This Week in Media Bias History: Obama Is an ‘Astounding, Ecstatic Human Achievement’

August 18th, 2018 12:15 PM

Sometimes, the journalistic fawning over Barack Obama crossed a line from sycophantic to just plain weird. Such was the case for the August 2011 issue of Esquire, featuring a headline wondering “How can we not love Obama?” Writer Stephan Marche described the Democrat as an “astounding, ecstatic human achievement” and a “world-historical soul.” Okay... 

Other times, you wonder if a liberal journalist was having a bad day. On August 16, 1991, USA Today “inquiry” editor Barbara Reynolds asked, “How can you who protest abortion be so certain that we aren’t swimming towards a fate worse than death? Is homicide in the womb, swift and merciful, not better than the slow death that lies ahead for some of us once our lives begin?”  

Below are Rich Noyes’s collected tweets from the week 33 of This Day in Media Bias History. To get the latest daily examples, be sure and follow Noyes on Twitter. (To see recaps of the first 32 weeks, go here.) Stay tuned to the end for a This Week in Media Bias bonus! 


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