Kurtz Calls Media's Obamamania A 'Giddy Sense of Boosterism'

Like those of us on the right who are positively nauseated by the seemingly endless Obama-lovin' from a media that months ago abdicated any journalistic integrity, the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz appears stunned by his colleagues' behavior.

In a piece entitled "A Giddy Sense of Boosterism," Kurtz attacked the press's "mythmaking" asking if journalists are "fostering the notion that Obama is invincible."

After listing some of the truly egregious examples of this insufferable sycophancy, Kurtz admonished his industry (emphasis added):

What's troubling here goes beyond the clanging of cash registers. Media outlets have always tried to make a few bucks off the next big thing. The endless campaign is over, and there's nothing wrong with the country pulling together, however briefly, behind its new leader. But we seem to have crossed a cultural line into mythmaking. [...]

Are journalists fostering the notion that Obama is invincible, the leader of what the New York Times dubbed "Generation O"?

Each writer, each publication, seems to reach for more eye-popping superlatives. [...]

There is always a level of excitement when a new president is coming to town -- new aides to profile, new policies to dissect, new family members to follow. But can anyone imagine this kind of media frenzy if John McCain had managed to win?

Obama's days of walking on water won't last indefinitely.

I'm not sure I agree, Howard, for the media made Obama into this messiah. If they tear him down even the smallest peg, it would be a castigation of their own pathetic behavior.

What's the likelihood of that?

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