Rock Star Obama

From Andrew Steele at the Globe and Mail:

The hype around President Obama’s brief state visit to Ottawa can only be described as embarassing, overwrought and – amazingly – failing to live up to the importance of the day. 
 
Obama’s visit was a media hurricane of the worst sort of flaccid, photo-driven pack journalism.

Oh wow the way people do dribble over him really freaks me out.  Simply put, it’s dangerous to see a politician as a rock star.  He’s not.  He can’t be.  He shouldn’t be.  The joy in Lloyd Robertson’s voice tonight.  Really.  Freaks.  Me.  Out.

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