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Newsweek Editor Wins 'Obamagasm' Award: Obama 'Sort of God'
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Posted on 05/09/2011 10:06:54 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Newsweek Editor Wins 'Obamagasm' Award: Obama 'Sort of God' Monday, May 09, 2011 By Eric Scheiner

(CNSNews.com) - The Media Research Center held it’s 2011 Gala and DisHonors Awards event this past Saturday. The DisHonors awards recognizes and roasts the liberal media’s worst moments, with winners in several different categories and an overall ‘winner’ with a ‘Quote Of the Year’.

In the “Obamagasm Award” category, the winner was Newsweek Editor Evan Thomas who said, “Reagan [at the 1984 D-Day commemoration] was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is, ‘We are above that now. We're not just parochial, we're not just chauvinistic, we're not just provincial. We stand for something.' I mean, in a way, Obama's standing above the country, above — above the world. He's sort of God. He's going to bring all different sides together.”

Thomas made the comments while appearing on a June 5th, 2009 broadcast of MSNBC’s ‘Hardball’ program.

In the “I’m Not A Political Genius, But I Play One On TV Award” category, Actor/Director/Activist Rob Reiner’s comments on a Oct. 22nd, 2010 appearance on the ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ program took the DisHonor.

“Hitler, by the way, never got more than 33 percent of the vote ever in Germany....He wasn’t a majority guy, but he was charismatic, and they were having bad economic times — just like we are now. People were out of work, they needed jobs, and a guy came along and rallied the troops. My fear is that the Tea Party gets a charismatic leader, because all they’re selling is fear and anger and that’s all Hitler sold: ‘I’m angry and I'm frightened and you should hate that guy over there,” Reiner said during his appearance.

PBS’s Tavis Smiley won the “Tea Party From Hell Award” for a May 25th, 2010 interview he conducted with Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, talking about radical Muslims.

Ali:“Somehow, the idea got into their minds that to kill other people is a great thing to do and that they would be rewarded in the hereafter.”

Host Tavis Smiley: “But Christians do that every single day in this country.”

Ali: “Do they blow people up every day?”

Smiley: “Yes. Oh, Christians, every day, people walk into post offices, they walk into schools, that’s what Columbine is — I could do this all day long....There are folk in the Tea Party, for example, every day who are being recently arrested for making threats against elected officials, for calling people ‘nigger’ as they walk into Capitol Hill, for spitting on people. That’s within the political — that’s within the body politic of this country.”

An April 19th, 2010 episode of ‘Countdown’ on MSNBC where Keith Olbermann named Rush Limbaugh as the “Worst Person in The World” topped the winning spot in the “Ode To Obermann” category.

“What was the more likely cause of the Oklahoma City bombing: talk radio or Bill Clinton and Janet Reno’s hands-on management of Waco, the Branch Davidian compound and maybe to a lesser extent Ruby Ridge?’ Well, obviously, the answer is talk radio, specifically Rush Limbaugh’s hate radio....Limbaugh claimed others would have blood on their hands in the event of future right wing terrorism. Frankly, Rush, you have that blood on your hands now, and you have had it for 15 years,” Olbermann said during the broadcast.

2011 MRC Gala and DisHonor awards The Winner of the “Damn Those Conservatives Award” and the “Quote Of The Year” went to MSNBC host Ed Schultz.

“The Republicans lie! They want to see you dead! They’d rather make money off your dead corpse! They kind of like it when that woman has cancer and they don’t have anything for her,” Schultz claimed on the Sept. 23, 2009 broadcast of ‘The Ed Show’.


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1 posted on 05/09/2011 10:06:58 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

puke!


2 posted on 05/09/2011 10:12:19 AM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Sub-Driver

They ought have an award every week. The prize could be a chrome plated set of lips on a butt. Obamagasm of the week.


3 posted on 05/09/2011 10:19:02 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Newsweek Editor Evan Thomas who said, "He's sort of God."

NOT GOOD ENOUGH, EVAN THOMAS!!!!

The words "sort of" belie the TRUE WORSHIP REQUIRED!!!!!

4 posted on 05/09/2011 10:19:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tavis Smiley’s statements were the worst.

