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CNN’s Tom Foreman is obsessed with Barack Obama (open thread)

Tom Foreman appears to have a “quite unhealthy obsession with President Obama.” (The quoted portion is from POOR RICHARD’S NEWS.”)

I couldn’t stop laughing when I read his blog. POOR RICHARD’S NEWS added:

Foreman ended almost every single letter with a request for President Obama to call him or contact him. The President never did.

CAPTION: Reuters/Reuters – Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th president of the United States from U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts as his wife Michelle holds the Bible during the inauguration ceremony earlier today.

POOR RICHARD’S NEWS” wrote:

This has got to be one of the strangest things I’ve read in a long time. One of CNN’s political correspondents began writing President Obama letters on his inauguration day and has written the President every day of his first term … all four years!

I can’t believe it! I bet that Barack Obama doesn’t read most, if any, of his letters.

Tom Foreman wrote in his last letter to President Obama:

When President Obama raises his hand, I will put down my pen. Or rather, I will step away from my computer keyboard.

Inauguration Day will signal the culmination of an effort I launched on January 20, 2009, to write a letter to the White House every single day of Barack Obama’s first term.

And I do mean every day. Weekends, holidays, when he was on vacation, and when I was on vacation. I wrote in my office, at home, in moving airplanes, cars, trains and even while running through the woods. I wrote early in the morning, in the middle of the day and late at night.

I wrote about things that were important, like unemployment, Afghanistan and women’s rights. I also wrote about things that were trivial, like sports, favorite foods and my yearly battle with Christmas lights.

POOR RICHARD’S NEWS added:

I would expect this kind of thing from a crazy person or maybe a political activist, but not from somebody who works as a journalist for one of the largest news organizations on the planet.

You can read all 1,460 of Foreman’s letters to Obama here. Poor Richard’s News added:

CNN should be embarrassed that they’ve kept this guy in their employment for the past four years.

To allow someone with what appears to be a quite unhealthy obsession with President Obama to work as a “journalist” is unconscionable. Then again, it seems most of the media has an unhealthy obsession with Obama. Unlike Tom Foreman, however, they’re just not willing to admit it publicly.

I hope that you will read more of POOR RICHARD’S NEWS.

Poor Richard’s blog is especially funny. I enjoyed reading his blog tonight.

As always, I look forward to your comments.

  • nickoury

    I posted this comment to another article before this one was written, but it belongs here:

    And this is unlike Hitler, Stalin. Mao, Kim Jong-il, Kim Sum-ll worship how exactly?

    The vast majority of the US press and news media are completely useless.

    • wakeup321

      agreed

  • sowsear1
  • MG6
  • HARP2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters has fallen at an inauguration party at an ambassador’s home in Washington and has been hospitalized.

    http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2013/01/20/abc-news-barbara-walters-hospitalized-after-fall-n1493487

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/20/algeria-jihadists-told-hostages-weve-come-in-the-name-of-islam-to-teach-the-americans-what-islam-is-then-immediately-executed-5-of-them/

    jihadists told hostages ” we’ve come in the name of islam ti teach the Americans what islam is then immediately executed 5 of them

  • Justine00

    “I would expect this kind of thing from a crazy person or maybe a political activist, but not from … a journalist…”
    .
    What’s the diff.?
    .

    • foxyladi14

      lol

  • HELENK2

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/20/revolution-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia.html

    something to think about. revolution in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, now more possible since the arab spring.

    with the backtrack bunch and their forward planning abilities (NOT) this could be a major problem for us in the ME

  • foxyladi14

    awesome ! Thank you !

  • HELENK2

    http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2013/01/sheriffs-from-one-end-of-country-to.html

    sheriffs from one end of the country to the other standing up for 2nd amendment

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/20/more-surrogates-pushing-obama-second-amendment-attack-mantra-former-mi-gov-jennifer-granholm-you-dont-need-a-gun-you-have-president-obama-protector-in-chief/

    surrogates pushing backtrack 2nd amendment attack

    jennifer granholm: you don’t need a gun you have president backtrack protector in chief

    I feel that i need protection FROM president backtrack

    • Hokma

      Of course. If you are a member of the Children of the Corn you have nothing to worry about as long as you have the Father.

      She is a fitting example of why we have to have better mental health care.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Couldn’t agree more Hokma. Hard to believe that anyone would elect her to a governorship once let alone twice.
        She is also a “law” professor at Berkeley.

        • Hokma

          Law professor at Berkeley – - – what a surprise – probably teaches Shia law

          • nickoury

            Jennifer Granholm is one absolutely sick twisted mind.

  • HARP2

    FINALLY… a weapon for liberals.

