Prez Talks Energy Independence; CNN Cues SUV Ad

If you tuned in to CNN just now to watch President Obama take some first steps to reverse Bush administration climate policies (among other things), this is what you saw:

PRES. OBAMA:….now is the time to meet the challenge of this crossroad of history, by choosing a future that is safer for our country, prosperous for our planet, and sustainable. Those are my priorities, and they’re reflected in the executive orders I’m about to sign. Thank you so much for being here.

And? A CNN expert walks us through what it all means? Or, even, a coherent recap from a CNN anchor? Well (keeping this in mind)…

CNN’s HEIDI COLLINS: Once again, if you’re just tuning in, I want to let you know what you’re looking at here. President Obama signing executive orders. Just giving a speech about the economy, energy, and the environment as you can see on the screen. Talking a whole lot about the independence on foreign energy and the jobs that he says will be created by the recovery plan that he has been talking about, of course, with congressional leaders for quite some time now. We are going to take a quick break here…

…for an ad for Mercedes Benz’s new $33,900 SUV.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.