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Saturday, January 14, 2012
MRC Sees Political Motive in Obamas' Anniversary Wishes for 'Today' Show
Topic: Media Research Center

How paranoid is the Media Research Center about so-called "liberal bias"? It thinks an innocuous message by President Obama and his wife marking the 60th anniversary of NBC's "Today" show is part of the president's political agenda.

After noting the Obamas' message , Kyle Drennen huffs in a Jan. 13 MRC item: "Given the broadcast's consistent left-wing slant over the years, and love for the Obamas more recently, it's no wonder why the President and First Lady would join the party."

Never mind the fact that any president, Democrat or Republican, would undoubtedly do what Obama did, and no political agenda is betrayed in the message. Here's the message, as transcribed by Drennen:

BARACK OBAMA: Good morning, everyone. And happy 60th anniversary to the Today show.

MICHELLE OBAMA: So many Americans start their day right here watching all of you as they're getting ready for work and sending their kids off to school.

BARACK OBAMA: Over decades and across generations the Today show has become part of American culture. A place where millions tune in to see how their world has changed overnight. That's why we're both so pleased to join all of you in celebrating this remarkable milestone.

MICHELLE OBAMA: And we know you'll have many more years of success. But first, this is Today on NBC.

BARACK OBAMA: I wanted to say that.


Drennen really thinks this is evidence of a left-wing agenda? He needs to get out of the MRC offices more.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:04 PM EST

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