Framing the Dialogue

I’ve Lost SNL

There is a famous quote from the 1960s after  “America’s Newsman,” Walter Conkite was said to have commented the America could not win the war in Vietnam (“But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.”). President Johnson upon hear this was to had said;

“If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.”

The following clip is perhaps the most critical hit on Obama from SNL.

 

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