Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, filmmaker John Ziegler didn’t hold back his opinions about press coverage of President Barack Obama.
“The speech that he gave this morning in Egypt was just flabbergasting. And of course as always he’s being greeted by 80 percent of the media as another gift from the Messiah,” said Ziegler, who is currently touring the country with his film “Media Malpractice” about the 2008 presidential election.
Ziegler also spoke his mind about this week’s in depth profile of Obama on NBC. “Monica Lewinsky never dreamed of doing to Bill Clinton some of the things that Brian Williams did to Barack Obama during that two-part special in the Oval Office,” he said. “Virtually everything the man does is seen in rainbows and flowers and puppy dogs. Even when something negative happens the press goes out of its way to differentiate the government from Obama.”
Ziegler also spoke about his film and the warm reception is has received, plans for upcoming projects, his take on Katie Couric’s interview of Sarah Palin and whether he says outrageous things to gain notoriety. “I don’t edit myself or censor myself for fear of what the reaction might be,” he explained.
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