    Tactical Assault Rock from CroMagnum Arms International(CAI) NOW IN BLACK!

    These have been flying off the shelf since Cain first took the tactical advantage against Abel

    Features:
    -enhanced grip texture
    -easily concealable
    -can be thrown as fast as you can swing your arm
    -low tech tactical black spray paint

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261154614856#description

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/20/inauguration-poster-likens-obama-to-jesus/

    inauguration poster likens backtrack to Jesus.

    this is just sick

    • foxyladi14

      barf

  • HELENK2

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2013/01/19/media-bias-flashback-four-years-ago-media-tingled-over-obamas-inaugura

    media bias flashback : 4 years ago media tingled over backtrack’s inauguration

  • HELENK2
    • getfitnow

      Residents of the “chocolate city” could not be reached for comment.

      • elizabethrc

        Somebody needs to call them on ‘they cell phones”.

    • foxyladi14

      lol

  • HELENK2

    http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2013/01/20/will-the-gun-grabbers-create-a-no-buy-list-using-your-prescription-records/

    will the backtrack bunch create a NO BUY list for guns using your prescription records??

    • HARP2

      That pretty much eliminates Hollyweird.

  • HELENK2
    • Hokma

      Cuomo is turning into a corrupt nut case.

    • foxyladi14

      not surprised.

      • sowsear1

        I admired his father…hoped for him..but he’s a disappointment.

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/01/cbs_news_political_director_obama_should_pulverize_and_delegitimize_gop.html

    CBS news political director : backtrack should pulveizw and destroy GOP.

    in the next four years I think we are going to have to start underground radio stations in the country to get the truth. we sure as hell will not get it from the msm

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/19/sen-chuck-schumer-says-the-nra-is-an-extreme-fringe-group/

    per chuck schumer : the NRA is a fringe group.

    before that the tea party were terrorists.

    funny the only people I see trying to tear down the Constitution are the democrats. They seem to want to undo everything this country stands for.
    My question is if they get their way and bring in a dictatorship, how long do they think they will last. Useful tools usually wind up in the trash when they are no longer useful

    • Hokma

      Ted Cruz did a good job neutering Schumer and Gregory this morning.

      • foxyladi14

        awesome !

  • HELENK2

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/16/Obama-s-Partisan-Inauguration

    this is not good. backtrack’s partisan inauguration

    • foxyladi14

      So sad Once upon a time inaugurations were an attempt to unite the country. No longer.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/01/19/Obama-Supporters-Gush-After-Seeing-Inauguration-That-Hasnt-Happened-Yet

    backtrack supporters gush after inauguratin that hasn’t happened yet.

    many make think this is funny, I think it is one of the saddest commentary on this country today

  • HELENK2

    ller tweeted:

    CBS News announces that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will serve as a CBS News Contributor, effective today

    • foxyladi14

      wow!!!

  • KenoshaMarge

    Kirsten Powers: Obama Ignores Fox at News Conferences ‘Because He Doesn’t Want to be Embarrassed’

    video: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/01/19/kirsten-powers-obama-ignores-fox-news-conferences-because-he-doesnt-w

    Most powerful man in the world is afraid of a FOX reporter? What a chickenshit!

    • stodghie

      i don’t believe that obama is the most powerful man in the world. he is a damn joke in the world. the media might try and protray him as worshiped in europe but that is pure bs. the media there calls him an empty suit. he has made the usa a joke reduced our standard of living, freedoms, strength and respect in the world.

      • Hokma

        Which, of course, is not good the USA.

        That is why Algeria did not even bother contacting Obama before raiding those terrorists. That never would have happened with any prior President (dems included).

        • stodghie

          yes true hokma sad to say!

      • KenoshaMarge

        I don’t believe he’s the most powerful man in the world either. But it has long been a “given” that the president of the only superpower left was just that. That given has been given.
        And I agree with your assessment of his many failures.

    • elizabethrc

      How much longer is Kirsten going to remain a Democrat? She seems to be leaning more and more towards Republicanism. At least she seems to have a little integrity.

      • KenoshaMarge

        I can’t make up my mind about her. Sometimes she seems to make sense and then she does an about face and speaks like an obot.
        Maybe she just says what she thinks. Most of us are a politicial mixture.

        • elizabethrc

          My son said that she is having a crisis of confidence. Said she’s disillusioned about Obama and is having trouble rationalizing the dream and the reality. She shouldn’t have had the dream in the first place. It was smoke and mirrors. I don’t doubt that she is brighter than I am, but insights? Bruno Bettleheim wrote a book about listening with “the third ear”. It spoke of listening for what a person is really saying. That’s what insight is all about. She didn’t go beneath the surface of his words.
          My problem with that, as with all who bought his story hook, line and sinker, is that if they are that naive, they shouldn’t be allowed in positions where they can have influence over anyone else. Good judgment hasn’t been present in any of them and I doubt their ability to think responsibly, much less with maturity.
          Therefore, I can’t trust them, even in the best of times.

