Hey Democrats, can you see the media bias now?!
CNN correspondent Jim Acosta was positively giddy while covering President Obama’s inauguration parade on Monday afternoon, and didn’t hold back his feelings on-air.
“You know, I feel like I should pinch myself right now, Wolf. I can’t believe I have this vantage point of history in the making,” Acosta gushed. Video below the break.
Acosta later added that “It’s good to be the President. It’s almost like being a rock star on every street corner of Washington on this day.”
Unfortunately, Acosta has not been alone at CNN in exhibiting extreme enthusiasm for President Obama. During the inauguration parade, Wolf Blitzer raved about “history over here” and shouted out and waved at Obama as he passed by.
As NewsBusters reported earlier, CNN reporter Tom Foreman made it a personal task to write a letter to the president every day of Obama’s first term. In one of his over 1,400 missives, he called Obama “such a kidder” for ignoring him and wondered why the Secret Service had not tried to put a stop to his strange activity.
CNN has been far from the only network to feature left-leaning correspondents feeling giddy over the second Obama term, however. NBC’s Al Roker shouted and cheered as the president walked past him and later begged Vice President Joe Biden to shake his hand. His NBC colleagues cheered his supposed triumph afterward.
Over at ABC, reporter Bill Weir, oohed over the festivities and pronounced that people attending the inauguration were “counting on history to keep them warm.” Four years ago, Weir was even more effusive, proclaiming that local seagull birds were “awed” at Obama being sworn in.
Meanwhile, less convenient news is being ignored. The media are devoting very little coverage to the fact that more than $50 million has been spent on inauguration activities during wartime (a big no-no to the liberal press during the Bush years) and that rapper Lupe Fiasco was kicked off the stage at a DC concert after criticizing Obama. READ MORE