Skip to comments.Winfrey, Bradlee, Clinton to Receive Medal of Freedom
Posted on 08/08/2013 3:20:24 PM PDT by Zakeet
The White House announced that President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom, the nations highest civilian award, to 16 recipients including television star and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey, legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and former President Bill Clinton.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours, Mr. Obama said in a statement released by the White House. This years honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world.
Mr. Obama will award the medals later this year. In total, 16 people will receive the award, the White House said.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
THE SECOND COMING
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Excuse me while I retch....
he should give one to me , as I have actually done more significant tangible things ( for our military ) than any of these people ,except Sally Ride 9deceased). It will never be acknowledged though . Which is fine . I will wait until the next President . God willing, NOT a Dem
The Medal of Freedom is getting to be almost as prestigious as the Nobel Peace Price ...
Other recipients include Al Sharpton, Nancy Pelosi, Trayvon Martin, Jesse Jackson, Jessie Jackson, Jr., Harry Reid, and Saul Alinsky
This has about as much credibility as Obama winning the Nobel peace prize.
With all the free polling sites available..it wouldn't be hard...we'd have nominees, etc..
Between Oprah and Hitlery they probably couldn't name one. Seriously, anybody? Name one "outstanding contribution to this nation" by either of these two subhuman pieces of pig vomit.
Why not add Susan Rice?
He seem to think the reward is meant for those who benefit him personally
Sally Ride I can see. Her work with young girls, getting them to consider an engineering career, is a great program. The rest of the bunch, not so much.
Had Sally not been gay, I doubt she would have made Baraq’s list.
Just like the Nobel Peace Prize - it doesn’t mean squat.
What did Monica-diddling President Clinton do to promote the freedom of America? Nothing. Instead he let the budding terrorist Osama bin Laden go free in 1995.
“In late 1995, when Bin Laden was still in Sudan, the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) learned that Sudanese officials were discussing with the Saudi government the possibility of expelling Bin Laden. CIA paramilitary officer Billy Waugh tracked down Bin Ladin in the Sudan and prepared an operation to apprehend him, but was denied authorization.”
I heard Carol Burnett was really ticked off about this because Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen Degeneres, probably three of the worst comedians in the history of comedy, were all given the Mark Twain prize for humor well before she was (she is finally getting it this year). She wasn't ticked off because she thinks she's better than them (even though she is) but because of how the left is using these awards to further their BS politics. Tina Fey was given hers immediately after her pathetic Sarah Palin imitation in a pathetic attempt to patronize the masses "Oh look how funny this is! Isn't Sarah Palin an idiot!" So to me, these awards are meaningless to me. F them all to hell, every last one of them.
A Medal of Freedom, for the guy who said we have too much freedom. Next they’ll be handing out the Nobel Peace Prize to arms dealers.
I may have to reconsider ... does she “wear it on her sleeve” or is it an aspect of her private life that became public and she doesn’t make that her primary identity?
She’s deceased, BTW.
Move over. I just ate. I’m joining you. bbbbbbbbbbbbbeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllllluuuuuucccccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
The District of Corruption has now become the Mutual Admiration Society.
I guess being a LIAR is being a 'Great American'.
THE FOREIGNER got a metal shortly after HOOD WINKING the American people on his fraudulent eligibility. May as well give out more metals to people like MRS WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE and OPRY who vote for him because he’s black. Now your really talking PHONY.
The left has taken over everything. They will never recognize conservatives, ever.
There should be some kind of recognition, awards from our side.
Everybody Gets A Trophy!!!! I love this country!
I guess one of the ways to achieve this award is to seduce an intern into having fellatio with you in the oval office. What a special country we have become and what a special President we have to realize this is what constitutes a major national contribution.
I am probably going to get flamed for this, but Oprah has made outstanding contributions to this country. She has started several businesses, made lots of money and created thousands of good jobs for people. This IS what makes the country great. Her liberal views, not so much - but as with anything else in our (formerly) free land, if you can sell it, you can get rich.
“Maybe it’s time for FR to start having it’s own “Person of the Year” award, and also, FReeper medals of Freedom..”
Sorry, my FRiend, but I disagree. Judging from prior favorite FReeper threads, it’s more about favoritism and popularity (or?) than substance ... not unlike these progressive bogus ‘awards’.
Barf? You mean the poem selection? I thought it quite appropriate.
Of course. Evey thing Obama does is to make himself feel good.
Ah, thank you so much!
So, Susan Rice did get an award!!!!
what a great Country this is...
accused rapist receives Medal of Freedom..but then the same accused rapist was POTUS for eight years..
YEP Great Country.
Note to White House Photographer...
Get the big camera out...otherwise you won’t get ALL of Oprah...
Skimming through the list of all recipients I noticed how Republicans didn’t award on a strictly partisan basis. Democrats? It’s about their agenda and heroism for their causes.
former President Bill Clinton.
Remember pardoning the FALN terrorists to get P.Rican votes for Hillary’s Senate run?
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this Administration.
Gads, where ist thy vomitus bag?
Gads, where ist thy vomitus bag?
Gads, where ist thy vomitus bag?
Yep, all that and she still plays the Victim.
Had she been White, she wouldn’t have been so successful, she would have been just another Sally Jesse Raphael wannabe...
Satire right? Please for the love of GOD tell me this is a joke.
This metal is rendered as meaningless as the Nobel prize.
When will be give Reverend Jeremiah Wright one of these worthless medals. Or Larry Sinclair?
Have any other presidents been awarded the medal of freedom after they left office?
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