Thursday, March 26, 2009
Bronstein: Obama honeymoon is over
Chron editor at large Phil Bronstein, on Chris Matthews' "Hardball," said the honeymoon between the media and Obama is over. "The New York Times hasn't exactly been an opponent of Mr. Obama's (but) they threw all of their sharpest objects at him on Sunday."
Matthews asked Bronstein why Obama didn't take questions from any major newspapers. "That's a question that could be grim for me to answer. I think he was looking for diversity and he got a plus score from most people on that," Bronstein said.
Later, at about 8 minutes into the segment, as Matthews and guest Lawrence O‘Donnell gushed about the job NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is doing cleaning up Wall Street, Bronstein said, "You two guys can obsess about East Coast politics. We're not obsessed about East Coast politics here."
That brought on a lecture by Matthews about the importance of Washington and a reference to San Francisco and mood rings.