The blogosphere is always anxious to point out bias. Ha, ha, ha!
Seems Sean Hannity’s latest claim is making the blog rounds, not to mention YouTube.
On Friday, May 1, I was listening to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ briefing on C-SPAN. Gibbs had repeatedly fielded questions regarding whether Supreme Court Justice David Souter had contacted President Obama about his resignation. Gibbs repeatedly told the reporters that as of his briefing, the answer was “no.”
I was amused when Obama walked in to let reporters know he had just heard from Souter, and laughed out loud when Gibbs continued the briefing by saying, “before I was so rudely interrupted.” I could not see that reporters had stood when Obama entered the room.
Hannity, with his usual pouty indignation, has shown videoclips of reporters remaining seated when Bush made similar appearances. Of course, he’s claiming disrespect for Bush and media support of the Democratic Party.
Sean, my boy, has it occurred to you that George W. Bush did very little during his administration to command respect? And, if you are just now realizing the media likes Obama, you’d better crawl back under your rock.
Further, can you unequivocally tell your audience that Fox News was NOT biased in favor of Bush?
MRS. EDWARDS’ EPIPHANY
Elizabeth Edwards can be seen in a “no-holds-barred” interview about her husband’s infidelity on “Oprah,” Thursday, May 7. (Check local listings for time.)
From what I’ve heard of the Oprah promos, Elizabeth is willing to reveal just enough salacious insight guaranteed to sell a million copies of her tell-all book, “Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities” – being released the same day.
Faithful readers here will tell you DemWit never trusted John Edwards. Back in the early days of this blog I stated that I wouldn’t spit on Edwards if he were on fire. I admitted that was harsh. This was during the early days of his 2008 campaign and long before he confessed to an extramarital affair.
At the time, I wrote:
John Edwards is worth $54.7 million, and if I hear one more of his "I'm po’ folks like you" ads here in South Carolina, I am going to throw up! He made a dig at Hillary's emotional moment yesterday, then denied it was a dig on Morning Joke this morning. He knew he was lying, and they knew he was lying. As my mother used to say, "I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him." –END-
Remember when this jerk paraded his wife out and used her recurring cancer to announce his presidential run? Same guy who never missed an opportunity to mention his own son’s tragic death.
I can pretty much trust my gut instinct about folks, and with John Edwards, I was dead on.
Is there a pattern in this family of using adversity as a selling point?
If you just can’t wait for all this on Oprah, you can read about the interview in The New York Times: HERE
SALLY QUINN’S QUERY
Sally Quinn, noted Washington hostess and wife of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (my journalism hero), is taking fire across the Internet.
Ms. Quinn, in a recent “Our Faith” blog post, dared to ask readers whether Elizabeth Edwards’ forgiveness - like Hillary Clinton before her - might be “enabling” men like her husband.
Mrs. Edwards claim that this is a “private matter is not a private matter at all,” Ms. Quinn writes. She claims Mrs. Edwards encouraged her husband to run for the presidency knowing he had lied and could be found out and could hurt his supporters and the Democratic Party and, if elected, the country. “This man was running for President of the United States on a lie, and she knew it,” Ms. Quinn writes. “She stood by and let him lie and lie and lie.”
If you are interested, you can read Ms. Quinn’s post, “Forgiving or Enabling Immoral Behavior,” HERE.
All this reminds me: don’t forget to wash your hands often.