Genuflection? Yes We Can!

It’s not like we didn’t already know that CNN is in the bag for Barack Obama. But I think this goes above and beyond the pale of expectations:

CNN is marking President Barack Obama‘s 100th day in office with prime-time coverage that will recall election night last year. John King is even bringing back the “magic wall.”

The network says it will compile a national report card of Obama’s performance, using opinion polls and a series of viewer surveys.

The big night is a week from Wednesday, pre-empting regular programming.

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Most of the commentators and CNN regulars who appeared during primary nights and the general election will be there. King’s giant touch screen will be adapted to track where stimulus money is going.

Seriously? His 100th day in office necessitates live team coverage, program preemption, and a cast of thousands?

If one were cynical, one might argue that CNN is trying to curry favor with a President who is losing popularity faster than you can shake a stick at, while continuing to squander away the economy and our tax dollars despite the protests of millions. But only if one were cynical……

(Crossposted)



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