Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes recently admitted he in effect abdicated his role as a journalist when it comes to interviewing and reporting on President Obama. His interview of President Obama and Secretary Clinton on January 27, 2013 was little more than a love fest between a super star and his adoring fans, the media. It was disgusting. The public found out nothing of substance about how President Obama’s policies and actions are impacting their lives. Steve Kroft refused to ask President Obama any gotcha questions. Gotcha questions the media routinely asked President Bush. Is that why President Obama refuses to go on Fox News? Is it because he knows that if he went on Fox News he would be asked some gotcha questions about his record? A record he cannot defend if challenged and he knows it. If President Obama had gone on Fox News the interview may have been a lot different. Maybe something like this:
Fictional Interview By Fox News With President Obama:
SPENDING, TAXES AND THE DEFICIT:
Fox News Reporter:
Mr. President, The deficit has grown to 16 trillion dollars under your leadership. Economists say getting the deficit under control is one of the most pressing domestic issue of our time. If not brought under control the US will in effect, go bankrupt which will bring devastation to the lives of everyone in the U.S. Especially the poor. Your major effort to bring the deficit under control so far is to increase the taxes of the 1%, the rich. Yet the CBO estimates that Obama’s tax the rich increases will only bring in a measley $42 billion in 2013 and $38 billion in 2014 which which is “peanuts to a government that spends $3.6 trillion a year”. So far your major proposals to reduce spending,the other part of the deficit reduction equation, have had little if any impact on reducing the deficit. I repeat, Spending has grown to an astounding 16 trillion dollars in the four years of your Presidency. Given your deficit reduction plans are not working to well, do you you have any other plans to reduce spending, Mr. President?
The republicans only plan is to bring a hatchet to the budget. I am using a scalpel and going though the budget line by line to see what we can cut so it will not hurt the people most in need who count on the government for their livelihood, the poor, the disabled and the elderly which are my top priorities when it comes to spending. Let me be clear the rich are not paying their fair share . The rich need to pay a little more to help pay for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid .
With all due respect President Obama, I do not see that you have used a scalpel to go over the budget line by line. In point of fact, under you leader ship the number of Federal employees have increased by 143,000. Their annual salaries average $84,000. What cuts have you made in spending, give one specific example please.
Well that is just plain wrong. If you count State and Postal workers the number of government employees have gone down overall.
But isn’t the overall reduction in State and Postal workers a reflection of the bad economy under your watch and the Postal service going broke? Also the reduction in Medicare spending was not really a reduction in over all spending was it? The cuts in Medicare went back into the Obamacare spending didn’t it? Are their any other cuts you can cite?
Silence Now you know why I don’t go on Fox News. You guys are full of it.
President Obama has just terminated the interview and left the room. If we ever get another interview with President Obama, which I doubt very much, you can count on us to do our jobs as journalists and pursue the questions that the public has a right to know about. An informed public is the only thing standing in the way of tyranny.
The above is pure fiction and may not reflect what President Obama would actually say if challenged by Fox News. However since we know President Obama will never subject himself to any gotcha questions from Fox News and he can count on NBC, CBS,ABC and CNN ever asking him any gotcha questions Power To The People will be starting a new series of articles called:
Gotcha Questions For President Obama the Media (except Fox News) Refuses To Ask. This is the first article in the series.
Why do so many among the ranks of the rich and famous want to deny poor people affordable power? Power that they take for granted as they jet around the world in their private jets on a crusade to stop the development of cheap and abundant fossil fuel energy like Natural Gas.
The availability of affordable Natural Gas would greatly improve the lives of the poor. It would give the poor the ability to heat their homes, drive to work and go to school. So why are the rich and famous so hell bent in their quest to deny the poor affordable power? Do they want the poor to live lives of hopelessness and misery? Why do they ignore even demonize people who point out the overwhelming empirical evidence that proves their anti fossil fuel beliefs and associated man made Climate Change beliefs are false. “At the moment, it seems highly likely that the cure is worse than disease. We are taking chemotherapy for a cold.” Matt Ridley
The latest cause celeb among the rich and famous is anti fracking. Their unfounded claims about the dangers of fracking to the water and air have caused great hardship to many people, especially the poor.
