The Obama Presser
I suppose I should say something about last night’s Obama press conference. Like Andrew Sullivan, I did not watch it live. Unlike Sully, I did not DVR it and do not intend to watch it at some future point in time. (I did, however, watch the previous night’s “Heroes.”)
My reasons are these:
- 1. The man’s on TV constantly. Didn’t we just have one of these?! He’s overexposed. It’s simply not a big deal that he’s on TV. Now that I watch entertainment programming entirely via DVR, it’s not even a nuisance that he’s interrupting the regular programming.
2. I forecast, correctly it seems, that I would learn nothing new from watching and that, if actual news were to break, teh Internets would catch me up.
Sully has a good roundup of various blogger reactions at the link. From what I’ve gathered, the assembled press asked him the wrong questions, he gave fairly sober, unremarkable answers, and there were “no big announcements, no new positions, no surprises of any kind.”
Looks like watching “Heroes” was the right call.