By Brent Bozell
The year 2017 unfolded into a massive surprise to liberals, who fully expected that before Christmas we would (a) all die in a nuclear war over President Donald Trump's tweets or (b) be swearing in President Mike Pence after Trump was impeached or petulantly quit because the news media were full of meanies.
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More than ever, the media see themselves as valiant tellers of truth. More than ever, thanks to the man to whose destruction they are committed, most Americans peg them as emotionally intense -- putting it nicely -- leftists.
As the year began, Barack Obama exited the national stage. His ultra-liberal reign ended almost exactly as it began: with weeping over his wonderfulness -- literally. Take NBC's now-disgraced Matt Lauer, who said on Jan. 13: "President Obama surprising his vice president, Joe Biden, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ... So I'm glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday 'cause I was sitting there just weeping. I just burst out crying when I saw that moment. It was incredible." Oh-so-sensitive Lauer was exposed as a crude alleged subordinate-pawing sexual harasser and fired in late November.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews still has chills and thrills up his leg over Obama. He asked rhetorically on Jan. 18: "Is there a husband, a father, that we would wish more as a model for our sons, for our sons-in-law to have and raise our grandchildren? Is there anyone who carries himself better in word, in sentiment, in temperament, in optimism?"