Saturday, October 04, 2008

Invisible Press Conference, Obama Haz 'Em.

Yesterday on MSNBC's Morning Joe program, the two hosts berated an Obama spokesman about the candidate's supposed refusal to discuss with the media his position on this economic crisis/bailout, and answer specifics on how he would move forward as President. Yes he has, said the spokeswoman. Nuh uh, insisted the pundits again!

The truth is that, even though he's not granted Joe Scarborough the pleasure of a visit recently (McCain gets around a bit more, even though he now believes the media is destroying America), he has spoken on the issue on an almost-daily basis, even though it gets little to no press (so way boring). As I've been writing for months now, the media loves to ignore Obama's more substantive speeches and press conferences, while simultaneously demanding more substance from his campaign. Hey, they know what sells and what doesn't.

For the record, here's video from earlier this week of Barack Obama discussing exactly what the Morning Joe crew insisted he hasn't... Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. It may not be perfect, but let's not pretend it didn't happen.

The next Obama-McCain debate is Tuesday, by the way, and will have a town hall format.


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