Media Kneel Before Michelle Obama

August 18, 2020

Mainstream and liberal media pundits went weak at the knees for former first lady Michelle Obama's Democratic National Convention speech on Monday.

Obama's primetime address skewered President Donald Trump and urged voters to choose Democrat Joe Biden like their lives depended on it, and it made an impression.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow said she could not breathe during Obama's speech, ABC's George Stephanopoulos called it a "sermon," and left-wing comedian Stephen Colbert simpered, "I’ll be honest with you. My job is to have a joke for every time somebody says anything in public. After watching Michelle Obama’s speech, I have never been more happy to fail at my job."

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace also likened Obama to the nation's mother and declared afterward, "I'm not sure we know what we don't know about what happens next."

"Hmm," anchor Brian Williams said after a brief pause.