Interviewed on MSNBC, a visibly shaken Jay Barbree — the longtime NBC science correspondent — described the duplicity of President Obama. Put simply, Obama’s campaign rhetoric — that he would preserve NASA’s cutting-edge science and engineering expertise — was, like so many of his promises, a fabrication. And he couldn’t even tell them to their faces.
BARBREE: …I’m a little disturbed right now, Alex. I just found out some very disturbing news. The President came down here in his campaign and told these 15,000 workers here at the Space Center that if they would vote for him, that he would protect their jobs. 9,000 of them are about to lose their job. He is speaking before 200, extra hundred people here today only. It’s invitation only. He has not invited a single space worker from this space port to attend. It’s only academics and other high officials from outside of the country. Not one of them is invited to hear the President of the United States, on their own space port, speak today. Back to you Alex.
And what did the MSNBC anchor do upon this bit of news?
Spin. Not only spin, but spin that “2500 new jobs will be created.”
At least the MSNBC anchor did not say that the 9,000 NASA employees that are being laid off should thank Obama.