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How 60 Minutes Wasted Rare Obama Interview - Compare Video


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PinkMindy
- 1041 days ago - theatlantic.com
This rare presidential interview is a typical example of how some mainstream journalists are miserably failing to hold a powerful politician accountable in the public's eye!!



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PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 7:54 am

Does President Obama control the press media to some extent, or else why would this journalist carefully dance around these hardball interview questions???

It is extremely difficult to find another explanation for this uncalled-for political protection in this case!!

Somebody is kissing somebody's foot here and that's for certain, so see it for yourselves -- 'Visit Site'.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 7:57 am

... Or rather the interviewer 'should have asked' the most beckoning hardball questions and should have further pressed for the correct answers also ...

AKA: The Truth!
 

Elle B. (82)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 8:07 am
“How 'bout a shot of truth in that denial cocktail.” ―Jennifer Salaiz

"Mary wished to say something very sensible, but knew not how.” ―Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth.” ―Ally Carter, Heist Society

“The difference between stupid and intelligent people – and this is true whether or not they are well-educated – is that intelligent people can handle subtlety. ” ―Neal Stephenson, The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

"Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it." ― Stephen Vizinczey
 

Arielle S. (317)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 8:25 am
You are a piece of work, Pink - I saw that interview and I thought Steve Croft asked some mighty tough questions, no punches pulled. I'll add another quote to yours, Elle: " A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something". - Plato.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 8:39 am

Do I detect a hint of political self-protectionism here, that always clouds one's own good and better judgement?

Please remove your rose-colored blinders and seek the truth for everyone's better good!!
 

. (0)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 10:42 am
It was a excllent interview I record 60 Mins every week Note
 

. (0)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 10:47 am
noted..thanks pink
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 12:27 pm
I thought he sounded very sincere while misrepresenting his record. I'm not sure whether I would prefer that he be lying or self-deluded.
 

Joe V. (9)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 1:09 pm
The truth you will never get from Obama. He dances with the best of them and the media treats him like he is peanut brittle. God forbid they snap off a piece of his shell. If he was subjected to answering the tough questions he would bail out and go golfing or vacationing in Hawaii.
 

Jae A. (323)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 3:14 pm
The other day Pink was posting things about Obama being irrelevant and then today it's "..to hold a ^powerful* politician accountable ". Seems to me that U R very very confused, like a true Teabagger Pink.......I'd suggest that you, Pink/cast of fake I.D. characters, remove your White tented blinders....and make up your mind [s] ....[ Deception is usually a slippery slope for those with many fake I.d. names etc. on care2 but you seem to thrieve in it.....at least that is one achiement in your direction...in my opinion.]

Sooooooo...what about you removing those White blinders of yours Pink ?...and making up your mind as to Obama being powerful or irrelevant....I mean, perhaps the whole world is waiting to learn which it is from you...since you declaired Obama to be irrelevant a few days ago only to learn today that he is still a powerful politician... according to the posted statement above in the 'title description' of this thread. Guess all that 'Third Eye' mumbojumbo failed ya again ?

Must be too early in the day for the majority of the rightcrazywinger/teabagger racist ...cast of many.... to post on this thread. I 'll check back later to see which ones you come up with Pink...just fer de fun of it...so ta say. That is if I have any spare time later for reading the comments of insanitea'ers from the far rightwingcrazy side of politics. Those are who you post these Obama threads for isn't it ?

Right now I think the rest of us should focus on the rightwingcrazies in Congress,and some weak Democrats.. via Occupy movements ...to force them to get on track to solving problems,and not continuing on with creating more as they have the past three years...in my opinion.
 

Brian M. (197)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 4:03 pm
The pinkbagger spin is just something no one is buying. Newt has no chance of winning.
 

Catherine O Neill (73)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 4:37 pm
Obama thinks he's Johnny Carson he loves the camera
 

Dave C. (216)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 5:30 pm
interesting article, but right now I am very thankful for Jae's above comments.
 

Terry King (109)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 6:12 pm
DNFTT
 

joyce D. (53)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 7:36 pm
I'd like to see RON PAUL interview OBUMMER!
 

Billie C. (2)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 8:25 pm
60 minutes has always been pro dem. they love obama they would never ask him tough questions, even if he screwed up totally they would keep those rose colored glasses on. i used to always watch 60 minutes but gave up. i can't stand the one sided garbage anymore. it's the same reason i don't watch fox. i want both sides reported on, not a love fest.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 12:29 am
Thanks.
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 2:26 am
Thanks.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 5:02 am

President Obama does not have amnesia, but He sure hopes the public does!

