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June 30, 2009

It's A Start

If they're beginning to laugh at him, can actual reporting be far behind?

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Posted by Kate at June 30, 2009 1:23 AM
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Ooooooo - a real follow-up to a non-answered question!

This could get interesting in the next little while

Posted by: Erik Larsen at June 30, 2009 1:21 AM

I thought he was about to say 'splonge'

Posted by: JDN at June 30, 2009 1:33 AM


Are we having fun yet, Robert? This is going to get reeeeeal interesting. Finally all (most) of the buffoons who saw the Obuminator as the Great One are, one by one, going to crash to Earth.

A one-term President is living out his numbered days in the White House. Lets hope that the damage is not so bad that it can't be repaired.

Posted by: a different bob at June 30, 2009 1:36 AM

I think they're still laughing as insiders on how Ogabe played the voters. The laughing at Ogabe and his outright lies will come later once the voters wake up.

Posted by: Slim at June 30, 2009 1:51 AM

57 states...the big O thinks there are at least 57 states...nothing more need be said of the woeful ignorance of the man the MSM elected President of the USA.

Posted by: john begley at June 30, 2009 1:55 AM

Absolutely amazing that he was elected. I'm still shaking my head. Mr. & Mrs. Hate Filled Black folks living in the White House, snubbing the Queen, sending the bust of Churchill back and bowing before Islamic Princes. This is a very strange movie that I've tuned into.

Posted by: Pat at June 30, 2009 2:33 AM

Well when you have all the dead people voting for you you are bound to win.

Posted by: Largs at June 30, 2009 3:53 AM

And the wheels on the bus go flat, flat, flat

It is like watching a slow motion traffic accident, Gibbs snarky humour is wearing thin, his deflection and ridicule of others has just about run its course.

You are the man now big guy, best put on your big kids pants and start answering questions because the press is not all your BFFs anymore, too many planted "bloggers" and too many snubs.

I can feel the worm turning...

Posted by: Illiquid Assets at June 30, 2009 4:02 AM

Third World comes to mind. Oh my...........

Posted by: Knight 99 at June 30, 2009 5:59 AM

it's already to late for derision. the laughing should have started when the half black african commie was looking for the nomination.

Posted by: old white guy at June 30, 2009 7:16 AM

You know I hate to say I told you so but...

Posted by: Texas Canuck at June 30, 2009 7:22 AM

This is the media's president. They elected him and they are also to be held accountable when his ineptitude and naive ideology crashes the economy and trust in government.

The alphabet networks did this to America and I hope the people never forget that.

Posted by: Buffalo Irving at June 30, 2009 8:07 AM

It's like all those Thriller zombies had something to do with Obama's getting into the White/Dark House.

The Voodoo Vote.

" ... and darkness falls across the land ... "

Posted by: batb at June 30, 2009 8:20 AM

It's getting so bad that even investigative journalists are starting to notice Obama is an incompetent fraud and a bullshitter.
Who'da thunk that could happen?!

When it all does come crashing down, who is the media going to blame?
I don't think the old saying, 'fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me' is going to apply to these guys.
The media will be the victim in all this somehow.

Ignoring the mountains of evidence about Obama won't be THEIR fault, someone else must be to blame.
They will point their fingers at everyone but themselves.
The logic pretzels they twist up to avoid facing reality will be interesting to see.

They weren't ready, the sun was in their eyes, can they get a 'do over?

Obviously George Bush will be to blame, perhaps Sarah Palin as well.
Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, there will be plenty of Republicans to blame for the media's dishonesty and incompetence.

There will be one more state in the US of A, the state of denial of the media putzes.

Posted by: Stan at June 30, 2009 8:22 AM

Cheney Palin. What a ticket that would be. I would quit my job to work for them. And this is not intended as irony or sarcasm either. I mean it.

Posted by: tim in vermont at June 30, 2009 8:24 AM

The media has been complicit in the annointing of the commie, but ultimately the blame lies with the morons that voted for him and the morons that ignored all the voting shenanigans. It will be interesting to see who the last Obama supporter is. Chris "mr tingles" Mathews? or Olbermann or Garafalo? They will start abandoning ship soon I would imagine.

