Friday, March 27, 2009

Anatomy of a Smear

(Hat-tip Bob Cesca)

Not for nothing, but this is the video you show all those convenient hand-wringers who openly wonder why President Obama has been on a media blitz as of late. Doing "60 Minutes". Answering questions for that Online Townhall yesterday. Doing Jay Leno last week. Sure, our Commander-in-Chief should be out there explaining to as many people as humanly possible what his specific plans are. But the real reason for the media tour, I believe, is that Barack Obama knows that our media is traditionally lazy as fuck and commonly susceptible to right wings meems. Outside of David Shuster, Keith Olbermann, and Rachel Maddow - you'd be hard pressed to find any news person who actually pushed back on the fictitious republican claims of what was in the Stimulus package. More times than not I witnessed respected journalists simply regurgitate that small business falsehood as if it was gospel. Because of that, I implore our President to do even more media. Momentarily revive "Rap City", so he can tell people more about his Afghanistan strategy between his favorite Run D.M.C and Public Enemy videos. I wan him to go on "Flava of Love", round up everyone on the cast and sternly say to the American people "THIS is why my budget focuses on education!" Anything to counterbalance the smears.


Mr. A said...

True Dat! Even though Clinton played the Sax and got props for it, what would Obama be like in the booth? Provided we could put aside the stereotypical backlash just for a sec, How would O-Nice get down? His debut track could be called, Smear Tactics. Hot Fi-yah.
Maybe it would start a trend where rappers feel they should strive to go to Harvard before attempting to spit. Only then could you proclaim to be the biggest boss that we've seen thus far.
Things that make you go hmmm....

BLESSD1 said...

LAMO @ MR. A. Not to sound Neoconservative, but why do they partake in thise smear tactics? Do they hate their country?