS’s The Early Show, December 26. [Audio/video (0:27): Windows Media (1.63 MB) and MP3 audio (105 kB)]

and also
"CNN correspondent Alina Cho devoted an entire report on Monday's American Morning program to how the Obama presidential run has served as an inspiration for ad campaigns by big corporations.

Cho zeroed in on how the Pepsi logo and the Obama campaign logo were "strikingly similar," both using "swirls of red, white, and blue," despite the fact that Pepsi has used the color scheme since World War II.

Cho introduced her report by heralding how "[c]hange is coming to Madison Avenue" and explained how Obama might be a model for advertising agencies: "Think about it -- Obama is a winning product and he won on the promise of hope. So now companies like Pepsi want to use the same message in their campaigns, but will it work?"

and here:
"CNN correspondent Jim Acosta hyped the forthcoming inaugural address of President-elect Barack Obama during a report on Tuesday's American Morning: "Barack Obama's inaugural address may be more than the speech of his lifetime. Historians and speechwriters say it could be one for the ages, if he can rise to the occasion." He reenforced this sentiment with clips from a former Clinton-Gore speechwriter who predicted that it's "a pretty good certainty that you'll have schoolchildren reading this speech hundreds of years from now" and a professor who claimed that "it's almost impossible for Obama to fail."
so what did you learn about Obama and the issues from this? Ok let's see.... He's cool, he has chiseled pectorals, he has a really cool logo, and his speech is going to be really cool. Unfortunately, this is typical for mainstream media.

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