By the way, I've always thought a good ticket for the Republicans would be former UN ambassador John Bolton (whom the UN absolutely HATES) and Palin. Bolton is a very well spoken fellow and understands the constitution (and respects it).

Posted by: johnboy at June 30, 2009 8:48 AM

JDN @ 1:33 said,

"I thought he was about to say 'splonge'"

No I am waiting for the inevitable varitation of,

We Won,
I am THE President
I AM the President
I am the PRESIDENT
Be Careful what ask

This is a good development though. Becoming Pres and stayiong Pres are very competitive games. Nobody does any favours not playing at the top of their respective games, including the press.

Now to be cynical, it is safe for the press to be this way now....they can be critical for a year and then turn lovingly forgetful in time for the mid terms. But even then that isnt as important as ensuring they start to rebuild for 2012.

But who the GOP chooses will make a big difference. They need to be united and have a plan, they need to not be foaming atthe mouth and they need to be looking forward.

Obama wil be vulnerable, but not easy prey. He has a ton of dough and committed backers and a machine. Do not underestimate his skills.

But in 2012 he will be running for an election with a quantifiable record for the first time in his career. It wont be hope and change....running as an incumbent has many advantages, but having to defend a record isnt always one of them. And some politicians dont defend themselves well, Obama strikes me that way since he takes it personally. We will see.

He has been out front a lot. Probably more than any Pres in recent memory. This helps move his agenda, BUT he cannot do this for 3 more years.

His act will wear out soon enough.

To be honest there is much in him I liked. But he in danger of dipping into Carter territory. "The people" were willing to give him a reasonable chance, and that isnt exhausted yet, but contradictions and troubles are gathering..as they do for all Presidents....how he deals with those, without the testiness, is going to be interesting.

GOP needs to a plan, they need to find reasonable competent spokepeople and they need to draw blood from this guy going into 2010. The GOP has to prevent a Reagan like myth about Obama's involvement in an issue from taking hold.


Posted by: Stephen at June 30, 2009 8:50 AM

A one-term President is living out his numbered days in the White House. Lets hope that the damage is not so bad that it can't be repaired.

You forget midterms. Many of us are hoping the Republicans will make a decent showing in 2010 so the last two years of Obama's presidency force him to deal with the opposition, rather than saying "we won" and "your opinions no longer matter"...

Posted by: Amy P. at June 30, 2009 9:00 AM

[quote]The alphabet networks did this to America and I hope the people never forget that[/quote]
Buffalo Erving,

In the Broadcasting Industry lingo "Alphabet" would mean CALL LETTERS (4 letters) or Local Affiliate broadcasters. They are distinctly different than the Network although O&O's are also calls

Are you suggesting that this MSM conspiracy extended beyond the NYC Networks?

Posted by: Slap Shot at June 30, 2009 9:04 AM

I always thought the alphabet networks referred to abc, nbc, and cbs?

Posted by: jonhboy at June 30, 2009 9:12 AM

Speaking of pointing fingers. . when one points the finger there are 3 fingers pointing back. So who is accountable?

Posted by: Mary Jane at June 30, 2009 9:23 AM

We are witnessing social justice at work. The way to make housing affordable for the poor is to completely crash the value of real property.

Sooner or later, the "professional" journalists will discover that they themselves have been stripped of assets, and their real income and purchasing power has collapsed. When their aged mothers and fathers need health care, they will then confront the health care rationing scheme that parades around under the cloak of "universal". That is when the worm will finally turn - when the monster they have created finishes comes looking their way for its next meal.

Posted by: Shaken at June 30, 2009 9:26 AM

Amy P - there are only some 15 months till the mid-terms and the Republican Party is still trying to pick itself off the floor. It would help if GOP higher-ups would quit turning up in strange beds - you know?

I think there is still time for the GOP to turn things around in time for the mid-terms. Hopefully by then folks will have had it up to here with sky-rocketing deficits and broken promises regarding taxation.

