There's a reason that Rolling Stone breathlessly reported their fourth extensive interview with Obama in four years: the President knows he's going to get the softest of Nerf balls lobbed from Wenner and there won't be a doubt to Obama's wonderfulness. Beyond belief, Wenner burns off his first six questions with the President asking variations of "aren't those Republicans terrible?"
I used to subscribe to Rolling Stone but - Judas Priest - somewhere along the way they must had added an Orwellian two-minute hate to every staff meeting.
Nevertheless, Wenner managed to squeeze in some hard-hitting questions about meeting Mick Jagger. In fact, here's how I broke down the questions asked of Obama:
Republicans - 6
Race relations - 1
Gay marriage - 1
War on drugs - 1
Occupy Wall Street/Wall Street - 3
Global warming - 1
Military / foreign affairs - 4
Bein' President - 3
Media (TV, music, etc.) - 12
Compare and contrast to the issues that Americans care most about (various polls):
Budget deficit/national debt
Of course, we probably shouldn't expect any less from Rolling Stone. The New York Times spent all of two days carrying on the charade that this election year will be different before falling back on their own reliable biases. I'm sure any moment now the media will be discussing the jobless recovery how Gitmo is still open. Aaaaaaannnnyyy moment now.
Is this a surprise?
Record numbers of Americans consider the news media to be “immoral,” “inaccurate,” and “biased,” a new poll says.You know what those "Americans" are watching? Fox News (where Obama fears to tread.)