Along with their White House pals, the MSM is currently freaking out over the prospect of Obama losing his bid for reelection and nowhere is that more apparent than on the "Today Show" where, out of whole cloth (or not -- more on this below), they've decided to float a narrative that says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might be replacing Vice President Joe Biden on the Democrat's 2012 ticket.
Like the rest of America, the "Today Show" is looking at President Obama's lousy poll numbers, brewing White House scandals, and one lousy jobs report after another. But unlike, oh, 62% of Americans
, the MSM is panicked at the thought of Obama not winning a second term. And since the President has already failed and is unlikely to un-fail over the next 13 months, the MSM is looking for what's known in the political business as a game-changer.
And so, the charlatans disguised as journalists over at NBC are trying to craft one
The White House is getting irked about persistent speculation in the media that President Obama might dump Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. as his running mate in 2012 in favor of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
After hosts of NBC's "Today" show questioned both Mr. Biden and Mrs. Clinton on consecutive days about a possible switch, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer posted this on his Twitter account Tuesday morning:
"I have noticed a weird @todayshow obsession with faux story of Sec. Clinton replacing @VP...Have asked both about it last 2 days on the show."
This is also a welcome distraction for NBC. This kind of ginned-up speculation allows the "Today Show" to pretend the biggest political story of the day is anything but Fast and Furious, Solyndra, and another lousy jobs report issued just this morning
. MSM-created distractions are a very large part of the MSM's 2012 gameplan.
But is this really just the desperate MSM acting desperate and is the White House really as put-out over this as they seem?
Obviously the White House floating a Hillary-for-VP trial balloon would create havoc and an air of defeatist desperation, but...
- NBC is owned by GE.
- The Chairman and CEO of GE is Jeffrey Immelt.
- Jeffrey Immelt is a crony, supporter and adviser to President Obama.
Joe Biden might want to watch his back.
A good rule of thumb is to watch NBC and MSNBC if you want to get an idea of what the White House wants and what they are thinking. This will be especially true as 2012 heats up.