1. Getting All Teary Over Barack.
NBCs live coverage of the inauguration featured Today co-anchor Meredith Veira who looked at the camera with dewy eyes and said: I think the hardest thing is, is, not getting emotional because it is such an emotional morning, you just want to, you just want to laugh, you just want to cry.
Thats it, take this Kleenex lovey, bring it up to your nose and blow.
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams (that pretty boy bag of emotion): Lester [Holt] and I were remarking that No Drama, Obama kept it together. None of the rest of us did.
Paid seven figures annually to give the unvarnished news but breaks up inconsolably for Obama. Of course hes an old hand at being swept by liberal emotion as he was an intern for Jimmy Carter.
2. Linking Obama to Jesus Christ.
that old emotion-filled squeeze-box again
on Meet the Press phrasing this meandering prelude to a softball question to Rudy Giuliani at the Republican National convention:
Sen. Obama, who had an Ivy League education and could have gone to Wall Street, went back to Chicago on the South Side. As you know, his supporters have defended him for working with poor families, many of whom lost their jobs when the Gary steel mills closed. In that mocking fashion, it seemed to a lot of people that you were belittling the role of a community organizer and it led to this button [holding it aloft]: It was addressed to Senator [sic] Palin because she also talked about it: `Jesus Christ was a community organizer. Pontius Pilate was a governor. In retrospect, do you think you had too much sport with his role as community organizer, Mr. Mayor?
Youve heard of push-polling: hows that for a push-poll question?
3. Giving Obama a Pass on Inaccuracy.
In one of the presidential debates where he charged that John McCain was wrong on some of his Iraq war predictions, Obama announced: Now keep in mind that we have four times the number of troops in Iraq where nobody had anything to do with 9/11 before we went inwhere in fact there was no Al-Qaeda before we went in, but we have four times more troops there than we do in Afghanistan. Before the 2003 invasion, the news media reported the presence of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the former chieftain of Al-Qaeda in Iraq was not only in Iraq, had dealings with Osama bin Laden and had spent much time in Afghanistan.
No amount of correction fluid could penetrate the mainstream media which blissfully went on covering Obama undiluted.
How Sweet it is to Defend Rahm Baby.
Lynn Sweet, the tireless Obama propagandist of the Sun-Times, gave one of her tutorials last night on Fox News (of all places). Once it could be said in her two-tier reportage of Obama, she rivaled the late George Tagge of the old McCormick Tribune in his combining political sagacity with adroit defense of Robert Taft. Now she has passed Tagge on the defense front and lags him on analysis since her main energies are as a apologist for Obama actions and clever, wide-eyed denier of imperfections of Rahm Emanuel.
In discussing the big Census bureau blowup where Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) was promised a cabinet department and later had a key agency jerked out from under him and reporting to the White House where polling games instead of actual nose-counts can be substituted trickily by the slippery chief of staff, wide-eyed Lynn said there is no proof its direction will go to Emanuel
although control of the Census will go to the White House.
Well, if you think this politically sensitive gift will go to the White House and NOT collect Rahms fingerprints all over it
minus one fingertip he told us he lost fighting the Palestinians in Israel but actually in an Arbeys meat slicer
Lynn, youre not the sophisticated reporter I know you to be. Answer: youve decided that when you go on Fox to be the Obama salesman. Well, first things first.