“Are Americans Better Off Today Than They Were Four Years Ago?” <–What, you racist or something? [Darleen Click]
The Obama Administration spokesholes were having some problems with the softly-pitched question. And the Lamestream media, desperate to circle the wagons around those Democrats that may have strayed off message, even gave do overs.
But that’s just not good enough. This is a question that should not be asked
If you hear a reporter ask people in President Obama’s administration, ideally in a belligerent tone, “are the American people better off than they were four years ago?,”the reporter is trying to tell you that they are not qualified to do their job.
Well, we’ve known all along that many reporters are not qualified by dint of their bias but this is a new charge.
The reason we know that the questioners are incompetent reporters is that this is a pointless question.
There may be, hmmmmm, at least 23 million people who might disagree.
George Stephanopoulos was being absurd when he posed this question to David Plouffe, a top political adviser to President Obama on ABC’s This Week. Bob Schieffer was being equally silly when he asked Martin O’Malley, the Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, the same question on CBS’s Face the Nation. [...]
[S]erious reporters would ask whether the stimulus was large enough, was it well-designed, and were there other measures that could have been taken like promoting shorter workweeks, as Germany has done.
Oh, so that’s the new definition of “serious reporting” now.