Obama's State of the Union
Did speech set new media agenda?
- Duration 7:07
- Date Feb 16, 2013
Did speech set new media agenda?
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Members of congress.
I have a higher privilege and distinct honor presented to you.
The president of the United States.
President Obama delivered his State of the Union Address Tuesday night pushing his agenda items.
Setting the tone for his second term and trying in part to -- cement his legacy bold and aggressive that's what we heard this speech was going to be.
-- him before.
It was actually delivered.
Most in the media seemed to give it a thumbs up you had kind of a different take.
-- -- -- Well I -- I had a thought it was a pretty underwhelming speech actually -- and that the that the round is you could almost write the articles before they come now going or what people are gonna say.
Every speech the Barack Obama gives.
They think is you know when it's transparently not really an I think we talked -- I cut Democrats tennesseans underwhelming speech but for some reason the media.
Can -- continues to insist that every single thing he does it's amazing when I was just.
Very an inspired a bunch of old rehashed ideas that we've.
Pre K for what universal pre K is in 1980 having I don't you know it was just -- yet they -- -- -- Again yeah Bob Schieffer on CBS that it was much better than his inaugural address on The Today Show us about Savannah Guthrie are on NBC said.
He played the best card he had in a very political fight which is the emotion card read Bradley's.
Gives away the way that a lot of reporters he missed a team they're on team Obama and they have to crush team Republicans.
And so -- their players means it's like a football coach despite quarterback's best quarterback ever.
They -- say -- every about the that you with a different quarterback.
If if you're in the mood of -- rooting for the president to succeed and you don't mind displaying it to your TV audience and you sound exactly like -- and I think.
Was there too much cheerleading here.
Well I think fit if you're conservative you tended not to like the speech if you're liberal you tended to like the speech I I I.
With Shearson I have to agree that this -- become.
The reaction has become as predictable as the speech itself.
There why is at least something from Aaron David Miller who was writing in noting that.
He -- there was no foreign policy in this speech and he called mr.
Obama the extra -- in chief.
Which was a phrase I rather liked but I -- I really found.
The commentary to be quite dreary about a quite uninspired but effective speech but just.
It's been quite a -- most liberals like these things there's -- in masses particularly liberal and it's gone to the point now in order to be a liberal you have to like every stupid idea that Barack Obama happens now -- it's not.
If that there's there was really nothing in there that was particularly inspired about twelve -- all of and about this yeah well I think a 1980.
Understand why -- what I mean the economy isn't his isn't that is turning around now and wants it.
Talk about raising the minimum wage and it just isn't this is not an aspiring reaction to -- what's going.
Well now as I wrote a column this week thinking of no higher authority to myself to quote.
That the president -- a contribution to climate change apparently is recycling old ideas.
I mean the media are so deep in the tank for this guy that if they came up they'd suffer from the bends.
Eric -- pull the Washington Post wrote.
-- a blog post this week he didn't call the president a liar but he came real close to it sent all of his claims were fantastic.
You've got -- she mentioned aren't head start he cut he wants pre K three to four head start it's been shown to be a failure and I hate hate cats and yes.
-- -- bull is as Smart reporter but I will say one thing I rookies -- Yes but when I.
I'm Michael had to be on the show.
-- America conservative in which I pointed out the president did talk specifically about also.
She made a point that medical research pays for itself over and over again if we ever wanna get a handle on entitlement spending only way to do it by curing diseases -- caring for the diseases.
I think that was freshen and again I think unfortunately lives that the mentality of -- just Democrats and Republicans that that point got lost and then the -- was this Florida senator Marco Rubio gave the Republican response his speech noted not so much for the contents but for this watch.
I mean I've been here in Washington nothing has frustrated me more than false choices like the -- president laid out tonight.
The Schwartz isn't just between big government -- big business.
What we need is an accountable efficient and effective government.
Well after that swig of water CNN implied that it was a career Ender on MSNBC.
They showed a replay of his -- approximately 155.
101 of them came during a Rachel -- out.
Go what's up with.
What's -- is Watergate.
Has there and a -- I think this is so absurd this is a young man who gave a speech.
To the party has had problems recruiting Hispanics -- Why could they not pay any attention at all to the content of the speech whether or not they agreed with it.
It's it's not so much about.
Marco Rubio drinking water it's about the media drinking the Kool Aid.
For Obama that's what it's about.
The second thing I was fumbling forward if you remember back in 1988.
Bill Clinton made a terrible speech of the Democratic Convention and then -- on the Johnny Carson show and laughed it up in just about about other group business and then I got an email from his pac.
Reclaim America in which you said you could forgive money you gotta mark through your water bottle so not only be hot inspired but also hydrated -- -- right.
Make sure you kobasew an opinion columnist for the hill -- this she said Hispanic Republican senator drinks water on TV and media demolished -- him.
Hispanic Democrat senator Menendez accused of scandals and the media ignores.
Those yeah she have a point.
Why did this -- -- -- just how they can't cover anything of substance because the reality with Menendez is that there's a lot of substance and needs to be covered.
And I getting into the issues with underage prostitutes which I solving it's unclear what went on -- but -- stuff that is clear they don't wanna cover but they want to cover.
Someone taking a sip of water I mean I I actually didn't see it.
Live and I watched at the next day and I sat terrible time thinking what and I understand that.
You know and then hit this little moment of -- waters the whole story that it is.
Meantime he did make the cover of time magazine.
Which which put him on there and calls him the Republican.
Well that nothing nothing like the expectations game.
Yeah I guess there is no such thing as bad publicity should.
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