CBS Comes Down With a Case of ‘Obama Fever’

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[See NewsBusters for more.] Network journalists have a long history of gushing about Barack Obama’s world travels. This was true when he was president and it’s true now. CBS This Morning on Tuesday covered Obama’s trip to South Africa and gushed over the “Obama fever” that is spreading. Reporter Debora Patta appeared live from the country and cheered: “Obama fever certainly has gripped Johannesburg. The former U.S. President is extremely popular, both here and across much of this continent.” She added that “South Africans have turned up in the thousands to listen to Barack Obama speak.” 

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