Articles for Wednesday; Coverage of Obama’s 100th Day in Office

We’re Here, We’re Queer and We’re Hypocrites   Although this article is a little bit dated, I really liked it and felt it needed to be talked about. Conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart writes about how the gay community has gone on the attack on those who voted in favor of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in liberal California. While gay leftists have attacked the Mormon Church, who won’t fight back, they have also gone after businesses that supported Prop. 8, the director of the California Musical Theater in Sacramento and evangelical churches across the state. So far, however, gays have yet to go after the groups that were the deciding factor in passing Prop. 8, the 70% of African-Americans that voted for Prop. 8 and the Hispanics who also were heavily in favor of the bill. Why is this? To paraphrase commentator Bill O’Reilly, I don’t see any gay protests in the middle of Compton or Richmond. Gay blogger Perez Hilton criticized Miss California winner Carrie Prejean for standing up for her beliefs in the Miss USA contest and saying that marriage should be between a man and a woman, calling her a “dumb b****” and saying that Miss USA needs to represent all Americans and she abandoned gays and lesbians with that statement. Prejean also took heat from many voices in the media. But here is a quote from a well-known and beloved politician about his feelings towards marriage: “I’m a Christian… I do believe that tradition and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.” The politician is…. President Barack Obama! The president also represents all Americans. I would only hope that Perez doesn’t display a double standard and instead calls out President Obama for his views. But, I am not going to be holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

Obama at 100 Days   The Washington Times gives us an interesting perspective on how the media plans to cover President Obama’s evening press conference. Guess which cable news network isn’t covering it? By golly, Fox News is the correct answer! The truth of the matter is that there probably won’t be any newsworthy material to come out of tonight’s press conference. Obama has already shown a desire to have as many prime-time press conferences as possible and the media has welcomed that plan with open arms.

Barack’s in the Basement   You know how the entire world loves President Obama and everything he does? It has pretty much been decided that Obama is the new world leader, loved and respected by all according to media sources. His popularity poll numbers are through the roof and he is rebuilding America’s image in a positive fashion. Except for the fact that his popularity poll numbers, in reality, aren’t through the roof. Don’t worry, I was tricked as well. The Washington Times informs us that the Gallup Poll’s survey numbers for Obama in April are only higher than President Bill Clinton’s numbers at this point in a term since the Gallup began polling in 1969. Yes, even the guy that came before Obama had higher numbers than our current president (Dubya with 62%, Obama with 56%).

The Liberal Hour   The Wall Street Journal recaps the rapid change that has taken place in Washington since President Obama and his Democratic Congress has taken over. He has now taken over the economy and wars in the Middle East as his. It will be squarely placed on Obama’s shoulders from here on out. While he and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel believe that “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste”, is Obama actually going to be able to successfully tackle every issue he has thrown on his plate? It seems unlikely and even more unlikely that we will have the funds to do so. But at the same time, Obama has made it clear he has no problem spending money he doesn’t have.

President Obama’s prime-time press conference will begin at 5 PM Pacific time. It will be aired by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and CNBC, which will cost the broadcast networks about $10 million in the advertising losses. FOX will not be airing the broadcast. In November of 2001, FOX also declined to broadcast a prime-time speech by George W. Bush, so there is somewhat of a precedent for FOX’s decision.


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