Media Fawning Leads to Easy Q&As for Obama

11 Nov

What role will the Obama worshipping media play over the next four years? We can hope the media will wake from their infatuation with all things pro-Obama and get back to their ‘real’ jobs as impartial, factual, reporters willing to dig, research, and present the unbiased truth with integrity. In other words, the opposite of the example we have here of NBC reporter Lee Cowan, so infatuated with Obama that he is more groupie than reporter. Let’s hope this is not a sign of how the rest of the media will act in the future.

Via NewsBusters:

NBC reporter Lee Cowan was quite infatuated with Democrat Barack Obama on the campaign trail.

Cowan went so far as to confess on camera with NBC anchor Brian Williams that “it’s almost hard to remain objective” because Obama is so “infectious.” Weeks later in an NBC print promotional, Cowan acknowledged that “my knees quaked a bit” when he learned that he was being tasked with covering Obama.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Cowan earned a front-row seat in the president-elect’s first press conference on Friday — and that he floated a softball when Obama called Cowan’s name from a pre-selected list of questioners. It was the second question of the day.

The question: Will you be able to get an economic stimulus package through Congress before you take office? Obama’s answer: “I want to see a stimulus package sooner rather than later. If it does not get done in the lame-duck session, it will be the first thing I get done as president of the United States.”

It took Obama all of 11 seconds to blurt out that meaty response. Don’t you feel so much more informed now.

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2 Responses to “Media Fawning Leads to Easy Q&As for Obama”

  1. Alessandro Machi November 11, 2008 at 6:10 pm #

    I think the role the media will play is the continued bashing of both Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. The country may not be ready for a
    white guy four years from now, but they probably wouldn’t mind giving a female a chance, hence, the Obama machine has already started throwing femtacks in the road.

  2. Stephanie November 11, 2008 at 7:30 pm #

    What is with all the man crushes on Obama? These are journalists!!!! Enough already, you guys like him, now get back to work please.

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