Whither The 'Challenge And Question Authority' Liberals...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by paulitician, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. paulitician
    Offline

    paulitician Platinum Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Messages:
    38,401
    Thanks Received:
    4,136
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +11,972
    Interesting article by George Scoville


    When did Americans become so infantilized as to treat the president of the United States like he’s the only adult in the room?

    Last Friday, The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro set off a firestorm of debate over decorum when he interrupted President Barack Obama, whose staff had gathered a Rose Garden press conference to announce an executive order that would grant temporary work permits to children of immigrants who came to the U.S. by extralegal means. The entire kerfuffle transmits resounding signals to us onlookers: the government would like the market for political representation to continue failing, and the members of the mainstream media are willing accomplices.

    “nterrupting the President, any president, is NOT doing your job,” tweeted Fox News’s Ed Henry, a reference to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s recent missive that reporters are not rigorous enough in providing context to their stories. “The stunt dummy interrupting POTUS during statement hurts whatever cause he represents by being rude,” tweeted outgoing CNN host John King. Tony Fratto, former assistant Treasury secretary, former deputy press secretary under President Bush, and CNBC contributor, tweeted, “Reporters don’t interrupt presidential statements. Period. @NeilMunroDC should be banned from WH.” ABC’s Diane Sawyer reduced Munro from White House correspondent to “heckler.” Sam Donaldson, himself a long-time antagonist to President Ronald Reagan, said in a statement to The Huffington Post that Munro’s behavior evidences a pet leftist trope: that any critical questioning of the president or his motives is necessarily rooted in anti-African-American sentiment. An MSNBC panel agreed, naturally.

    The list goes on.

    New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who found herself barred indefinitely from traveling on Senator John McCain’s campaign airplanes in September 2008, understands better than most the importance of not trading the integrity of one’s craft for access to the powerful. I applaud her for not (publicly) joining the rest of the pack in crucifying Munro. According to Washington Post reporter David Nakamura, Jay Carney emailed Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson after the incident, “presumably about the reporter who interrupted Obama today.” Munro and Carlson may now learn what happens when you don’t play the game according to the political class’s rules...

    Read more: Whither the 'challenge and question authority' liberals? | The Daily Caller
     
  2. paulitician
    Offline

    paulitician Platinum Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Messages:
    38,401
    Thanks Received:
    4,136
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +11,972
    They should go all NDAA on this reporter's ass!! I'm joking of course, but i bet the Obamabots on this Board would actually like to see that.
     
  3. CrusaderFrank
    Online

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    81,185
    Thanks Received:
    14,905
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +36,927
    Great point.

    They only have a problem when there's not a Neo-Marxists in the office.
     
  4. salem.hills
    Offline

    salem.hills Right Winger

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    887
    Thanks Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +67
    I remember that prick Sam Donaldson and I don't respect any libtard in DC so good for that guy
     
  5. NYcarbineer
    Online

    NYcarbineer Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    95,888
    Thanks Received:
    11,253
    Trophy Points:
    2,060
    Location:
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Ratings:
    +30,172
    The Right always becomes what it once condemned, when the political winds shift.
     
  6. CrusaderFrank
    Online

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    81,185
    Thanks Received:
    14,905
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +36,927
    See all the Lib protests against drone strikes? How Obama is only making more terrorists? Can't fight ideology with drones?

    Yeah, me neither
     
  7. The T
    Offline

    The T George S. Patton Party Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    48,072
    Thanks Received:
    5,473
    Trophy Points:
    1,773
    Location:
    What USED TO BE A REPUBLIC RUN BY TYRANTS
    Ratings:
    +5,502
    Imagine shoe...other foot?

    Predictable, isn't it?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  8. CrusaderFrank
    Online

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    81,185
    Thanks Received:
    14,905
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +36,927
    "Dissent is the highest form of...SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU RACIST! OBAMA IS PRESIDENT!
     
  9. The T
    Offline

    The T George S. Patton Party Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    48,072
    Thanks Received:
    5,473
    Trophy Points:
    1,773
    Location:
    What USED TO BE A REPUBLIC RUN BY TYRANTS
    Ratings:
    +5,502
    :badgrin:
     
  10. konradv
    Offline

    konradv Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    22,552
    Thanks Received:
    2,555
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Ratings:
    +5,664
    Yeah, kind of like when the right is all gung-ho about slapping our enemies down until a Dem gets into office. Then they're all 'kum-ba-ya' and "we shouldn't be minding others' business"! :eusa_eh:
     

Share This Page