WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When billionaire investor Warren Buffett says President Barack Obama's economic message is muddled and undermining public confidence, it's worth listening.
Halfway through his first 100 days in office, ace communicator Obama has struggled to find the right tone in talking about the economy, twinning bleak warnings with optimism about the future.What the MSM can and what it chooses to ignore used to be based on how big of a deal the story was. Did it bleed? But, as of the last ten years, the decision to ignore news has usually been based on the degree the story impacts the Liberal agenda. If it damages Liberalism, it get's shelved or killed. It took Drudge to coax the biggest story of the Clinton 2-term presidency off the shelf at Time-Life. Drudge, a news aggregator!
What this story says, on Reuters newswire - even as "Analysis," as it's called, is that Obama's goose is cooked. He's only the Ace Communicator until someone calls him that with derision - and that's been done.
So what's happened. Simply this. The Ace wasn't an ace at all. He was and is a product of the media. He is a fictitious entity, unreal, contrived and as plastic as silly putty. So, as the media fails, its smoke blows away and its mirrors fog over and suddenly we see it for what it is. What Obama is.
A mile wide, and an inch deep.
Reuters story by Steve Holland 3/10/09