From the I’d-be-cringing-in-horror-if-I-weren’t-laughing-so-hard department: footage of noted nuance-lover Barack Obama submitting to free-association game-playing while being interviewed about the economy. (Keep it snappy, Barack. No nuance allowed!) The whole thing, be warned, is incredibly, almost painfully awkward to watch.
And just to clarify, it isn’t from Saturday Night Live or The Daily Show. It’s from Fox Business News.
In other words, it isn’t a joke. It’s journalism.
In her magazine profile of FBN (well worth a read, here), Liza Featherstone notes that the fledgling business network, commendable in many ways for its everyman appeal, is, at times, “just plain dumb.”
I’d agree with her, but right now I’m too busy cringing.
Ends today: If you'd like to help CJR and win a chance at one of
10 free print subscriptions, take a brief survey for us here.