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Because It's Not Like We Have Problems (Updated)

50 minutes into tonight's debate I had to go and put the kids to bed. Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopolous still had not asked a single, substantive question that could be of any interest to an actual voter.

And at the one hour mark the whole country turns to American Idol.

Somehow Charlie and George collect hefty paychecks. How is that?

Update: As of this writing there are 5700 comments at ABC. Of those I'd estimate 5000 are attacking ABC for its witless, pitiful, sad and unprofessional display of irrelevancy.

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“Because It's Not Like We Have Problems (Updated)”

  1. Blogger kreiz1 Says:

    I don't know, MR. I'm feeling a certain schadenfreude in all of this- not toward Obama personally, but toward his supporters (not you,of course). I well remember the media's aggressive anti-Hillary tactics early on. In the famed illegal DL debate, NBC's Tim Russert was virtually alone on his anti-HRC jihad. I recall her fielding nearly every first question in most debates. Obama's supporters smirked when she protested that the media wasn't being fair.

    Now, the shoe is on the other foot. It's not because the media is suddenly anti-Obama. It is consistently anti-frontrunner. Now, Barack's young supporters (yourself excluded) are learning what it's like to be THE media target. I strongly dislike the media's assumed anti-frontrunner mantle. And while I agree that much of the debate's "substance" is bullshit- it's reality. Welcome to being out front.

  2. Blogger Randy (Internet Ronin) Says:

    Kreiz1 makes a good point. At the same time, in the big scheme of things, it doesn't matter. Obama will be the nominee of the Democratic Party. It is better for him to get all these things aired now than in the final 2 weeks of a general election campaign.