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Steve Kroft: Obama’s Larry King
National Review, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:Toledo, 1/30/2013 8:41:04 AM

There was a time when a public figure who wanted to get a “fair hearing” — i.e., get his message out without too much pushback or skepticism — sought out Larry King. I’ve never faulted Larry King for that. He was on the infotainment side of journalism, and that’s a fine place to be if you don’t pretend to be doing something different. He’d ask good, sometimes interesting, but usually easy questions, and then let his guests answer them pretty much as they wanted.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 1/30/2013 8:46:49 AM     (No. 9148048)

Hey. I commented on this forum yesterday that Kroft was like Larry King. All Kroft needed was ugly suspenders.
I beat you to it, Jonah

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/30/2013 8:54:32 AM     (No. 9148061)

With all due respect to Jonah there are even better metaphors:

Kroft is Howard Cosell to Obama´s Muhammad Ali, his Mean Gene to Obama´s Hulk Hogan, his anonymous Tiger Beat reporter to Leif Garrett.

´Mr President, just how awesome are you? Is it realistic that you can be more awesome in a second term?´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 1/30/2013 9:04:20 AM     (No. 9148097)

Kroft no longer can be called a serious journalist. He blew it big time.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/30/2013 9:13:31 AM     (No. 9148126)

More like Zippy´s Reggie Love.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: right-turn, 1/30/2013 9:28:04 AM     (No. 9148168)

Is a ´suck-up´ the same as a journalist? Does a journalist seek out news or merely confirm that Obama is above all questions that seek out news?

Final question .... ... is Kroft a journalist??

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jimmiet, 1/30/2013 9:52:42 AM     (No. 9148221)

Clinton´s Monica!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/30/2013 9:56:06 AM     (No. 9148231)

You folks are too kind to Kroft. A better metaphor is that Kroft wears a blue dress for Obama!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JAN, 1/30/2013 9:58:47 AM     (No. 9148240)

There is no one, NO ONE, in the media that can honestly be considered to be a journalist.

FNC has gone round the bend with their so called fair and balanced nonsense.

The so called balance on FNC is totally unbalanced and rabid.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/30/2013 10:04:48 AM     (No. 9148259)

Saw a comment yesterday that renamed softball questions. He called them ´Kroftballs´. I thought that was so good that I would pass it along.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 1/30/2013 10:37:05 AM     (No. 9148345)

Kroft isn´t alone , the MSM is no different and even some of the more conservative in the press are affraid of the white house and the democrats.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/30/2013 10:38:34 AM     (No. 9148351)

Steve Kroft crawls on his belly and licks Obama´s shoes.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gallo3, 1/30/2013 11:16:04 AM     (No. 9148476)

#1, isn´t the first time Jonah has gotten ideas from this forum.
Glad he uses this as a source.

Think he did so in ´Liberal Fascists´; we had been running that thread for quite a while before his book came out.

More power to him, if these here ideas get more exposure.

Keep on keepin´ on, Jonah. Maybe someday you will recognize LDot in your sources.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: beca, 1/30/2013 12:31:30 PM     (No. 9148649)

we have no press...we have butt kissers for obama............what in the world has this man done to garner all this drooling...i cant seriously think of anything.....everything he touches turns to total destruction........the krofts matthews...andrea mitchells etc of the world arent fooling anyone.......

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jintz, 1/30/2013 11:16:36 PM     (No. 9149650)

Come on people,the MSM died in 2008,what do you expect...

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