President Obama delivered a major speech on the economy today, focused on his plans to strengthen the U.S. middle class, the first in what the White House said would be a series of speeches on his economic vision for the country and as his agenda for his second term. But after about eight minutes of the approximately one-hour address, Fox News made its disinterest and disdain shown by cutting away from the speech in favor of the royal baby's name (Prince George) and a slew of anti-Democratic stories.
As she cut away, America Live host Shannon Bream said:
Also ahead, we're expecting to know the name of the new royal baby in just moments. Plus, Anthony Weiner may be getting more exposure than ever (get it?), but the bigger focus may become his wife, Huma. And exactly why she is standing by his side despite his now repeated bad behavior. We'll look at that. Also, a federal court nominee appearing before the Judiciary Committee in the Senate today being described as potentially, quote, the most left-wing judge in the history of the republic. Up next, we'll take a look at what happened in the Senate and why she is creating such a stir. Well, as a Bay State cop is being disciplined for leaking photos of the Boston bombing suspect. We're gonna talk with his lawyer about the punishment and also ask radio host Howie Carr about the reaction up there in Massachusetts.
Of course, the well-paid talking heads and execs at Fox News don't need to worry about a little thing like the middle class being squeezed to death. So why give their viewers any reason to hear the Democratic president's message?
We've got the full speech embedded here.
Then again, Sanford was redeemed a few short months ago by some of the same people who condemned his little affair.
Plus, Anthony Weiner may be getting more exposure than ever (get it?), but the bigger focus may become his wife, Huma. And exactly why she is standing by his side despite his now repeated bad behavior.
I’ve noticed something . . .
Despite the rightwingnuts’ oft-repeated statements of being the “party of family values”, their beilief in the importance of maintaining the family unit, and support of (heterosexual) marriage, whenever a Democratic politician is caught in an extramarital affair, and the wife makes a show of support of her husband — even just a public one — the wingers sure are quick to condemn her.
That seems to be the case here . . . it was (and remains) the case whenever Bill and Hillary Clinton are brought up . . . and was the case with Elizabeth Edwards, who remained married to John Edwards until her death.
OTOH — whenever the spouse of a Republican politician that has committed adultery decides to leave the marriage, not only is she condemned for NOT staying in the relationship,
its sometimes hinted that the affair may have been her fault [Maria Shriver], or that the husband’s status as a POW somehow “excused” his behavior [John McCain].
Oh well — IOKIYAR, I guess . . .
Is it possible that Fox News doesn’t want their viewers to watch the speech and form their own opinions but rather listen to the Fox “fair and balanced” analysis.
Not just possible, but probable.
Fox figures its much easier to put in their spin and talking points of what the President said, when they don’t actually waste time broadcasting what the President said.
Or might it be that they suspect that the average Fox viewer doesn’t have a long enough attention span to follow a serious speech
Not only do they lack the attention span, they lack the cognitive ability to comprehend any word with more than two syllables — one glance at the mail intended for Fox News that ends up here by mistake reinforces this . . .
But yeah, when we turned it on, someone said “What Channel? Fox News for 1 minute of the speech and 59 minutes of insulting it? Or anywhere else for the full speech and a few facts?”
Any baby name was fine with me other than “Rupert.”
I was rooting that the baby’s name would be Arthur.