Conservatives have been saying this for about a year, but the sheer hysteria around everything-Obama is getting a bit out of control. Look, I like the guy and I’m glad that he’s the President of the United States. I think that he has the potential to do a lot of great things for America and that the country can be better place for his efforts, but some of the news stories and editorials about the President are getting out of control.
About two weeks ago, Vanity Fair published an article called, “Is Obama the Most Famous Living Person Ever?” Figuring that this was a joke or some type of play on words, I had to read the article to see what the author was going for…and it was disappointing. The writer is so delusional that she actually wrote this:
I’m not trying to induce an acid flashback to John Lennon’s infamous 1966 comment, “The Beatles are more popular than Jesus.” But whether you measure fame in terms of saturation or sheer numbers, it seems indisputable to me that more people know at least something about the new American president than anyone alive, at this point—or any—in the planet’s existence.
Who else could it be? One friend suggest Muhammad Ali, another Princess Diana, and a third said Bill Clinton. Surely all are global brands with enormous reach and broad appeal. But all fall short of the man-meets-the-moment frenzy unleashed by Obama.
Typical mass media liberal ideology. Over the last two decades, the most famous person on earth was obviously Pope John Paul II; a man who wasn’t even suggested in this article. I’m sure that the former Pope wasn’t brought up because he’s one of those Roman Catholics (GASP!). And as a proud Roman Catholic myself, I think it’s hilarious that the morons at Vanity Fair could publish an article wondering who the most famous living person ever was and not mention Pope John Paul II – who it is estimated was seen by more than half of the world’s population during his time in the Papacy alone.
And if we’re talking about the most famous living people ever, then how are Jesus Christ and the prophet Muhammad not on that list? What about Abraham or King David or King Solomon? Oh wait – the liberals don’t really believe that these people existed (or at least not in the form that more than 4 billion people believe in which they existed).
Obama could be a great man and worthy of such remembrance one day, but a month into his term as President I’m unsure how anyone who is of sane mind and body could make such a ridiculous statement. Yet another example of how the media has gone to shit in this country.