          • KenoshaMarge

            People who are silly enough to hero worship some damn politician are never to be trusted IMO.
            If they have no more common sense than a love-struck adolescent they are a case of arrested development and do not deserve to ever be trusted completely again.
            It is also a matter of integrity. If these disillusioned Dems continue to follow a man they know is not what they thought he was and never will be then they are no better, perhaps worse than he is.

            • KenoshaMarge

              Cartoons always say it better than I can.

            • elizabethrc

              Well said!

              • KenoshaMarge

                Thank you. I find adults who hero worship politicians and celebutards repulsive. Adults should know better.

                I can, and do applaud good descent actions by some few, very damn few, politicians. But worship at their feet? Ugh! Blasphemy at the worst and disgusting behavior at the very least.

                As for celebutards, I find them as a group, outside of the roles they play, puerile, childish, immoral, arrogant, narcissistic and boring.

                When forced for lack-of other occupation in a doctor or dentists office to read of their antics my opinions are only reinforced.

                • elizabethrc

                  So now it seems that Leonardo DiCaprio ( you know, the actor with soooo much intelligence) has announced that he is going to travel around the world to help humanity. Better he should make it an apology tour for the ignorance, self aggrandizement, meddling into things about which he and the acting community neither understand or smart enough to speak about. Then he might address the role Hollywood has and is playing in glorifying violence and hatred.
                  Toss in a few other follies of the
                  entertainment’ community (and don’t leave out the sports superstars) and that might be a start toward redeeming themselves. I doubt they’ll do any of it.

                  • KenoshaMarge

                    I’m sure the world can do without the “help” of some globetrotting celebutard!

    • foxyladi14

      Sad

  • KenoshaMarge

    I read this earlier this morning and could not believe my eyes! This is supposedly a journalist? More like a love-struck adolesent. Explains a lot about CNN.

    • Hokma

      This guy has “issues.”

      Another reason why we need better mental health treatment.

      • foxyladi14

        I would dub this guy a stalker.

  • getfitnow

    Please note in fifth paragraph: Leon E. Panetta “still trying to get accurate information about how many Americans were there and what happened to them.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/hostages-reportedly-killed-as-algerian-desert-standoff-ends/2013/01/19/e08b2002-6244-11e2-a389-ee565c81c565_story.html

    • KenoshaMarge

      Sounds like the world’s only “Superpower” isn’t very powerful. But perhaps leading from behind or with your behind causes that.

  • HARP2

    21/01/2013….another day to live in infamy.

  • elizabethrc

    I think it’s an appropriate time to quote Pravada, which wrote on 11/19/2012:
    “Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a second term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them.”
    “He is a communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so”.
    “How shrewed he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still priase Lenin and Stalin in Russia”
    “Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.”
    Poor Tom is a worst case example of Obama’s fools.
    In keeping with the shallowness of this society, we should all be reassured now because Michelle has a new ‘do’.
    Talk about wig on a pig! It will, however, suffice to divert any restless natives. Shallow? How dare they?

    • Hokma

      Pravda was right.

      The country as founded on having an informed electorate as the bedrock of our form of government. That is no longer the case and has been for many years.

      • foxyladi14

        Yes they are.

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    ” one of the largest news organizations on the planet.”

    Hmm, right there is the mistake, CNN really isn’t a “news” network, its just lefties Obots posing as “reporters”. When Bush was in office, they were obsessive about reporting on Bush’s “lies”, his disapproval rates, how people were suffering etc…since 2008? nah, none of that, heck I saw it during the undemocratic primaries, Donna Brazilla posing as a CNN contributor, WHILE working on Barry Soetero’s campaign at the same time, it was pretty obvious she was, apparently CNN thinks their audience are that dumb not to see this.

    And this man isn’t the only one, pretty much every single one of the so called CNN “reporters” is an obsessive ignorant Obot.

    How far CNN has fallen, and its only getting worse by the day.

    Haven’t watched them since 2008, have no plans to anytime in the future. They really aren’t a “news” org anymore, makes me think if they were like that pre-2008, I used dislike Bush a lot back then, that probably clouded my views on how the MSM acted then, after seeing how they have been acting since 2008, its pretty clear CNN, MSM are just an extension of Barry ‘s campaign, and that will not change.

    • KenoshaMarge

      If there was ever any reason, however small, to doubt CNN’s bias, this story kills it.