The president and the press
News, entertainment media plagued by hero worship?
- Duration 10:43
- Date Aug 20, 2012
News, entertainment media plagued by hero worship?
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So Obama reelection -- Stephanie Cutter was asked of Entertainment Tonight or People Magazine are more important tour -- The -- national press her reply.
I don't think that they're more important but I think they're equally important I think that's where I -- a lot of Americans get their news.
She's huge decision for those buildings anyway despite this and -- -- sad national press the president decided to pay them a visit.
I -- -- tells me that you guys have been missing.
So I thought I combined.
And just say no.
Thank you're right.
I was passed.
But the reason Obama -- Tinseltown rags to the national press is simple if Hollywood as a propaganda arm of the Democratic Party.
-- the Hollywood press is the propaganda arm.
For the propaganda arm it's just another vehicle to make a political disaster to each year to a dismayed public.
It's it's entertainment -- must kiss the stars behind to survive they must embrace their pet causes too.
Before it was global warming but now it's Obama.
Who's bigger than the globe it's another Obama person US president who finds the job to local forum.
But let's be honest Jasper knows more about politics -- Hollywood acts look at him.
But the biggest joke and all of this that the national press thinks their different.
No guys not your every -- shallow in a -- it is your typical entertainment reporter fawning over Ryan Gosling is chiseled.
Acts they are chiseled.
So cutters right there's no difference between the news press and the entertainment press the two industries united -- hero worship protecting the president's flanks when they should be challenging him.
And the public gets up for the presidency that feels like another summer -- Because in the real world you can't turn Turkey into a blockbuster.
No matter how many -- reviews you buy.
Well come back -- -- period -- nominees here I'll say that's not glasses like these but again.
And I'm gonna get a scaring me -- and they're real estate data so here's deal the national press has been like delight it was like got neglected wife saying you never take me to the movies but he never take me to dinner.
So after three days President Obama shows up like he's taking them to dinner and just got -- -- there goes through the motions is that what it was like it's.
It a step at the metaphor a step further so and the wife -- best friends that.
Obama's wide right in the get to get they may talk like all I hear that and it's just kind of unhappy I guess I better if there are a little slump and now.
I I believe that the White House -- back quickly you know I mean it is trying to -- the press like this -- some yeah altogether and -- -- he's.
On the first little -- we want my access.
If you -- on news conference did you have something new easy to say but to show up like -- hit me with your best shot and their best shot wasn't great.
Yeah and so there -- worried about reporting -- worried about accessed.
And now they -- access has been slowly chipped away over the past three years and they only complain once in awhile and there's reason that they go to Entertainment Tonight it's easier.
It is easier because what kind of questions they asked if you like green chilies -- red chilies I don't know rhetoric that was real hard hitting really hard hitting questions here.
What's your favorite.
Mexican food I mean really how to even answer that.
Corn tortillas flour tortillas how did he make a decision also is the campaign bus comfortable.
We found out that the campaign bus was comfortable Greg -- -- -- not pressing questions of the American people want an out yet.
Also I find it very fascinating that we went from president saying things like.
Give me liberty and give me death to.
-- -- -- Bill Clinton and now I'm good friends with George Clooney and we have a special romance going on really I think I -- -- Dana's point about caving so quickly now the press can come out and whenever they want and they can just -- and they know they're gonna again.
I have to put out something while you were talking my earring fell into my -- Right into that was one of the greatest catches of all time coming up it's already here that -- my -- -- lot.
Once I get out here is an enhancement to help forget it no I'm I don't know I don't because I'd be delighted yeah.
I'm pretty good this is well you know I like very much very -- -- everybody -- you're sitting in.
-- -- Other hearings that when you ask barely hear you -- London -- -- -- -- you.
Why blame Dana I'm I'm glad I.
-- rate -- by the way it was the president has said that I didn't think the president say give me liberty give me that.
But it's only had been -- and yet -- article leaders are OK -- -- but anyway back to your point Dana who.
Wait a minute what are you doing.
Yes he hadn't had a press cameras he has -- should -- -- cameras he should take questions from people who actually follow national news and give him a real good scolding and asked now that's why and the like so he goes out and other and then you come back.
And say -- Why why they -- so quickly why they show up so easily.
The wind you've been out you've covered Washington for so long I can't believe that you wouldn't agree with me that for example yes this is technical this is out of a press office -- let me take you back one of the things that happens when you have a world leader meeting the president had spent a world -- -- here.
You have a little -- for the cameras and then you take two questions -- side.
That almost essentially been done away with President Obama.
That's how and we talk about that it has -- do you -- to -- that they've got a gift that just take some questions to our request.
What I will say this you know what at someone who are used to cover Ronald Reagan I got -- something Reagan.
