Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The softballers

Here's Deb Saunders: "White House press corps going through the motions"
The pack is out of gas. When reporters ask follow-up questions, you can see they do not expect real answers.
They rarely ask short questions, which are harder to evade. They rarely ask unexpected questions, for which autopilot sound bites cannot hide a non-response. They don't talk out of turn.
It's: Ask a long-winded question. Get a long-winded non-answer.
In an era of record food stamps, high unemployment, and sky-high debt, the media made sure to trivialize the election so it became about soundbites and silliness.  With their guy safely ensconced in the White House, the MSM can resume their four-year love affair.

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