MSNBC host Chris Matthews said President Obama “came amongst us” in an awestruck voice during a post-interview analysis on Hardball Thursday. Panelist David Corn said Obama appeared to remain frustrated with the media culture in Washington, but Matthews countered with Obama’s appearance on his program. “David Corn, you skeptic,” Matthews said.
“He came to us today. He came amongst us.”
“We rely even more on reporters to try to get us out of the echo chambers we all inhabit,” she said. “We need more than ever smart, fair-minded journalists.”
Clinton received a standing ovation from the journalist-heavy crowd.
Liberal, Character, Funny, Press, Bias
CNN courted soon-to-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi and took her out for ice cream in a segment that aired on the network Thursday morning... CNN political correspondent Dana Bash did the honors of walking around Little Italy with Pelosi and even stopping into her favorite shop for ice cream...
CNN then showed Pelosi ordering “chocolate, not chocolate chip” ice cream because she likes her chocolate “unadulterated.”
CNN anchor Poppy Harlow later commented on the interview by joking about Pelosi’s ice cream habits, laughing and saying, “That was fascinating … she likes her chocolate unadulterated!”
“No white chocolate, no milk chocolate, dark chocolate — period,” Bash confirmed.
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Character, Funny, Press, Media, Bias
NBC's Matt Lauer says he was reduced to tears when he watched President Obama surprise Vice President Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday. "I'm glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday because I was just sitting there weeping ... I just burst out crying when I saw that moment. It was incredible." ...
After the "Today" report, guest co-host Meredith Vieira called the event “so beautiful.” Mitchell later admitted on MSNBC that the surprise White House event had her "in tears" as well.
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Liberal, Character, Press
"But, do you give the President at least a little, not credit, but a little sympathy, when you read details like snapping the straps of a thong underwear, her thong underwear to entice him, asking for a job. Do you think that it mitigates our view of the President in any way?" -Good Morning America co-host Lisa McRee describing Monica Lewinsky’s testimony to conservative columnist Betsy Hart
Liberal, Character, Media
"There is a lot of unfinished business. You deserve a rest after this term is over. Everyone knows that and a lot of thanks. But there will come a time and there is a growing expectation that you will run for president and complete the goals that you have for men and women," NBC's Andrea Mitchell gushed to Hillary Clinton during an interview that aired on Monday afternoon.
"Conservatives have long joked that the national press corps see Barack Obama as the second coming of Jesus Christ. Today, Newsweek - at least what's left of it, an online product for tablets and e-readers - made it official," said Center Vice President Brent Baker
"Next to a side shot of Obama's head, the 'Inauguration 2013' cover story pronounces: 'The Second Coming.'"
Liberal, Hate, Character, Racism, Narrative, Press, Stereotyping
“If we could be one-hundredth as great as you and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been in the White House, we’d take it right now and walk away winners. . . . Tell Mrs. Clinton we respect her and we’re pulling for her.” -Dan Rather
Democrat, Liberal, Funny
Setting up her interview with Jesse Jackson's mistress, Connie Chung described him as "the charismatic national symbol of human rights." Earlier on GMA, Chung praised Jackson for supporting the child financially and taking responsibility for her: "He acknowledged it, he didn't deny it."
Liberal, Obama, Press
“Of recent presidents, Clinton could sort of talk like us, but Obama is definitely--you could see him as a New Republic writer. He can do the jurisprudence, he can do the political philosophy, and he can do the politics. I think he’s more talented than anyone in my lifetime. I mean, he is pretty dazzling when he walks into a room. -David Brooks
Liberal, Obama, Funny, Brilliance, Press
“I remember distinctly an image of–we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.”
NBC News’ Shawna Thomas, observing First Lady Michelle Obama’s dress at a state dinner, tweeted out her worship for her idol:
Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Oops, Press, Bias
I think he knows that we're not going to play gotcha with him, that we're not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid and we'll let him answer the questions.
Democrat, Liberal, Press
In an interview with CNN, First Lady Michelle Obama thanks the media for their "support" and "kindness."CNN reporter: "How's the family ready for this [the election]? It's going to be quite vicious, isn't it? How do you prepare for that?"
First Lady Michelle Obama: "You know, it's … we're ready, you know. Our children, you know, could care less about what we're doing. We work hard to do that. Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I'm very grateful for the support and kindness that we've gotten.
Liberal, Obama, Funny, Press
"You see? He stares at the fly. How many times have each of us tried to do this? Look at the hand coming up. The poise. The cupping. And the quick slap...Just knocked it away, very rare."
Liberal, Incompetence, Character, Funny, Press
"Mr. President, we've heard you sing, we've seen you do stand up at the correspondents dinner." Tom Wills of WJXT in Jacksonville, Fla. stated. "I was just wondering if you would give any thought to being on 'American Idol' or 'America's Got Talent'?" he asked. "You'd be a big hit Mr. President."
“I haven’t seen a politician get this kind of walk-on-water coverage since Colin Powell a dozen years ago flirted with making a run for the White House,” said Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz on Meet the Press in February 2007, a day after Obama announced his candidacy.
“I mean, it is amazing . . . a guy with all of two years’ experience in the United States Senate getting coverage that ranges from positive to glowing to even gushing.”
Liberal, Funny, Press
I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often.
Liberal, Obama, Press
After describing criticism of the President's vacation, Welker brushed it aside by proclaiming: "Despite the political undertones of this trip, many on Martha's Vineyard were just excited to share their vacation with the President."
Liberal, Funny, Press, Media, Bias
"Whatever people think about this issue, we know it's controversial, there's no denying when a president speaks out for the first time like that, it is history," co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" George Stephanopoulos said to Robin Roberts. And let me tell you, George, I'm getting chills again," "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts said about her interview with Obama.
"I would be happy to give him a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal.
I think American women should be lining up with their Presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs."
"So it was that as many as two million pilgrims made their way to Washington and the Mall to witness this most sacred event."
Liberal, Character, Funny, Press
Matthews also likened the leadership of President Obama to that of Henry V of England. "It was right out of Henry V actually, a touch of Barry, in this case, in the night for those soldiers risking their lives over there," Matthews said. "Well that's great stuff. I was so proud of the President there, I must say. This has nothing to do with partisanship; this is the Commander-in-Chief meeting with the troops," Chris Matthews gushed on his program today.
It’s axiomatic today that “mainstream” journalists are corrupt tools of the liberal ascendancy, ethical roundheels who finally found Mr. Dreamboat in Barack Hussein Obama and have spent the years since 2008 lying on their backs and moaning. -Michael Walsh
Democrat, Liberal, Character, Funny, Press, Bias
CNN correspondent Jim Acosta was positively giddy while covering President Obama's inauguration parade on Monday afternoon, and didn't hold back his feelings on-air. "You know, I feel like I should pinch myself right now, Wolf. I can't believe I have this vantage point of history in the making," Acosta gushed.
Liberal, Character, Funny, Press, Bias
Chris Matthews says 'Obama Is the Perfect Father, the Perfect Husband, the Perfect American'
Liberal, Obama, Press, Bias
The realities of governing as opposed to the unrealities of presidential campaigns may have made President Obama a much more human figure compared with the almost messiah-like status he had in the eyes of many supporters in 2008. But that doesn't mean there still isn't the occasional moment reminiscent of a Bible story.
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Character, Degeneracy, Oops
Reagan was all about America. He talked about it. Obama is, “We are above that now, we are not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial, we stand for something.” I mean, in a way, Obama is standing above the country, above the world. He’s sort of God. -Evan Thomas, Newsweek