Obama's Latest 60 Minutes Interview - Reviewed @ Chicago Tribune
 

John Gregoire (256)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 6:22 am
Steve Croft fancys himself as a tough reporter but this interview was pablum. We don't watch the show any longer as it has become very pro liberal.
 

Deborah L. (1)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 6:39 am
WHATEVER-----like listening to the other candidates is any more enlightening or honest. They are POLITICOs for gods sake, and the interviewer is a lackey. How does this compare to the Reep so-called debates? They fluctuate between the ridiculous to snooze-fests and laugh-o-ramas! This was just more of the same from the other side. Sadly, he will still be the lessor of all evils at election time.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 8:11 am

President Obama is clean and fresh as driven snow, I suppose ... LOL!!!

Ohhh, the 'lessor of two evils' excuse ... Huh???

No excuse is good enough to re-elect such a wishy-washy politician to govern the United States of America!

Vote: Green 3rd Party's Dr. Jill Stein 2012

Green 3rd Party's Dr. Jill Stein 2012

Go Green 3rd Party Pirates @ Care2 Groups
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 8:13 am

Environmental protection over politics ... 'business as usual'.

Quit digging the hole deeper -- Reject Republicans -- Reject Democrats too!
 

Barbara W. (342)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 10:37 am
"Kroft asked none of those questions; nor did he press Obama about his views on indefinitely detaining American citizens; nor did he ask about the killing without due process of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American; nor did he ask about the controversy surrounding whether the morning-after pill should be available over-the-counter for people of all ages or not; nor did he ask about the private security contractors that America will pay to stay in Iraq after we leave; nor about the state secrets privilege; nor about aggressively prosecuting whistleblowers; nor about many other issues of concern to liberals, conservatives, and libertarians, all of whom have earnest complaints. "
 

Barbara W. (342)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 10:43 am
The Men Behind Barack Obama http://www.care2.com/news/member/101960828/3043939
 

Kamila A. (141)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 10:45 am
Obama vs. any of the other candidates.......no contest.

Its not the presidential race we are concerned with, that's a clown show and an insult to us as the American people that the Republicans have the nerve to offer such ridiculous people. Its the House and Senate and the Supreme Court we need to watch.
 

Barbara W. (342)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 10:52 am
Good post Mindy! America has had enough of talking heads.. Enough Bait & Switch.. Obama is one of the better talking heads out there but he, like all presidents, is nothing more then front men with advisers that make the important decisions. Advisers to the president are the main problem this nation is facing and that's one issue "We" must go after head on!

Corporations, Plutocrats, are single-minded.

That is a great danger!
 

Barbara W. (342)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 10:54 am
"Its not the presidential race we are concerned with, that's a clown show and an insult to us as the American people that the Republicans have the nerve to offer such ridiculous people. Its the House and Senate and the Supreme Court we need to watch. " Right on Camila!
 

Kamila A. (141)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 11:09 am
Obama vs. any of the other candidates.......no contest. Its not the presidential race we are concerned with, that's a clown show and an insult to us as the American people that the Republicans have the nerve to offer such ridiculous choices.
Its about the other legs of government, the court and congress.
(Why did you remove this comment comment earlier? )
 

Roseann D. (178)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 12:42 pm
Journalism isn't what it's supposed to be...so you want the tough questions (ska gotcha moments after all). except for right wing candidates of course. let's also look at Faux News... Those fine upstanding never partisan non-journalists over there. We were better off when it was Cronkite reporting the news, asking tough questions, with the left and right watching ...while keeping his personal opinions to himself, letting the public form their own opinions.
 

Miles M. (4)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 9:31 pm
Thanks, diidn't know this is an avertisement site now.
 

Samantha Trosky (152)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 9:31 pm
Kudos, Arielle, Jae, Camila, Deborah, and Roseann!
People complain about about Obama, but compared to the evil things and the screw ups the Dubya did Obama is a perfect president! I am disappointed with Obama, but he is a politician and they all suck! You cannot expect anyone that runs for president to do everything you want and up hold expectations, after all they are still human and going to be a little shady and sadly Obama is still our best best!
 

