CNN, ‘the most trusted news in television’, occupied some time Saturday comparing President Barack Obama to the recently crack-smoking Canadian embarrassment, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. The 10 minute piece was initiated with a split screen of Obama and Ford, comparing the recent admission of disapproval of the healthcare drawbacks to Ford’s insistence that he did not have oral sex with a colleague. Afterward, CNN host Don Lemon was questioning if this was even reasonable to make the comparison of the two.
“No, it’s not fair to compare them at all, it’s totally different,” Don Goldberg noted. “But it’s fun for people like myself.”
“It is fair to make a comparison for the simple fact that both of them are in trouble,” clinical psychologist Jeff Gardere stepped in to disagree. “With President Obama, certainly it’s a little bit different because here’s a person who’s really concerned about what the people really have to think. He is the leader of the free world — the leader of the world, many would say — whereas, Mayor Ford, this guy is a caricature. He really didn’t care what people thought.”
Lemon stated, “We know the two crises are both very different, but it’s about how do you manage those crises? That’s what we’re trying to figure out.”
So, one is in trouble due to a corrupt moral compass and the other because of website glitches in one of the most paramount opportunities for the masses since social security. Oh, now I see the comparison.