Pundits fight the urge to stay away from 'presidential'
February 1, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The dirty word for describing President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address was "presidential."
That was what some Trump critics tried to put in the mind of pundits assigned to analyze Tuesday's address, urging them ahead of time not to be seduced by a smooth speech — an unusual form of "working the refs" that reflects today's divided times politically.
When the time came to assess the speech, Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace used a different "p'' word — powerful. On the same set, Fox's Juan Williams said he could understand why some Democrats walked out af...