A report at the link below is titled, Campaign journalists ‘swooned’ over Obama during off-the-record bar visit.
Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings shares his curious relationship with the White House Press Corps in his new campaign e-book, “Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama’s Final Campaign.”
One White House Press Corps off-the-record moments was an event where President Obama joined reporters for drinks while the campaign was in Orlando, Florida.
“The behavior of the assembled press corps was telling. Everyone, myself included, swooned. Swooned! Head over heels.”
“One or two might have even lost their minds,” Hastings writes, as each reporter had a chance to speak personally with the president. “We were all, on some level, deeply obsessed with Obama, crushing hard, still a little love there. This was nerd heaven, a politico’s paradise, the subject himself moving among us — shaking our hands, slapping our shoulders!”
Some won’t be able to read the entire article without becoming at least a little nauseous.
The following quote is attributed to Civil War Union General William Tecumseh Sherman:
If General Sherman would have been aware of that Obama bar meeting with worshiping reporters he would surely have rolled over in his grave.
"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."
Left-wing political pundit Chris Matthews said Barack Obama’s inauguration speech in 2009 gave him a tingle that went up his leg. No, really -- that’s what he said! There must have been a lot of tingles going up a lot of legs in that bar-fest meeting with Obama.