Monday, September 21, 2009
On-the-air prez seems like endless 'infomercial'
By CHARLES HURT | 10:20 AM, September 21, 2009 | New York Post
WASHINGTON -- During his first eight months in office, President Obama has sat down for three times as many television interviews as his most recent two predecessors combined.
And with yesterday's run of the Sunday-morning news show circuit and tonight's airing of "Late Night with David Letterman," Obama continues to blaze through the media hotter than any political figure in modern history.
"He's turning the presidency into an infomercial," warned former White House speechwriter Matt Latimer. "It's not just damaging to the White House. It will also ultimately hurt President Obama's image as a fresh, non-Washington leader."
The media blitz has won Obama unprecedented wall-to-wall coverage in the mainstream media.