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Mainstream scream: NYT's Maureen Dowd on 'brilliant' Obama

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

Our weekly look at the loudest screech from the mainstream media features New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd on MSNBC's Morning Joe Monday.

"I can visualize, on this show, in about five years from now," she said, "you guys are going to be here and you're going to be discussing Obama's memoir, which he will have written, and it's going to be the most brilliant political memoir outside of Ulysses Grant."

It prompted Obama fan and co-host Mika Brzezinski to remark, "Now that's love."

Dowd: "Yeah, you are going to be saying we are trying to figure out who this guy is and he has these amazing insights. Why couldn't he apply that super-brain to Washington and gotten it to work better?"

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "When an Obama sycophant like Mika Brzezinski calls you out for being in 'love' with the president, you have reached a new level of infatuation that should embarrass even a New York Times staffer. But Dowd is likely oblivious to how silly she appears."

Rating: Four out of five screams.

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