Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Pundit Spin

Because I woke up in someone else's bed, I watched some of the Sunday "bobbleheads" this morning. Left to my own devices I never bother to watch them, but due to a variety of inducements it happened. And it was too early to start drinking.
I saw "meet the press" and "this week" in the company of a die hard Hillary supporter, and there was a lot of room for debate, but I was mostly appalled by the triviality of it all. Apparently Obama's "bitter" comments are the most important statements of the campaign season. St. Sleazy can't tell a Sunni from a Shia, but the pundits love him for his "straight talk." Shrub admits that he endorsed torture, but that was awhile ago so it isn't worth talking about. Nope, the pundits know that Obama's "gaffe" is what really matters. Every word must be properly parsed. After all, we can't have a president who "misspeaks" now, can we? If he sounds "arrogant" or "elitist" that might reflect badly on America.
How the hell did these people end up on TV?

1 comment:

Jess Wundrun said...

Any post that begins 'because I woke up in someone else's bed..' is pure art to me.

Plus, d'accord on everything else you said.