Order of the Brown Nose

Then–president-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters in New Castle, Del., December 15, 2020. (Mike Segar/Reuters)
Sycophantic pundits compare Biden to God, call him the nation’s new father, and say ‘cleansing’ is underway.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE B ritain’s essential fortnightly magazine Private Eye, whose trademark stance of delivering hard news with a witty bipartisan cynicism about politics has no parallel in the U.S., runs a regular feature entitled “O.B.N.” Longtime readers understand this to be the Order of the Brown Nose, an honor given to the most outlandishly, hilariously sycophantic punditry of the moment. If Private Eye were a U.S. publication, its O.B.N. feature would have to be expanded to sprawl across several pages as it considers the media’s bulk delivery of valentines to the incoming administration.

Step forward, Eddie Glaude of MSNBC, who on Tuesday night compared


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