November 16, 2020
60 Minutesâ€™ Scarily Ignorant Interview of Barack Obama
By Jack Cashill
Interviewer Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes supplied the ignorance. He appears to have no more knowledge of what transpired during the past four years than does, say, a Whoopi Goldberg or a Kathy Griffin.
Barack Obama supplied the scare. His solution to make the right half of America as ignorant as the left would do Trotsky proud.
Pelleyâ€™s ignorance flared throughout the embarrassingly sycophantic interview, but it reached something of a crescendo with his and Obamaâ€™s elaborate discussion on the etiquette of presidential transitions.
While images played of the Obamas welcoming the Trumps to the White House, Obama blathered on about the â€œset of traditionsâ€ that presidents have always followed of instructing various agencies â€œto cooperateâ€ with the incoming administration. The outgoing president, Obama pontificated, â€œowes the new president a chance to do their best.â€