Obama Fulfills Demand For Weakness In A Time Of Crisis





"President Obama's statement today on Ferguson began with the words "I also want to address the situation in Ferguson. Earlier this afternoon I spoke with Governor Nixon..." It didn't get much more passionate from there. The president's tone was clinical. His delivery was understated. He seemed to be trying to avoid headlines. Even the setting was banal: Obama spoke from the White House Press Briefing Room; not from, say, St. Louis.

The main news in Obama's remarks was that Attorney General Eric Holder will be traveling to Ferguson — which mostly highlights that Obama has not traveled to Ferguson, and has no plans to do so."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
*Read more here from Ezra Klein / Vox:
http://www.vox.com/2014/8/18/6031197/...