The “Objective” News Organizations

A nice compendium of some of the inane quotes from the “objective” mainstream media during 2008:

“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.” – Chris Matthews, MSNBC

“When NBC News first assigned me to the Barack Obama campaign, I must confess my knees quaked a bit… I wondered if I was up to the job. I wondered if I could do the campaign justice.” – Lee Cowan, NBC News

“I think there is a problem, though, with the media gushing over Barack Obama too much. I don’t think he thinks that he’s all that, but the media does. I mean, the coverage after, that I was watching, from MSNBC, I mean these guys were ready to have sex with him.” – Bill Maher, HBO Real Time

“If you were going to events during the primaries, what you saw was that the executive editors and the top people at the networks were all rushing to Obama events, bringing their children, celebrating it, saying they were, there’s this part of history… There’s no question in my mind the media has been more supportive of Senator Obama.” – Juan Williams, National Public Radio

“What do you think the bigger obstacle is for you in becoming president, the Clinton campaign machine or America ‘s inherent racism?” – Chris Cuomo, ABC News

“So, besides urinating on the Constitution and the rights and freedoms every American soldier has ever fought to win and protect, the Bush administration has now decided that when its victims have actually served their sentences… it still might not choose to set them free, thereby giving that Constitution and our country a second pass on the way out.” – Keith Olbermann, MSNBC

“Since he lost the election, Al Gore has become a certified celebrity, a popular prophet of global warming… What about the idea of the honest broker who goes to the two candidates [Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton] and helps push one or the other of them off to the side?…He’s not ruling it out, but he says he already has a job — as he puts it, ‘PR agent for the planet.” – Lesley Stahl, CBS 60 Minutes

“The most important reason [Al] Gore should be Vice President is that he’s suffered and learned. He has the temperament some of us reach on our death beds….If there’s anything we need to rescue us from the last eight years, it’s brains, good judgment and experience. Obama has the first two. Gore has all three.” – Margaret Carlson, Time Magazine

“Not doing it [fighting global warming] will be catastrophic. We’ll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years, and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals. Civilization will have broken down.” – Ted Turner, CNN founder

“As we know this morning, there is another ground-breaking, crossroads moment. That is for Senator Hillary Clinton, who ran her campaign on her own terms. This woman, as we said, forged into determination and purpose her whole life. As someone said, ‘No thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.'” – Diane Sawyer, ABC Good Morning America

“Many of the attacks that have come from John McCain’s campaign have been, quite frankly, condescending. Are you surprised by that? Does it anger you?” – Harry Smith, CBS Early Show

“Today, the audacity of hope had its rendezvous with destiny. No mere endorsement this, more like a political anointment from the Kennedys, merging ideals from two different eras….Obama is now an adopted son of Camelot. His candidacy blessed not just by the Lion of the Senate, patriarch of the clan, but by JFK’s daughter.” – David Wright, ABC Nightline

“Some princes are born in palaces. Some are born in mangers. But a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope….Barack Hussein Obama did not win because of the color of his skin. Nor did he win in spite of it. He won because at a very dangerous moment in the life of a still young country, more people than have ever spoken before came together to try to save it. And that was a victory all its own.” – Nancy Gibbs, Time Magazine

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