Rush's hind end stays chapped. It's all the friction from those big hamhocks of his rubbing together.haha, laughing at all the repukes whining about the President being on Jay. It's 2013 and they are just remorseful they didn't use all methods to get the truth out. I love it when he goes on shows, especially The Daily Show. He is awesome. Rock Star President admired by most, feared by repukes. haha
Why no one should be surprised that Jay Leno asked President Obama “real” questions
The overwhelming sentiment coming out of President Obama’s interview with “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno can be summed up like this:“Wow, Jay really asked serious questions.”
Russia, Edward Snowden and the NSA were part of the conversation. So too was the increased terror alert. And Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects. There was relatively little “Hey how are the wife and kids” chatter that many people expected.(Leno did ask Obama how he spent his birthday; it wasn’t a totally dry interview.)
No one who has watched the transformation of media — and how politicians have learned to take advantage of those changes — should be surprised, however.
Here’s the reality: As the definition of who is a journalist has continued to expand, the line between “serious” and “fun” has blurred. There are examples of this phenomenon everywhere: the success of BuzzFeed and the rise of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” as a primary news source for many people being the two most obvious.
As we have written before in this space, the idea that a serious journalist can’t have fun is not one that’s broadly held by the people who, you know, consume our journalism. Leno’s interview with Obama proves that the opposite is also true; that a “fun” person can also be serious.
While we see this break from type-casting as a good thing, it also creates opportunities for politicians to exploit.
Take the Leno interview with Obama. While Leno did ask “serious” questions, he tended to couch them by dismissing those who criticize Obama and then not really following up in a way that say, the Post’s Dan Balz, would.
One example. Discussing the raised terror threat, Leno asked Obama “what do you say to those cynics who say this is an overreaction to Benghazi?” That, of course, gave President Obama a very clear sense that he was on friendly ground.
The blurred line between what is “serious journalism” and what is “entertainment” allows Obama — and any high profile politician — to pick his or her spots far more often than in years past.
News can be made and/or serious questions can be answered by a president on late-night television. President Obama and his team have adjusted to that fact. Us media types need to do the same.
Every president since FDR less Bush Jr has been on a TV show while in office. Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Obama all went on talk shows (but Obama was the first on the tonight show). Nixon was the first to go on a comedy show in 1968 with Laugh in for about 3 seconds saying those famous 4 words: "Sock it to me". Ford followed with a whole skit. In fact every president from FDR to Clinton was on TV with Bob Hope, but Ford and Carter did comedy with Hope. Reagan didn't go on Hope's show directly, but was taped and appeared on the show that way.
Further, many presidents have been on tv political news talk shows, like Obama was on with Larry King. We've seen that type of presidential appearance with every president since Coolidge
It really chapped Rush's ass, I am surprised A Lunatic didn't post his rant. hahaha
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