Being a writer, there’s a certain level of hyperbole and emotional response that I’ve learned to embrace. I mean, pushing the edge sometimes is just apart of selling an idea or making a point. But even then, there’s a line where you go from making a point to just being ridiculous.
And trust me, even liberal websites and blogs do this all the time. I read a story somewhere concerning the Duck Dynasty situation about how one of the creators of the show supposedly once starred in a gay porn. I can’t remember where I saw it, but I know it was some form of a sad excuse for a liberal blog.
Why on earth was that a story? Who cares? What the hell does that have to do with what Phil Robertson said? The answer to that is simple — nothing. It’s a trash story, written to excite some reaction because of its sheer ridiculousness.
Another example of this can be seen in the comments made by Fox News host Greta van Susteren when she discussed President Obama’s recent press conference. She had some outrageous, odd and flat-out disgusting words concerning the president’s demeanor and tone:
“The president’s most powerful weapon has been his ability to inspire. That’s his greatest strength. Then he comes out last Friday in the press conference. He was depressing. He was pathetic. He sucked the oxygen out of the room. The media had bad questions. They kept punching him. He ends the year where you just want to slit your throat almost, because he’s so depressing.”
What the hell was her point? That she didn’t like his press conference? Oh, I’m sorry, it was a press conference. What did she want him to do, go off on some rant?
I’m almost certain had he given some inspirational speech she then would have been slamming him for being too positive and upbeat during a time when “millions are concerned about the uncertain future of their health care thanks to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare.” After all, Fox News is always quick to slam President Obama when he gives speeches that sounds like he’s campaigning for something. And now, here’s one of their hosts slamming him for being too mundane.
These people will literally attack him for basically anything he does.
It was a basic press conference. It wasn’t meant to be some pep-rally for liberals. Hell, maybe he was sick — who knows. Who cares? It’s just ridiculous how off the wall she went with her comments about it. Honestly, to use ‘slitting your own throat’ to describe how someone might have felt being there — that’s beyond asinine.
Then to call the President of the United States “pathetic” because — you didn’t like his overall tone during a question and answer session? What the hell ever happened to basic respect for the office of the President of the United States? I was by no means a fan of George W. Bush, but I never saw such frequent and blatant disdain levied toward him by mainstream liberals as I have many within the conservative media toward President Obama.
Her comments were just more of the same garbage that often emulates from the right-wing media.
But like I said, no matter what President Obama had said or done at that press conference, people like Greta van Susteren would have had something negative to say about it.