Thursday, November 20, 2008

Is the MSM Suffering From Obamaphilia?

Noted conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck think the press is under Obama's spell. Right Pundits call it "media malpractice." Republicans previously have claimed there's no such thing as malpractice. I guess it's OK to sue reporters. They also think "competency tests" should be administered before allowing someone to vote, but there's need for that. We already have touchscreen voting machines.

Before you tee off on conservatives, I should note that some liberals have noticed this Obamamania, too. Left-leaning Washington Post, for example, concedes it tilted. "Obama deserved tougher scrutiny than he got, especially of his undergraduate years, his start in Chicago and his relationship with Antoin 'Tony' Rezko, who was convicted this year of influence-peddling in Chicago. The Post did nothing on Obama's acknowledged drug use as a teenager."

Inky columnist John Baer explains this happened because Obama is new, different, a "phenomenon." Huh? Apples the Clown is different, too, but I doubt any media outlet is rushing to cover his mini-judge campaign.

Let's be honest. Things are getting a little goofy. According to a report from the distinguished Allentown Commentator, Obama had a news conference yesterday to introduce his new dog. Obama ran through a series of canine commands . . . roll over, play dead, heal, beg, sit.

The press obediently complied.

They've become Zombies! Except for The Onion, the press is completely infected.

And those zombies are everywhere, too. Look, I voted for the guy and ever since, people with vacant looks on their faces have been following me, chanting "Obamaaaa, Obamaaaaaaa." Last night, after pulling into my Nazareth estate, I found myself saying, "Yes, we can!" I've also been fighting this strange urge to compare Obama with Lincoln because they're both from Illinois. There's a strange pod by my bed, too.

I'm putting on another pot of coffee.


J. SPIKE ROGAN said...

Well Rush and Hannity probaly will be talking about those Liberal Corgis soon.

Apparently the Queen of Englands favorite breed hates the name George Bush.

I have yet to see any Corgi feel this way when the name OBAMA is spoken.

But I would never put it past the German Shepards.
They once helped the NAZIs.

J. SPIKE ROGAN said...

And I would trust the political views of a Corgi before Rush, Hannity, O'Reilly, and Weiner(aka Savage)!!!

Uncle Grinny said...

this is the best explaination yet

NLVlogic said...

They're already comparing Obama to FDR and JFK, yet O'bama did not take office yet. I wish Obama the best, I hope he is like JFK, but heck, let him do something once. Til then, he's just a president elect.

NLVlogic said...
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NLVlogic said...

But I would never put it past the German Shepards.
They once helped the NAZIs.

Dont forget the Ministerium für Staatssicherheit a/k/a stasi. They helped the East Germans too! Sniffing under the trains as we entered Berlin through the Soviet sector.

PS: I have a german shepard

Anonymous said...

Oh NOW we're talking about MSM's (and countless blogs') love affair with Barry?

No time like after the election. WTF?

Bernie O'Hare said...

I talked about it in a few posts prior to the elections, too. The fanaticism drove me nutz during the primary.

Anonymous said...

I've found myself saying similar things about competancy tests for voters. People often vote for people they no nothing about which is insulting to those that take on the awsome responsibility of casting their vote with great seriousness and insight. I have said repeatedly that the party lever (button)should be removed. I have never used that button, nor will I. If I don't know a candidate or if I feel ill informed about him or her, I don't vote for that candidate. I don't vote for them because I like their name, party, how they look, or how they make me feel. For those countries where voting is difficult and even deadly, we take our voting rights with great non-chalance. It is insulting and so is the media for trying to sway the elections outcome by their slanted views. I am amazed at how willing people are to let others make their decisions for them. Americans are giving away their freedoms willingly. How much blood was shed for the freedoms so few of us fully appreciate.

J. SPIKE ROGAN said...

I grew up with a German Shepard Great Dane mix. Small for a dane huge for a Shepard.

Patrick "Dennis McDennison" Coughlin said...

For pragmatic, young, intelligent, suburban people like your nephew here, this Obama love-affair has almost reached a critical mass to where Pat Buchanan is looking pretty appealing for 2012. Maybe not that bad, but I will be more scrutinizing just for the "I-told-you-he-wasn't-Jesus" comeback after the first 100 days. Hey, he's principled, right? While I love the Bay Area of Northern California, it houses some of THE most brain-washed, close minded (under the guise of being super-tolerant and accepting), people you will ever want to forget.

My suggestion: everybody calm down, remember that Chuck Norris or Jack Bauer was not elected, just a man, and focus on what really matters- Entertainment news and gossip.

Anonymous said...

Obaaaaaammmmmaaaaaaaaaaaa. Obaaaammmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Anonymous said...

If he gets any more cover for his economic policies (and the resulting capital flight) from the MSM and lefty blogosphere, there'll be nothing left of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Smart money began to Obama-proof portfolios in early September when polls began to show his election to be inevitable. Shhhhh. Don't say anything that might make him look like the next coming of Jimmy Carter.

Anonymous said...

Anon 327, I hope you were genuflecting when you said that!

The Banker

Eli Allentown said...

LOL, I voted for Obama too O'haier. I do also think there is the zombie effect going on. But then again just like the Palin affect with Foxnews following blindly behind chanting "Country first" without checking the kool aide, Obama is going to have to play in the center if he is going to get somewhere. I'm optomistic about the guy, and the change we can have, however like any politician, Washington tends to corrupt, and lobbyist are like a plague.