Hewitt on Obama

A celebratory tip of the Red Sox cap to David Preiser for pointing out this rather fine commenter’s fisk of Gavin Hewitt’s latest blog.

It’s a bit rich of Hewitt to now pass comment on the Europeans who “had fallen for Obama” when his own presidential campaign diary read like a romantic novel. Even I was inspired at the time, offering this as a suggestion for a book cover:

Unfortunately it didn’t get past the BBC moderators.

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15 Responses to Hewitt on Obama

  1. Jack Bauer says:

    That’s a great cover. I hope there’s no graphic sex scenes though.

    “His hard brown body gleamed and glistened in the harsh moonlight. I licked my lips, then his. It felt good. Oh how I wish I was gay.

    Who could have guessed that a mere year ago, or fifty-two weeks ago, or 365 days ago I was only an unknown BBC correspondent with a scant CV; sent to this foreign land with a mission to explain, report and analyze this red-neck place of which I knew little. Except that it was full of racist homophomes who hated “juan foreigner” with a passion.

    Now, as potentially the most powerful black man on the planet, stood resplendent and tumescent above me, other more intimate feelings washed over my own ripening naughty bits…”

    Yikes, that’s enough, even I feel a little ill.


  2. Grant says:

    Steady on, Jack, after Kate Bush I am not sure we are ready for this !


  3. Martin says:

    Oh my god  
    Did anyone else see the BBC 6PM news? The Obama love fest continues. The BBC skirts over Barry getting a kicking in the polls and instead we get the BBC’s “one year one”. So where does the BBC go for a vox pop? Massachusetts?, Florida? Ohio?  
    Nope, some shit hole state school in London. Oh and of course we get three ethnic minority “wimmin” (one a Muslim of course) to tell us that the magic of Obama is still there (presumably because the drug addicts couldn’t find anyone in America with a good word tosay about the Chicago crook).  
    Then we get the vomit inducing crap from Michelle Obama about “how we need strong women”. What like you Michelle? please tell me who elected you to a position of authority? Dropping your knickers for some crook and terrorist lover who blagged his way to President (Americans must be wondering how Barry got elected) isn’t being “a strong woman”  
    Women drop their knickers to inherit power and money all the time, but not exactly the feminist way is it?  
    Note as well ITV haven’t even mentioned the unemployment figures yet but the BBC had to have it as the top news story (ordered by Downing Street no doubt).  
    What planet is fatty Flanders on? The reason that unemployment hasn’t gone as high as it was expected to is that those losing their job (the PRIVATE SECTOR) are taking pay cuts or pay freezes whislt the fat idle public sector carry on spending.  
    Of course fatty Steph and toenails liked to spin this as a pro thing for the mong, but no one believes you BBC. No one.


  4. Martin says:

    Contrast ITV’s coverage of the unemployment figures. BBC claim it’s down to the mong’s economic policies (toenails) but ITV bird said it’s because companies are holding on to people by putting them on unpaid leave or part time work and she never mentioned the mong once.

    ITV or BBC I know who I believe.


  5. Martin says:

    Gavin Esler on Obama love right now BBC 2


  6. Asuka Langley Soryu says:

    I especially liked this bit:

    “President Obama faced a painful choice: to commit more troops or to scale back. While he agonised, Europe waited.”

    European countries are good at that. 

    “When the American administration finally backed a surge of troops, Europe hesitated.”

    European countries are also good at that.

    Come on, admit it David – you’re AllenT2.


  7. Martin says:

    Anyone else watching Newsnight? Katty Kay spouting uter bollocks. Ranting on about the “Tea Parties”. Best of my knowledge Massachusets is not exactly full of right wing Bible bashing Sarah Palin loving red necks is it?

    Why can’t pig faced ugly hags like Kay get it? MOST Americans are pissed off with Barry’s corruption. For the BBC to try to prretend that this is just the foaming at the mouth right wing nut jobs is a joke. Remember the BBC and other media .

    Here is a quote from one twat from the BBC.

    The protests are being called “tea parties” after the Boston Tea Party of 1773 – when American colonists rebelled against attempts by Britain to impose parliamentary taxes on them without allowing the colonists to be represented in the British parliament.
    The modern versions do not quite have that regime-shaking intensity about them.
    The protestors at Lafayette Park, just in front of the White House in Washington, were largely middle-aged, middle-class conservatives.


