You'll Never Guess Which MSNBC Anchor Sounds Like a Birther!

MSNBC hosts have been obsessed with exposing conservative birtherism. Chris Matthews has been particularly fierce in excoriating anyone who suggests that the President was born in another country. (His birthplace is Hawaii.) So, will Matthews go after a new cable anchor who traveled to Kenya to talk about the President? 

This anchor asserted, "We've heard about President Obama's poll numbers in the United States, including those pretty dim assessments of his handling of the rest of the world. But out in the wide world, there is one place he can always call home..." The aforementioned host featured a clip of a Kenyan who claimed, "Obama is our son from Kenya." Was the individual behind this segment a dreaded right-winger? No, he was a liberal journalist. [See video below to find out his identity. MP3 audio here.]

It was newly installed host Ronan Farrow who traveled to Africa and speculated, "In America, Barack Obama's popularity has sunk to some of its lowest levels since he took office. But what do people think of him here in Kenya?" 

That's right, Farrow visited Kenya to do polling on the President. How would Matthews react if someone like Fox News's Sean Hannity had done such a thing? 

Imagine how MSNBC host Thomas Roberts, who smeared Ted Cruz as a birther, would have responded. 

At one point, Farrow included video of one man singing about Obama. 

In an attempt to cheer up his audience over the President's unpopularity, the anchor concluded, "That was our Ronan Farrow Daily's exclusive, informal polling all the way from Africa. And just think, they don't even have ObamaCare yet." 

A transcript of the March 12 segment is below: 


1:29pm ET

RONAN FARROW: So, we've heard about President Obama's poll numbers in the United States, including those pretty dim assessments of his handling of the rest of the world. But out in the wide world, there is one place he can always call home, if they have anything to do with it. Take a look. 

MAN # 1: Obama is our son from Kenya. We love him. 

MAN #2: We love Obama. We love Americans. Even Americans love us. And Obama love us. 

FARROW: In America, Barack Obama's popularity has sunk to some of its lowest levels since he took office. But what do people think of him here in Kenya? What do you think of Barack Obama? 

WOMAN #1: He's a good person. Helps the needy people. 

WOMAN #2 [interpreting for man]: He says Kenyans still love Barack Obama. And he hopes that everyone in Kenya emulates him because he is an exemplary leader. 

FARROW: What do you think of him? 

MAN #3: I'm blessing him for God loves him because God loves him. He is a Caliente (sp)  He has given that kind of vision leadership. 

FARROW: What do you think of Barack Obama? 

WOMAN #3: I'm not really into politics and all that, but I like the way he's a family guy. The President and all that stuff hasn't taken away his, his responsibilities of being a family guy. 

WOMAN #4: Hard-working. He united people together. 

FARROW: What do you think of Barack Obama? 

WOMAN #5: He's all right looking for an old guy. 

MAN #4: For me, I'm an artist. I even have a song about Obama.

FARROW: Can you give us a little of your song about Obama? 

[Man starts singing about Obama.] 

FARROW: That was our Ronan Farrow Daily's exclusive, informal polling all the way from Africa. And just think, they don't even have ObamaCare yet. 

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing editor for NewsBusters.org