In a “news” article on the success of the G20 summit, Time magazine called it a success, lavishing praise of the President of the United States:
Yet as American officials tell it, the real hero of the hour, proving his mettle at his first summit, was President Barack Obama. The remaining point of disagreement, which threatened until the last minute to derail the consensus so devoutly wished for by all parties, centered on tax havens. Sarkozy was determined that a list of tax havens that refuse to provide information to foreign tax authorities on request should be published immediately by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as part of a clampdown on such havens. China, not a member of the OECD, was stalling because of its concern that such a list might include Macau and Hong Kong, which have both recently moved to implement OECD standards. The U.S. President took Sarkozy aside, then Chinese President Hu Jintao, and finally brought them together in a private meeting at the side of the room. “If he hadn’t done that, we’d still be there,” remarked a White House official after the communiquÃ© had been safely published.
Emphasis added.Â Note the magazine’s sources for evidence of the president’s heroism.
Did, in the eight years before the advent of Obama, any MSM outlet call Bush “the hero of the hour” by quoting his advisors?Â (Would any Bush advisor have so praised his boss?)