Monday, June 24, 2013

The Only Form of Approved Love

Neo-NeoCon doesn't want to invoke Godwin's Law for a comparison, but she is disturbed by the giggling worship of President Obama that our press corps still feels tingling up their legs.

She quotes a book passage about an off-the-record gathering that President Obama held with his adoring press corps during the 2012 campaign:

“The behavior of the assembled press corps was telling. Everyone, myself included, swooned. Swooned! Head over heels. One or two might have even lost their minds,” Hastings writes, as each reporter had a chance to speak personally with the president. “We were all, on some level, deeply obsessed with Obama, crushing hard, still a little love there. This was nerd heaven, a politico’s paradise, the subject himself moving among us — shaking our hands, slapping our shoulders!”

Come on. No comparison? The president spies on everyone; spies on reporters in particular; continued war is peace just because we stop fighting them; threatens the deepest fear of reporters (access to The One); two-minute hates against "neocons;" we've always been at war with EastAsia? Okay, I made up the last one. Still, nothing rings a bell?

You really don't think the Press Corps loves Big Brother? Heck, when faced with loss of access, they'll be telling the NSA to "do it to the Life of Julia!" before too long.

God, our press corps sucks.

Tip to Instapundit.