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Friday, October 9, 2009

Zero Accomplishments Rewarded with Nobel Prize

It was announced overnight that the ever increasingly meaningless Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to our brand new president who has zero accomplishments other than winning the election.
OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world "hope for a better future" and striving for nuclear disarmament, in a surprise award that drew criticism as well as praise.

The decision to bestow one of the world's top accolades on a president less than nine months into his first term, who has yet to score a major foreign policy success, provoked gasps of surprise from journalists at the announcement in Oslo.
The interesting thing about this article is the fact that the ridiculous announcement "provoked gasps of surprise" from Obama's normally fawning press. This award may actually be so over the top inappropriate that it wakes up the media to take a better look at how they have covered this president up until now. I could be wrong, but this might be a tipping point in media coverage. Will they finally notice the clothes have no emperor?

Mind you the Nobel Peace prize has already been tarnished by those it has been awarded to in recent past. They have recognized terrorists (Arafat), anti-Semites (Carter), and cult leaders (Al Gore). However inappropriate past awards may have been, at least the committee waited until those clowns actually did something.

Even Obama should be embarrassed by how senseless an award this is considering his minuscule accomplishments. Even if he would have wanted to get a Nobel Peace Prize I would imagine he would want to do something first so he could feel it was deserved.

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1 Comments:

Blogger bob said...

Even better than 9 months in he was nominated 11 days after the inauguration. Just like with the kids a trophy you didn't earn means nothing.

October 9, 2009 at 2:38 PM

 

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