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What Are the Media Celebrating?
Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2009 | Howard Kurtz

Posted on 01/20/2009 8:10:05 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Filmmaker Ron Howard was chatting in Maureen Dowd's living room, saying he didn't mind spending hours in the cold for the inauguration and that even his conservative brother had come to admire Barack Obama.

Outside on the chilly Sunday night, Tom Hanks decided against venturing into the jam-packed row house, mock-announcing to a small crowd on the Georgetown street that the party was paralyzed: "No more hot dogs! The Chinese food never got here!"

The country's big-name anchors, actors, commentators, news executives, producers, editors and scribes have been celebrating the quadrennial event -- and themselves -- at one glitzy gathering after another in the run-up to today's inauguration.

"It's turning into the royal wedding, isn't it?" asks Tina Brown, who threw a brunch Sunday at the Council on Foreign Relations with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough.

Every inauguration is a major media moment, with nonstop television coverage, newspapers churning out special editions and correspondents parachuting in from around the globe. But it is hard to envision this level of intensity if John McCain were taking the oath of office. All the hoopla has left the impression that many in journalism are thrilled by Obama's swearing-in.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; america2point0; dnctalkingpoints; falseprophet; idolworship; media; obama; obamainauguration; obamamania; pravdapress; thisisyourgod; zeroworship

1 posted on 01/20/2009 8:10:06 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Go Tell It To The Marines....

http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2009/01/20/tell-it-to-the-marines-america-is-at-the-mall-12009/


2 posted on 01/20/2009 8:13:03 AM PST by gunnyg
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Orgasmic is a better word, but it wont last long.


3 posted on 01/20/2009 8:13:26 AM PST by Venturer
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

‘But it is hard to envision this level of intensity if John McCain were taking the oath of office.’

Nobody likes the old man that screeches ‘get off my lawn’ at kids....(chuckle)


4 posted on 01/20/2009 8:14:46 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The party of death is cheering for the coming death camps.


5 posted on 01/20/2009 8:15:23 AM PST by Enterprise (A Representive Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Filmmaker Ron Howard was chatting in Maureen Dowd's living room, saying he didn't mind spending hours in the cold for the inauguration and that even his conservative brother had come to admire Barack Obama.

Clint Howard or does he have another brother?


6 posted on 01/20/2009 8:15:45 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Venturer

I prefer Inaugurbation.


7 posted on 01/20/2009 8:17:01 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: All

Bush’s inaugurations wre treated like they were covering flu shot clinics.


8 posted on 01/20/2009 8:17:39 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

Every inauguration is a major media moment, with nonstop television coverage, newspapers churning out special editions and correspondents parachuting in from around the globe. But it is hard to envision this level of intensity if John McCain were taking the oath of office. All the hoopla has left the impression that many in journalism are thrilled by Obama's swearing-in.

And yet they still deny there is media bias. This is beyond bias. It is full out Partisan Press agit prop.

9 posted on 01/20/2009 8:17:48 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Badeye

I dunno, Gran Torino did good box office...


10 posted on 01/20/2009 8:18:40 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: Luke21
Bush’s inaugurations wre treated like they were covering flu shot clinics.

HOLLYWOOD - MTV is saying that it doesn’t have time for President-elect George W. Bush. (By Mauricio Minotta Wednesday, January 10, 2001)

According to the Drudge Report, the cable music channel won’t throw a party to celebrate Bush’s inauguration next week in Washington, D.C., because there simply isn’t enough time to plan before then.

After hosting two consecutive blowouts for the Clinton presidency, can you say snub?

"Because of the extended election outcome, we don't have time to execute and plan the kind of inaugural event we've done in past and what people expect from us," MTV spokeswoman Jeannie Kedas said Tuesday.

MTV Inaugural Ball to Celebrate Change, Volunteerism (November 25, 2008)

MTV held no 2001 inauguration ball in part because the delay in deciding the election made planning an event difficult. MTV covered the 2005 Bush inauguration on MTV News, but it had neither a party nor a ball.

Jeannie Kedas, an MTV spokeswoman, said the decision to do a ball this time wasn’t a reflection of political parties, but reflects the involvement of youth in the election this time.


11 posted on 01/20/2009 8:22:17 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We’re celebrating that America is so NOT racist that we elected an empty suit our president because a sort of black man wore it.


12 posted on 01/20/2009 8:22:51 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What Are the Media Celebrating?

