Barack Obama’s sycophants in the mainstream media continue to trot out excuse after excuse for countless missteps made throughout his presidency. While most of these ostensible justifications involve transferring blame onto the Republican party, one MSNBC host recently tried a different approach.
As part of a panel discussion regarding Obama’s detached persona, guests on the network’s “Morning Joe” program cited the fact he is uninterested in the political scene.
Panelist John Heilemann said Obama “doesn’t like to court people,” noting his aversion to spending time “schmoozing” with anyone — Democrat or Republican.
“He doesn’t like any of the kind of human, kind of back-slapping side of politics Bill Clinton is so good at,” he continued, suggesting his political successes have been due in large part to his “ability to give these rousing speeches that were so inspirational to so many people.”
Proving her ability to hear what she wants to hear despite what was actually said, co-host Mika Brzezinski somehow interpreted Heilemann’s critique as high praise for Obama.
“So what you’re saying is he’s too smart for the job,” she responded, prompting Heilemann to further clarify his already straightforward statement.
“Well, I’m not exactly saying that,” he retorted, “although I’m sure that’s your gloss on it.”
Host Joe Scarborough jumped in the conversation, saying Obama is “kidding himself” and prompting Brzezinski to once again interject.
“Stop it, Joe,” she said at the first hint of dissension.
Defending Obama in light of his in spite of his disastrous policies and dearth of leadership skills is an art form those in the mainstream media take quite seriously. On MSNBC, however, the bar is apparently set a bit higher.
A host working for the bitterly partisan network was able to defy all logic by hearing a compliment hidden so deep within a guest’s indictment that he himself didn’t even know it was there.
–B. Christopher Agee
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