Monday, July 30, 2007

OK, gradual decline of perceptive MSM political analysis is no more...

because now it's in total free fall...

From TimesOnline (UK):

The US debates Hillary's cleavage

[Shakes head in befuddled wonderment]

Hmmm...a short list of the exciting yet utterly irrelevant topics covered by the MSM, instead of boring things like candidates' positions, background, and ideas, during this presidential campaign season includes (but certainly isn't limited to) -

Hillary Clinton's cleavage (She has some! OMG!)

John Edwards' haircuts ($400! Scandalous!)

Barack Obama's middle name (Hussein! Horrors!)

What's next? Dennis Kucinich's height (or lack thereof) or Bill Richardson's bolo ties?

Maybe we should start a whispering campaign about John McCain, Fred Thompson, and Rudy Giuliani.

What could those three have in common (besides running for President)? Hmmm....let me think about that...


Enough already. With its persistent focus on image over substance, the MSM is only hastening its descent into the dustbin of cultural history.

It shouldn't matter whether a candidate is a woman (with all that entails), has a unique middle name, is short or tall, or is bald or well-coiffed -

These people are candidates for the highest office in the country - image doesn't matter as much as substance*.

* - Except if Salma Hayek runs for office. Then all bets are off.

What can I say? I'm a guy. :))


Man Eegee said...

Substandard Comb-Overs?
Eau de Nursing Home?


cpmaz said...

"Eau de Nursing Home"?

Ouch! Or more likely - Ewww.