Gag alert: Nation’s healer is now the nation’s “baby whisperer”

Posted by: ST on June 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm

For crying out loud — literally (hat tip: @collegepolitico):

The ABC and CBS morning shows on Wednesday gushed over “baby whisperer” Barack Obama. Both Good Morning America and the Early Show played White House-produced video of the President comforting a baby while working a rope line.

GMA’s Lara Spencer lauded, “You know, the President is plenty busy trying to turn the economy around. But he still has time to stop some babies from crying, of course.”

Spencer narrated footage of First Lady Michelle Obama handing the wailing child to her husband. After the baby quit crying, the journalist enthused, “Finally is President Obama a baby whisperer? The leader of the free world worked his magic on this munchkin a few days ago at the White House.”

GMA co-host George Stephanopoulos even wondered if this incident could cause Mrs. Obama to rethink her lack of interest in having more children.

On the website for CBS’s Early Show, the headline for the story was “the baby whisperer.” This graphic wasn’t used on the program, but co-host Chris Wragge touted, “Before the First Lady left for Washington, she learned something about her husband. He seems to have a way with babies.”

Make sure to check out the video and screen cap at Scott Whitlock’s Newsbusters link – but only if you have the stomach for it.

This cartoon, published about a month before then-Senator Obama officially declared his candidacy, comes to mind:

Political cartoon via

Cartoon done by the Ottawa Citizen's Cam Cardow - accessed via

And you thought it couldn’t get any worse …

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8 Responses to “Gag alert: Nation’s healer is now the nation’s “baby whisperer””


  1. Sefton says:

    That baby was probably in the process of dumping a gift for O into her diapers.
    She probably whispered back “My hope and change just came out.”

  2. Coastal Eddie says:

    She might have cooed, “My need for change is obvious, my hope is you can”.

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    Some people are easily impressed.

  4. Kate says:

    So the media is enthused that there might be “babymaking” in the White House? How quaint…gag

    Did the networks even consider if he has two children already that he might have a little practice? Maybe they should do their homework already? A big DUH for the networks

  5. Carlos says:

    It all has to do with the extremely high bar the LSM has set for their exalted Won…

  6. Zippy says:

    More like a ‘fool whisperer’.. Apparently millions have been captivated by that too.

  7. Zivjax says:

    Obama is the most pro-abortion president in history. “I wouldn’t want my daughter punished with a baby.” This is MSM propaganda to counter his Senate record and his previous statements. Kate, I doubt he or Michelle have that much practice. They are hard-core leftists, the type who hire nannies from the get-go so they never have to touch a dirty diaper.

  8. captaingrumpy says:

    If Obama has any more children,I think Al Gore will have to give them a lecture on the over population of the world.Gore’s new money making deal is to cry overpopulation and want of a “one child” policy.BUT who will work and pay taxes for their retirement in twenty years if you cut the sprog rate to One Quarter of what it is now.Also Muslims don’t believe in contraception,other than stoning.