Comments on: Washington Extra – Obama has left the building Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: SShelby Sun, 02 Jan 2011 14:24:28 +0000 It baffles me that everyone seems to give Obama a pass on his personal performances in leadership. He has been on “vacation” when he is not running for re-election! His distrust of “normal, non liberal” Americans is very transparent, and that is truly the extent of his transparency! America’s real test for this new decade will be our ability to find real leaders. Obama is not a leader, and does not care about my America. That is why Americans are so sick of Washington, and our other forms of government. It is time for Americans to take control of their future. Our real risk are very high for losing our traditional American way of life if we fail to follow true visionary, American leadership.

By: billstl Sun, 26 Dec 2010 15:42:28 +0000 Job well done? What job was even done? This headline is correct for every day he’s been in office! I have 1 question, Where did all the Obama bumper stickers go?

By: davetashner Thu, 23 Dec 2010 19:00:29 +0000 @eleno

Notice: Section title = Analysis and Opinion

Enough said.

By: DisgustedReader Thu, 23 Dec 2010 18:55:29 +0000 Job well done! Enjoy your vacation Mr. President!

By: HiF Thu, 23 Dec 2010 18:53:54 +0000 A good article. Glad the Prez gets a nice vacation. It’s not a ranch in Texas but it is his getaway from all the DC nonsense and venom, such as exists in the posts under this very casual enumeration of the legislative successes of President Obama. Regardless of the care he takes in sharing the glory, there are some who wish nothing happened at all during this lame duck session.

I’m happy for all the successes and hope the cooperation on both sides of the aisle continues in the new year.

By: Nopolitics50 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 18:34:49 +0000 While the debate over politics is warranted, I confess I am amazed that no one has yet commented that Obama, our supposed leader and Commander-in-Chief, is heading off to Hawaii for Christmas while so many of us are suffering an economy that means we are lucky to have any Christmas anywhere, let alone in Hawaii! And what about our troops deployed? I bet they would rather have a Hawaiian holiday. Certainly, the President needs time to celebrate and relax. But can’t he do this in the palatial comfort of the White House? People suffering from lost jobs, economic trouble, a war, and add the tensions on the Korean peninsula, embassy bombings in Europe, and I’m disgusted that my so-called leader is going to Hawaii (not to mention the tax dollars it will cost – or did Obama get a nice political donation to pay for this?) Obama is out of touch with reality; I guess his shellacking at the mid-terms and his confession that he needs to listen better to the voice of the people was just more political rhetoric. Sorry for the rant. But this President is simply clueless on all fronts, political and leadership.

By: MhD Thu, 23 Dec 2010 17:06:56 +0000 Glass houses. It continues to amaze me that people who post comments on Reuters, or any other site, fail to realize that they too are journalists.

Lest we forget that posting your comment is just that.. a public posting! We live in a time where publishing has been democratized to a much greater extent than it ever has in our history. Yet much of the commentary is written as if it were a private conversation and certainly much of it is nothing but yellow journalism.

So here we have folks not only unabashedly being bias in their published comments but doing so with personal insults; “never add value to the economy…classic taker” and “hasn’t had a proper education.”

What’s ironic is that they take issue with “left wing/ liberal tendencies” yet they fail to see their own biasness in their writing. Even more so when you launch your post with your journalism credentials.

Regardless of your opinion on the analysis this stuff is uncalled for and lacks tactfulness.

It’s time we, once again, embrace social graces.

By: sobelius Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:07:08 +0000 What on earth are eleno and Chazz reading? Not only is this article unbiased, the author goes out of the way to disagree with other journalists who have placed an arbitrary label (Comback Kid) on the President and instead uses the President’s *own words* to describe the President.

It is, to my mind, quite clear that any report on this President which is not negative or is even the tiniest bit positive (use of the word ‘congratulations’ in this case), is automatically labeled by some self-described conservatives as biased!

I describe myself as a Centrist and find this report tilting toward the positive but in no way expressing bias. I find its tone *civil* — as in coming from someone who has the civility to sign off by acknowledging many of us Americans are celebrating Christmas this weekend and ALSO many of us Americans are not. I’ll now acknowledge my Centrist bias and say, “Well said, Ms Roberts!”

By: amkoppelman Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:07:42 +0000 I’m struggling to find the “bias” Chazz suggests exists in Kristin’s Blog. After the democrats lost control of the House and seats in the Senate in November, the “lame duck” Congress passed a compromise tax bill, repealed DADT and the Senate appproved New Start. Obama observed this was acheived by executive and legislative branches of government “working together.” Obama then left for vacation. These are all indisputable facts. Where’s the bias?

By: Chazz Thu, 23 Dec 2010 14:35:23 +0000 I just read this article and couldn’t help but notice the bias in it’s “reporting.” Curious, I then read the bio of “Extra” and of it’s author with particular interest in this phrase: “…to ensure a sophisticated file with the proper financial, political and global perspective.”

Is the obvious personal opinion and bias in this “Obama has left the building” article truly living up to that “proper” perspective?

As an adjective, ‘proper’ means “truly what something is said or regarded to be; genuine. As in, “It’s obvious Kristin hasn’t had a proper journalism education.”

As an intensifier, perhaps this would be true: “She writes like a proper democrat harlot.”

More on point, I think the adverb use of the word would be more proper. As in: “We’ll be fooled good and proper if we believe the ‘journalism’ that’s presented in Washington Extra.

I have a BA degree in Journalism and have worked in the business, at the network level, for more than 30 years. The “journalism” I learned taught that the reports we file and the stories we tell MUST take a middle-ground, showing no favoritism for any side of an issue. Our unbiased information would allow our audience to form their own, educated and fair opinions and act/react according to their own feelings and beliefs.

One major reason we’re so polarized in this country today is that our news ‘presenters’ present only THEIR side of the issues that effect us all. It’s my team and your team, or as the President said, “us” and our “enemies.” I’ll have to dig to see how Washington Extra ‘reported’ on that….

Alas, it’s clear from this blog that proper journalism isn’t being taught at either the bachelor’s or the Masters level, and that, “the proper financial, political and global perspective” isn’t really ‘ensured’ in the Washington Extra.