There he goes again, President Barack Obama, sounding like Spiro Agnew or Richard Nixon complaining about the media. They also criticized TV for showing images of conflict, protest and confrontation. They too would have liked only to see the happy pictures of the staged town halls where the White House staff stacked the deck with tickets given only to supporters.
“TV loves a ruckus,” Obama said Friday at one of his town hall meetings. “What you haven’t seen on TV and what makes me proud are the many constructive meetings going on all over the country.”
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You know what, I have seen plenty of images of constructive meetings on cable, network and even local TV in Baltimore the past two weeks. And one of the reasons there have been a lot of images of conflict on TV is because there has been one heckuva of a lot of conflict by people unhappy with the way the White House in the view of some citizens has tried to ram through massive change in health care without enough deliberation and national debate.
Read More: By David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun