Kudlow echoes baseless Drudge headline on Obama supporters

››› ››› MATT MCLAUGHLIN

Echoing a Drudge Report headline, Larry Kudlow asserted that "Obama supporters [are] saying he's the best president in history." Kudlow cited no examples of Obama supporters who have said this, and the Politico article to which the Drudge headline linked contained no such assertions from Obama supporters.

On the April 23 edition of CNBC's The Kudlow Report, host Larry Kudlow asserted that "Obama supporters [are] saying he's the best president in history," but cited no examples of Obama supporters who have said this. Kudlow's remarks echoed a headline that appeared that day on the Drudge Report, "The Hundred Days: Supporters Insist He Is Greatest President Ever." As Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Eric Boehlert noted, the Drudge headline linked to a Politico article that did not cite anyone saying Obama is the "greatest president ever" or suggest that anyone is saying that. Boehlert added: "Drudge just made that up. Fantasized it. Manufactured it. Describe it however you want. But there's zero in that Politico piece that even remotely hints at the headline Drudge dreamt up; a headline designed to portray Democrats as loony Obama worshipers."

From the Drudge Report:

From the April 23 edition of CNBC's The Kudlow Report:

KUDLOW: I want to run the table on four or five really important issues. First of all, we're coming down to the first 100 days. Obama supporters saying he's the best president in history. You got a quick thought on that one?

SEN. JON KYL (R-AZ): Well --

KUDLOW: It's an easy one.

KYL: -- if the test is: Has he spent more money than any president in history? I answer, yes, in the first 100 days. How about increasing the debt? Yes. As a matter of fact, the budget that both the House and Senate have passed doubles the debt in five years, triples it in 10 years.

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CNBC, The Drudge Report
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Lawrence Kudlow
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Kudlow Report
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