When President Barack Obama gave a speech for sixth graders recently in Falls Church, Va., he appeared to be using his dear teleprompter. After all, as we know by now, this president goes nowhere without TOTUS. Potus and TOTUS, wherever one is, the other goes as well.
Now, if Obama was a conservative Republican rather than a progressive Democrat, we could be 100-percent certain mainstream media would have fallen all over themselves making fun of the good man. If George W. Bush stuttered for a second, MSM immediately opened the attack, ridiculing him for his speaking issues.
Having said that, there is one member of the MSM who refuses to play along with everybody else: Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart. As we’ve pointed out before, the funniest political commentator in America is willing to make fun of Obama when it’s appropriate. And appropriate it is – often.
During “The Daily Show” yesterday, Stewart mocked the president for treating sixth graders as if they are “America’s Idol” infamous jury, and he a nervous and untalented contestant. Stewart commented:
You set up a presidential podium and a teleprompter in a sixth grade classroom?
He continued, while looking to the right: “Here’s what health care,” changing directions to the left, “means to you.” Back to the right, “let’s say you develop coo,” looks at the left again, “ties…”
The audience of “The Daily Show,” which mostly consists out of leftists, responded with laughter. Stewart shrugged, and said:
I’m not a political adviser, a campaign strategist, etc. but that’s not a great photo-op in a middle school classroom. Just like when you deliver an Oval Office speech from you nap mat.
Now, since you obviously don’t have a Rove type there advising you, let me give you a couple of image minefields to avoid:
1. If you go to the Super Bowl, regular box seats will do [accompanied by an image of Obama sitting on some sort of crown in the middle of a football stadium]
2. And, if you want to listen to some music, buy an iPod like the rest of us [accompanied of image of Obama standing next to a piano playing Stevie Wonder]
As has happened more often in recent months, Jon Stewart has proved to be the only member of the mainstream media willing to be somewhat critical of the Left’s secular Messiah, Obama. Although he should certainly be praised for it, you have to wonder what it says about the state of journalism that the only critical journalist isn’t a journalist, but a comedian.