Posted by: a different bob at June 30, 2009 9:35 AM

Alphabet networks. What difference does is make? They're more like alphabet soup, warm and mushy and full of big O's with a lot of BS thrown in.

Posted by: Ghost of Ed at June 30, 2009 9:56 AM

Where does one learn his language?
I am sick of being paid 5 digit salary and getting sh1t on for speaking facts, while a slimeball like him speaks non-statements and gets paid 6 digit salary.

Posted by: Aaron at June 30, 2009 9:56 AM

Notice also how Obama operates. As a Teflon type, he slithers out of accountability.

He, Himself, said that there'd be no increase in taxes. But Obama delegates everything. Everything. His 'stimulus package' wasn't about stimulus but about paying off Democrats who supported him. Using taxpayer money. When it was pointed out that it was primarily pork-to-Democrats, Obama replied that this was the Will of Congress.

He'll do the same with this; he'll blame Congress for the tax increases. Not Himself.

He has no filiation with the elected representatives of the people. He's setting up a clear gap between the Executive and Legislative Branch of Government. He's expanding the Executive, with all his unelected unaccountable personal Czars. And denigrating the role of Congress to being only a rubber stamp.

After all, as he frequently reminds people, "I am the President'. Period. And You.Are.Not.

You are also irrelevant. Except to be susceptible to being Bewitched by Obama.

Posted by: ET at June 30, 2009 9:57 AM

Notice also how Obama operates. As a Teflon type, he slithers out of accountability.

He, Himself, said that there'd be no increase in taxes. But Obama delegates everything. Everything. His 'stimulus package' wasn't about stimulus but about paying off Democrats who supported him. Using taxpayer money. When it was pointed out that it was primarily pork-to-Democrats, Obama replied that this was the Will of Congress.

He'll do the same with this; he'll blame Congress for the tax increases. Not Himself.

He has no filiation with the elected representatives of the people. He's setting up a clear gap between the Executive and Legislative Branch of Government. He's expanding the Executive, with all his unelected unaccountable personal Czars. And denigrating the role of Congress to being only a rubber stamp.

After all, as he frequently reminds people, "I am the President'. Period. And You.Are.Not.

You are also irrelevant. Except to be susceptible to being Bewitched by Obama.

Posted by: ET at June 30, 2009 10:05 AM

Will there be mid term elections? Or will there be a crisis that calls for obammy to impose marshall law and pull a chavez.

Are there any real men left in the U.S., or are they all fat and pussified with polished toenails and dressed up like women?

15 months is a long time to wait for an election.

Posted by: A storm is coming at June 30, 2009 10:05 AM

Amy P - there are only some 15 months till the mid-terms and the Republican Party is still trying to pick itself off the floor. It would help if GOP higher-ups would quit turning up in strange beds - you know?

Yes, indeed. "Strange beds" in every sense of the word.

With the exception of an extremely limited few, I say vote all incumbents out of office.

Posted by: Amy P. at June 30, 2009 10:09 AM

Amy P - there are only some 15 months till the mid-terms and the Republican Party is still trying to pick itself off the floor. It would help if GOP higher-ups would quit turning up in strange beds - you know?

Yes, indeed. "Strange beds" in every sense of the word.

With the exception of an extremely limited few, I say vote all incumbents out of office in 2010 OR 2012 - whenever this crop is up for reelection.

Posted by: Amy P. at June 30, 2009 10:19 AM

When you have a stake in your hand and there is a hobbled Vampire right in front of you it must be difficult not to drive that stake in the heart ... even for the (maybe not so adoring of the vampires anymore) ghouls in the media.

That laughter was the sound of a stake being driven into the Vampire's heart. Those guys don't like to be laughed at. Especially the Head Vampire himself.

Posted by: Momar at June 30, 2009 10:45 AM

The GOPs paltform should be: eneergy - exploration and exploitation of cheap energy that is available but forbidden by congress

Posted by: RW at June 30, 2009 10:52 AM

ET,

But Obama delegates everything

Executives necessarily delegate everything, except respoonsibility and startegic direction.

