Mandela Tribute From NBC's Gregory Turns Into Obama Love Letter

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2013/12/09/mandela-tribute-nb…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog. </em></p><p>On Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, host David Gregory used the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela to lecture American politicians: <strong>"Mandela refused to be consumed by hatred and insisted on working toward a common purpose with his political foes.</strong> That, seems to me, is what is missing from this era of argument in Washington." <br /><br />However, Gregory portrayed President Obama as the victim of such polarization, rather than one of its instigators: <strong>"The election of our 44th president was similarly an example of how countries can overcome their past....Yet, President Obama has struggled since he made history.</strong> He still aspires to achieve political consensus on some of the country's most pressing challenges."</p>

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