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Jon Stewart speaking of the Brian Williams scandal “I love that now the media pretends that they must guard the crown jewel of their credibility when we’ve already seen it’s Al Capone’s vault.  Not that they weren’t hard on themselves post clusterbleep.”

Reporter “How did you guys do on the issue of weapons of mass destruction?”

Bill Keller (New York Times) “I think we did, uhm, I think we did pretty darned good.”

Wolf Blitzer (CNN) “I think we were pretty strong.”

Reporter “I think the questions were asked”

Reporter “there was a fog of war”

Reporter “I guess we were caught up in the post 9/11 sense of patriotism.”

Reporter “And there’s also the fog of covering the war”

Blitzer “Could we have done a better job?  Sure.  Remember, we are a first draft of history journalism.”

Stewart “But it wasn’t even your draft.  You were just copying off Cheney’s paper.  You were plagiarizing history.”

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/j3ware/guardians-of-the-veracity

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Jon Stewart “It is hard to overstate what a low point this is in Barack Obama’s Presidency, hard to overstate it, but not impossible.”

Brian Williams (NBC) “President Obama now finds himself compared to President George W Bush, as in the problems with the health care plan have become President Obama’s Katrina.”

CNN host “Is this Obama’s Katrina moment?”

MSNBC host “President Obama’s Katrina moment.”

Stewart “Katrina? Hurricane Katrina? Yes, I believe we’ve all see the damning photos of the Presidential flyover surveying the human suffering, (Shows a picture of a man on a roof surrounded by water and wreakage, holding a sign that says 404 error page not found) of the Healthcare.gov website, from a safe distance. I’m not trying to polish the .turd that is Healthcare.gov, but comparing the government abdication of responsibility during hurricane Katrina, the death of hundreds of people, the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people to a (bad) website is offensive, apparently, to the people who were in charge during hurricane Katrina”

Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card (November 18, 2013) “Katrina was a real disaster, but we also had jurisdictional challenges because you had a Mayor and the White House couldn’t do anything with the Mayor objecting. We had a Governor of Louisiana that was a challenge to work with.”

Stewart “That’s President Bush’s Chief Of Staff Andy Card saying it’s not fair to President Bush to compare the Healthcare.gov roll out to Katrina, because during Katrina Bush didn’t get the cooperation of the Louisiana Governor, you know, the way Obama gets it now”

Gov Bobby Jindal (R-LA) November 8, 2013 “Look, nobody’s going to bully Louisiana into expanding medicaid or joining part of Obamacare.”

Stewart “Bullying? The Feds were going to pay for the medicaid expansion. How is that bullying? Hey four-eyes, if you need to see an ophthalmologist, we can cover that. I mean, how is that bullying? That’s not the only reason, by the way, that the comparison is unfair to George Bush.”

Fox News Anchor “George Bush didn’t invent a hurricane.”

Fox News Anchor “Katrina was one region, though, this is across the country.”

Chris Wallace (Fox News) “Katrina was a terrible event. Lord knows, you were there, you saw how badly our government responded, but it began and ended within a week. This could affect people’s lives for years”

Stewart “Are you out of your bleeping mind? …I mean, hurricane Katrina lasted a week, and the effects of Obamacare, Spike Lee’s documentary about Katrina lasted longer than a week.”

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-november-18-2013/katrina-the-healthcare-glitch

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John Oliver “I guess the one minor bright side is that Detroit might get a little economic boost from all those reporters flocking to it to cover the story, right?

Fox anchor “Mike Tobin live in Chicago with the news.  Mike, a dramatic afternoon in Detroit.”

Brian Williams (NBC) “John Yang on the news from Chicago today, and of course the very bad news out of Detroit.”

CNBC anchor “Whether that’s Chapter 9, how they go through the motions, I don’t know, but Jeff Locke does, and he’s right near Detroit, in Chicago.”

Oliver “Really?  Chicago?  So, you’ll embed reporters and have them take gunfire in war zones all over the world.  You’ve had them tear gassed during protests.  You’ve forced them to take 200 mile an hour winds to the face during storms.  But apparently, having them stand on a corner in downtown Detroit, oh that is just too dangerous an assignment.”

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-july-22-2013/chapter-9-mile

Two great days for politics in the United States   Leave a comment

Wow, what a great couple of days for politics in America.  The first real Republican debate gave the candidates a chance to clearly differentiate each other.  It was the first one where the audience was there to listen instead of putting themselves into the debate.  Great job Brian Williams!

Yesterday was the State of the Union, and Obama knocked it out of the park.  If you don’t know if you want to vote Democratic or Republican, over the last two days you had a chance to see exactly what you are getting.  Such clarity makes the last two days some of the best two days in politics in a while.

Posted January 25, 2012 by tmusicfan in Politics

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