Posted by: RW at June 30, 2009 10:55 AM

57 states...the big O thinks there are at least 57 states...nothing more need be said of the woeful ignorance of the man the MSM elected President of the USA.

Posted by: john begley at June 30, 2009 1:55 AM


That's not all John, Obama said that he was coming to canada to see the president.

Michael Ignatieff a canadian, reaffirm on television from the united states in his own words " 'we' are all Americans and must stick together'

Can you imagine an american living in Canada years says on television that "we are all canadians and must stick together as canadians" to later decide that he is running for the presidency.

Posted by: Jen at June 30, 2009 11:07 AM

But the White House kinderkorps were already laughing at Robert Gibbs two months ago. Remember the inept parroting of Janet Napolitano's explanation for Joe Biden's infamous swine-flu flub (also available on YouTube).
All Gibbs had to do was utter some high-toned words about the importance of compromise in statecraft, and that the president was forced to give a little to get a little, and all would have been well. Instead, he makes the unlamented Scott McClellan look almost competent.
The ordure will stick to Gibbs, but not Obama.
(How odd: my spell-checker suggested bidet for Biden.)

Posted by: Ramon Daley at June 30, 2009 11:19 AM

Are you suggesting that this MSM conspiracy extended beyond the NYC Networks?

Posted by: Slap Shot at June 30, 2009 9:04 AM

Uhhh, Hmmmm, Welllllll, YES.

Robert Gibbs is a blantant Liberal Liar.

How do I know he is a blantant Liberal Liar ?

1) His 1st sentence will insult you, your family, your kids, your religion, or your party affiliation.

2) 2nd sentence will be an outright Lie.

3) He will claim to all who will listen he saw Obama walk on Lake Michigan.
,

Posted by: Ratt at June 30, 2009 11:35 AM

Let me tell americans who visit this site. you are very lucky to have both a liberal and conservative medias either in television radio and newspapers from which to choose.
When the liberal stations decides to pull the wool over your eyes' you have another channel a conversative that will unveil.

Unfortunately, there is only one NATIONAL MEDIA which are the LIBERALS' and they know it. only scraps of conservatives media are heard on th radio and maybe one or two newspapers- the rest are all liberals.
Do you expect me to believe that the canadian liberal party thirteen-fifteen years of corruption scandal, thievery etc would have remained behind close doors without a murmur from FOX NEWS-never, The liberals would have been exposed from the very first days of discovery.

How many canadians know that the liberals stole from them-hardly-why is that- well, the canadian liberal media makes it a point to keep it very quiet. MANIPULATING canadian public is the liberal national media 'work of art.'

Posted by: Jen at June 30, 2009 11:37 AM

Amen Jen Amen

Posted by: FREE at June 30, 2009 11:44 AM

I like the words sock puppets or minions of world corp. Some day one of those reporter minions when biting their tongue will bite it right off.

Posted by: What Media at June 30, 2009 12:11 PM

Buffalo Irving raises an excellent point. The media should get kicked in the balls just as hard as the Dems.

People who think Rush is on the way out are themselves way-out. Rush and other conservative radio and TV folk are on their way UP simply because America is going to turn to them for closer-to-the-truth reporting while they equally turn away from the major -- read neo-liberal, pro-Obama -- media.

America -- even blue America -- is beginning to wake up to the fact that they have been betrayed by the media for purely political, partisan reasons.

As Kate often intones, the media are masters of their own demise.

Posted by: Mark Peters at June 30, 2009 12:16 PM

Canada's Lib I-Iggy also gets "laughter from the assembled parliamentary press gallery members".

Here is Cheadle/MSM butting/rebutting the laughter:

"It brought laughter from the assembled parliamentary press gallery members, but it said as much about the prime minister as it did about Ignatieff."*

Why would Cheadle do this? Because I-Iggy was the butt of a joke from PM Harper.

