The Cycle | March 05, 2013
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>> president obama isn't used to this kind of treatment from his media allies, but this time with the sequester it's different. man, the president's chicken little the sky is falling hysteria campaign didn't work. it isn't just jon and me saying it. check out this clip from saturday night's " snl ."
>> i'm the one who has to tell these folks, young men, there's no need to feel down. young men, pick yourself off the ground. young men, just because your funning is down, there's no need to be unhappy.
>> i guess you can write that off as comedy, but the ally's at the " washington post " and "the new york times" are hopping on board the stewart/" snl " train. for example, four pinocchios for obama 's claim that janitors and security guards at the capitol got a pay cut. another four for arne duncan 's claim that teachers had already gotten pink slips . i know, i know, he's apologized you, but this is a rant for tv's sake. poll lit fax rated another claim by the president that federal prosecutors will have to let criminals go as mostly false writing that obama is exaggerating. as for the times, bill keller says obama is ultimately to blame for the sequester. despite spending a full week in campaign hysteria. even our own tom brokaw on this show yesterday gave the president in hindsight this advice.
>> i think the president by my lights at least spent too much time in the last two weeks campaigning. he ought to have been maybe at camp david and said to boehner and his team and members of the republican side on the senate side bring the leadership up here. let's spend five days showing the public that we are interested in trying to make a heroic effort to get a deal here.
>> okay. i'm almost done but you have to love this just a little bit if you're me. we have stewart, " snl ," "the washington post ," "the new york times" all with me. i'll close this rant with kenny rogers the gambler. for his first term the president was a great gambler cleaning up as republicans folded on sequester. it hasn't quite worked out yet. so is the streak gone? is the dealing done? or will the president say deal the cards again as his friends in the media continue to pile