Wednesday, July 30, 2008

No bias here, no sirree

Sen. Barack Obama spoke to a group of minority journalists on Sunday, and he received the kind of unconditional adoration usually reserved for rock stars and teen pinups:

"When Obama walked on stage at the McCormick Center, many journalists in the audience leapt to their feet and applauded enthusiastically after being told not to do so. During a two-minute break halfway through the event, which was broadcast live on CNN, journalists ran to the stage to snap photos of Obama." (Emphasis mine)

The "journalists" actually had to be reminded to not fawn and slobber over the Great Leader, but they just couldn't help themselves and prostrated themselves before Comrade Obama anyway. These are supposed to be objective news reporters, you know, not commentators. And we're supposed to believe that these shining examples of professionalism will report events to their audiences fairly and dispassionately.

But Fox News is biased and we shouldn't watch it.


During his speech, Obama appeared to endorse the paying of reparations to minority groups, as well as the idea of letting native Hawaiians and no others hold office there:

"The Hawaii-born senator, who has told local reporters that he supports the federal recognition bill for native Hawaiians drafted by U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka,"

The idea of an entire state controlled wholly by one racial group would seem to be incongruous with Obama's stated wish to "unite" all Americans, but then again the Balkanization of America along racial lines has long been the goal of the far left in this country, so he actually is right on message.

"[Obama] stood up to say farewell to the audience of journalists, many of whom gave him another standing ovation."

The word "sycophant" from

n. A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.

This word seems to describe that audience very accurately. I wonder which one of them will be the next Walter Duranty?

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