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Sunday, May 29, 2011
MRC: No One May Praise Obama (Or His Wife)
Topic: Media Research Center

Brent Bozell's May 25 column carries the headline "No One May Lecture Obama." He, like most conservatives, misled by claiming that President Obama claimed that he wants Israel to "retreat behind pre-1967 borders." In response to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism of that misinterpreted stance, Bozell huffed that "Our media feel President Obama's pain so intensely that they can't bear the thought that someone would say an unkind word to him, especially with their cameras rolling."

The official MRC policy, of course, is that no one is allowed to say anything nice about Obama and to attack anyone who does -- and that goes double for his wife.

This was illustrated in a May 25 NewsBusters post by Mike Bates aghast that people would say something nice about Michelle: 

The mainstream media are demonstrating that their fawning coverage isn't limited to President Barack Hussein Obama.  The establishment press loves Michelle LaVaughn every bit as much.

Bates' gratuitous use of middle names is indicative of his hatred for the couple. Another is his nitpicking of one AP article's statement that Michelle Obama "gained more fans during her state visit to the U.K.": "How does the AP know that Mrs. Obama gained fans?  Did they take a survey pre- and post-warm handshake?"

Bates is even shocked that that avatar of journalistic objectivity, Access Hollywood, said nice things about her.

This isn't media criticism; it's just hate.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:07 AM EDT

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