The UK Telegraph had this to say yesterday.
The BBC reports of Barack Obama’s speech last night are about as derisive as it would be possible to be about someone you were describing only a few months ago as the incarnation of Hope and Optimism. Yes indeed, the romance is over. The British media have decided that it was all a cruel deception: Obama is just one more ranting populist president who will do anything to divert attention from his own failure to get a grip. And this is not just about BP and the fate of all those pension funds.
The British media were not victims of a “cruel deception”. By election day it was very clear what Obama was all about. They just were not paying attention. They were in love and love is blind.
Obama is a man of his word,…selectively. In the pew of Trinity Church he dedicated his life to the promotion of the tenets of Liberation Theology and he is doing just that. Five days before his election he promised “I will transform America”. Joe the Plumber knew what Obama was all about. So could anyone with clear vision and an open mind.