Now, on with the reporting.
...-

*Ignatieff sparks PM response as confidence chess match plays out"
http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/700147

Posted by: maz2 at June 30, 2009 12:24 PM

One of the factors that most overlook is the american temperament and tradition.
Americans demographically are not sedentary, conformists nor equatorial firebrands....
However, their climate places them right into that sometimes volatile demographic characteristic of the warmer temperate zones.
IOW the "people" who didn't elect this obamanation and that critical volatile swing segment are capable of a violent rejection.
An overview of the Homeland Security...security report fearing returning troops as a security risk indicates that the democrats are aware of the potential and fear it......rightly so.

Posted by: sasquatch at June 30, 2009 12:42 PM

Jen, you are so right.

Posted by: Ken at June 30, 2009 12:47 PM

I'm waiting for this guy to have his Ron Zeigler moment:

"This is the operative statement. The others are inoperative."

To watch Dems choke on that would be a very tasty bit of cold revenge indeed.

WH press secretary has got to be one of the toughest public service jobs in the world. Many have been hopelessly incompetent - this guy for example, or criminal - clinton's guy. Zeigler had the most difficult task of them all and his loyalty to RMN was awe-inspiring and tragic at the same time. The best by far that i have watched was GWB's Tony Snow (RIP).

Posted by: Gord Tulk at June 30, 2009 1:01 PM

sasquatch @12:42 - soooo.... the key to America's greatness is that it is made up of
a) calm, rational, bottom-line Yankees and
b) volatile, fight-to-the-death Southerners.

I like this. I bet Mark Twain would have agreed.

Also: Mr. Obama is a One Term President. The only question now is 2012 = Palin + ?

Posted by: Black Mamba at June 30, 2009 1:22 PM

A conservative movement to vote all incumbents out of office would be strongest in districts that are already Republican, having the effect of strengthening Obama's power. The message would be one of approval of all of His policies to date.

When people suggest this course of action on conservative blogs, I can only think that they are plants.

Posted by: tim in vermont at June 30, 2009 2:05 PM

JEN JEN JEN JEN

Buy the freakin' National Post, will you?

Posted by: KevinB at June 30, 2009 4:25 PM

JEN JEN JEN JEN

Buy the freakin' National Post, will you?

Posted by: KevinB at June 30, 2009 4:25 PM

KevinB, I do buy the NATIONAL POST.

Posted by: Jen at June 30, 2009 6:38 PM

If Obama breaks his pledge, it will obviously be because of "8 years of Bush's failed policies...."

Posted by: imapopulistnow at June 30, 2009 6:55 PM

The mind of a liberal is a scary place indeed.

Posted by: A storm is coming at June 30, 2009 8:30 PM

Pat ~~ Absolutely amazing that he was elected. I'm still shaking my head.

No I'm trying not to hit my head with a Ball Peen hammer...ugh....

Posted by: Orlin from Marquette at June 30, 2009 8:34 PM

Gawd.

I miss Jimmy Carter already.

Posted by: Alienated at June 30, 2009 11:20 PM

Change & hope lol!!!!
More like tax & spend for Acorn while making America broke. Than taking away the right to medical care to be replaced with rtationed medicine.
Ye indeed. Change & hope. Before this is over most Americans will be living in tents.

Posted by: Revnant Dream at July 1, 2009 1:08 AM

I'm waiting for a prediction I made during the last US election to come to frutition.
I said then that Old Bummer would get folks more involved in the political process...what I purposely left out was that I wasn't talking about the last election but the one that comes after.

Posted by: gimbol at July 1, 2009 1:10 AM

What he should do is tax the residents of the 57th state and raise all the funds he needs for his communism.

Posted by: Norman at July 1, 2009 9:54 AM

What he should do is tax the residents of the 57th state and raise all the funds he needs for his communism.

Posted by: Norman at July 1, 2009 9:54 AM


Do the american liberal media know the name of the 57th state since there is only 50 states in the UNITED STATES.

Posted by: Jen at July 1, 2009 11:40 AM

New Pennsylvania. Good luck finding the clip again though.

Posted by: tim in vermont at July 1, 2009 7:42 PM

"... can actual reporting be far behind?"

Um, duh? Of course it can. And it will. These people are only responding because they feel they're being treated unfairly. Never forget that.

Posted by: Liz at July 4, 2009 2:52 AM
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