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What's really fun is watching the evolution as the press has figured that out.  The coverage gets more and more bizarre.  If Obama continues to pull sizable leads, it'll get even weirder, because it'll be clear that the press has completely lost control.  It seems it's almost a daily occurrence to find one of the little pricks on cable griping about the Internets.

In fairness, some in the press really do get it and even embrace it on occasion.  And it's odd: The older, more experience people in news tend to be more likely to get it.  Brokaw is a good example.  Very little bullshit from Brokaw, and he treats the blogosphere with respect.  Gene Robinson doesn't really get it, but he's intelligent and doesn't piss us off, so we get him.

Olbermann gets it, obviously, since he's steadily becoming of it.  Chuck Todd is the only guy in charge of horserace stuff who really gets it.  He knows what we want in our horserace coverage: Don't bullshit us with whatever goofy narrative the suits have thought up this week.  Just give us the damned numbers, throw in a few of those cool bits of trivia about this or that little county or congressional district, and tell us when you're going to throw the coverage back over to Tweety so we know to turn it off until Keith comes on at 8.

That way, everybody wins.  Except Tweety, but nobody cares about Tweety.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Jun 29th, 2008 at 11:04:30 PM EST
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And it's odd: The older, more experienced people in news tend to be more likely to get it.

Sorry to tell you it´s not odd at all!  Please, check your age vs. young-with-new-piece-of-paper bias.  There is good reason for ´age and experience´ to count in the majority of cases, IMoldO.  

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sun Jul 6th, 2008 at 01:23:41 PM EST
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