Holy Moley Batman, Is this Truth coming from the ranks of the Right. Now I learned a long time ago we can treat the symptoms or we can go after the cancer. Whomever the next President of the United States will be we can only pray that we address the real issues and not go backwards into the state left by the Bush Administration. I hope Pat is on the MSNBC Panel for its Republican Debate. Because I would love to know who in the current field supports what President Bush did to America. It is damn refreshing to see and hear THE Truth. Not the Republican Truth or the Democrat Truth, just God‘s honest Truth and while Fannie and Freddie are suing Bank of America, it may be time for them all to be held accountable for the State of the Union and Give Obama a real chance to get us the hell out of this mess. Would his succeeding as President be so bad. LETS FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS!!! But first FACE THE FACTS or be destined to repeat the lessons over and over. USE YOUR INDEPENDENT THINKING BRAINS. How do you go from a surplus under The Clinton Administration having paid off the debt to a 14 Trillion Dollar hole. Then expect Obama after 24 months to have fixed the Economy. Pat Thanks for having the co-hones to speak the Truth, the whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth. Now lets fix it before its too late.
See the Video Tape. Here is the Transcript.
“The regret is — the Republican candidates out in the field are not calling for a dramatic new direction of — Father help me, but i agree with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs. The United States — the United States is in virtual headlong retreat from the world. We’re coming out of all these places. We are bankrupt as a nation. We cannot balance our budget. The great blunder was made by George W. Bush when he had the whole country and the world behind him and he went up to Congress and declared ‘now we’re going after an axis of evil; Iraq, Iran and North Korea.’ We are plunging into that part of the world instead of fighting al-Qaeda and handling it the way he should have. As a consequence of that, I think he broke the Republican party and frankly, he broke the United States as a superpower. We are a diminishing superpower today and there is no doubt China is a rising one,” Pat Buchanan said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
A Lesson In Branding From NBC A media critique by Wayne Friedman, Thursday, June 30, 2011
Advertisement What hurts a TV brand most? Not the obvious. NBC News’ different entities were not affected by what everyone seemed to think would affect them. A lot had been made of MSNBC‘s big time opinion-makers — especially the former controversial host Keith Olbermann. But, according to former NBC Universal chief executive Jeff Zucker, he and other MSNBC hosts/commentators didn’t hurt the likes of “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” or “The Today Show.” Say what you will about NBC in prime time or NBC in late night, other NBC assets did not get hurt under Jeff Zucker’s reign. “Today” has been number one for 15 years, and Brian Williams has been in first place for a number of years as the best-rated early evening network news show. Zucker says it wasn’t a premeditative intention to “go left” with MSNBC. That just came out of what Olbermann was saying about Republicans and President Bush — “We couldn’t help but notice that,” Zucker told a New York audience during the Promax/BDA television marketing conference. NBC decided to go with the flow. Nice to know that television executives kind of let lightning-in-a-bottle happen, which should be lesson learned for the future as Zucker steers Katie Couric around syndication’s afternoon turf. The lesson — sometimes — is to know when to let a TV brand breathe, and perhaps fumble along its way. Meet Wayne Friedman at OMMA AdNets LA! Wayne Friedman will be there moderating a panel on “Buyer’s Workshop: Entertainment Marketers Leverage the Nets” on July 18 at 3:30 PM. Top executives will be there. Will you? Register today and save. That said, letting things run with Olbermann wasn’t much of concern. As Zucker said, MSNBC, as a cable network, “couldn’t get arrested.” So there was nothing to lose. In other dayparts, well known brands like “The Tonight Show” and NBC prime time had much more to lose. TV executives are always looking for “complementary” assets — all to help sell advertising and participate in cross-marketing/promotional efforts. But few back then would have ever thought that the now-outspoken hosts on MSNBC would ever complement traditional NBC journalistic traditions. To paraphrase Zucker, trust the viewer.