Brit Hume Highlights 'Obamamania' in Germany

“Obamamania” goes beyond the U.S. news media. Picking up on a story in Sunday's International Herald Tribune, “Barack Obama's popularity soars -- in Germany,” FNC's Brit Hume on Monday night noted how “the Illinois Senator has become huge in Germany, where he is being compared to the much-loved John F. Kennedy.” Hume showed headlines from German newspapers, including one which called Obama “The New Kennedy,” another which declared “The Black American Has Become the New Kennedy” and how “an editorial in the Frankfurter Rundschau had a headline, 'Lincoln, Kennedy, Obama,' and said that quote, 'hope and optimism are the source of the nation's strength.'”

The New York Times, which owns the International Herald Tribune, posted the story, by Nicholas Kulish, on its “The Caucus” blog.

Hume's item in the “Grapevine” segment on the January 7 Special Report with Brit Hume on FNC:
"Obamamania" is spreading from Iowa to New Hampshire all the way to central Europe. The International Herald Tribune reports the Illinois senator has become huge in Germany, where he is being compared to the much-loved John F. Kennedy. The Berliner Morgenpost ran a headline this morning calling Obama, "The New Kennedy." The tabloid Bild said, "The Black American Has Become the New Kennedy." And an editorial in the Frankfurter Rundschau had a headline, "Lincoln, Kennedy, Obama," and said that quote, "hope and optimism are the source of the nation's strength."
Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center