Did you know that President Obama’s trip overseas has mixed views as to how successful it was.
Did you know that President Obama had to separate French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Chinese President Hu Jintao after got into a bitter disagreement.
Or did you read about how President Obama extended (figuratively speaking) America’s arm to the World’s Muslim population in a speech given in Turkey?
If you did, then congratulations! You win in reading and watching past the constant nonsense of “tabloid” journalism and reading actual news. By “tabloid” I refer to what could be found in the National Enquirer or TMZ. By actual I refer to news of utter importance versus news that sells. Continue reading
When President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama set of to meet the Queen during the G-20 summit, all went well–sort of.
The Obama’s had the right touch when it came to greeting the queen– at least First Lady Michelle Obama did. Apparently like any monarch, be it king or queen, there are a set of rules, ethics and codes that must be followed to prevent being swallowed up by foreign and American media. Continue reading
I traveled to Washington D.C. to see British M.P. George Galloway of the Respect Party give a speech.
British MP George Galloway
I managed to interview Galloway an hour before his speech, thanks to family connections, and sat down with him for roughly 40 minutes discussing how he came about fighting for Muslim rights and more specifically the Palestinian voice in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The transcript and audio of Galloway’s interview will be posted up soon.
Dressed in a black suit, red and white-dotted tie and a flag pin, President Barack Obama stood at the podium for 55 minutes taking questions for the Journalistic elite.
Questions dealing with the current financial meltdown to the Mexican drug cartels to AIG. One question that caught my attention was the expected increase in National debt following President Obama’s term. With the amount of spending taking place and President Obama’s emphasis on not passing this current economic problem to the next generation. Continue reading
Just days after his brutal interview with Daily Show host Jon Stewart, Jim Kramer came out on his show’s fourth year anniversary with a heartfelt comment.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made light of Dick Cheney’s position as the number two of the Republican. Add his remarks to enjoying Jon Stewart’s grilling of Jim Cramer, you will notice a slightly different role as the Press Secretary to the President of the United States.
Is this the right role to have though? Media and journalists go to this guy every day seeking answers to what the Administration is doing and what their reaction is to the day’s events. However, when you have a press secretary attempting to emulate the same charisma of his boss, the Commander-in-Chief, the relationship between journalists and the press secretary is like that of anyone with a public relations officer: combative.
Regardless, that Robert Gibbs is quite a comedian, but the media should be prepared. They have failed before.
How far has society to come to have a comedian tell financial news commentator that he is not doing his job well?
Building the hype for a good couple of days, Jon Stewart called out MSNBC for its failure in reporting on what the banks were doing. Additionally, Stewart called out a number of CNBC big whigs including arm-flailing, bull throwing, loud mouthing Jim Cramer, host of Mad Money.
Stewart was fair in questioning and Cramer surprisingly did very little to defend himself.
But the bigger question, how many times will the media continue to fail the public? There was failure of coverage of the Bush administration’s push for war in Iraq. There was the poor coverage of Hurricane Katrina. There was the absence of any real financial reporting during the sub prime market bubble.
What irked Stewart the most was the fact that people like Jim Cramer and CNBC knew what the banks were doing but never actually reported on any of it.
Its not Jon Stewart’s job to call out anyone or play the role of the watchdog of the media. Its simply to entertain viewers of how ridiculous the 24 hour news shows can be.
But by going forth and calling out CNBC, I have regained trust in Stewart and lost it in the conglomerate news corporations.