Here’s his weekly address where he details all of the big things he’s been up to…
Lot’s to talk about there, right?
So what did the AP choose to lead with?
Here’s the title, “Obama: Crisis is time of ‘great opportunity'”:
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Saturday challenged his country to see its hard times as a chance to “discover great opportunity in the midst of great crisis.”
“That is what we can do and must do today. And I am absolutely confident that is what we will do,” Obama said in his weekly radio and video address, taped a day earlier at the White House.
Wanna know what he really said? Well, if you didn’t watch the video above, here’s a transcript…
Yes, this is a moment of challenge for our country. But we’ve experienced great trials before. And with each test, every generation has found the capacity to not only endure, but to prosper. To discover great opportunity in the midst of great crisis. That is what we can and must do today.
In that context it’s obvious that he’s saying previous generations have met the challenges and made this country better. But the AP’s wording is lazy and unclear and this gives Drudge all the excuse he needs…
Couple this with numerous stories in the past month like “Is bipartisanship dead?”, “Why isn’t Obama more upbeat?”, “The stock market doesn’t like these policies” and it’s pretty obvious that we’re seeing journalism that seeks to create conflict instead of talk about the real issues.
So here’s the deal. Let’s quit with the knee jerkism of claiming that the media isn’t asking Obama the tough questions. They may not be asking him the questions you’re thinking of, but they’re doing plenty to challenge and question, sometimes even needlessly so.