A collective fawning

Robert Samuelson finds that the American media’s infatuation with Barack Obama is one of the great unreported stories of our time. He observes that Obama has inspired a collective fawning ; Samuelson manfully seeks to rectify it. He observes that the main check on Obama’s power comes from congressional Democrats, who largely share his goals. The infatuation matters, Samuelson writes, because Obama’s ambitions are so grand.

James Lewis agrees. “Stalin himself couldn’t have wished for a more slobbering press corps,” writes Lewis. For contrast with the American media, Lewis presents Telegraph “polemical commentator” Gerald Warner: “Barack Obama: all the bad guys are giving President Pantywaist the finger.” To be fair, however, Ralph Peters had much the same to say yesterday in the New York Post.

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