They haven't a clue. They've whipped themselves and half the country into an orgasmic frenzy, and none of them could articulate why. What's worse, is that even when Obama nationalizes the media, they'll still be glassy-eyed, love-struck sycophants.
13 posted on 01/20/2009 8:22:52 AM PST by LIConFem (The Tree of Liberty...)
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To: D-fendr

They are celebrating that they put one over on the Republicans. “In your face!”

They care not that we will go over the cliff as a nation and the American Way is a thing of the past (our national identity and creature comforts are “wrong” because the rest of the world wishes they had them).


14 posted on 01/20/2009 8:24:54 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"It's turning into the royal wedding, isn't it?" asks Tina Brown, who threw a brunch Sunday at the Council on Foreign Relations with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough."

Did she throw waffles and ham sandwiches at the COFR and Joe or was Joe throwing food with her? Confusing.

15 posted on 01/20/2009 8:26:53 AM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So.........could we expect the same kind of euphoria from hollywood and MSM when and if Sarah Palin is sworn in as president in 2013/2017????

Nah............


16 posted on 01/20/2009 8:28:29 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The media is celebrating the fall of the United States, although I don’t understand why, since they still have to live here.


17 posted on 01/20/2009 8:30:51 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
At work yesterday, they were fawning and fainting over all the stars that turned out for the Sunday orgy (I am sick of U2). They were talking about how "it's so wonderful that we can celebrate The Dream today, and tomorrow is the inauguration, and a dream coming true..." or something similarly nauseating.

Not being able to let such vomitous BS pass without comment, I told my co-workers to remember everything they were seeing and saying today. To remember all the adoration, the fawning media gushing about how everyone in DC was smiling and glowing, about how there was such a feeling of optimism in the air, etc. I told them to remember everything they were seeing and saying, because I would remind them of it when everything goes to sh** in the near future. You should have seen the looks they gave me...I love those looks!

This is a sad, sad day in American history. Not because a black man is being sworn in as president, but because a socialist who hasn't even proved he's a natural-born American is being sworn in as president. Those rocky waters we've been sailing into for all these years now? As of today, we're in 'em.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

18 posted on 01/20/2009 8:32:40 AM PST by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“...even his conservative brother had come to admire Barack Obama.”

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Yeah, right.

There is nothing a true conservative would find even remotely admirable about the Zero.

Clint Howard is likely just a shade to the right of his idiot brother and thus, an Opie conservative.


19 posted on 01/20/2009 8:33:35 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: a fool in paradise
They are celebrating their own wonderfulness. "We are as good as we always thought we were."

Yecccchhhhh...

20 posted on 01/20/2009 8:33:40 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: Pharmboy

yep..too funny.. lol.. This is plain and simple : religious fervor, or better yet : rapture.


21 posted on 01/20/2009 8:42:14 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEnaAZrYqQI


22 posted on 01/20/2009 8:52:42 AM PST by danamco
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ron Howard might not mind spend hours in the cold for the inauguration, but what will he think when he is spending hours in the cold in his own house because NObama is bent on bankrupting the coal industry and also not letting any kind of new power sources be built.
America has been left with no choice about buying very expensive TV sets with the DTV change, and we are being pushed to buy electric cars which go 50 miles before needing an 8 hour re-charge. Where is all that electric power going to come from?? How much family travel by car will occur when a family in Idaho who want to go to Disneyland for a vacation realizes hos many re-chargings their cute little Easter egg will require, and how many days it will take to travel 1600 miles or so one way?????OOOOOP!!! There goes the travel/tourism industry—OOOOOPS!!! What will be nest???

The state of California- where Ron Howard lives gets over 80% of their electricity from other states sources. When those states realize they need the electricity themselves, California is going to be in the dark, and the brown-outs of Davis’ days in office are going to seem trivial.


23 posted on 01/20/2009 9:16:31 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: wku man
You should have seen the looks they gave me...I love those looks!

LOL! Yeh, sometimes it's too easy. A certain librul acquaintance asked me how I felt about the whole thing with a stupid smirk on his face and I replied as seriously as I could manage, "You didn't really vote for a guy based on the color of his skin, did you? How racist is that?" Conversation sort of died out at that point, because he knew if he denied it I'd be asking why he did vote for Bambi and the best reason he could muster is that he's "not Bush." Hell, Charles Manson is "not Bush." In fact, Chuckie has more executive experience than Bambi now that I think about it.

24 posted on 01/20/2009 9:34:36 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pie! pie! pie!


25 posted on 01/20/2009 9:41:25 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The original point of America was not to be Europe)
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To: bert

“Let them eat cake!”


26 posted on 01/20/2009 10:41:20 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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