Free for All: 06/22/10

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14 Responses to “Free for All: 06/22/10”

  1. realreal10 Says:

    Spud,

    I didn’t really become a news-junkie until the presidential election started heating up.

    I have been watching MSNBC since then and their daytime schedule had been dreadful. So I stopped watching for the most part. When you wrote your article on Chris Jansing (and got some heat) I decided to tune in, although I was skeptical. You were totally right. She has been, by far, my favorite straight news anchor. Her experience, charm, intelligence and voice (sorry but having to listen to David Shuster, this matters to me) has been more than refreshing.

  2. stevemg Says:

    So, General McChrystal and his staff (or some of them) thought they could express complaints about the White House to a reporter from Rolling Stone and nothing would happen?

    Yes, this is unacceptable behavior by them. Shut up, keep complaints private, and follow orders. Or resign. Civilian command and all that.

    Let’s hope that while this insubordination is legitimately covered and the people punished, that the press also examines the sources of the anger by the officers and whether that frustration is legitimate. I.e., just how bad are things going over there?

  3. zonedaiatlas Says:

    According to Bloomberg Businessweek, President Obama Is the Worst President in history on job creation. Worse than Hoover on job losses.

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-20/democrats-of-2004-brand-obama-worst-president-kevin-hassett.html

  4. I have been watching MSNBC since then and their daytime schedule had been dreadful. So I stopped watching for the most part. When you wrote your article on Chris Jansing (and got some heat) I decided to tune in, although I was skeptical. You were totally right. She has been, by far, my favorite straight news anchor. Her experience, charm, intelligence and voice (sorry but having to listen to David Shuster, this matters to me) has been more than refreshing.

    We have a convert!

  5. I haven’t had a chance to catch much news yet today, but am hoping Gen. McChrystal is now Col. McChrystal. We already know the president’s policies, appointments, and seeming obliviousness to what’s going on has made the general’s job that much harder. Nonetheless, insubordination should not go unpunished.

    The only surprising thing learned from the article was that he voted for Obama.

  6. We cannot imagine what led soon-to-be-CPL McChrystal to say those things to a reporter, and from a rag like Rolling Stone, no less.

    Other than a neurological disorder, the only thing that would seem to make sense is that he was looking to get ousted and didn’t want to be seen as a quitter.

    Then again, he does admit to being an Obama voter, so his judgment isn’t very good.

  7. Also, we haven’t read the article yet, but if anyone is interested (it’s a long one!), here you go: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/119236

  8. Yeah, that was slick.

  9. laura l Says:

    Where’s Slick Willy when you need him?

  10. ^ Hours have passed yet no one’s posted since the Slick Willy line… so many tempting not-suitable-for-this-blog quips wanting to be typed…

    Not gawna duh it. Wouldn’t be prudent.

  11. Eh, who needs prudence at this hour.

  12. mlong5000 Says:

    If McChrystal had done this with Bush in the White House the MSM would be praising him as a hero.

  13. zonedaiatlas Says:

    ^
    They did… Gen. Eric Shinseki. Liberals and the MSM’s praised Gen. Shinseki while condemning Gen McChrystal. Typical selective outrage from Liberals and the MSM….

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