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Obama vs. Bush: Analyzing Press Conference Style

Jon Stewart thinks President-elect Barack Obama has a lot to learn about holding a press conference. Compared to President Bush, Obama's style can be described as respectful, engaging, and open minded. Jon took the chance to illustrate Obama excess of politeness, by juxtaposing clips of Obama and Bush taking (or ignoring) questions from the press. My favorite part of the "President Goofus and President Gallant" segment had to be the roundup of President Bush's nicknames for the members of the press corps. Have a watch — I bet you'll laugh out loud!

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stephley stephley 8 years
A) Fox isn't going to send any reporters to question Obama? B) They didn't start out that way: go back and watch Bush's (few) early news conferences and encounters with reporters. It was time and experience that caused any tone changes. C) Remember reporters with Clinton?
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
" Compared to President Bush, Obama's style can be described as respectful, engaging, and open minded. " Isn't it easy to be respectful, engaging, and open minded when the questions aren't accusational, pointed, and close minded?
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
kastarte2: I suddenly began hearing singing in my head: "Everybody has a baby Unicorn . . ." LOL Where's MY baby unicorn??
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
I do like you, I really do :love:
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, I totally am!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
GS...lurker! :hug:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
"For the love of God I come on this website to have conversation about news with people I have come to enjoy." Awwwww Hain...you like us? You really like us? ;)
em1282 em1282 8 years
"ok em, cause for a while I was like Oh no she didn't just say that about me." Haha, nope Hain! And to be clearer I wasn't referring to a person as a 'trainwreck', I was referring to debates/arguments that go on in threads that are more frequented by posters.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Blues and Kast :hug:
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
I posted 2 sources... yet only the NY times has shown up. Interesting...
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/arts/television/17kaku.html
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
http://wemedia.com/2008/08/18/jon-stewart-and-trust-for-those-who-might-have-missed-it/
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
ok em, cause for a while I was like Oh no she didn't just say that about me. You can see, that I have posted numerous times about Gitmo.
em1282 em1282 8 years
And I'm not talking about anyone specifically here, just in general!
em1282 em1282 8 years
That's because more people are going to bellyache about lack of content, rather than pay attention to actual content. Everyone loves a trainwreck, right?
liliblu liliblu 8 years
I'd like to point out that the post on GITMO has 16 comments, while this post has over 50.
em1282 em1282 8 years
And kas raises a good question--who trusts Stewart to deliver unbiased news? As he said during his (awesome) interview on that lame Tucker Carlson show a few years back, "My show is on after a show about puppets who make prank calls". I don't get the confusion here.
em1282 em1282 8 years
If you can't tell the difference between Perez Hilton and Jon Stewart, then...yeah.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
Who actually thinks that Jon Stewart delivers straight unbiased news? Who are these "kids"?
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
"Really who cares? If it bothers you that much to sit here and pout then why not go to foxnews online or another news website?" Oh Momma- you just had to throw in the fox news comment. Please stop. For the love of God I come on this website to have conversation about news with people I have come to enjoy. But this man is not news. The fact that anyone portrays him as such is why our kids think of him as a news reporter they trust. People don't see that as a problem. That our kids trust Jon Stewart to deliver news fairly... HAH! I just wish they would post better stories. I don't have a right to say that? They wanted us talking. I am talking. Now you don't like what I am saying, then leave! Why not just post Perez Hiltons opinions on this page? You know he does mention politics sometimes...
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
LOL you guys crack me up! I agree with EM! Its citizenSUGAR!! You must know that it isn't really all "news" but anything related to news to keep us discussing it or laughing about it. Really who cares? If it bothers you that much to sit here and pout then why not go to foxnews online or another news website?
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
I'm sorry Sarah. I was being Selfish. Don't cry. You can have one of your very own. `4m':
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Hmm. Froggy is not the same as Unicorn. :cry:
em1282 em1282 8 years
I already got my leprechaun. Next he's going to grant me a date with Colin Farrell.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
No. But you can keep my froggy. :froggy: He picked a flower for you.
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