(Newsbusters) — Justin Farmer is a reporter for Atlanta’s WSB-TV, and he’s exactly the kind of local-news reporter Barack Obama’s been looking for — the kind that’s too star-struck to be objective. Farmer talked of Obama with the traditional media tingles on the station website (since removed, but preserved by Politico): “I took in the man himself, this man, President Barack Obama. Regardless of one’s political leanings, there’s no doubt this is a gifted and complex man. Think about what he ponders in any given day?”
Farmer also boasted that while Obama is shifting into reelection mode, he was “carefully chosen by the administration, along with a few others, to take his talking points back to Atlanta.” Being happy you were “carefully chosen” to carry talking points? That’s the line most editors might want to unpublish.