FLASHBACK: Barack Obama, ‘An Evolutionary Flash Point For Humanity’

December 9th, 2023 8:43 AM

Fourteen years ago tomorrow (December 10), liberals were ecstatic as President Barack Obama accepted the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Obama had been president for a mere 11 days before the window for nominations closed on January 31, but his media fan club nonetheless celebrated the “towering honor” bestowed upon their hero.

Gasp! Bill Press Says Obama Won Nobel Despite Having 'Done Nothing'

February 28th, 2019 6:39 AM
Bill Press, perhaps best known as one of the 1990s hosts for the influential CNN cable show Crossfire, now hosts one of the few popular liberal radio programs, and he offered a shocker: he admitted Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize "when he had done nothing." 

NBC's Bob Costas Describes Putin as Better Statesman Than Obama

February 8th, 2014 10:57 PM
What was the best way for NBC to begin that network's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia? Have sports anchor Bob Costas host a brief profile on Vladmir Putin in which the Russian president is hailed as a global statesman superior to U.S. president Barack Obama. ' During a video portion of the profile, Costas said that Putin is an accomplished peacemaker, crediting him with…

MSNBC Finally Reports Obama's Drone Hypocrisy, Three Weeks After the E

November 26th, 2012 5:33 PM
Filling in for Alex Wagner on Monday afternoon, Ari Melber of the left-wing Nation magazine did some thing on MSNBC's Now that Wagner and many of their colleagues have been reluctant to do themselves -- expose the deception and dishonesty of Obama on the subject of drone attacks. While there was a brief mention or two in the weeks and months that preceded the election, the coverage was never…

Flashback: CNN's Lothian Also Tossed Obama a Softball at Presser Last

November 15th, 2011 3:17 PM
CNN's White House correspondent Dan Lothian made headlines with his ridiculous softball question to President Obama on Sunday. However, as NewsBusters has documented, Lothian has posed such a soft question to Obama before, and has shown some liberal bias in his past reporting. Lothian asked the President at Sunday's press conference in Hawaii if he thought the Republican candidates, who…

ABC, NBC Starstruck by 'Patented Michelle (Obama) Power

June 22nd, 2011 12:43 PM
ABC and NBC have delivered fawning coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama's visit this week to South Africa and Botswana, oozing over the "celebrity" and "excitement" of the "patented Michelle power" on display. To its credit, CBS has largely taken a pass on the idolatry. Video follows break

Obama More 'Hawkish' Than Bush, More Charming, Say 'Morning Joe' Pundi

March 24th, 2011 12:30 PM
Is Obama more 'hawkish' and yet more charming than his immediate predecessor? Apparently so, claimed Time's Mark Halperin and MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on Thursday's edition of "Morning Joe." Halperin believes that President Obama has been more cavalier than his predecessor, and Brzezinski thinks that although Obama has extended many of Bush's unpopular policies, he brings a different "…

Pentagon Rescinds Franklin Graham’s Invitation, Al Sharpton is Welco

April 23rd, 2010 10:21 AM
The Pentagon rescinded the invitation of evangelist Franklin Graham to speak at its May 6 National Day of Prayer event because of complaints about his previous comments about Islam. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation expressed its concern over Graham's involvement with the event in an April 19 letter sent to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. MRFF's complaint about Graham, the son of…

Obama's Words and Deeds Reveal His Naive Foreign Policy

December 11th, 2009 1:01 PM
There is one thing I very much want everyone who reads this to understand. Although I vehemently disagree with just about everything Barack Obama has done since he has been in office, and I really believe that he's digging a fiscal hole that this nation will be generations, if ever, digging out of, although I believe him to be a total socialist and just hate it when I have seen him bow to royalty…

Will Smith: 'Barack Obama as an Idea Marks an Evolutionary Flash Point

December 10th, 2009 6:19 PM
“Barack Obama as a person is a fantastic individual, but Barack Obama as an idea marks an evolutionary flash point for humanity,” gushed actor Will Smith (IMDb page), who will co-host Friday's Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. His idealization of Obama came during a recorded interview, from Norway, with CNN's Dan Lothian run shortly before 5 PM EST on Thursday's The Situation Room.Asked if Obama…

Newsweek's Connolly: Obama's Nobel About 'America the Ideal

December 10th, 2009 3:39 PM
Newsweek writer and native Australian Katie Connolly set out to lecture American readers today on the magazine's Gaggle blog yesterday about how Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize isn't really about the man or the United States as a country, but rather the U.S. as a lofty ideal -- an ideal she reckons in the eyes of "the collective world" to have been "almost entirely undone" by the Bush…

Brokaw's Really Important Interview: Gorbachev Supports Obama's Nobel

November 9th, 2009 5:04 PM
Sometimes – no, scratch that, many times –  it is difficult to imagine a caricature of the media.Tom Brokaw made an appearance on this morning's edition of Morning Joe this morning, plugging his interview with the former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev.  Brokaw was, of course, reporting from the historic Brandenburg Gate this morning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin…

Brokaw Gives Free Advice to Obama on How He Can 'Share' the Peace Priz

October 15th, 2009 3:43 PM
Concerned about how President Obama's "critics will dog him all the way to Oslo," former NBC "Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw took to the op-ed page of the October 15 Washington Post to offer his recipe for "lift[ing] this discussion out of the partisan soup that is now the main course on our national agenda, whatever the issue."Chef Brokaw then served up what is a proverbial bipartisan casserole…

'View' Guest Co-Host: Obama's Abortion Position Should Disqualify Him

October 12th, 2009 4:19 PM
Rachel Campos-Duffy, former reality-TV star and current blogger for Anderson Cooper's AC360 blog, was Elizabeth Hasselbeck's fill-in on today's edition of The View.  As a conservative fill-in, she did not disappoint.Before diving into the meat of the blog, however, we at NewsBusters would like to congratulate her on this bit of news [emphasis mine]:RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY: Thank you. And, yes, I…