Gregory’s question was absolute B.S. The website is already fixed, but he couldn’t accept that or else it would destroy his whole premise for asking if the individual mandate should be delayed. Why would the individual mandate need to be delayed if the website is working?
David Gregory was twisting himself into knots trying to set up the softball question on the individual mandate question for Republican Rep. Mike Rogers. This is a behavior that has been visible across the media today. ABC News was in denial, and basically accusing the White House of lying about the status of the website. CNN played dumb about the improvements to the website in order to question President Obama’s competence. In general, the media refuses to believe that a website on the Internet is capable of being repaired.
News watchers have come to expect nothing less than disinterested regurgitation of Republican talking points from David Gregory. However, today’s break from reality was big even by his own standards. None of this is ever a surprise, because David Gregory is a man who treats Meet The Press like he would rather be hosting the Today show.
Gregory has managed to do the impossible. He has made Meet The Press even more unwatchable with his slavish devotion to Republican talking points.
David Gregory Hits a New Low By Shilling For Delaying the Individual Mandate
I assume they are worried about losing access to their sources, particularly on the GOP side since in my opinion they do far more dissembling along with cynical manipulation of language as their core modus operandi. Just another form of extortion the GOP practices. If one examines the Republican Party, almost every of activity they are involved in is an extortion racket. They, or those wielding power on their behalf are currently extorting the American people and the President with the debt ceiling threat, and they are extorting their own members into voting for damaging the country or otherwise be eviscerated in primaries with the weapon of money wielded from their enforcers. Their party has become a criminal enterprise. Politics should not be be cover for what are otherwise criminal acts in our society.
ALEC legislators are so incompetent that they can’t come up with legislation of, for, and by the people - they have to copy/paste ALEC legislation.
ALEC legislators are so incompetent they can’t come up with a press release - they have to rely copy/paste press releases supplied to them by ALEC.
I resigned from Al Jazeera today. It’s lying openly. They are showing old footage from an empty Tahrir and saying it was taken a short while ago and they are airing the scenes for hours. When I asked Ahmed Abu Al Mahasen for the reason he said that I should mind my own business. Al Jazeera cameras are in Tahrir live now. Sadly I used to work in a place which I thought had credibility but [I now realise] its credibility is based on a despicable political stance.