Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tales of Manufactured Conflict

From Jon Stewart Tales of Manufactured Consent.
President Obama scheduled a speech to talk about jobs. Republicans asked him to move it because there is a Republican debate on that same day. The president made a reasonable accommodation and everyone should be happy our politicians acted like adults. Somehow the 24 hour news media managed to try and turn it into "schedule gate" or "speech gate". Reporters spent more time on the scheduling non-issue than on the substance of president Obama's jobs plan.

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