In the 2008 camapign, "[t]he media were awestruck, embarrassingly so,"
over Barack Obama and failed to vet him thoroughly, NewsBusters
publisher Brent Bozell noted on last night's edition of Hannity. "In the
primaries in 2008, we counted 29 different times when the networks
either called him a rising star, an emerging star, a rock star, or a
superstar. Twenty-nine different times," but they never, of course,
affixed such a label to his GOP opponent John McCain.
Shortly after that, Hannity played a montage of liberal journalists
gushing over President Obama -- treating him like awestruck groupies --
since he's taken office. "This is embarrassing, this is journalism
today," Bozell, the founder of the Media Research Center observed.
See related blog post at NewsBusters.org.