Thursday, December 06, 2018

A Vintage Season

And now, just for laughs, I've gone to the cellar and picked out this unusual dessert wine. Before they rebranded themselves as Crooked Media, the troupe of podcasting Obama speechwriters were "Keepin' It 1600".  Here is an episode from just two years ago, kickin' it Beltway-style with one-time friend-of-the-pod Charles David "Chuck" Todd.

Chuck Todd hand wringing.

Chuck Todd's protestations that this time we've learned our lesson.

Chuck Todd frustrated by the "concierge" media that gets in the way of mighty journalists like Chuck Todd doing his important work.

So halting.  So uncomfortable. 

For the record, this dropped between episode #366 of The Professional Left podcast where we did a long pieces on Obama administration's focus on rust-belt manufacturing that no one noticed, fake news and the obsessive Both Siderism of Matthew Dowd...

...and episode #367, which was a discussion of Russia, Memory, a Chris Hayes/Bernie Sanders forum and how Barack Obama could never bring himself to look the GOP straight in the eye and understand their unhinged hatred of him for what it really was.

Behold, a Tip Jar!


Robt said...

There are republican(s) coffee boys, cabana boys, Those who carry water and those from the Mel Brooks movie. "Piss Bucket boys".

Here is my choice for Chuck Todd's replacement. Here is a short resume clip why it should be Joy.
Mitch McConnell calls for bipartisanship after obstructing...:

My best video clip depiction of Chuck Todd is from the Mel Brooks thriller, History of the world.
The piss boy clip

bill said...

Squatters. Ain't much on/in the media (You and the few excepted)) that isn't about its own bubble. Validating its own take on life with absolute minimalist research; borrowed, lifted, traded, swapped or stolen, and shared amongst the connected networked. "I said, you said and data X supports ME on this, don't you agree?" with the under-current of it's all bullshit anyway... nod and wink.
Great panel. See ya next time...

I made it through 40 painful minutes. My take-away is... stick to writing, such as it is, and take the Todd guy with you.