““Yes. Oh, Christians, every day, people walk into post offices, they walk into schools, that’s what Columbine is — I could do this all day long”

Well, I suppose Christians DO walk into post offices and schools every day, but they rarely (if ever) murder people while there.

Columbine? The killers were actually ANTI-Chirstian. In fact, they asked all of their victims if they were “believers”. Those who answered YES were executed.

“I could do this all day”. Do what? Lie and smear about Christians?

Yes, we know Tavis. You actually do - all day, every day.


5 posted on 05/09/2011 10:20:17 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: youngidiot
“He's going to bring all different sides together.”

We are an incredibly polarized country, and this supposed ‘journalist’ says this? Newsweek has now the same credibility as a comic book. They might as well start selling advertising for ‘X-ray glasses’.

6 posted on 05/09/2011 10:23:19 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Obamagasmic Award
7 posted on 05/09/2011 10:27:08 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I mean, in a way, Obama's standing above the country, above — above the world. He's sort of God."

"So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them. And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!” Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died."--Acts 12:21-23

8 posted on 05/09/2011 10:33:38 AM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Yes. And he just loves it that obama is supposedly “above America” now. It's not about America to obama, and this fool applauds him for it. He's supposed to be ALL about America. He's the president for f**ksake.
9 posted on 05/09/2011 10:33:52 AM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Sub-Driver

How do we even breed people like Evan Thomas in this country?


10 posted on 05/09/2011 10:34:15 AM PDT by 353FMG (The M1911 is mightier than the sword.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep, he’s above it all, flying higher and higher, up, up and away, above the World, out into space, to the farthest star....hopefully.

Yep, the left does stand for something, and they are going to bring people together...by force into a fascist imperialist world empire.

Yep, Hitler was a charasmatic guy too, and he brought alot of people together, just like the Left thinks Obama will do. See the last paragraph. The Tea party ironically doesn’t seem to have any leader and none seems forthcoming anytime soon, so no Hitler fantasies for you!

Christians walking into thousands of places every day and nothing happens. Muslims, not so much.


11 posted on 05/09/2011 10:35:57 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It makes you wonder if Evan Thomas tickles his pickle with thoughts of Obama in toga standing before some greek columns.


12 posted on 05/09/2011 10:36:06 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Obama doesn't want to "spike the football" but does a victory lap around the 9/11 memorial....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sort of satan, rather...


13 posted on 05/09/2011 10:37:26 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Nachum; 444Flyer; bigheadfred; mojitojoe; maggief; Just A Nobody; Munz; SunkenCiv; LucyT; ...

see video in post 7

He had to STEP DOWN into the Oval Office it was so beneath him. In current every day are they still drooling or just covering up for him as JournOlists?


14 posted on 05/09/2011 10:42:28 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nothing to monitor here, pass it along, just liberals being liberals, no terrorism to see, no vascillation, nope, just ministering blood libel to America as usual, and ministering their god of death and non-minister PC gone awry ... now on to Hillary’s mandated gay happy cruise with “China is not viewed as a threat” all the way to the happy Laogai camps (sarc off)


15 posted on 05/09/2011 10:55:52 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: JudgemAll

16 posted on 05/09/2011 10:56:55 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The MRC gives these clowns too much coverage!

If it wasn’t for the MRC, who would know of this?


17 posted on 05/09/2011 11:01:06 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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18 posted on 05/09/2011 11:03:35 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Wow, our new aristocracy is more disgusting than the previous we did away with. This is really obsene. No shame? Funny all those financing this are hiding behind it all, like meek little f2gs, you know, hidding behind this wall of propaganda.


19 posted on 05/09/2011 11:06:56 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

20 posted on 05/09/2011 11:14:26 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Evan Thomas is Collectivist royalty. With his grandfather being the famous Socilist leader, Norman Thomas, what Evan Thomas says goes for all the neo Communists in our drive by media.


21 posted on 05/09/2011 11:16:56 AM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver
Blessing the people:


22 posted on 05/09/2011 11:19:25 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I mean, in a way, Obama's standing above the country, above — above the world. He's sort of God. He's going to bring all different sides together.”

Yeah, he's standing above us all right. And pissing right on our heads, telling us that it's the Republicans making it rain.

