Brent Bozell
The year 2012 was defined by the calculated re-emergence of Obama worship, no matter how obvious his failures in office. After his re-election, the actor Jamie Foxx let it all hang out in a tribute at the BET Awards on November 25: "First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior, Barack Obama!"

For that President Jesus gasbaggery, Foxx was selected as one of the winners of the Media Research Center's Best Notable Quotables of 2012, a collection of liberal foolishness selected by 46 judges of distinction in the conservative media. Foxx won the "Barbra Streisand Political IQ Award for Celebrity Vapidity."

But Foxx wasn't alone in the idolatry category. Naturally, MSNBC's Chris Matthews won the "Obamagasm Award," failing to find a single flaw in his idol in a "Hardball" tribute on July 17: "This guy's done everything right. He's raised his family right. He's fought his way all the way to the top of the Harvard Law Review, in a blind test becomes head of the Review, the top editor there. Everything he's done is clean as a whistle. He's never, not only broken any law, he's never done anything wrong. He's the perfect father, the perfect husband, the perfect American. And all they do is trash the guy."

Especially when he's our lord and savior.

CNN's Piers Morgan won in the "Media Hero Award" category for his fawning over Bill Clinton at the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting on Sept. 25: "People see you putting on this event, they heard you at the convention make a barnstorming speech, an incredible speech ... I was there. You electrified the place. And they all say, 'Why do we have this goddamned 22nd Amendment? Why couldn't Bill Clinton just run again and be President for the next 30 years?'"

A prime time CNN personality announces Clinton should be President for Life, even as CNN and its media fans keep declaring the nonsense that this network abhors and rejects political partisanship.

But journalists proclaiming their objectivity, no matter how ridiculous, is a daily event. The Denying the Obvious Award for Refusing to Acknowledge Liberal Bias went to New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal, who grew angry on Feb. 16 when his newspaper was compared to Fox News in its partisan take on the news: "The word I want to use here ... begins with 'bull' and ends in 'it,' and you can figure out what comes in between. I think it's absolute pernicious nonsense ... Fox News presents the news in a way that is deliberately skewed to promote political causes, and The New York Times simply does not."


Brent Bozell

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America.
 
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