Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Obamessiah Suck-Up of the Day

Newsweek editor at large Evan Thomas appearing on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews last Friday, discussing--in advance--President Obama's D-Day speech:
EVAN THOMAS: Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the bad guys. And he -- he has a very different job from -- Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is ‘we are above that now.’ We're not just parochial, we're not just chauvinistic, we're not just provincial. We stand for something -- I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above -- above the world, he’s sort of God. He’s-


THOMAS: He's going to bring all different sides together. It's a very different-
As Powerline's John Hinderaker says:
Reporters are often compared to teen-age girls with crushes on Obama, but, as the father of three present, former or about-to-be teen-age girls, I object to the analogy. I personally have never seen a teen-age girl make a fool of herself over a boy the way many--most--mainstream reporters have over Barack Obama.
Compare Thomas's view of the Presidency two years ago: "Well, our job is to bash the president. . ." See also the French restaurant owner who "saw God."

Which brings me to Rob Long's parody from the June 22nd National Review on dead tree (subscription-only):

source: The Corner

(via Newsbusters, Gateway Pundit, Confederate Yankee)


bobn said...

Amazing. The bias is stunning and the parody was hilarious.

Though lately, I think the media, while still liberal, is also biased towards dumbing everything down so it fits in 30 second intervals, as they seem to have short-shrifted even Pelosi when things got complicated.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

PJ O'Rourke again has the perfect answer.

bobn said...

God is a Republican and Santa Claus is a Democrat.

Yes, but there is no proof that *either* exists.