-Biggest take away from Obama’s press conference tonight. Having two young children have really prepared him for dealing with the Beltway press corp.
If that’s not a clear break from the last guy in charge, I don’t know what is.
-Biggest disappointment. I would have like to have seen some specific questions about Geithner’s bank plan (Which I’m still trying to wrap my head around.) And someone, anyone, to bring up the recently leaked Red Cross report about torture at CIA Black sites. Seriously! (Note: Must do longer post on subject.)
-Meanwhile, Bill O’Reilly continues to behave like a total douche.
“On March 1, ThinkProgress picked up on a story by News Hounds, which noted that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly — who has made controversial comments about rape victims in the past — was slated to speak at a March 19 fundraiser for the Alexa Foundation. The group is committed to supporting rape survivors. Our post — which never criticized the Alexa Foundation — highlighted the fact that in the past, O’Reilly has implied that women who dress in a certain way or consume too much alcohol should perhaps expect to be raped.
This weekend, while on vacation, I was ambushed by O’Reilly’s top hit man, producer Jesse Watters, who accosted me on the street and told me that because I highlighted O’Reilly’s comments, I was causing “pain and suffering” to rape victims and their families. He of course offered no proof to back up this claim, instead choosing to shout questions at me.
I expect O’Reilly to air this “interview” at some point this week, possibly as early as tonight. I have no expectation that he will show the entire altercation or give the entire story about what happened, so here is the full account, offering a glimpse inside the O’Reilly harassment machine…”
Read the whole post. Be ready to cringe a lot.
So, let’s review. Billbo says that because a young woman was drunk and dressed provocatively, she should have been expected to be raped? And the woman who pointed this out is the one hurting rape victims?
If that logic was any more twisted, it would be able to blow itself.
-You try and tell me this thing is not gonna be awesome!! I dare you.
And with all due respect to The Mighty JC, I’m fine with them using puppets. If anything, it feels more real than any CGI and keeps the charm of the orginal Maurice Sendak drawings. A part of me is already on line for this.