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Expecting fair and balanced commentary about the President's State of the Union Speech from any source owned by Rupert Murdock brings to mind the old folk axiom: If you keep going to conservative subsidized media for unbiased punditry then you probably enjoy hanging upside-down in a straightjacket more than Houdini did.

It seemed natural to expect conservative media to hear the President's speech and immediately follow it with Bill O'Reilly (speaking <em>ex catherdra</em>) telling the audience that all across America folks were recoiling in horror at what they had just heard.

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Certain comedians (on Fox) can do the instantaneous mind reading and extrapolate the meaning so quickly and smoothly that they put Carnac the Magnificent to shame. It takes an added measure of chutzpa for them to sell their snake oil cure propaganda as a miraculous medical breakthrough, but money breeds contempt and exorbitant paychecks make it worthwhile for the fabulous charlatans in the quote journalism world unquote to say what they are paid to say.

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For a columnist lacking in mind reading prowess the only way to report on how the speech went over, seemed to be to go to an Irish bar and watch the viewer reactions there.

At the gin mill we selected, the audience telegraphed their response by chanting: "Jobs, jobs, jobs" before the President said the first word of the speech.

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President Obama has been reported to be an excellent orator, but seeing that after ten minutes he lost the audience, could only indicate that this wasn't one of his best spellbinding efforts. If the folks in an Irish bar aren't paying close attention to his every word, then calling it good oratory seems a bit inaccurate.

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BP graduated from college in the mid sixties (at the bottom of the class?) He told his draft board that Vietnam could be won without his participation. He is still appologizing for that mistake. He received his fist photo lesson from a future (more...)

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