June 6, 2009

Truly He Is the One

Justin Katz


EVAN THOMAS [editor of Newsweek]: 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.

Some of our behind-the-mic conversation last night had to do with the fact that it's no longer fun to spot media bias. Back when I began blogging, it was like an easy game — conservative blogger solitaire or something. Now it's just nauseating, and not a little frightening. Just look at this from yesterday's Washington Post (also in the Providence Journal):

The 55-minute address electrified many Muslims in the Arab Middle East. The president celebrated the cultural, scientific and intellectual achievements of Islam to the delight of the audience inside the domed hall at Cairo University where he spoke -- and beyond.

Using spare language and a measured explanatory tone, the country's first African American president, whose Kenyan family has deep Islamic roots, drew on history, biography, moral principles and mutual interests to dispel cultural stereotypes that divide Christians from Muslims, Arabs from Jews, and the United States from many in the Islamic faith. Seemingly small but symbolically important gestures by Obama drew warm applause, including his use of the phrase "May peace be upon him" after a reference to the prophet Muhammad. Speaking in Arabic, he offered the traditional greeting of "May peace be upon you" on behalf of the American people, again to applause.

Kathryn Lopez has posted a parody Newsweek cover, but it's hardly possible to parody the president-media dynamic anymore. (Has Saturday Night Live been on this? I haven't seen.)

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This has gone off the deep end.A medicrity from the Chicago political machine is now mentioned as Godlike,whew!Let me go retch.I think the main stream media has gone insane.

Posted by: joe bernstein at June 6, 2009 12:08 PM

Other than the state run liberal media exactly who sees Obama as powerful or transcendent?? Kim Jong-il certainly doesn't. It's clear N Korea thinks Obama is very weak as they keep pushing the envelope. Anyone honestly think al-Qaeda and bin Laden are impressed by or leary of this human teleprompter?? (lol) Please!! Even terrorists have a healthy respect for strong enemies. Bush and Co. were hated but respected for being strong. Obama is not strong and these bad guys can sense that.
(see Kim Jong-il)
Anyone see the meet and greet Obama had with Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu?? The messiah is such a strong and principled leader he would not took Bibi in the eye as Bibi, sititng right next to the deity, literally stared Obama down during a White House media chat on Israeli/Palestinian issues.
Was absolutely awesome to watch!!
Polls here at home show most Americans like Obama but not many of his policies. That will change when the average American takes a big hit in the wallet from Obama's outlandish spending plans. I believe one year from now we'll see a very different "vibe" throughout the land as our economy continues to erode (none of the major economic indicators are very good) and Obama's printing of money to finance his ego triggers inflation and then hyper-inflation.
Obama has nowhere to go but down and down is where he'll go. Sadly he and the incompetent Congress are taking the rest of the country with them with a major assist from the state run propagandists at NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, Newsweek, Time, NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Boston Globe, Providence Journal...etc.....etc.....etc

Posted by: Tim at June 6, 2009 4:42 PM

The enemy has come home to roost and his name shall be Obama.

Posted by: Roland at June 6, 2009 5:19 PM

Are all the Chicken Littles going to chime in. What about an Amen chorus. All that's left behind when the're done is chickenshit.

Posted by: Phil at June 6, 2009 8:28 PM

Evan Thomas didn't even say "a god" - he said, "God."

"shakes head* How very sad to see the utter disintegration of journalistic integrity and credibility. If they hate you, you're a demon; if they love you, you're a Rockstar. Oh, sorry, I mean you're GOD.

But that's not their duty! Where is in-depth research and objective reporting?

Everyone's a columnist.

Posted by: Lucie at June 6, 2009 11:04 PM

Phil-thanks for the illuminating well thought out commentary-you're better than that

Posted by: joe bernstein at June 7, 2009 8:56 AM


Thanks and you are right. Let me write it off to having quit smoking and I'm not myself.

Posted by: Phil at June 7, 2009 5:52 PM

I quit in 1981 after aspirating during a 4 hour operation for cancer.I don't regret it considering a pack costs what I paid for a carton back then.

Posted by: joe bernstein at June 7, 2009 11:27 PM
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