Politico Executive Editor: 'The Mainstream Media Tends To Be Quite Smitten With the Obamas'

As NewsBusters has been reporting, the press's gushing and fawning over Michelle Obama's speech Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte has been almost sick-making.

So over the top was the praise that Politico's co-founder and executive editor Jim VandeHei said on C-SPAN early Wednesday morning, "The mainstream media tends to be quite smitten with the Obamas" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

JIM VANDEHEI, POLITICO: We just posted an item about the media’s reaction. Not a shocker here: Wolf Blitzer saying it was “a grand slam”; Chuck Todd saying that “Michelle Obama owned this convention in a way no speaker owned the convention in Tampa,” and; David Gergen on CNN said, “If they have two more nights like this they could probably break this race open.”

The mainstream media tends to be quite smitten with the Obamas. So I don’t know if we should over interpret it. But there’s no doubt that’s sort of how all the taste makers in media as we talk what it does have a way shaping certainly the coverage in the morning. So I think you can anticipate that tomorrow’s going to be quite glowing.

"Quite smitten?"

That might be a huge understatement:

CNN Goes Ga-Ga for Obama: Michelle's Speech 'Probably a Grand Slam'

Chuck Todd: 'Michelle Obama Owned This Convention In a Way No Speaker' Did in Tampa

Lawrence O'Donnell: Michelle Obama Is 'The Best Speechmaker in the History of the First Ladyship'

NBC's Mitchell Trumpets 'Political Superstar' Michelle Obama; 'All About Hugs'

(HT Mary Katharine Ham)

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