Even Newsweek tells Obama to 'hit the road'
What's behind normally Obama-sympathetic magazine's new cover story?
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- Date Aug 20, 2012
What's behind normally Obama-sympathetic magazine's new cover story?
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Now the reporters are are how Ratzinger Romney they're trying to create.
-- they are trying -- now walking on behalf of Barack Obama.
But because the media so willingly protects Barack Obama and his failed policies it's tough -- the filter of the mainstream media.
To hear that message the.
Only thing that he's got to go on form is she's gonna have a compliant mainstream media.
That's gonna do in many cases everything they could do to pump him up.
But the media has been accused of being in the tank for president Bob but now -- mainstream media publication is taking on the present.
Check out the latest Newsweek cover where they blistering headline.
Hit the road Barack why we need a new presents its author Neil Ferguson joins us nice -- CBO.
-- -- I rarely are right -- you must know that this cover certainly has caused up firestorm -- in fact they even Paul Krugman has come out against you and others.
What prompted you to it could to I write this story.
Well hell hath no fury like a liberal -- -- bite -- -- thing was simply frustration.
The -- the debate is that going all during the election.
As you can tell from -- -- Jack says North America but you cover this country about what this country and I want to -- toward Barack.
But I don't really -- the right questions being are still the president about his record book -- year.
But despite all the furious denunciations I'm currently receiving from the like the ball corporate.
They are not addressing the key issues that high -- humble blog.
But is the president and effective lead.
In Washington the house people that aspect of the of the domestic politics today and to it in -- the commander in -- If you put aside all the nit picking -- arguments about this and that cost to Medicare Obama care.
That's -- done about those key question.
Has he delivered -- -- I think that -- that they I don't think beyond the can be yes now all right.
Shared many people are expectations of but the president when he was elected.
So why wall as the McCain supporter I have to can speed that he.
-- made the most effective campaign but not -- four years -- we have to the tough questions.
Has dvd of the president not a figure -- -- it the story is.
Quite tough on the president.
And basically I assume you MET to Harvard I assume that -- by by at least what I read the -- by government half as a great is that -- -- -- but I'm -- dramatic goes that we would get him on his presidency.
Well of course -- you know very rarely are there give America at Harvard -- the or -- some cargo.
Not know I think you have to do a lot of but the fact that you'd Erik did a tremendous the difficult economy.
And my argument is not that he should waive the -- all of the statement -- the unemployment I would have been operate president.
I think the key problem with that -- the -- was possible that -- delegates to the east -- legislation to its own parking cobra but that is why the key legislation.
All this administration.
The health care act the stimulus.
And of course -- don't -- an -- regulation bill why this legislation is so defective.
It was essentially handed to those people at the Harry Reid at -- -- And less and less of them to design and that was I think a very poor use the presidential -- They nothing off the fact that he -- the greatest difficulty managing.
Is team of economic acts.
Which contain some of the big egos on the planet.
But so it's really.
Which I would give him let me -- often offer.
I whoever she which had been so lucky to get into Harvard -- that in though so we did them in that that they I gave B minuses of several pretty dead did not I think.
We have -- we have we have that the -- of graft it would be extremely difficult situation you'd inherited.
And the point -- like peace is not to say oh he should really have -- got -- expect the deployment the point of -- -- They what you'd expect the chief executive and I think on back -- the question when you look at our humble.
The power all that -- expected.
Apart the president it was not an effective leader to go back to your introduction the mainstream media generally speaking -- right away.
From saying that every know and then we got the beat -- -- -- get extra or -- Which revealed -- to handle the -- -- policy making in the first two years that the administration.
I mean that's the kind of thing I'm talking about that's the kind of they would -- in the peace.
The other thing -- very interestingly my critics in the liberal bloggers be but it is my critique of president Obama's foreign policy.
They -- look back and ask yourself.
How -- always able to bill.
All the -- turned out to be a -- freeways in the Middle East.
And the answer received completely wrong with that -- the last thing he expected with a democratic wave.
Just -- thank you very much.
Greta my pleasure.
Well as Newsweek takes on President Obama will more media outlets file and is his campaign in trouble watching -- chief political correspondent Byron York joins us.
-- -- -- Well I think first of all Newsweek was trying to achieve a little balance after having gotten a lot of criticism for publishing the is Romney -- well.
Cover -- a few weeks ago it was -- a liberal author very liberal Aldrin and Michael to -- who also wrote a story called the coming Obama landslide.
For the Daily Beast which is -- sister publication so I think in this specific case they were trying to get a little balance after taking a lot of heat earlier.
Let's time has created a stir that -- Newsweek which is lose him.
You know the news that a commando weather news we -- another motive and and I've actually been -- of this week's biggest thing you know that it's got a financial from its friend stay alive.
But now what about what the statements and into the story itself.
Well I think -- indeed the striking thing about the story is it is it does come.
From Neal Ferguson who's who's kind of a member of this.
Global glamorous elite people who are at home in London -- at home in New York.
And it's very fashionable among most of them to support president -- mom.
So for someone to come out and give.
And across the board denunciation of the Obama presidency and -- and he's right he spends a lot of time on Obama's foreign policy.
As well as accusing him of failing failing on economic policy for somebody to -- such an across the board indictment I think was -- Of his stature is pretty unusual.
We weren't what struck me is how quickly Paul Krugman came out to respond to it and also there was a professor from -- economics professor from these university California Berkeley.
Who said fire here's what ever.
Found innocent what I thought what do what struck me is that how quick confuse the response usually when someone -- something provocative image doesn't doesn't hit so -- nurse.
Everything goes fast six days every one.
Has Twitter at his or her disposal and arguments happen very fast -- right -- improvement came out.
And -- article said that Ferguson had gotten his math wrong on.
Obama care and and and the number of other points so it's.
Everything travels really fast and you're gonna see this probably continue for the next few -- Our President Obama cannot today and what you would the press room after some really simply said that day that did not report him that he is -- missing -- the press.
How is president -- -- to feel some heat from the press.
Well this is kind of -- surprise him coming out but you have to remember last week there was pressure growing.
For the president to to talk to the white house press corps he had been avoiding the white house press corps for a long time.
The press corps had been pretty tough on Mitt Romney for avoiding his traveling press corps and his traveling -- -- Poland and Israel and in England.
And so there was a lot of talk about Obama should -- -- press corps and also.
He -- given some interviews to really softball news outlets People Magazine entertainment outlets.
-- local radio stations where you know someone asked him if if you were -- what country would you be.
Those kind of tough question so there was a lot of ridicule flying around about the president today was a particularly good day for him to come out.
Because what was in the news today it was all this news about represented can't -- -- the senate candidate.
In Missouri there was talk about these.
Congressional Republicans who would skinny dipped in the Sea of Galilee there was all this other stuff and the president could kind of come out and and talk about that more than say the economy.
How many hot but he was set river high eager for more for media wants more.
Well they'll want more but I think that that well they they can no longer say it's been months since it doesn't talk you know a lot of San Diego -- and thank you thank.