Mark Mardell continues to perform as Obama’s little helper! I listened to him the other morning describe the “stunts” of the Republicans in Congress vis a viz the fiscal cliff.  Now once again he may well be right (and I am a trenchant critic of the wretched Boehner) BUT I have yet to hear him describe anything that Obama does as a “stunt”..which is remarkable given he does little else! Mardell fails to be neutral on a consistent basis and he follows in a tradition of BBC correspondents who go to the States and instantly cheer lead for the Democrats.

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5 Responses to MARDELL WATCH!

  1. Jim Dandy says:

    Here’s the written version


  2. Jim Dandy says:

    A stunt is what it was and is best understood as such.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Yes, it was a stunt. However, before we declare this free of bias, consider Mardell’s closing line:

      I can understand if many feel sombre about this news, and the markets have reacted badly, but only when posturing stops can negotiating actually begin.

      Now, when do you expect Mardell to start accepting that the President is even less serious about negotiating? I realize you’re in the l’état, c’est lui camp, and that the President needn’t ever reach across the aisle as it’s everyone else’s duty to fall in line, but both Clinton and Bush managed it. Mardell seems to feel the same, as no blame is ever placed on Him for any kind of polarization or impasse. Does the President really bear no responsibility?


  3. John Bosworth says:

    All that arse-licking and still no exclusive interview with his Lord and Saviour. Keep trying, Mark. You will be rewarded with a five minute sit-down soon I’m sure.