23 posted on 05/09/2011 11:29:27 AM PDT by RockinRight (Can't think of anything to say...)
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To: youngidiot

SEIU communist propaganda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaO5D7SnFFU

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2716268/posts


24 posted on 05/09/2011 11:40:45 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Sub-Driver

just curious but how was a quote from 2009 the qoute of the year in 2011?

2011 MRC Gala and DisHonor awards The Winner of the “Damn Those Conservatives Award” and the “Quote Of The Year” went to MSNBC host Ed Schultz.

“The Republicans lie! They want to see you dead! They’d rather make money off your dead corpse! They kind of like it when that woman has cancer and they don’t have anything for her,” Schultz claimed on the Sept. 23, 2009 broadcast of ‘The Ed Show’.


25 posted on 05/09/2011 12:55:50 PM PDT by edzo4 (You call us the 'Party Of No', I call us the resistance.)
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To: Sub-Driver

His grandfather, Norman Thomas, was a six-time Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America

26 posted on 05/09/2011 1:04:06 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Red in Blue PA
If it wasn’t for the MRC, who would know of this?

Exactly. MRC is doing us a favor. If they didn't publicize these idiots, they'd be off the air and they could be replaced with sane leftists. That could be bad. People may not laugh at them.

27 posted on 05/09/2011 1:24:24 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: kcvl

Are you kidding?


28 posted on 05/09/2011 1:46:17 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Excellent!


29 posted on 05/09/2011 2:14:13 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: LeonardFMason

No, I’m not kidding...

Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. He is also the grandfather of Newsweek columnist Evan Thomas

His (Evan Thomas) father, Evan Thomas II, was an executive with the book publishing house Scribner’s. His grandfather was Norman Thomas (1884-1968), disciple and successor to Eugene V. Debs, founder of America’s Socialist Party. Norman Thomas was the Socialist Party candidate in six presidential elections from 1928 through 1948.

http://tinyurl.com/3qa9o2g


30 posted on 05/09/2011 2:36:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!.


31 posted on 05/09/2011 5:50:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I'll take JournOlists for the cover up, DMDees.

Thanks for the ping...good stuff!

I also watched the Andrew Klavan introduce the “Ode To Obermann” and of course had to watch this immediately following. LOL!


Congressman LTC Allen West for President 2012

32 posted on 05/09/2011 6:16:29 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Newsweek. Figures...


33 posted on 05/09/2011 9:21:33 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: 444Flyer

Matthews heils his Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iovgXnKe—Y&feature=player_embedded


34 posted on 05/10/2011 5:03:02 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
BarfO Chrissy. And full of lies to hype the 0.

There's a long time until the election and, thanks to Obama, the economy is imploding. We'll see how that temporary bump, (if it is even accurate) holds up. It will come down to who people will believe, "news" people like Chris Mattchews, or their own wallets. The lies will only carry them so far.

35 posted on 05/10/2011 6:47:42 AM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: 444Flyer

It is insane. Obama could be tried for treason right now, Holder needs to be recalled/fired. I have had it up to my ears with Obama corruption. What ever happened to WalpinGate?What about Obama appointing holiday recess (TWO PROGRESSIVE DEMS) to the commission of civil rights to make NBP’sGate go away!


36 posted on 05/10/2011 11:38:45 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Just A Nobody

Ditto! Go West 2012!


37 posted on 05/11/2011 6:34:14 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Here’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately.

Rush is fond of the phrase “State Controlled Media” because for one thing it explains the built in bias and for another thing it’s used when describing (other) despotic regimes.

But here’s my question - how do we know that a more accurate phrase wouldn’t be “Media Controlled State”? I ask this question in all seriousness.

And how would we formally distinguish the two possibilities? Are we thinking about the sickness of the current situation in exactly the wrong way? Instead of the hidden puppetmasters pulling the strings of 0bama, maybe it’s the puppetmasters like Thomas who are there in plain view?

If that is indeed the case, this is not *exactly* ass kissing - it’s more a case of extolling the virtues of what you yourself created. A bit more sinister and a bit more toxic and more to the point, maybe a bit more believable that someone like Thomas would do such a thing.


38 posted on 05/11/2011 6:44:07 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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