…so to see if my thoughts on the
spin, propaganda, template mainstream media reporting is correct I’m going to avoid the write ups about the speech until I see what Morning Joe does with it today.
My base prediction has already been made so lets see if it is correct.
I will make only this comment from part of last night’s twitter stream that I saw. There was a telling comment:
Barbara McMahon (Aka @Southsalem) tweeted this and I saw it before I wrote what I did above
RT @RussertXM_NBC: Allen West: “When he talked abt American exceptionalism & American dream Gr8 2finally hear him say those type of things.”
That sounds like a complement, but consider. Barack Obama ran for president starting in 2007/2008 he has been president for over two years and he is only NOW talking about American exceptionalism?
Does anybody seriously believe he would talk this way if his party wasn’t seriously rejected at the polls in November? When a pol only starts talking about American exceptionalism when he needs to recover from a political defeat, that means he doesn’t believe in it and never has.
UPDATE: Holy Moley! The reaction from Morning Joe except for Howard Dean is “flat”.
When you hear them talk “substance” vs the “optics” on MSNBC that tell you that this is an epic fail.
I can’t remember the sitcom it was from (I think it was Herman’s Head), but I remember seeing a show where there was this exchange:
Guy 1: “What did you think of the movie?”
Guy 2: “I really liked the cinematography…”
Guy 1: “That bad eh.”
Boy it must have been really bad if these guys are saying this kind of thing. It will be interesting to see what they say about the republican response.
Andrea Mitchell says: ” He didn’t mention gun control”, Dean answers: “He didn’t mention Abortion either”
Update 2 Even worse they showed a clip of Michelle Bachmann’s speech and not a single word of snark from the panel. If they can’t snark Bachmann on MSNBC this is panic time for Democrats.
Update 3: They complement Paul Ryan, the White House is calling Comacst to ask them to get Olbermann back on the air STAT!
Update 4: Not a another word about Michelle Bachmann’s response. I suspect they will continue to avoid it, after reading her speech I see why. If her delivery was as good as the speech then they HAVE to keep it off the air. When you spend months trying to spin her as some kind of violent nut you don’t dare show video that proves you wrong.
Update 5: I leave to drop one kid at school and give a ride to the other whose car was dropped off at T & R Custom Automotive (check out their DaTechGuy deal on labor) and here comes the instalanche. Thanks Glenn.
Now they are talking Backmann and their big critique is the tea party feed (although Mika to her credit says we’ve all looked at the wrong camera…after saying its all about her) If this is the best MSNBC can do for the White House then they are in real trouble.