As NewsBusters has been reporting, Barack Obama's sycophants in the press are really starting to lose that loving feeling.
Driving this point home was the "American Conservative's" Jim Pinkerton Saturday who said on "Fox News Watch," "There’s a strange thing happening in the media which is, I think, liberalism has sort of concluded that Obama is kind of a turkey, and they're sort of trying to distance themselves from him" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
JIM PINKERTON: There’s a strange thing happening in the media which is, I think, liberalism has sort of concluded that Obama is kind of a turkey, and they're sort of trying to distance themselves from him. Carville is a great example of this. It's not that they’re Republicans, it’s not that they like Republicans any better. We'll get to that later. It’s that when you see, for example, Ron Suskind, who’s a well-known author, no conservative as far as I can tell, talking about what a feckless and ineffective economic policy President Obama has enacted. He can't even keep track of his own treasury secretary. Something is breaking loose in terms of the liberal lockstep.
Pinkerton was referring to a CNN.com op-ed written by former Clinton adviser James Carville Thursday in which the "Ragin' Cajun" surprisingly said:
People often ask me what advice I would give the White House about various things. Today I was mulling over election results from New York and Nevada while thinking about that very question. What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic.
The Suskind reference was to an upcoming book by the author excerpted by the Washington Post Friday chronicling serious problems within Obama's economic team. But I digress:
JON SCOTT, HOST: You're getting nods from Judy here. You agree?
JUDITH MILLER: Yeah, I didn't expect to agree with Jim on this one, but I have to say that when you hear Ron Brownstein and other people say, “You know? This really raises questions about how effective a leader Obama.” Or the other thing I heard on Friday on “Morning Joe” quoting Chuck Todd as saying, asking, “Gosh - is he even serious about this American jobs bill? I mean, is this, is this not just a kind of political talking point?” There's something going on at the base.
National Journal's Ron Brownstein wrote Monday of the nation's "deepening doubts about President Obama’s economic agenda."
That's a lot of former Obama fans in one week concluding he's "kind of a turkey."