July 2nd 2009
That Robert “I’ve Just Got to Get a Message to You” Gibbs is a disaster as a press secretary goes without saying, given his utter lack of ability to communicate for a president who is widely recognized as a great communicator. The press can accept a lousy press secretary, but they can’t accept a lousy press policy – and that’s what they’re getting from Obama and Gibbs.
Check out the complainers in this clip – CBS and Helen Thomas, former Obama cheerleaders. Now they’re drilling Gibbs and accusing the Obama administration of being more closed and controlling than the Nixon administration – Thomas’ now famous line.
In the face of this criticism, Gibbs is insulting and condescending, trying to create a false camaraderie instead of straightforwardly addressing the media’s legitimate questions. Thomas cut him no slack:
Gibbs, finally dropping the false friendliness: “We’ve had this discussion ad nauseum.”
Thomas, pouncing immediately: “Of course you would, because you haven’t had any answers.”
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