Obama's Reaction to the Shriver Report Is As Expected

NBC ‘Nightly News’ Champions Obama’s Sensitivity to Women

By Brent Baker
Media Research Center
October 22, 2009

Tied to NBC's promotion of Maria Shriver's “A Woman's Nation” report, completed in conjunction with the left-wing Center for American Progress, Wednesday's NBC Nightly News showcased Savannah Guthrie's interview with President Barack Obama in which she trumpeted how he “has put women in high places in his administration and the Supreme Court. The first bill he signed, a pay discrimination law.” Plus, she assured viewers “the President says he gives a lot of thought to whether the women who work here in the White House feel they're being heard, whether there are those persistent subtle biases still around.”

NBC gave air time for Obama to pander: “When I think about policy, I'm constantly thinking about how can we strengthen families, how can we provide more resources, greater flexibility so that women can thrive, because I think if women are thriving everybody's going to be thriving.” How profound.

But no more banal than Guthrie explaining Obama sat down with her “to talk about the Shriver Report and its finding that a workforce that's half women 'changes everything.'” As if that workforce composition is somehow new this week. Indeed, the title is just that silly, “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything.”

2 Responses to “Obama's Reaction to the Shriver Report Is As Expected”:

  1. Stephanie Walters says:

    Why dont the Dems propose national boarding schools? Think of all the employment opportunities and parents wont have any of the responsibilities except the taxes. Both parents can work jobs where they make tons of money traveling and then the earn all kinds of mileage so when vacation time does come they can go visit their kids for free at the boarding schools.

  2. Okay, I'm laughing very hard over here. Great idea.