your “objective” news media is completely in the tank for Barack Obama, and the creepiness from the campaign continues in the newsrooms.
take a look at this.
CHRIS MATTHEWS:….I think the President’s speech yesterday was the reason we Americans elected him. It was grand. It was positive. Hopeful. It said to the world, if you’re a good guy, you’ve got nothing to fear from us. If you’ve got national aspirations, if you want to be respected as a people, if you want to be treated as an equal people in the world, we’re on your side. If you’re an aggressor, if you want to hold down other people, if you’re driven by a predatory ideology, if you’re out to hurt this country, look out. We Americans are that rattlesnake on that first flag, ‘Don’t tread on me.’ But what I liked about the President’s speech in Cairo was that it showed a complete humility. What he did was rob from the enemy, those who want to destroy us, their main case, the belief that only by extremism can the East reach equality of dignity with the West. The question now is whether the President we elected and spoke for us so grandly yesterday can carry out the great vision he gave us and to the world. If he can, he’ll be honoring what happened on D-day 65 years ago tomorrow. He will be delivering the world once again from evil. Evan Thomas is editor at large for Newsweek magazine. Evan, you remember ’84. It wasn’t 100 years ago. Reagan and World War II and the sense of us as the good guys in the world, how are we doing?
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-
could you ever in your wildest dreams imagine grown men talking like this about another man? Especially grown men who are supposedly cynical hardbitten journalists whose job it is to “speak truth to power?”
in addition, what is up with the whole “Reagan was all about America” and Barack Obama “we are above that now” mentality? Do Evan Thomas and Chris Matthews really believe that to be a good thing? Do they think that such sentiments will help Barack Obama with his policies and programs here in the U.S.A.?
This is some scary stuff.
bonus exchange, just because it is so amazingly teen girl crushlike:
THOMAS: Reconciliation only after the fighting. That’s not – Obama’s not doing that. Obama – we’ve had our fighting. Obama is trying to sort of tamper everything down. He doesn’t even use the word terror. He uses extremism. He’s all about let us reason together. I think he has a much tougher job, frankly, because-
MATTHEWS: What’s his shtick? Reagan had the United States arms race, winning the arms race. And we had the threat of high frontier, we were going to beat the Soviets at technology.
THOMAS: I don’t think he has – his shtick is he’s the teacher. He’s the teacher. He is going to say, ‘now, children, stop fighting and quarreling with each other.’ And he has a kind of a moral authority that he – he can – he can do that-
MATTHEWS: If there’s a world election between him and Osama Bin Laden, he’s running a good campaign.
THOMAS: Yes, he is.
the problem is that you can’t parody this. It is so over the top on its own that all you can do is shake your head in disbelief and wonder when the snapback will start.