NY Times Book Review Leads With Long Saga on Obama’s ‘Legacy of Hope'

November 30th, 2020 10:49 PM

The New York Times Sunday Book Review led off with a lengthy, almost reverent take on Barack Obama’s latest autobiography A Promised Land: “Legacy of Hope,” a review by Nigerian-born novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Her obeisant take took up five full pages of the section, devoting a stunning 4,500 words to what is admittedly itself an enormous book.

Washington Post’s Tumulty Pleads for Obama to Save Nation from Trump

July 20th, 2019 10:51 PM
Former President Barack Obama still inspires many a journalist. Karen Tumulty, a longtime correspondent for Time magazine and, until last year, a national political correspondent for the Washington Post, pleaded in a Tuesday column this past week for Obama to save the nation from President Donald Trump. “Speak up, President Obama,” read the July 16 Washington Post print headline.

Now the Obamas Are Expanding into Podcasts

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June 7th, 2019 1:11 PM
Before entering the Oval Office in 2009, Former President Barack Obama was worth $1.3 million. Now he’s worth $135 million. With more money than he knows what to do with, he and Michelle are planning to launch a series of podcasts exclusively on Spotify. According to Variety, the agreement is with Higher Ground Audio, a new division of the Obamas’ growing media empire--Higher Ground…

Chris Rock: ‘I Don’t Want Obama Involved’ with Netflix

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June 7th, 2018 3:13 PM
It’s safe to say that former President Barack Obama has been working overtime to keep his legacy afloat, especially with President Donald Trump dismantling many of his administration's policies. Some have even said that Obama’s massive deal with Netflix for streamable content suggests that he may be trying a little too hard. Enter Chris Rock.
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Lawyer Admires Obama, Claims 'I'd Be Better' Than Cruz on ABC Drama

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May 23rd, 2018 1:09 AM
ABC’s For The People has finally finished its first season, and once again, it’s no secret how these people will vote come November. Over the past ten weeks, we’ve covered racial bias (twice), a defense of Kathy Griffin, and even a clear rewriting of political history, so what could the finale have in store? The answer is one last moment of respect for the first black president…
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Superheroes Fawn Over Young Obama in 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow'

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April 2nd, 2018 10:45 PM
DC's Legends of Tomorrow features heroes that can fly, control the forces of nature, and do all kinds of fantastical things. The latest episode, however, took some time to highlight a different kind of hero. Namely, President Barack Obama. And here I thought the story couldn’t get any more ridiculous.
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Politico Investigative Reporter Hammers Critics of 'Bombshell' Article

December 20th, 2017 6:15 PM
Josh Meyer, a senior investigative reporter for the Politico website, was a guest on the weeknight program Fox News @Night on Tuesday to defend his article against accusations from former Obama administration officials who attempted to discredit his report and smear Politico.

'Man With a Plan:' 'He Turned Our Little Girl into Bill O'Reilly!'

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February 27th, 2017 11:47 PM
President Barack Obama ruined so many things in America and CBS’s Man With a Plan hysterically takes this to the extreme by blaming him for every bad thing that happens, from potholes to bankrupt businesses to running out of juice.

Obama, Liberal Policies, and CNN Bashed on ABC’s 'Last Man Standing'

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February 17th, 2017 11:47 PM
It’s not every day that we can get some good ole bashing against the lefties: Enter ABC’s Last Man Standing. On Friday’s episode, “The Friendly Library,” Mike Baxter takes a couple swings at the left, leading off with Obama.
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MSNBC Opens Inauguration....By Touting Obama; ‘Elevated the Office'

January 20th, 2017 11:10 AM
Roughly five minutes into MSNBC’s Inauguration coverage, host Brian Williams switched gears from discussing Donald Trump becoming President to mythologizing President Obama for having “elevated the office...improved by touching the office and shown great respect for the office he's the custodian of.”
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‘Just Look at Him!’; Matthews Offers a Final Gush on ‘Fine Man' Obama

January 18th, 2017 9:36 PM
Yes, it’s as bad as you think it was. On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews allowed himself to have his knees quake one last time, paying tribute to President Obama, who he deemed “a fine man” offering unparalleled levels of “sentiment,” “temperament,” and “optimism.” “To say that no person can make a difference,…
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Pelley Swoons Obama ‘Is Not Going Gently into that Good Night’

January 18th, 2017 3:33 PM
Prior to President Obama’s final press conference, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley seized the opportunity to gush that Obama “will be leaving the presidency in less than 46 hours and he is not going gently into that good night.” 
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FNC Panel Excoriates Obama's 'Disgraceful,' 'Radical' Manning Decision

January 18th, 2017 2:23 PM
On Tuesday night, the panel on FNC’s Special Report tore into President Obama’s “bizarre” decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence as “an absolute disgrace” that “does tremendous damage going forward because it incentivizes leaks.” This was in contrast to CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, who reported that “[t]he Obama…
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Tapper Notes WH Used to Be ‘Angry’ and Outraged’ by Manning

January 17th, 2017 7:29 PM
In the moments after President Obama commuted the sentence of convicted criminal Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, CNN’s Jake Tapper, host of The Lead, vocalized this disconnect between the White House’s actions versus how they felt when Manning first handed over stolen government documents to WikiLeaks.