MRC's April Fools' Notable Quotables: Obama's Nobel Trifecta, Place on Mt. Rushmore

Update: April Fools! Consider these "fake but accurate." Happy April Fools' Day.

The latest edition of the biweekly Notable Quotables is up at, the Web site for NewsBusters's parent organization the Media Research Center.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, here's the media carving out a place on Mt. Rushmore for Obama and giving him two more Nobel prizes:

“You know, Keith, I really think Barack Obama could finish the year with not just one Nobel Prize, but three. This health care bill is bound to save literally millions of lives, and the legislative language itself is a masterpiece. Given the good sense of the Norwegians, I think the President could easily win the Nobels for medicine and literature this year.”  — Newsweek’s Howard Fineman to MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann during live coverage of the health care bill signing, April 1.

“Remember when right-wingers talked about putting Ronald Reagan’s likeness on Mount Rushmore? Now with health care reform passed and conservatism in the dustbin of history, I propose the commemoration on Rushmore of none other than Barack Obama. Imagine a future Black Hills eagle, perched atop giant, empathetic ears of granite, approvingly surveying a land our 44th President did so much to heal.”  — Eleanor Clift, April 1 Newsweek.

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