I’m not really a Herman Cain guy. For many reasons. I like the guy but I just don’t like him as President. At least not yet. But this kind of attack just drives me crazy.
Martin Bashir asks if Herman Cain can spell Iraq.
Now, just imagine if anyone had asked that of Obama.
As Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters fame points out:
For the record, Cain received a Masters degree in computer science from Purdue while working full-time for the Department of the Navy as a ballistics analyst. He went on to be CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, CEO of the National Restaurants Association, chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve, and has served on the Board of Directors for major companies including Nabisco and Whirlpool.
By contrast, according to Wikipedia, Bashir studied English and History at King’s College in London; no degree was listed. He has been a journalist ever since.
Remember in 08, if anyone even questioned Obama’s policies, they were accused of racism, never mind his intelligence.
I’m not saying that I want racism charges but, among the media, being a conservative is all the evidence they need that you’re stupid. See Ivy League grad George W. Bush. I just get tired of it. Remember when the media was amazed over the Olympus sized intelligence that Barack “The teleprompter” Obama supposedly had. But it wasn’t intelligence, it was just ego. For them, agreeing with them means you’re intelligent and disagreeing is all the evidence they need that you’re stupid and should be dismissed.
October 24, 2011 at 5:17 pm
I hate dishonest journalists; specially those who sold out their integrity. I like quote comparing Cain with this pompous ass "By contrast, according to Wikipedia, Bashir studied English and History at King's College in London; no degree was listed. He has been a journalist ever since." That is why these guys are on their way out – the more people get informed via the alternate media. I canned my WaPo subscription for this reason.
October 25, 2011 at 3:14 am
Obama is almost certainly less intelligent than W. It is a mathematical certainty that he is less interested in the world or other people's ideas—and wasn't lack of interest in those things something everyone said was terrible about Bush?
Unlike Obama, Bush had actually done things, and not, generally, failed at them. Plus, we know he got better grades in college than Kerry or Gore. Obama's grades, on the other hand, are a secret.
Meanwhile, well, lemme put it this way. I have an amateur's interest (well, a science fiction writer's interest) in ballistics and computer science. Those are not fields for the faint of heart or soft of brain. No field of law, not even tax law, is remotely comparable in its complexity.
As for journalists looking down on either Cain or Bush, remember, journalism school has the second lowest entry requirements of any major. (The lowest are education college, isn't that a cheery thought.)