For many years TV news organizations have preferred young, attractive women for their on-camera reporting. I have no problem with this, as long as the women in question are competent. The problem with CNN correspondent Dana Bash is that she is neither young, nor attractive, nor competent.
An exampe of her incompetence is that way she handled herself during a recent press conference with Harry Reid. She asked why he didn't piecemeal fund the NIH. When Reid, in his answer, referred to "the problem with what you are suggesting", she interrupted by saying she wasn't suggesting anything, because she was just "asking a question".
This is so bogus as to be beyond belief. First of all, we should note that very few "why" questions are honest requests for information. Rather, almost all of them are disguised statements. But beyond that, Dana Bash's "question" was not just a simple "why" question. Rather, in the body of her question she invoked the image of a little girl being allowed to die of cancer because Reid and his fellow Democrats would not piecemeal fund the NIH.
This just confirmed what an incompetent boob she is. Dana Bash is as phony as the day is long, from her fake blond hair to the fake way she insists on pronouncing her first name, to what are, I'm sure, numerous other fake things about her. CNN should get her off the air ASAP.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
To The Lima News:
Thomas Lucente shows his ignorance of history when he calls Obama " the most partisan president in U.S. history". Is Lucente not aware of John Adams, who used the Sedition Act to imprison dozens of newspaper editors for the "crime" of criticizing his administration? Is Lucente not aware of Grover Cleveland and FDR, both of whom vetoed in the neighborhood of 600 bills passed by Congress? And how about Richard Nixon, who used the IRS, the FBI, and the CIA to target and persecute people on his "enemies list"?
The real culprit for the mess in Washington is the Tea party faction in the House. This is a group who came to Washington not to govern, but to do their best to prevent the government from governing. Under the Tea Party influence, the Republican Party has been transformed into a radical right party in which great Republicans of the past like Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan would not even be welcome. And house leader John Boehner daily shows his lack of backbone by not standing up to this minority faction and providing the leadership which his position requires.
The Tea Party group would rather shut down the government and prevent the government from paying its lawful debts just to score political points with their base. This is where the despicable partisanship in Washington exists, not with Obama.