More bowing from the media
posted at 11:45 am on June 6, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
Newbusters has this, although Power Line and pretty much everyone else has it linked. Newsweek’s Evan Thomas talks about Barack Obama with Chris Matthews, and in the kind of skeptical, detached tone we have come to expect from the national media:
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.
Shorter Thomas: He’s kinda like God, only cuter! OMG!!
I’d echo John Hinderaker’s “Good Lord,” but Evan Thomas might think I’m talking about Obama. We laughed when Brian Williams bowed to Obama to wish him good night, although thankfully Williams didn’t offer to tuck him into bed, but this goes beyond a bow. Thomas is almost literally worshiping at Obama’s image in this clip. And Newsweek doesn’t just employ Thomas as a reporter; he’s one of their editors.
Maybe Newsweek should just get a room at the White House and cycle its staff through it in order to allow for non-stop fawning. When will they announce that they’re changing their name to The Gospel Of Barack? I’d guess … 2012.
The front-page pic comes from our friends at The Corner, who are having fun with this today.
Update: Allahpundit already had this. I read his post last night, which dealt mainly with the explanation on flip-flops, but didn’t click through to the video. Fortunately, though, we are not the new Jon & Kate, as a commenter suggested (although I laughed out loud at it); we do read each other’s posts, but sometimes we overlap.