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Press scrutiny over Obama

By on 3.31.08 | 5:18PM

Jennifer Rubin hits something on the head here but doesn't give it a name:

The second factor may be the media's own reaction to the Wright episode. These overwhelmingly liberal reporters were the cheerleaders who bought into Obama's call for racial unity and were thrilled to root for an African American who could transcend race.

The sentence reminded me of Rush Limbaugh's Donovan McNabb controversy. Rubin's argument, essentially, is that Obama is being McNabbed.

McNabb - [v. from the Divine language of Maha Rushdie] - to be hyped in the press because of racial transcendence, where pointing it out may have disastrous consequences for one's journalistic career.

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