Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Howard Kurtz Pens a Love Poem to Obama
Kurtz writes “A Giddy Sense of Boosterism” which has been interpreted by many as critical of the MSM’s over-the-top celebration of their Chosen One’s election. But its recitation of the adoration that the media has for all-things-Obama is really a victory lap, with a mild warning that while Obama walks on water, he may not do it well … in the future. A warning that they may want to tone it down before we get Obama’s “Bay of Pigs.”
But not to worry, Howie, the Bay of Pigs did nothing to stop the creation of the Camelot legend. The “Legend of Obama” has taken on a life of its own; a golem no longer controlled by its master.
What gives it away? Here’s a sentence that a neutral observer would NOT write:
The media would be remiss if they didn't reflect the sense of unadulterated joy that greeted Obama's election, both here and around the world, and the pride even among those who opposed him.
Really? “unadulterated joy … and pride … even among those who opposed him?” Howie must be referring to the distant cousin of the wife of a friend in the newsroom, who knew of a McCain supporter who’s so glad that … what?
Meanwhile in another part of the galaxy, a place that “unadulterated joy” has never visited we’re sort of worried if the slimmer, “cleaner” version of Kwame Kilpatrick will do for the entire country what the Democrats did for Detroit.
Just sayin’ bro.