Back in 2007 and 2008, it was remarkable watching Barack Obama treated to one puffball interview after another, courtesy of Steve Kroft on “60 Minutes.” Kroft compared him to Abe Lincoln and oozed about his “political poetry.” But it’s simply irresponsible, after three and a half years of President Obama wrecking the economy, that CBS — now with anchor Charlie Rose — is still in puffery mode.
There’s a certain level of contempt on the part of CBS. It could and should focus its attention on the plight of every family struggling with unemployment or a house that’s underwater financially or facing its loss of religious liberties with a federal government drunk with power. CBS chose instead to waste most of the interview asking the Obamas about summer vacations, where they’d like to travel in the world and whether there’s still mystery in their marriage.
This was not what they call in the business a “newsmaker interview,” even though there is no greater newsmaker in this country than the president. This must have reminded Obama of his teenage years at Baskin-Robbins, because Rose seemed to be making him a triple-scoop sundae, with chocolate and sprinkles on top.
Anyone who tuned in to “Sunday Morning” for the hard news would have “questions” like these:
— “It’s not a bad place to live.” (the White House) “Well, you got a basketball court; you got a tennis court. You have a fountain. You can see the Washington Monument.”
— “How are you going to spend your summer? … What is summer vacation?”
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