Skip to comments.The Aerobic Adoration of Obama
Posted on 11/18/2020 5:51:11 AM PST by Kaslin
Someone might survey the current media landscape and lecture us conservative media watchdogs that our game is over. Is anyone in America so remarkably naive to believe that the news media are "objective" and nonpartisan, fair and balanced? This old claim seems to have been obliterated under President Donald Trump, but it was also deeply eroded in the media's incessant and aerobic adoration of former President Barack Obama.
Obviously, conservatives believe that the job of holding the news media accountable is ineluctably connected to the media's alleged watchdog role. As long as the "objective" press sounds like tinny echoes of the latest Democratic Party messaging, someone needs to stay on watch and call it out.
After four years of reflection (and a reported $65 million his and hers book advance), the Almighty Barack Obama has come forward to bless the media with a 768-page memoir -- and it's only volume one, with another one expected to follow. This takes the Obama-loving reader through the victorious takedown of Osama bin Laden in May 2011.
The New York Times book review by novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was typically unctuous: "Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come. It is not merely that this book avoids being ponderous, as might be expected, even forgiven, of a hefty memoir, but that it is nearly always pleasurable to read, sentence by sentence, the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid."
This is the same spin about Obama's literary gifts that came with his first memoir, "Dreams of My Father," published back in 1995. Never mind that liberal journalist David Maraniss exposed a lot of "fake news" in there in his own Obama book in 2012, but no one noticed.
The CBS "news" network devoted 48 minutes to promoting Obama's new memoir with the usual wingtip-kissing interviews. It shamelessly began on "CBS Sunday Morning" with host Gayle King, who has vacationed with the Obamas, which CBS thinks is a plus, not an ethical minus. She proclaimed, "People have been reaching out to me saying, you know, they forgot -- not forgot, but it was a reminder about the humanity and intelligence of Barack Obama, and also Michelle Obama."
Then she asked a typical question -- er, statement: "Ted Kennedy said to you, 'You don't choose the time. The time chooses you.'"
Then came "60 Minutes," on which Obama has received many memorable tongue baths from former CBS correspondent Steve Kroft. In this case, the reporter/publicist was Scott Pelley, who mostly seemed interested in getting Obama to denounce Trump for trashing our democracy.
There was also an interview with National Public Radio, where Obama has received many foot massages from morning host Steve Inskeep but weekend anchor Michel Martin almost makes Inskeep look tough. She began by asking Obama: "Have you developed any interesting COVID habits? Like some people are gardening. Mrs. Obama indicated she was learning to knit."
Obama returned a favor by granting another interview to Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, who, after a series of Obama interviews in 2016, proclaimed on NPR that Obama was "the greatest terrorist hunter in the history of the American presidency."
Like Pelley, Goldberg obsessed over Trump: "How much of the death and destruction we've seen -- over the past five or six months especially, after the beginning of the pandemic -- do you blame on President Trump?" Obama gave the media's usual answer: a lot.
These are only the interviews granted before this doorstop of a book is available in stores. But we can already see that, as Bernard Goldberg memorably described in his book title, this "slobbering love affair" never ends.
Political pornography is the only thing the Kenyan Kommunist Kleptokrat is capable of spewing, whether spoken, written or plagiarized.
Obama may not be the Antichrist...but he most certainly is A Antichrist....
Can you imagine the look on his face come Judgement day?
Joe Biden supposedly got over eight million more votes than the wonderful Obama got in 2008.
“...reported $65 million his and hers book advance), the Almighty Barack Obama has come forward to bless the media with a 768-page memoir — and it’s only volume one, with another one expected …”
It’s the cow the “O’Bozo’s” can milk from not into perpetuity. He will spew his earthbound, half-a%#ed ideas and BS about all and sundry from this point on, until he dies...AS IF he has an irreproachable credibility (THAT’S a hoot) or credentials distinguishing HIS views from any Joe Shmo on the street!
Every candidate … every President...every issue... will have HIS absolutely BS ‘analysis’ and idiots across the country will pay to read it. Sheeeesh.
Ballot harvesting. Plus, Obama brought in 10 million illegals.
I know it is bad, but what makes it aerobic?
Funny how the MSM never ever acccuses anyone in America of harboring deep-seated white hatred, or promoting genocide. Least of all Planned Parenthood. But that question never comes up in interviews.
>>Then came “60 Minutes,” on which Obama has received many memorable tongue baths from former CBS correspondent Steve Kroft. In this case, the reporter/publicist was Scott Pelley, who mostly seemed interested in getting Obama to denounce Trump for trashing our democracy.
What? No angry interviewer lobbing hostilities before the interview even began?
>>Joe Biden supposedly got over eight million more votes than the wonderful Obama got in 2008.
Obama got less votes in 2012 than in 2008
Donald trump got more votes in 2020 than in 2020 and more votes than Obama got either time
Joe Biden couldn’t get 3 dozen people to attend his personal appearances on the way to election day.
We were told his supporters were socialist distancing because of the COVID you see.
Then the CDC said it was okay to vote at the polls EVEN IF YOU HAVE COVID.
Then people who were out and about November 7th were said to be celebrating Joe Biden. No fears about socialist distancing at that point.
It’s all bullshTt. It’s a stolen election. There was no national will or steady support for Joe. Just some crooked people in crooked states baking in the win in the wee hours after they said they were going to stop counting ballots.
“Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come. It is not merely that this book avoids being ponderous, as might be expected, even forgiven, of a hefty memoir, but that it is nearly always pleasurable to read, sentence by sentence, the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid.”
Obama’s prose has always struck me as cutesy and self-conscious. Maybe he’s improved.
My friends u r missing something. He ‘rations’ his time in front of the camera making people want more. Then he answers questions by looking away often to ‘gather his thoughts’ thereby looking more eloquent. It appeals and hypnotizes his listeners. He’s ‘got it’ and we’ll have to deal with the next one. Wannabes included Beto and John Edwards.