Not only is this a fine example of Mainstream Journalism

But, since it's NPR, it's also an excellent use of your tax dollars!

"That Fat Lip Might Give Obama Street Cred"

I have some issues with this.
1)  You say having stitches on the prez's lip got in a basket ball game will make North Korea respect Obama?
2)  Not only that but you call it a "valiant" injury compared to Bush choking on a pretzel and Clinton tearing a tendon while golfing?  No.  From the 1828 Dictionary we can see
VALIANT (a): Performed with valor; bravely conducted; heroic; as a valiant action or achievement; a valiant combat.
Let me repeat myself:  No.  It's basketball.

And lastly,
3) You call me racist for disagreeing with most of Obama's policies, and then you go and write this? Give. Me. A. Break.

I think one of the comments sums it up nicely:
"'Street cred' - with who? Not this country. Doing your job would be street cred. What next, is Obama going to do a prison stretch to help him sell albums or the next 'bill'?"


Butch Cassidy said...

Bear in mind, we are talking about the guy who won a Nobel after having just taken office and command of two wars.

Now he just needs to twist his ankle while taking a smoke break on an icy stoop to secure the handicap vote. Then, he should go ice skating to get more "street cred" from the Christians for having walked on water.

bluesun said...

If anything, I think this just shows how the mainstream establishment's Street Cred is evaporating...