DeKalb, Ill.: Dear Howard, Was a question about A-Rod really appropriate during the President’s press conference last night? Why not also ask about Jessica Simpson’s weight gain or the fact I missed House…. I would expect that question from a sport reporter, but I was shocked a “serious” reporter would ask it based on the topic at hand.
Howard Kurtz: You know, there are different views of this, but I didn’t have any problem with Michael Fletcher’s question. A-Rod is not only the biggest star in baseball, he’s a huge celebrity. I mean, he hangs out with Madonna!
Maybe I should just be grateful, there were no questions about Michael Phelps (there weren’t any, right?). But I can’t be alone in thinking that a multi-trillion dollar bank bailout might be more important.
Howie also thinks Obama screwed up by giving long detailed answer to the more important questions.