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March 21, 2011

Andrea Mitchell: Holy Heavens, But Damn If Obama Didn't Do a Remarkable Job on Libya

Is there another reporter who is so obvious as to liberal bias and Obama-love? She competes with Chris Matthews on this score, but Matthews is not a reporter. In fact, he's barely even on TV.

Remarkable.

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who after a 2008 presidential debate hailed Barack Obama’s foreign policy knowledge (“boy, he did show a command of foreign policy in terms of the nuts and bolts of it”), on Sunday’s Meet the Press trumpeted now-President Obama’s Libya action: “This was pretty remarkable – bringing this whole coalition together and getting the Arab League” to back military action.

Mitchell also proclaimed Ambassador Susan Rice “did a remarkable job at the UN” where she delivered “some very adept diplomacy.”

She reverses cause and effect, acting subject and acted-upon object -- Obama did not put this coalition together. The British and French did, and then Obama's Women had to nag him into joining an already-created coalition.

And Obama did not get the Arab League on board -- they were calling for a no-fly zone ten days ago.

This is the nastiest, stupidest woman on cable television news. If you disagree, please challenge me with your own nomination. And I don't think even Nina Totenberg is this brazen, before you say her.

And Helen Thomas is fired. So she's out.

Meanwhile... Bill Maher remains unfunny.

Bill Maher has never actually been funny. He had attitude in an era when comics were abundant and so a definable character trait was great for differentiating oneself from competitors.

But he's never been funny. He just walked around with a huge ego as if he was incredibly talented and had earned that.

I know he wasn't funny, because I actually wanted to like him when younger, because I liked the comics with rock-star, cocky attitudes, like Dennis Miller and later Norm MacDonald (a bit on Norm-- Norm MacDonald played half-rock-star and half-normal-everyday-dumb-guy-just-trying-to-understand-life).

So, being prepared to dig him, I sat down and watched one of his HBO comedy specials. And discovered, to my disappointment, he... wasn't funny.

Like Margaret Cho, he's just always specialized not in jokes so much as, I don't know what to call them -- sentences. He said sentences. The audience agreed with many of these sentences. They didn't like the people Maher didn't like and so clapped at sentences calling other people stupid.

But they weren't jokes. Most jokes are sentences, but most sentences are not jokes.


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