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.