Saturday, June 06, 2009

Newsweek: Obama is God!

I sh*t thee not. But this confession is not really news to anyone, is it?

April 28th, from Newsweek managing editor Jon Meacham in a conversation with Bill O'Reilly:

Meacham denied any liberal agenda in the magazine: "No, I don't -- We're not a partisan magazine. We're just not." A skeptical O’Reilly replied: "Come on." Meacham defended his assertion: "We're not. We try to be provocative. We try to break news. We try to contribute to the conversation. You can decide whether we do or not."

Ah, that one's easy, Jon. First, there was this. Now, from Meacham's right-hand man, we get this:

Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."

Hmmm...I'll remind our gentle reader that others have been referred to as "gods", and perhaps Obama does deserve their company:

The Simpsons, Season One: "Call of the Simpsons", in which Homer buys a RV and takes the family camping:

SALESMAN: Well, first of all, I want you to know I like your face.
HOMER: You do?
SALESMAN: I really do. I'm not saying that. I mean it. You got color in there. You're not Roman, are you?
SALESMAN: Look like a god, sort of. Why don't we step into the credit office, Zeus? (to rest of family). Hey, your dad's gonna just go in here, work it out, and you'll drive home in this!

Of course, Homer is no Zeus, and he cannot afford the luxury RV he is pining for. And Obama is no god, and he cannot afford the liberal welfare state he is pining for.

If you've ever seen the episode, you'd likely agree that the "Cowboy Bob" (of "Bob's RV Round-Up") is a more convincing salesman than the hack from Newsweek...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love those gratuitous Simpsons references!