Ellie L. (0)
Friday December 16, 2011, 1:11 am
We are so lucky to have Obama as our president. Tell me, which of you could do a better job with an obstructionist, filibustering, hateful republican-teabagger congress blocking everything you do and criticizing every word you say. If the weather is bad, guess what, it's Obama's fault. Frankly Scarlett, me thinks all you naysayers are delusional, totally out of touch with reality. Sorry about that. So keep hugging the GOP: Greedy One Percent, and unless all of you are millionaires and billionaires, your turn will come too, and by then....it'll be too late. Swallowed by the evil forces, and Obama will look like a Saint!
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Friday December 16, 2011, 5:19 am

RE: Rich Elite 1% President Barack Obama (He doesn't know anything about being the 99%!!):

In a recently conducted Craiglist survey, President Obama took the lead as being the #1 world leader from whom they would buy a used car -- Obama's biggest achievement???

Obama Wins Used Car Salesman Survey Video @ Youtube

Just food for thought and perspective reality check.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Friday December 16, 2011, 5:22 am

There is far more existing mainstream evidence to support President Obama as being an epic failure, than there is any existing counter-evidence to support him as being anything else more substantial!

If you believe this statement is false, then please post your proof to the contrary here.
 

Brian M. (197)
Friday December 16, 2011, 11:44 am
Can't you just smell the pinkbagger spin? Pinkbagger propaganda that from a pinkbagger determined to spread more of her pinkbagger lies and certain to appeal to all her miscellaneous pinkbagger alteregos on this site and a few other actual pinkbaggers. Isn't it great when the slaves stand up for the lies that keep them in chains? That's what the pinkbagger preaches.
 

mary l. (5)
Friday December 16, 2011, 1:50 pm
I would have loved to watch the entire 60 minute interview but Obama was so rude I couldn't take anymore. I was swearing at the TV. Everytime the guy would ask him a question, Obama wouldn't let him finish and would interrupt him and talk over him and after about 25 minutes of him being rude I switched the channel. OBAMA SHUT THE HELL UP AND LET OTHER PEOPLE TALK. Were you not taught this growing up.
 

Samantha Trosky (152)
Friday December 16, 2011, 7:38 pm
Pink Mindy, you are going to take note of a Craigslist survey???? I am so sad you are allowed to vote! Craigslist is a bunch of degenerates! So who do you actually think will do better than Obama? Some crazy republican that will gladly take away our rights over tax us while giving the 1% even more tax breaks? Please get a clue! Your ignorance is what got Dubya in office TWICE and therefore created the mess we are now in!!! It is easy to get into trouble, but not so easy to get out!!!
 

Samantha Trosky (152)
Friday December 16, 2011, 7:40 pm
Brian M., I wish I could send you another green star, but I cannot this week!
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Saturday December 17, 2011, 5:12 am

President Obama currently has a 50/50 percent chance of re-election and He must have decided that the 'blame game' was His best campaign strategy.

"Hold Obama To His Word" ... Because He Hopes America Has Suffered Amnesia @ The Baltimore Sun

It must be extremely difficult to support a candidate that has still established absolutely NO kudos of greatness to date.

Obamanomics is only continuing the U.S. bankruptcy and Obama only pulled the military out of Iraq for Campaign 2012 value points ... My question is where is He going to later re-deploy those removed troops ... IRAN???

Obama = Rich Elite 1%! ...

And Obama has absolutely NO idea about being the 99%!!!
 

Kamila A. (141)
Saturday December 17, 2011, 11:22 am
wow, Pink, that's certainly turning the truth upside down and having no eyes to see what is obvious for most of us.
 

Cam V. (417)
Monday December 19, 2011, 3:36 pm
"Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it." ― Stephen Vizinczey
 

Cam V. (417)
Monday December 19, 2011, 3:40 pm
Liked that comment a lot! Excellent post!

Well Mindy it seems there are many here who just can't stand the truth being told about the annointed one. Very sad to find out there are still so many dumbed down Americans running amock. Glad to say most are very awake and aware now and extremely irate at this joke of a President.

Keep up the good work Mindy. As long as they are slinging rocks at you the story is right on target! Good job!
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 7:24 am

*New Related Care2 Article:

"I'm The Fourth Best President In American History" ~ Says Barack Obama ... LOL!!!

After destroying the rest of the American economy, tripling the national deficit, blowing another trillion failed stimulus dollars and nearly doubling U.S. unemployment numbers ... Lincoln?, Washington?, ...

You've just got to be kidding us Mr. President!

"Obama Claims He's Fourth Best President Ever - Simply Laughable!!" -- Video & News Links @ Care2 News

Sorry, I just can't stop crying and laughing at the same time over this one!
 
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