Pride

 

 

 

I just swell with pride sometimes as I watch my colleagues at the bigger national media outlets do their thing.

 

Never mind Fox News and ‘Fair and Balanced’ that is, hopefully, a known and well recognized bias over there at the home of ‘Bill O’Really’.

 

No, what I’m referring to is the stunning coverage of the Obama daughters as they headed off for their first day of school.

Not stunning as in “I am so proud to share the job description journalist with them,” but the “No, no, no please don’t let it be THIS,” kind of stunning.

 

Someone had to say: Yes, this is a good idea, let’s dedicate manpower and resources to it.

 

Shots of the bullet proof SUVs whisking them to school, ok I can live with that – once.

 

But only once, it’s not news, and after that one time to acknowledge it exists, it is gone, daddy, gone like totally man.

Instead, discussion of backpacks and what is or isn’t in them, and also what is attached to them, ensued.

 

I’m pretty sure that thump you out there must have heard were some of journalisms pioneers rolling over in their collective graves.

 

EGAD.

 

The bright-lights over at MSNBC needed two talking heads to dispense the ‘news’ of what the menu would be at the cafeteria for the day and that the menu the following day would be Mexican-themed.

 

A little telling was the comment from one of the two that if people didn’t think this was news they should look at what’s being served in their commissaries at work.

 

Telling, I though. Maybe just a little self conscious, knowing that that little bit of self respect and credibility you’re cutting off is like cutting off the tip of a finger – it isn’t coming back.

 

Equally as funny (sad funny) and ridiculous was Joe Scarborough or ‘Morning Joe’, who after a president-to-be-kids-go-to-school story announced that he wasn’t comfortable with it; on the show where his name is in the title.

 

Hmmmmmm, curious, he couldn’t prevent that in a show where he’s the title character.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the Daily Show on Comedy Central, they had this one lined up and in their sights, awesome re-coverage. And re-broadcasts must be out there on the ‘Net.

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