Chris Matthews (& the mainstream media) Man-Crush on Obama

You may have missed the article that the Washington Post ran about then President Elect Barack Obama on Christmas Day….so here is an excerpt! 

obama-shirtless“The Sun Glinted Off Chiseled Pectorals Sculpted During Four Weight-Lifting Sessions Each Week And A Body Toned By Regular Treadmill Runs And Basketball Games.”
~ Washington Post – December 25, 2008

The media’s crush on Barack Obama began even before his presidential campaign. There was just something about the guy – his personal charisma, his liberalism, and of course, the fact that he is black – that made him irresistible to mainstream journalists. As Politico editor in chief John Harris recalled about his time with the Washington Post, “A couple years ago, you would send a reporter out with Obama, and it was like they needed to go through detox when they came back – ‘Oh, he’s so impressive, he’s so charismatic,’ and we’re kind of like, ‘Down, boy.’”

The intensity of this love affair grew exponentially once Obama began running for president. The media not only gave him extremely favorable coverage, but they also took the only other real contender for the nomination, Hillary Clinton, into the back room and beat her with a rubber hose. There was a simple explanation for this: in liberal media circles, race trumps sex. It was more important, as many journalists saw it, that America get its first black president than its first woman president….

After that, it was a no-brainer: Obama vs. McCain? New vs. old? Liberal vs. (sometimes) conservative? Come on! And this time the mainstream media did more than merely spin the news to help the Democrats; this time, they de facto enlisted in the Obama campaign. And they didn’t give a damn what you or anybody else thought about it….

This was the year the mainstream media finally jumped the shark. They didn’t simply flirt with Obama. They carried on a slobbering love affair with him right out in public.

A journalist who helps run a big cable news program said that for the liberal media, getting Obama elected “was a righteous crusade. It was okay to be biased because the cause was noble.”

When some people questioned how Obama could have sat in that cesspool of a church for a thousand Sundays, Obama said that anyone who would ask such a rude question was obviously a racist, knowing full well that the MSM, aka the amen corner, could be counted on not only to parrot his words, but to clap hands and shout “Hallelujah!”

If you began to confuse news stories about Obama with his campaign press releases, it’s because they were interchangeable, although the press releases tended to be more restrained and, usually, better written.

obama-slobbering-love-affair1The members of the MSM, as Goldberg makes perfectly clear in 173 very readable pages, went completely in the tank to ensure that Obama would be the 44th president of the United States. But they paid a terrible price. They showed themselves to be nothing more than partisan hacks. And in the end, Obama owed his victory more to the financial meltdown than to their ethical meltdown.

Is it any wonder that newspapers are barely hanging on, that network news shows are seeing their audiences evaporate like the morning dew, and that MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann could double their ratings if only they could finally convince their fathers to tune in?

The MSM reminds me of Marlon Brando’s character in “On the Waterfront.” By taking a dive, they’ve forfeited their chance to be contenders…for our respect. Instead, like Terry Malloy, they’re just bums.

And the biggest bums of all MSNBC….the biggest man crush of all — Chris Matthews! 

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6 Responses

  1. It’s all a fraud — they just keep getting richer and we keep working harder and getting poorer. The stupid Americans who voted them in are the worst. They are so miserable and self righteous that they can’t even see how silly and stupid they are. These are the same people who buy jewelry (or secretly want to) from Kay Jewelers and think it’s a one of a kind.

  2. The media is so far up the governments ass. They are the ones calling the shots. Our politicians and just greedy puppets.

  3. I hate how terrible insignificant we all are, we think we have a say and we don’t. We think we have control and we don’t. It’s awful if you ask me, this country sure isn’t what it was intended to be. It’s unfortunate, most of the people who voted in obama and hate his policy are the same uninformed individuals who voted for him in the first place. They keep most of us dumb and blind which =’s easy to control and manipulate. Must be nice for them, to bad we’re all getting screwed down here at the bottom of the food chain.

  4. Barrack inherited:
    —two wars
    —a financial crisis
    —eight years of nothingness (no education, health-care, and clean energy reforms that actually make a difference)

    And he is doing alright despite his liberalness. The checks and balances system prevents him from making the quick changes this country needs — and rightly so, a quick changing government is a dangerous one. However, it is necessary then for us to learn patience that we forgot over the last 8 years of nothingness.

    How can you guys (obviously right-leaning) even begin to complain about biased medi?. That is total utter hypocrisy! FOX NEWS is obviously the most unbelievably biased news organization in America — and considering its scope — likely the world. Its news is so right wing only the most straightforward stories are not propaganda for the GOP. Being conservative myself, this makes me feel sick! The trademark of American media is that it serves the public, not some political party.

    Not that CNN and MSNBC and all the others weren’t biased of course, but maybe y’all should think before you speak. Compared to levels of stupidity and moral disillusionment of Bush and Palin (and Cheney on the moral part x2 without the stupid part) Obama looks great. And the alcoholic-c grade level-at a school his parents got him into- Bush and Gun-obsessed-clueless-uneducated- Palin really are stupid and morally disallusioned. And I am not even a democrat.

    The real problem is not the media, democrats, an especially not Obama. It is that the GOP has been degrading over the last decade, and we need to fix it.

    We should stop being the prohibitionist party: guns, abortion, weed, gay rights, and travel to Cuba are all part of “the pursuit of happiness” and they are going to happen anyway, as its what the people, especially the liberal young, want. Hindering these rights from being granted or trying to hinder them is futile — and make the GOP seem like they want large government. Also: Patriot Act. That is intrusive, and another example about how the GOP gets in our business

    Furthermore, the GOP is full of it. Hypocritical senators and governors who turn out to be gay in Minneapolis airports or have Argentinian girlfriends have to stop. Get rid of them. And the Valery Phlame thing!? And the No-WMDs-in Iraq thing!? And the Enron thing!?

    And please: watch the movie BATTLE FOR HADITHIA. Its a good war movie about Iraq, and shines some much-needed perspective on the issue. NOT POLITICAL AT ALL!

    Yet I digress, and so I will conclude: Less government, less spending! This is what I want. But tax cuts only work if they are wise. Bush didn’t help me at all, he actually hurt me! Obama may be spending a-lot, but he gave some great cuts recently and his new spending, despite the fact I don’t like it, is actually doing something (like healthcare or job creation) unlike the stupid Iraq War. McCain was great, but it makes sense that he was not elected due to his stupid VP and his predecessor. Plus, he was too Bush-ish during his campaign — he should of stayed McCain-ish.

    The GOP needs to stop screwing around and start focusing on real things. Otherwise it needs to be buried and conservatives need to start a new party.

  5. burn&turn: You don’t know anything about us. We are all life long Democrats who know a corrupt politician when we see one and Obama besides being unqualified is only in it for himself and the banksters that put him in office. The Democratic Party is no better than the Replicans now and Obama has done more damage then Bush in his eight years in office. The Chicago crime lords need to go back to Chicago. If you think Obama is doing well then I feel sorry for you and your lack of vision.

  6. PUMA do u even believe what you have typed? lol I love the bitterness. Mr O is hawt btw!!

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