Saturday, November 28, 2009

Chuck Todd's Goatee

And in the continuing story of self-proclaimed Asian foreign policy expert not knowing his ass from a hole-in-the-ground...the Chinese join the U.S. in a condemnation of Iran's nuclear program just after the Obama visit.

...for previous discussion from "senior government official" on what Obama told the Chinese about Iran, go here. Will wait to see if this weekend's talk shows or opinion sections offer any "hey, wait a minute" reconsideration of their unanimous judgment last week about the way the Obama team was manhandled and stonewalled by the Chinese. I'll wait, but I won't hold my breath.

And furthermore, James Fallows asks:

Seriously, when does an official part of the chattering class -- one of the weekend talkers, someone from the leading newspapers -- look back on these past two weeks in journalism's effort to represent reality and ask how the dominant narrative could have been so wrong, and wrong in a way that was easily noticeable at the time? Just curious. The guiding motto for the inquiry should be the deathless subhead on Tish Durkin's article: "Even through a veil of censorship and propaganda, the Chinese people managed a clearer view of Obama's visit than the US media did."

Don't look to Chuck, he's too busy twittering about his fantasy football teams....seriously.

No comments: