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The Obama 100th Day Extravaganza

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Over the past few days some in the media have been asking, “How is the media going to observe” Obama’s 100th day?” Jon Stewart responded last night saying, “That’s a great question. I’m going to go with mindless overkill.”


The Obama Administration has succeeded in making an arbitrary date a point in Obama’s presidency that requires comprehensive evaluation so that Obama can continue his presidency appropriately.


For bloggers, right wing and left wing, it is impossible to not feel the pull to weigh in on his 100th day. But, what The Daily Show segment satirizes and points out is the fact that the media may make this opportunity to assess and imagine a better future trivial.


YouTube has cut a deal with the White House to stream Obama’s 100th Day speech online. If you go to YouTube, not only can you see that you will be able to watch the speech later, but you will also see that the “White House” has its own channel with what I presume to be "favorite" videos listed that discuss Obama’s 100 Days in office.


If Josef Goebbels were alive today, he would be green with envy.


The two videos that currently appear on the YouTube homepage just right under the video that says "Live Tonight: The President's News Conference" come from AlJazeera English and Fox News and the two could not be offering more polar opposite views on the 100 days.



The Al Jazeera English video covers “Obama’s breakneck 100 days.” It says Obama has “moved faster than any president in generations.” It suggests that Obama has been engaging in “pragmatic experimentation.”


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