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Jumping Through Hoops

By on 4.3.12 | 2:28PM

Speaking of "the media's role in recent years as an arm of the Obama press office," as Ross Kaminsky so aptly put it earlier today, did anyone catch the loving treatment Mr. Obama received from CBS during halftime of last night's NCAA basketball finals? To be sure, he did look a bit lost without his teleprompter while trying to respond to CBS's analyst Clark Kellogg's tough questioning. And he did look rather runty in the presence of Kellogg, a towering former NBA and Big Ten star forward. Yet it also amounted to four minutes of adoring advertising, it would seem. I'm surprised CBS didn't have the president place a call to the winning team when it was all over.


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