ABC Hypes Jay Z as 'One of the Great Poets of Our Age,' Again Downplays Connection to Obama

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Nimbus Roman No9 L', serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">The journalist at&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;once again showed how unserious they are when it comes to challenging Barack Obama. On Friday, the reporters covered the latest on rapper Jay-Z's trip to communist Cuba in an amused, unserious tone. Lifestyle anchor Lara Spencer featured no Republican critics of the international visit. Instead, she went to&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Rolling Stone'</em>s editor for comment on the entertainer's new song about the trip. Simon Vozick-Levinson hyperbolically proclaimed, "[<strong>Jay-Z is]</strong>&nbsp;<strong>a brilliant lyricist. He's one of the great poets of our age</strong>." In the new song, the singer insists that he received "White House clearance" for the excursion to Cuba,&nbsp;a place&nbsp;American citizens aren't allowed to visit. Although Spencer admitted that Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce "supported" Obama's campaign in 2012, she didn't explain what that meant. The musician raised over $<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: #ff4300; text-decoration: none;" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/04/09/lapdog-abc-trip-… million</a>&nbsp;for the Democrat's reelection bid.</p><p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Video cross-posted at <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/04/12/abc-fawns-over-o… /><br /></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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