Not since the Chinese Communist Party exalted in the highest its army’s apocryphal foot-soldier Lei Feng — a man so virtuous that without asking credit, he washed his comrades’ underwear — has there been such a swooning over the saintly ways of one man. Except this time, it’s not the Chinese Communist Party and Lei Feng, it’s Reuters and Barack Obama. Check out the page linked below on the MSNBC site, and next to the almost equally uncritical dispatch from the AP, scroll down under the “Candidate Chronicles” to the Reuters slideshow: “A Call to Serve: Barack Obama answers the call to public service.” And prepare ye, Oh ye unworthies of real world America, to worship.
Prepare Ye the Way: Reuters on Obama
By Claudia Rosett May 17, 2008 12:37 PM ET
For media inquiries, please contact [email protected] Claudia Rosett is widely recognized as a ground-breaking reporter on corruption at the United Nations. Her investigative reporting skills, drawn from three decades as a journalist covering international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Ms. Rosett worked from 1984-2002 as a staff editorialist, editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared before six U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on subjects including U.N.-related corruption and the Iran-North Korea strategic alliance. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award, and for her on-site coverage of China's Tiananmen Square in 1989, she won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. She is a Foreign Policy Fellow with the Independent Women's Forum, and writes a column on foreign affairs for Forbes.com.