Analysis of media issues, politics and current events.
MSNBC: “You like me!! You really like me!!”
MSBNC was a bit unseemly in that it seemed to take a proxy victory lap from the inauguration and celebration of Obama’s re-election. A bit of one-step-too-far pride like Sally Field’s extrapolation from winning an Oscar for portraying a person to transforming it into questionable affirmation of her personally in her acceptance speech quote, “You like me! You really like me!”
I get the feeling MSNBC takes pride in President Obama’s win as a personal affirmation of their own voice and now liberal-leaning format. “See? We’re cool!” This is the beginning of pride. And pride goes before the fall. Ask Fox News how they feel about wrapping their news network too tight around President Bush after his presidency went south.
CNN: Breaking News. That Gown is Stunning!!
CNN wanted it to be the Oscars. Covering pageantry than history. And they are the network with actual news professionals. That kind of failed utilization is like having an army of trained combat soldiers and having them lick stamps.
Fox News: (CLOSED HAND UP AND DOWN GESTURE OF MASTERBATING WITH ROLLED EYES) “Obama is about to be sworn in….”
I actually watched a lot of Fox News’ coverage of the inauguration. Fox News commentary on positive-to-neutral events that involve Democrats, like an inauguration, is very much delivered like the snobby socialite/cheerleader who’s hides her loathing of a talented competitor in back-handed compliments. “Wow, I’m so impressed. It takes some talent to sing in those horrible looking shoes.”
It was a challenge for Fox News anchors and analysts to say something nice about the president that was free and clear from sarcasm, negativity or vaguely disturbing tone. It’s Fox News’s way of covering the story while winking or rolling its eyes to its audience to say, “Sigh, let’s just get through this.”