Tuesday, November 11, 2008

His Majesty, the King ... or the Deity ... or ....

Leave it to Oz writers like Tim Blair to correctly interpret what's behind the wildly swinging pendulum that is reaction to the election of Barack Obama (and it doesn't say much for our OWN so-called journalists):

"Time (M)agazine’s Nancy Gibbs hails the Almighty O:

'Some princes are born in palaces. Some are born in mangers. But a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope. Barack Obama never talks about how people see him …'

"Time Inc.’s income in the most recent quarter dropped 35.5 per cent relative to 2007. Pray to Prince Obama. Some are born in Hawaii.

"UPDATE. The SMH’s Aaron Timms seems a little weary of political prince-making.

(Hahahahahaha! I am SO GROOVING on Time Magazine tanking. Filthy hypocrites. Welcome to the bread line, dawgs.)

"UPDATE II. Christopher Hitchens isn’t impressed by The O’s disciples:

'Can you picture anything less audacious than the gray, safety-first figures who have so far been chosen by Obama to be on his team?'"


Re-read that last line. *grin*

*Sigh.* Pretty bad when Oz eclipses our own press. I'm not surprised. And I'm more than pleased. I celebrate real journalists wherever they come from, and, like anyone else, want the true story. (Plus, Oz rocks, rolls and rules. But nevermindthatnow.)

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