So Chuck Todd of NBC comes on after the President finishes his press conference in order to assure us that, he, Chuck Todd, and his colleagues in the Village Media are still in charge of reality and we won't know what to think about what we just saw until he, Chuck Todd, and his colleagues tell us what it is we just saw.
Todd says the President did a good job but it's too bad he didn't do this last week because now it's a case of too little too late because even though the stimulus is going to pass he's lost the battle for public opinion.
These blockheads do not read!
Frank Newport writes for Gallup: "The American public gives President Barack Obama a strong 67% approval rating for the way in which he is handling the government's efforts to pass an economic stimulus bill, while the Democrats and, in particular, the Republicans in Congress receive much lower approval ratings of 48% and 31%, respectively.
"These findings, based on Gallup Poll interviews conducted Feb. 6-7, underscore the degree to which Obama appears to be maintaining the upper hand over his opponents from a public opinion perspective as he and congressional leaders wrangle over the precise form and substance of a new economic stimulus plan."
Also in Chuck Todd's world, the people wanted President Clinton impeached and George W. Bush was a popular President.
Update: Commenter Anne D. reminded me that Glenn Greenwald and Jay Rosen talked to Bill Moyers this past Friday about the establishmentarian mindset National Press Corps types like Todd cling to and defend. Video here. Transcript there.
And read Rosen's post on how the internet is contributing to the erosion of the establishmentarian Media's ability to control the message, Audience Atomization Overcome.