'Meet the Press' Panel Fawns Over 'Tender Moment' of Obama Revealing Biggest Regret

April 28, 2014 | 3:46 PM EDT

More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.

At the end of Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, the entire panel of guests was enthralled by President Obama sharing his biggest regret during an overseas townhall event – wishing he spent more time with his mother before her death. After playing a sound bite of the President, host David Gregory gushed: "What a tender moment, and a great life lesson in that, right?"

Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden proclaimed: "And I have to say, as a mom, I can't think of a better message myself....I know the President's mother did die at an early age. And he actually talked a lot about her when he was talking about health care, because she didn't have some of the health care protection."