Mike -- those guys they said you know what we can do regional stuff we can do local stuff we can do entertainment -- -- And we get better power outage and we feel better about it and this national press -- all they do is coming at you with these gotcha questions and the like to -- -- I like Leno and I'll tell you I didn't chanting about being president rabbits are really tough course big regret I'm saying look and also you think about it.
Entertainment Tonight Entertainment Tonight has better ratings than all four -- the nightly news programs yeah we.
Well that's for that's because.
People -- interstate quite yet in the election and then it will then they will in -- Kimberly -- I noticed you dozing over there -- Asking about I -- to ask you about many times George Clooney.
President Obama -- George Clooney for not bothering him I think we might have a Sox.
I am so I'm trying my name.
You know the truth is he doesn't he he's very good he's very protective about not.
Not bothered me and I think he's also and is also sensitive to the fact that if he's around a lot.
It'll be tagged as.
Bala hey you know -- Hollywood stars and that's not news.
It's not beautiful Kimberly.
I'm really I mean if he -- and I have to brag about being buddies with George -- -- and where does -- -- get him I mean -- -- the night sky right I mean well you know that personally I he has -- really -- very nice guy outside of politics but -- the last thing to get guys on that -- -- -- to the president came out this press conference that he's feeling a little bit insecure like he's worried about -- popularity -- at the mainstream media so this tells me that he's a little bit insecure about his positioning right now.
On the -- -- I don't think it was president -- -- come -- respond kind of -- knee jerk reaction like that -- -- -- Yeah so easy.
Yeah it's foolish thing he should do -- right now I'm saying and I -- -- only does it appoint one why can't they just do the right thing the first time around why don't they have to wait and be pushed into something.
He hasn't had a cabinet meetings and last January at the -- the union.
A cabinet meeting you -- questions at a cabinet meeting.
Not that there's jobs council basically what they have done since they haven't sat down at the -- White House reporter since October 6 2011.
So they basically -- campaigning on the taxpayer's -- since then.
And I don't think it's too much to ask for once a while to get it all the Rose Garden ceremony statements -- to say I'll take two questions -- besides it's his strength.
I think they weakened President Obama by not having him out there more talking about specifics because if we've got an Entertainment Tonight.
When you're getting -- It's not.
Are you gonna talk about that 716 billion dollar -- -- cut from Medicare to pay for obamacare it's.
Make sure you understand in Albuquerque Mexican food is really important -- you look at -- -- like you love enchilada to have summed -- -- the topic you're headed to yeah.
I've ever -- -- used to say hey you know why we don't do more press -- it's because this liberal press.
I -- that I recently.
Praises -- anyway I ever said I -- -- I pressed president under -- NN any of the other -- this -- is from President -- tablets out there and rip up for reelection all -- -- -- same media strategy anybody in the Oval Office these days doesn't do you that the approach to elect he said Nancy -- all that he didn't want people thinking that's who he was cavorting with celebrities.
I -- David national great thing when asked us entertainment reporter he does comport with celebrities and look from a political perspective -- I get why he did Entertainment Tonight sure he's he's playing into the narrative that he is a celebrity and he's likable and that all that's all he had a yes -- -- -- -- being more like I'd get up pretty present live.
If I'm a voter -- I'm a voter and and I don't have a job that concerned about the economy that would infuriate me we'll put up I just -- this question real fast asset candy Tom.
Todd -- made some bizarre comments regarding -- Should drop out of the race real quick.
-- I thought it was really.
-- yeah I don't think it's and go from here.
Yeah he's saying he's gonna -- and want what do you think.
You know I guess that's who he is that's it's good to me it's reprehensible.
I think he needs to stop talking immediately he these upsetting in my other hearings about the -- if it isn't just such as -- -- -- I think it should -- gotten out within the first news cycle.
And I beak but one because he acting but he said was wrong but also he -- At least allowed at least some shots are -- Republican another republic have an -- I had a complaint about something now that.
The other beverage that he just won a primary there are two other people in the race how bad are there opposition research teams that neither of those two Republicans found that's -- Yeah and -- that.
Bad news her public -- and I think that's why you saw Romney Ryan try to -- -- themselves quickly.
One man this is -- because -- all we can't fit it plays right into the -- of Democrats -- want to have a debate on social issues and wanna have a debate on this type of thanks so they're jumping up and down and that's an important senate.
There -- some highlights wanna -- -- by the things they don't wanna get out of hand back yet I don't know what's even dumber is the reporter he did follow up with the patent would somebody says I go.
What are you talking about what are you get some medical I had -- -- did it on Entertainment Tonight there would have been a follow up at Nancy I would not athletica -- -- --