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Obama mania won't last, matter

President Obama has been criticized for being covered too much and too approvingly by the media, a subject pondered Sunday by the roundtable on ABC's "This Week":"Three great love affairs in world history are Abelaid and Heloise, Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this president at the moment," agreed commentator George Will. "But it doesn't matter over time. Reality will impinge. If his programs work, he's fine. If it doesn't work, all the adulation of journalists in the world won't help."Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, attributed some of the attention to Obama's "fascinating life story" and status as the first African-American president. "But don't confuse attention with love," Keller said. "Here is a new president who has promulgated one huge, ambitious program after another. So of course he gets a lot of big Page One headlines. But I don't think at least up till now that it's been unskeptical or uncritical."

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