Pin It

Monday, November 16, 2009

Morning Newsdome: Obama's Asian persuasion

click to enlarge BARACK OBAMA: Shaking hands is easy
  • BARACK OBAMA: Shaking hands is easy

>> President Obama met with Japanese Emperor Akihito on Saturday as part of his first Asian tour, but made the inexcusable mistake of incorrectly bowing. The president bent over and shook the Emperor's hand instead of bowing with a "slight arch from the waist [and] hands at his sides." Obama must have forgotten the ancient Bush tradition of vomiting in the laps of Japanese heads of state. (ABC News)

>> Perhaps in an effort to regain the respect of Asian nations, Obama invited fellow Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders to a 2011 summit in Hawaii where the heads of state will likely be dressed in traditional "flowered shirts and grass skirts" ... That one's for real. (Reuters)

>> More news that lobbyists (and their money) are running D.C.: the New York Times found emails proving Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche had their talking points published in the Congressional Record under the names of 42 representatives. But actually, this could be positive news of bipartisanship . The listed names were of 22 Republicans and 20 Democrats. (the New York Times)

>> Universal Studios removed the black actors from overseas posters for the movie Couples Retreat, saying they wanted to "simplify the poster to actors who are most recognizable in international markets." Also recognizable in international markets? Blatant racism. (Daily Mail)

>> And lastly, disappointing news out of Atlanta: the city's leading gay publication Southern Voice and the magazine counterpart David shuttered today to the surprise of readers and staff. Fear not, though, as Atlanta gays will never run out of things to say.

(Photo by Joeff Davis)

Tags: , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Fresh Loaf

More by Bobby Feingold

  • Air Loaf: DIY music video directors

    CL's Chante Lagon and Rodney Carmichael talk about Atlanta's rising crop of mainstream rap video directors and the DIY techniques they're using to impact the industry
  • Air Loaf: Music for the weekend

    CL's Chante Lagon and Chad Radford talk about concerts in Atlanta
  • Air Loaf: Jeff Mangum

    Chante Lagon and Chad Radford discuss Neutral Milk Hotel's enigmatic leadman
  • More »
100 Dishes to Eat in Atlanta
100 Dishes to Eat in Atlanta

Search Events

Search Fresh Loaf

Recent Comments

© 2015 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Powered by Foundation