Saturday, April 21, 2012

KMOV Continues To Embarrass St. Louis

I guess I should be happy KMOV decided to argue with someone powerful rather than their usual routine of attacking food stamp recipients or public universities, but the content of their criticism was just as clueless as usual.  KMOV apparently thinks that the issue that Real Mericans care about is whether President Obama takes too many vacations. Yep, not jobs, not the economy, not health care; no, according to man-of-the-people Larry Connors, we need to aggressively challenge President Obama for taking less time off than W.

For the record, here were the statistics as of August of last year (h/t to PW Stephenson for the link):
So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.Among recent presidents, Bill Clinton took the least time off -- 28 days.
Did KMOV ever challenge Bush on his vacations, or do they reserve that scorn only for the Obamas? If it's the latter, I think we're justified in asking why.


  1. My DKos blog that called out Conners as an embarrasment to St. Louis, and why I seldom ever watch KMOV's news:

    Conners should've been fired (or at least suspended for his conduct). I feel that the only decent people on KMOV left are the weather crew, sports crew, and Jasmine Huda.

  2. never could stand that personality on the news, he is still on there, why <"_?

    Glad Obama takes time to be with his family. That makes him a good time accountant in my mind.