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  1. 19 Mar '10 18:15
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704207504575130081383279888.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

    Now for the Slaughter

    On the road to Demon Pass, our leader encounters a Baier.

    By PEGGY NOONAN

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704207504575130081383279888.html?mod=rss_opinion_main#articleTabs%3Dcomments

    * 18 hours ago
    * David Pearlman replied:

    Last night, when I turned on the TV and found Bret Baier announcing an interview with Obama was coming up, I almost turned off the TV. The last thing I needed was to see another puffball interview with Obama where slow lob questions provoked well-rehearsed lengthy talking point pontification. Baier seemed a safe "conservative" choice for Obama--conservative, but not edgy or disrespectful--the kind of guy whose questions could easily be used as stepping off points for unbridled party blather.

    Boy, was I surprised. Baier was as close to an attack dog as one can be while still remaining respectful of the Office, and Obama came across just pitiful. Baier got specific and Obama tried to reply in talking point generalities, but Baier wouldn't let him. Obama got testy, complaining that Baier was interrupting him. But the truth was, he was simply trying to get Obama to answer specific questions. Obama mostly refused to do so in the end--he is nothing if not capable of keeping on point--but not without looking totally evasive and/or uninformed.

    Kudos to Baier!
  2. 19 Mar '10 18:17
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704207504575130081383279888.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

    Now for the Slaughter

    On the road to Demon Pass, our leader encounters a Baier.

    By PEGGY NOONAN

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704207504575130081383279888.html?mod=rss_opinion_main#articleTabs%3Dcomments

    * 18 hours ago ...[text shortened]... eping on point--but not without looking totally evasive and/or uninformed.

    Kudos to Baier!
    178 recommendations
  3. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    19 Mar '10 18:21
    zeeblebot thread. no takers. OP zeeblebot. response by er... zeeblebot. that'd be right.
  4. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    19 Mar '10 18:22 / 1 edit
    3rd post by FMF.

    EDIT: and fourth. Good grief.
  5. 19 Mar '10 19:17
    Originally posted by FMF
    zeeblebot thread. no takers. OP zeeblebot. response by er... zeeblebot. that'd be right.
    LOL

    you can't get any more pathetic than this.
  6. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    19 Mar '10 19:20
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    you can't get any more pathetic than this.
    My point exactly.
  7. 19 Mar '10 19:28
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704207504575130081383279888.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

    Now for the Slaughter

    On the road to Demon Pass, our leader encounters a Baier.

    By PEGGY NOONAN

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704207504575130081383279888.html?mod=rss_opinion_main#articleTabs%3Dcomments

    * 18 hours ago ...[text shortened]... eping on point--but not without looking totally evasive and/or uninformed.

    Kudos to Baier!
    It was a great interview! Saw the whole thing more than once.

    The Chosen One was really flustered.
    I heard a lot of "duh's...umm's...and ahh's"
    Sure is a lot harder w/out a myriad of telepromters surrounding you and a interviewer who has not drank the kool-aid huh Mr President?
  8. 19 Mar '10 21:45
    I saw the entire interview too. Brett did well maintaining his cool, as Barry did his best to philibuster his way out of the time frame.
    The important thing to note, was he actually agreed to the interview....... desperation to define his Presidency, with a health care plan that few want.
  9. 19 Mar '10 21:49
    Originally posted by FMF
    zeeblebot thread. no takers. OP zeeblebot. response by er... zeeblebot. that'd be right.
    Hey Zeeblebot, throw in some gay/lesbain stuff, and you'll get 140 replies,, no problem. The world is more interested in gay rights,, well at least FMFs world of cultivated OP tastes.
  10. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    19 Mar '10 22:14
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    It was a great interview! Saw the whole thing more than once.

    The Chosen One was really flustered.
    I heard a lot of "duh's...umm's...and ahh's"
    Sure is a lot harder w/out a myriad of telepromters surrounding you and a interviewer who has not drank the kool-aid huh Mr President?
    A great interview is determined by how well the interviewer humiliates the interviewee? Odd perspective.
  11. 19 Mar '10 22:16
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    A great interview is determined by how well the interviewer humiliates the interviewee? Odd perspective.
    if the interviewer asks a question, and the interviewee tries to wiggle out of it, and the interviewer tries to keep him on track, how is that humiliating him?
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    19 Mar '10 22:16
    Here's the interview:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN8xroluXpM
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    19 Mar '10 22:18
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    if the interviewer asks a question, and the interviewee tries to wiggle out of it, and the interviewer tries to keep him on track, how is that humiliating him?
    That is not what he said.
  14. 19 Mar '10 22:39
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    if the interviewer asks a question, and the interviewee tries to wiggle out of it, and the interviewer tries to keep him on track, how is that humiliating him?
    He didn't really wiggle, it was more of,, I'll talk and talk, until time runs out... hopefully someone will realize how important I am.
  15. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    19 Mar '10 22:40
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    if the interviewer asks a question, and the interviewee tries to wiggle out of it, and the interviewer tries to keep him on track, how is that humiliating him?
    What question did you specifically have in mind?