Obama’s return to the national stage last week was very educational. The same people in media who act like the world is ending every single day were suddenly full of excitement. Their favorite person in the world was back.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Media Can Hardly Contain Excitement Over Obama’s Return
Former President Barack Obama broke his months-long silence last week and gave a “clobbering” rebuke of his successor President Donald Trump. Cable news anchors could hardly contain their excitement.
Obama mentioned Trump by name in public for the first time since leaving office last Friday, saying Trump was the “symptom” rather than the cause of growing division and hatred in the country. The speech echoed others the former president gave on behalf of Hillary Clinton on the 2016 campaign trail. Obama denounced Trump’s behavior and Republicans for not speaking out, and he told the audience not to boo but to instead vote in the upcoming midterms.
Network hosts on CNN and MSNBC described the speech as a stunning rebuke of the Trump era.
“He did not mince words,” CNN host Wolf Blitzer said.
“Obama had been reluctant to come out and be so eviscerating,” CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin said.
“Obama scorched President Trump,” MSNBC host Ali Velshi said.
“Obama versus Trump,” CNN host Chris Cuomo said. “Media is titillated, pundits are panting about who’s better.”
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They’re so predictable, aren’t they?