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We meet at an urgent time for our country.
We continue to face an economic crisis that has left.
Millions of our neighbors jobs.
And a political crisis that's made things worse.
-- -- -- reporters have been asking.
What will this speech mean for the president.
-- -- mean for congress.
How would affect the polls.
And the next election.
But the millions of Americans who are watching right -- I don't care about politics.
President Obama pitching his job plan to congress and the nation on Thursday night He started it Jim essentially by blaming the media for not focusing on.
The real issues of the day how did that play.
Yeah I I think the media when it comes to present a bomb they're always willing to overlook themselves.
And in the nature of affection and it is it is it is just a deep challenge.
When the president Agassi says.
Two for reporters even reporters and journalists and observers who don't really like him.
To overcome that this sort of the nature of what He just said for example the Wall Street Journal not a publication Steve is a big fan of President Obama.
The headline above the -- Obama's bid mr.
Now I think but they really would've liked to have -- -- won't get fooled again the same old Saint Paul or snake oil they can't do that and so they're stuck.
So basically assuming that President Obama has a point when He says that his plan that He announced an off an -- Perspective is that they're just reporting the facts and it's factual reporting and I would say that generally speaking on this issue they've completely bought the Republican line on this issue and they bought this whole austerity idea that we have to the most important thing is to cut the deficit instead of stimulate.
The economy when the deficit is a long term problem and -- common you know trying to stimulate.
Get jobs -- a short term problem and you really don't see reporters explaining that are talking about they have bought hook line and sinker into the Republican.
Mean -- -- on this issue and and they have completely ignored what so many economists are saying -- deficit long term problem jobs short term.
You cursing you can't explain keynesian economics and a sound -- I mean how do you do that in thirty seconds at TV I'm struck by how.
How everybody was about this speech I I thought it was less impressive but David Brooks and Paul Krugman of the New York Times who normally don't agree on anything.
Said basically great speech and pretty good plan.
What the plan was I'm not sure I was wondering.
But I do have a great speech and that is a good plan and the -- the details of them are available for anybody who wants look at him as like and how we found it and indeed you know yeah I mean the president laid out you may not like how they're finding it but it goes back to the argument I'm making that He doesn't believe that's the Republican argument -- -- Bill Clinton.
-- speech let me tell you who came out of this from a media perspective with a two for two home run.
And that was the Republicans first of all John Boehner the Republicans forced the president to move the speech from the night of the Republican debate in Simi Valley, California to another night and that might turns out to be the opening of the NFL season.
I don't millions were watching may need only to die -- the second thing He did well that was the second thing He did.
No the second thing -- did what they refused to respond.
Nancy Pelosi went -- -- and you know why.
Because then the Democrats couldn't focus on what the Republicans said and the media would have to focus only on what the president -- brilliant move.
There was all of that discussion about what night the speech was going to take place and it got shuffled around a bit and so forth but there was also apparently from the White House word.
That that the speech would run much longer than it actually did.
And that's part of the reason perhaps that Republicans felt that their response was gonna get lost.
Then all of a sudden the speech as much shorter than it turned out to be it was was that.
That probably was and -- there's a lot of inside baseball -- I mean that talking points memo that whole timeline of this issue about whether or not that that the speech would crowd out the Republicans and how they've been a minute by minute by minute for those who care I guess I was fifth at 8 o'clock.
There are we talk that means another concept we talk from the show a lot of this templates and I think the media are viewing.
Obama threw two templates one is that he's Jimmy Carter all over again we know where that ends up and the other which the Obama people are pushing -- -- is Harry Truman network are much better for the democratic incumbent.
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