Played Golf with a columnist at the NY Post todaySubmitted by Buzz on Mon, 08/24/2009 - 21:31
I played golf today with a NY post columnist. He joined our group a few holes in because he was by himself and there were only 3 of us. He is a business columnist, and very well spoken. I don't read the NY post, but my dad let me know it's owned by Murdoch, probably newscorp, so I knew he had to be a conservative. We talked about what we did, how so many people are unemployed, and I figured I would make a comment about how Obama was suppossed to "save the day"
He was very reasonable and said we haven't given him enough time to make a judgment. We talked about economists, obviously I plugged Peter Schiff into the conversation, no reaction. I didn't want to speak the dreaded RP name because he was giving me some advice on my swing and sometimes RP is a quick way to make an enemy, especially with Fox affiliates (except freedomwatch).
His outlook is grim, he is upset about the funny money propping up the stock market, said he was speaking out about how everything was coming down well before it did but wasn't able to write about it very much then. Now that everything is falling apart, he has the freedom to write about whatever he wants. I am wondering if this is why we are seeing the media wake up, that they were already on board but were silenced by their bosses, peers or the public shunning of bad news.