The right-wing blog crows that Obama was "booed" (!) when he threw out the first pitch of MLB's All-Star game last night. That he got embarrassed on national television:
It's going to be a rough 4 years. He's only been in office 5 months and he's already getting booed.
In fact, when you watch the clip, Obama was cheered uproariously for nearly an entire minute. The feint whisper of a boo bird or two? Perhaps. But only a determined Obama-hater would make those distant rumbles the headline. Honestly, right-ring bloggers are taking this living-in-a-parallel-universe thing to whole new heights.
UPDATED: More from Gateway Pundit:
UPDATE 2: Even Yahoo had to admit Obama was booed...
Actually, here's what Yahoo reported [emphasis added]:
Though Obama was roundly cheered by the All-Star fans, his live presence still didn't attract the applause that George W. Bush did during a taped announcement by the four previous Presidents before the game and some boos could even be heard among the cheers.
UPDATED: FYI, from ESPN.com's report:
Wearing a Chicago White Sox jacket, jeans and sneakers, and cheered by the sellout crowd, Obama walked out of the NL's dugout on the first-base side, shook hands with Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial and trotted to the mound.
UPDATED: Aside from declaring a quasi-national holiday over the fact that Obama was roundly booed in St. Louis (shhh, let them dream), right-wingers like Andrew McCarthy are also feasting on the fact that Obama's ceremonial first pitch may have bounced before it reached home plate.
UPDATED: Power Line insists the "weird camera angle" used last night to broadcast Obama's ceremonial first pitch was some sort of media conspiracy in order to prevent viewers from seeing the president's weak toss.
Folks, I cannot make this stuff up.