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Time Magazine tweeted
I wanted to see what Time thought was over-reported.
Surprisingly, I agreed with many of the choices: Palin, bed bugs, O’Connel, the koran burner and a few more deserved their place on this list.
But then again when we get to number ten – it’s what I expected from TIME
was what the media thought too much was made of. After all, we all know the Gulf is fine and 72% of the oil evaporated into thin air! Pouf! The ocean is very big as Tony Hayward schooled us.
As for this bird, is fine and raising grandchildren! (prove it’s not!)
But that was not all I expected – and found on that list.
4. The Mortalizing of Barack Obama
Not sure what exactly they mean by that, but from the context, I’d hazard a guess: the media (wrongly) took the immortality feature of Obama (kind of like a vampire that suddenly turns alive, thus becoming mortal) .
In an ironical twist, the example they are using to illustrate this exaggeration is….the healthcare reform
In order to ensure congressional passage of a legislative foundation for health care reform, he disappointed progressives by choosing not to fight for the public option.
Obama’s Gallup job-approval rating never dipped into the 30% range, as it had done for two-term Presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan during their first two years in office. Obama may never have been “the One,” as Oprah Winfrey dubbed him, but he might not be doing quite as badly as his headlines suggest.
Even NY Post
The “elbowing town” beams with pride in the local press (even if they were slow in getting the actual wedding pics)
On the oil-kill front, in the news embargo area, yesterday’s chest beating from BP is followed by softer headlines
and check those underwater oil clouds
in LA they think it’s still possible for the storm to pick up
while here, on the East Coast – we bake again.
Slow news day – or rather slow publishing covers. With only a few papers to work from:
You have to wonder who is financing this protest (and its publicity) – LA wants more drilling?
I didn’t mean to trivialize this, it’s just that I am frustrated about the lack of interest from those who should know better. Where is the anti-war movement? Blowing raspberries at Sarah Palin.
Now that BP totally ignored US orders about the cap again, it’s time for the UK prime minister to set Jr.jr straight. Here’s a Moonie Times headline on it DESPITE OIL SPILL ‘CATASTROPHE’ CAMERON STANDS UP FOR BP (why quotation marks under “catastrophy”? And why “oil spill”?)
and one in Metro NY (next to the Playboy story) AS GULF DISASTER UNFOLDS, OBAMA AND CAMERON TRADE NICETIES