Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Obama beats the press

It's going to take a while to process the content of his remarks but Obama pwned the media at their own game last night. It was brilliant. He made them look vapid and petty by anticipating their questions and using them to propel his own narrative. The change in energy in the room was remarkable to watch. You could almost see them salivating with expectation for a kill when Obama walked in.

But Obama calmly assaulted them with complete sentences of full substance. No cheap soundbytes. By the time he squashed Ed Henry they were practically cowering in submission. I hear Tweety said they looked like zombies. They did. Even KO and Rachel looked a little gobsmacked afterward and were struggling to find a hook.

President Obama changed the rules of engagement last night. I don't think they were expecting it. I'm sure they didn't like it. But I did.

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