    Of course what this mincing beeboid WANTED to include was the word WHITE, but he didn’t.


    • Martin says:

      Oh and I’m no rat faced over paid beeboid like Fatty Kay, but she doesn’t think Brown was making it clear he’s a Republican. Hmm, well Fatty take a look at his website (took me all of 3 seconds to locate using something called Google)


      Read Brown’s ‘issues’ seems a pretty right wing Conservative to me. Here are a few Fatty obviously couldn’t find.

      I am a free enterprise advocate who believes that lower taxes can encourage economic growth. Raising taxes stifles growth, weakens the economy and puts more people out of work.

      Gun issues
      I support the Second Amendment and believe that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms as a basic constitutional liberty. I support safe and responsible gun ownership.

      I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. States should be free to make their own laws in this area, so long as they reflect the people’s will as expressed through them directly, or as expressed through their elected representatives.

      Death penalty
      I believe there are some crimes that are so heinous that they deserve capital punishment. Our Government should have the ability to impose the death penalty in cases where it is justified.

      Reading those I’d NEVER guess he was a Republican. He hid them away on his website under “ISSUES”.

      Poor Fatty she has spent too much time around Kraut boy Frei


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Hilarious.  I hope Katty didn’t insult the Tea Party people with a sexual innuendo.*

      Reality has forced the BBC to admit the continued existence of the Tea Parties, and that it has become a movement.  Of course, they must be critical of us, as we are now a credible threat.

      The BBC’s goal from here is to pick up where Kevin Connolly left off and discredit the movement by Alinsky-inspired ad hominem, and encouraging suspicion.  They may even try to hint at some nefarious national organization pulling everyone’s strings from behind the scenes, in order to try and keep everyone from thinking that this is somehow a legitimate, mostly non-partisan, grass roots movement.

      For those who may not be aware, as almost no one in the UK media has bothered to report these, the Tea Party protests have been going on since early February 2009.

      Scott Brown’s held a fundraiser breakfast meeting with the local Boston Tea Party group on January 2.  I’ve linked to the HuffPo so all can see how they kind of lie that Brown is denying he’s heard of them.  Notice how he is asked about a national movement, and he’s unsure what the hell they’re talking about because there really isn’t one.  Yes, there are a couple of organizations that are trying to do some nationwide coordination of stuff, but this is a true grass roots movement.  When the Beeboids start telling this lie to discredit the Tea Partiers, you’ll know where they got it from.

      *No, I’m sorry, but I’m not ever going to stop bringing that up, not until Kevin Connolly apologizes for it.  And I want the full-on, Jay Hunt-approved, Maoist, thought-crime admitting, harmful intent confessing kind of apology that Carol Thatcher refused to do but the guy from Stricty Come Dancing did to keep his job.

      Full disclosure:  I have attended two Tea Party protests in New York City, both of them before Connolly’s report of April 15.  So I took his insult personally, as his remarks were intended for all of us.


  8. deegee says:

    In pictures Obama’s first year.
    1. Sworn in.
    2. First Puppy.
    3. Grin and grab with Dmitry Medvedev. Agreed to make a deal to cut nukes. Next year?
    4. Tea with the Queen.
    5. Cairo University speech.
    6. Cheering supporters on healthcare.
    7. Group pic at G20.
    8. Meets Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq. Promise to withdraw US troops in August 2010. We’ll see.
    9. Speech at Jacksonville Naval Air Station.
    10. Visits Great Wall of China. Just what was he signing?
    11. Playing golf.

    So many achievements! 🙁


  9. Grant says:

    Nobel Peace Prize  !!


  10. Will says:

    Oh well, love of Obama allows the BBC to now tell  of the dirty doings of  pretty boy John Edwards, a story they studiously avoided when he was challenging Bush for the presidency

    Mr Edwards had initially denied that he was the girl’s father. A former aide had claimed paternity of the girl.
    “I am Quinn’s father,” Mr Edwards said in the statement, released as Frances Quinn Hunter is about to turn two.
    “It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me,” the former senator said in the statement
    The former aide who claimed paternity of the child, Andrew Young, is due to release a book on Mr Edwards’s affair in early February
    Mr Edwards’s wife, Elizabeth, who suffered from cancer during the campaign, has said she will stand by her husband despite the affair