A good night sleep beat out the SOTU…UPDATE: so bad even MSNBC not trying to spin it

Posted: January 26, 2011 in media, opinion/news, politics
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…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”

REWRITE!

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.

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  2. elaine says:

    Didn’t watch the speech, as I couldn’t bring myself to endure the same old, same old. Knew he was going to talk a good game of seeming moderate, yet provide no real substance to prove it. Which is what he always does. To quote evil Willow from the “Buffy series”: “Bored now.”

    But, yeah… if even MSNBC can’t cheerlead and spin this their way, then it was even a bigger fail than I’d dared to hope possible.

    So much for the great triangulation ploy. How long before the guy starts blaming Bush and Palin? Any bets? Because my Spidey sense says it’ll be soon, seeing as how the moderate ploy didn’t work…

  3. James says:

    Its interesting that Bachman pitched a perfectly capitalist argument – ie: “Free people produce goods and hire each other. If government gets in the way this stops. That’s bad.”

    Then MSNBC couldn’t tell us why this is wrong and government institutions would work so much better.

    If MSNBC can’t explain why government institutions work better than private ones, then they really don’t believe it themselves. Its just noise and snark. I always knew the pitch was just noise and snark, but I thought they had some sort of belief system below it. But its not there – no clothes at all.

  4. Banjo says:

    If you hung around long enough to watch Obama depart the chamber, you probably got a pretty good sense of the man when the cameras are turned off. At lest he thought they were. A gang of Congressional autograph hounds impeded his departure and you saw him signing his name on their programs with growing impatience. “This better not show up on ebay,” he said at one point. The moron who thrust a photograph in front of him got turned down, and the look on Obama’s face was priceless: arrogance mingled with disgust. And these were Democrats! The malignant narcissist will have more trouble hiding his real nature in the next two years. The White House has put him on the road again — big mistake. The more voters see of Obama the less they like him. That modest little bounce in the polls he’s had neatly coincided with a long period out of sight.

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  6. Ted Joy says:

    A quibble, perhaps, but I can’t help it.
    The word you want to use is “compliment” — i.e. to praise — and not “complement” — i.e. to add to and complete, as the yin and yang figures complement each other in completing a circle.

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