Shazam: Smith 'Pyles' On

Of all the ways Harry Smith could have opened this morning's historic Early Show, he chose to do so by waving today's Boston Herald with its one-word front page "Shazam!" above a photo of Mike Huckabee. Smith described Barack Obama simply as the "big winner" on the Democratic side.

View video here [with apologies for low audio level].

Over at CNN [h/t Jim Pinkerton], in the American Morning opening segment at 7 AM ET, John King, discussing Huckabee, managed to work "baptist preacher" twice into the first couple minutes.

Now that Huckabee has established himself as a serious contender, is this the beginning of the MSM's Gomer Pyle-ification of the former Arkansas governor?

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.