Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Testy, One... Two... Three...

The word "testy" was thrown around a lot yesterday to describe Obama's interaction with the media at the presser. I think that's a bit of an overstatement. He did cut down the idiotic questioners though with his usual cool and subtle sarcasm. More clips here of our President putting the smug WH press corps in their place. And if you want to see the full presser, unedited, CSPAN has it.

On a related note, Juan Cole reminds us that for all the indigination expressed all around about the crackdown on the Iranian protesters, Americans wouldn't be allowed to demonstrate in that manner here. He recalls the 250, mostly innocent, protesters pre-emptively arrested at last years RNC, which included some alt-media journalists. And let's not forget the 1,800 mostly wrongfully arrested protesters in NYC in 04. Not to mention the limiting of US demonstrations to "protest zones."

Meanwhile, the latest video from Iran shows the mullahs have taken to the streets and joined the protesters there.

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