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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-12 03:10 AM
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To U.S. media, the Romneys are big news.
After the latest batch of tepid employment numbers were announced this week, I looked up at my TV, something i don't do often, though the TV is on a lot.

It was Chuck Todd's show. The crawl on the bottom of the screen said something like "Waiting for Romney's comment on the employment numbers." And Todd seemed to be filling time until Romney got on camera. Really? Romney's highly predictable reaction to employment numbers treated like really important breaking news, that we await breathlessly?

The Associated Press website has a page called top stories, on which there are typically three or four stories from all over the world.

The other day, one of those three or four top stories in the entire world was Lovie Romney's prediction that her husband was looking at women for the Vice Presidential slot, also highly predictable. (Whether or not Willard even actually ends up choosing a woman, it would be important to throw us gullibles a bone, wouldn't it? We've been out of the higher national levels of politics for, like forever, so we're grateful even to be considered, aren't we?)

Also among the top three or four AP news stories from around the globe that day was a story about Willard (himself) saying AGAIN that he and his top advisors were being very closed mouth about VP deliberations, I guess lest we read too much into the bone Lovie was throwing women.

And today, among the three or four top stories from around the world on the Ap website, right up there with our declaring Afghanistan an important ally and the first allegedly free election in libya's history (AFAIK) is a story about how, for the Romneys, politics is a family affair.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ROMNEY_THE_FA...

THAT is one of the three most important stories in the world early this Saturday morning? What a joke!

So, what is the thinking here, M$M?

Is it that, if you treat all things Romney as though they are of the utmost worldwide importance, America will begin to believe it and elect Romney?

Well, I saw what you did there.

What Willard and Lovie say (actually, were careful NOT to say) about his possible VP choice are not ever going to be two out of the three most important stories in the world on any given day.

Shape the hell up, M$M, and go back to doing what you are actually supposed to do before America gets that enshrining freedom of the press in the Constitution may just be an idea whose time passed years ago.

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