Tuesday, July 29, 2008

RE: Is Obama Another Jimmy Carter?

Might want to check-out the Mayhill Fowler's piece on the Huffington post - not entirely positive- seemed fair and balanced to me.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mayhill-fowler/baracks-berlin-gamble_b_115312.html

BA

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From: misterb_46@hotmail.com
To: brian_menard@hotmail.com; yhkpenguin@yahoo.com; b.adamson@comcast.net; briada@hotmail.com
CC: yhkpenguin.amomai@blogger.com
Subject: RE: Is Obama Another Jimmy Carter?
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 08:11:18 -0700


OK, but the guys on Fox & Friends (according to a clip on the Daily Show last week) showed Obama in front of German monument and wasted no time comparing his location and speech to that of Hitler back in the day.

Like a lot of folks these days, I only get my national news from the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. :)

MB

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From: brian_menard@hotmail.com
To: yhkpenguin@yahoo.com; misterb_46@hotmail.com; b.adamson@comcast.net; briada@hotmail.com
CC: yhkpenguin.amomai@blogger.com
Subject: Re: Is Obama Another Jimmy Carter?
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 08:17:02 -0400

Actually, your dear friends at Fox News (real news portions, not opinion shows, and not Obermaneque "opinion pretending to be news" shows) did the best job of covering Obama on the trip (while also getting digs in at their ABC/CBS/NBC rivals for their giddy fawning coverage) with actual reporters reporting what happened, with whom he met, what was discussed, and what reactions come from it all. I agree that the European coverage, by and large, was more focused than the Americans' star struck coverage. That included telling about how his German crowd got pretty quiet when Obama said Europe needed to step up and do their part in Afghanistan (for which I give him great credit). Didn't catch much of that here, but maybe I missed it in my channel surfing between the "big three" majors, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and FOX.

1 comment:

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