The Media Messiah Award
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Co-anchor Chris Matthews: "I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My — I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often."

Co-anchor Keith Olbermann: "Steady."

Matthews: No, seriously. It's a dramatic event. He speaks about America in a way that has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the feeling we have about our country. And that is an objective assessment."

— Exchange during MSNBC’s coverage of the Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. primaries, February 12, 2008.

Keith Olbermann: "For 42 minutes, not a sour note and spellbinding throughout in a way usually reserved for the creations of fiction. An extraordinary political statement. Almost a fully realized, tough, crisp, insistent speech in tone and in the sense of cutting through the clutter....I'd love to find something to criticize about it. You got anything?"

Chris Matthews: "No. You know, I've been criticized for saying he inspires me, and to hell with my critics!...You know, in the Bible they talk about Jesus serving the good wine last, I think the Democrats did the same."

— MSNBC live coverage of Obama's Democratic convention speech, August 28, 2008.

"In many ways, it was less a speech than a symphony. It moved quickly, it had high tempo, at times inspiring, then it became more intimate, slower, all along sort of interweaving a main theme about America's promise, echoes of Lincoln, of King, even of Reagan and of Kennedy....It was a masterpiece."

— CNN’s David Gergen during live coverage following Obama’s convention speech, August 28, 2008.


Monica Crowley Presents the "Media Messiah" Award.


Andrew Breitbart Accepts "Media Messiah" Award.

Monica Crowley Presents the "Media Messiah" Award
Chris Matthews Win the "Media Messiah" Award
Andrew Breitbart Accepts "Media Messiah" Award