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Obama's White House

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4 June 2009 06:57

If you need a Barack Obama fix and you have a spare hour, this NBC special on his White House is one to watch.

Obama displays his usual otherworldly confidence. Rahm Emanuel is plainly a man you should cross the street to avoid. Ostensibly senior US government officials appear to be in awe of the President's body man, Reggie Love. And NBC's Brian Williams comes across as a complete goose. He is so deferential that at times I confused him with the White House butler. In the presidential limo on the way to a burger joint he's so nervous he can't make eye contact with his host. In his formal interview with Obama he devotes one of his precious questions to the president's 'basketball-life balance'. I'm afraid that Williams will soon be Exhibit A for the case that the media is 'in the tank' for Obama.

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