Megyn Kelly's Sensationalism vs Shep Smith's Realism:
The most amusing part of this story though is the criticism towards Obama.
Turned out it was a natural disaster, not the economy, which pierced his vacation bubble. But now we have a photo that shows him trying to balance work and play during the 5.8 magnitude quake — and, not surprisingly, it has stirred up some snark.As some random person on youtube said, "So? Was he supposed to put on tights and a cape, fly down and stop the continental plates from moving?" God forbid a plate fall off the counter. What do these people want Obama to do? The fact people would rather have the illusion of President Obama doing something in the White House rather than actually reacting appropriately is ridiculous.
“Obama is still playing golf. Not even an act of God can stop him from getting at least 9 holes in today,” Washington Times opinion page editor Emily Miller wrote on Twitter.
“Obama safe on the golf course during earthquake, but gets briefed later anyway,” Los Angeles Times Top of the Ticket columnist Andrew Malcolm posted on his Twitter account.
Not to be outdone, Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for President George W. Bush, wrote on Twitter of the current president of the United States: “WH says potus didn’t feel today’s earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012.”
...By 2:50 p.m., the White House felt compelled to issue a statement, saying Obama has led a conference call with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, and other geological and nuclear regulatory advisers.
“The president was told that there are no initial reports of major infrastructure damage, including at airports and nuclear facilities and that there were currently no requests for assistance,” White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest, who is with the president in Martha’s Vineyard, told reporters. “The president asked for regular updates on the situation.”