Better men might feel ashamed, but regret has never been one of his strong suits.
On Saturday, the Television Academy revealed that former President Barack Obama has won an Emmy for “Outstanding Narrator” for an episode of a series he and his wife produced for Netflix.
Naturally, the establishment media sites gushed about the man’s seeming success, even though it was obvious that another man was the real focus of attention.
The Associated Press, a once-respected news institution that has long since traded in its notebooks for kneepads when it comes to the 44th president, gushed that “Barack Obama is halfway to an EGOT.”
(The acronym referred to the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards, the four most important honors in American entertainment.)
All the usual suspects took up the AP version of the story, including CBS, ABC, The New York Times, and others, indicating that the nation’s media titans gave it their full blessing (as well as an apparent disinclination to have full staffs working on Saturday).
Similar to Facebook, Twitter was flooded with images of a beaming Obama as well as messages of congratulations praising the former senator from Illinois on his most recent achievement and disparaging his successor.
And despite some of the Twitter posts making it abundantly evident, hardly nowhere was it mentioned why Obama had been given such tremendous praise.
As most rational Americans are aware, the cause has nothing to do with his alleged narrative abilities. It has nothing to do with his résumé or his appalling performance as president of an administration that was retreating overseas and determined to mistreat its own people at home.
(Ask conservative Americans targeted by individuals like Lois Lerner at the IRS how wonderful the Obama years were, or the populations of the Middle East cursed with living under the murderous rule of the Islamic State group, the “caliphate” of killers Obama famously dubbed the “jayvee team” of terrorism.)
The nation and the world saw a dramatic transition when now-former President Donald Trump assumed office, utilizing a policy of essentially doing everything the opposite of Obama. This change was unquestionably for the better.
Among these are a few: The Islamic State organization was defeated, the American economy was booming, Israel started to strike ostensibly genuine agreements with formerly implacably hostile adversaries, and American energy output finally made the nation independent from other countries, friendly or not. The list might continue.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Democrats have spent the past two years trying to make Americans forget that. The Emmys ceremony was one more opportunity.
Obama’s Emmy win — for narrating a look at the national parks of the world — was a political message from the nation’s cultural elite, on the eve of midterm elections that will determine the future of President Joe Biden’s remaining years in office. CONTINUE READING…