The purpose of this article is to explore the powerful forces behind the War On Climate Change. Forces that claim their advocacy of Climate Change is to save the world from the catastrophes the earth would face if the green house gas, CO2 man made emissions are not brought back to a preindustrial level, say to 1885 levels. But as we can see from the graft
of US CO2 emissions vs temperatures, since 1895 CO2 have gone up but temperatures have remained pretty flat. So why all the fear mongering?
Many prior articles on the net have documented the various power mongers in government, academia, Hollywood, the environmental movement, Saudi Arabia and Russia who are the main forces behind the War On Climate Change. Their motives are a mosaic of greed, power and an unfounded belief that humans are destroying the planet and to save the earth we must regress back to a pre industrial more bucolic world like the Garden of Eden maybe. Below are some links to prior articles that expose the forces and people behind the Climate Change Movement.
2. Some seek power
4. Some are powerful energy competitors of the U.S. like Russia and Saudi Arabia, who have a vested interest in preventing the U.S. from developing our own vast fossil fuel resources.
The only people benefiting from the climate change movement are the rich and powerful in government, academia and in the Green Energy Industry where billions of tax pay dollars have been wasted on failed businesses. The other people behind the movement are on large part misanthropic zealots who have infiltrated themselves into the IPCC and EPA where their bias views of climate change predominate. The people who suffer the most from this matrix of greed, power and zealots in the Climate Change movement are the poor.
Climate Change News – January 25, 2013
Mammal and Bird Claim Extinctions Due To Climate Change Debunked
Are the Irish and President Obama giving away the family silver for the Wind Con?Con With The Wind | Broadsheet.ie
- Why does the left hate Fossil Fuels?
The use of Fossil Fuels have provided a standard of living for billions of people once enjoyed only by Kings. DiCaprio jets around the world to save the world from Fossil Fuel. Daryl Hannah puts her body in front of a Keystone Pipeline pipe to protest its development than gets on a jet for another protest against fossil fuel or maybe goes back to her multi million dollar home in Los Angeles. Barbara Streisand gives millions to anti fossil fuel activists while living a life of luxury in her multi million dollar mansion in Malibu. Their grandiose life style is all due to the money their fans spend to see them perform. So why are they using their celebrity status and money to deny their adoring fans a decent lifestyle made possible by fossil fuel? Why the betrayal? Why the hypocrisy? Their success allows them to live a life of luxury that would not be possible without the power Fossil Fuel provides. If they are successful in their war against Fossil Fuel, their wealth will make them immune from the hard ships their fans will be forced to endure due to the “sky rocketing” costs of fossil fuel.
My conclusion is the Hollywood elite seem prone to an irrational belief that disaster looms over every horizon that can only forestalled by embarking on some heroic quest, Saving the planet from Climate Change for example. While their pursuits are limited to fighting the imaginary threat of Climate Change, thank God for the real world heroes who find real solutions to actual problems, new fracking technology for example. In the mean time the Hollywood misanthropists gladly avail themselves of the benefits of Fossil Fuel while jetting around the world screaming for more virgins to be thrown into volcanoes to appease the vengeful goddess Gaia.
People Need Power.
So why is the left so hell bent on taking power away from the people? The left wants to “skyrocket” the people’s energy costs so the poor, in particular, can’t afford it. They want to ban the use of guns so only the people in power can get them. They want to increase taxes so people have less money to spend the way they want to. They even want to limit the size of a “Big Gulp” so you can’t drink as much soda as you want. Where does it end? The only freedom the left seems to thinks is worth while is the freedom to kill your unborn child.
The United States was founded on the premise that every individual has a set of “inalienable rights” granted to each individual by a supreme being that can not be taken away by government. It is clear the left does not believe in this founding premise. A premise of individual rights that have led to one of the most prosperous and free Nations in history. Until now.
The U.S. is in a death spiral of debt,high unemployment, sky rocketing numbers of people on food stamps and want does President Obama say our greatest priority is? The war on Climate Change.
In a rational world the media would be all over President Obama for his blatant disregard of the issues that will bring our economy to it’s knees if not addressed. This was high lighted most clearly in President Obama’s Inaugural Speech where he ignored the one thing, if unchecked, that will be our Nation to ruin. The deficit. A once powerful and prosperous Nation will be brought down. People will lose everything they cherish. Their power to steer their lives in the direction they choose will be gone. Is this the direction President Obama wants to steer the Nation into? Over the cliff?