Tuesday, June 15, 2010
MSNBC, once a totally owned subsidiary of President Barack Obama, tonight turned against the president and compared his first Oval Office address to former President Jimmy Carter.
Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Howard Fineman reacted to President Obama’s Oval Office Address on the oil spill. Here are the highlights of what the trio said:
Olbermann: “It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days.”
Matthews compared Obama to Carter.
Olbermann: “Nothing specific at all was said.”
Matthews: “No direction.”
Howard Fineman: “He wasn’t specific enough.”
Olbermann: “I don’t think he aimed low, I don’t think he aimed at all. It’s startling.”
Howard Fineman: Obama should be acting like a “commander-in-chief.”
Matthews: Ludicrous that he keeps saying [Secretary of Energy] Chu has a Nobel prize. “I’ll barf if he does it one more time.”
Matthews: “A lot of meritocracy, a lot of blue ribbon talk.”
Matthews: “I don’t sense executive command.”
The only two MSNBC personalities absent from the Obama-bashing are the relatively new on-air talents of Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz.