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Sounds like a good idea to me.

From Anna Marie Cox, comes the suggestion to get rid of the White House press corps.

Here are some stories that reporters working the White House beat have produced in the past few months: Pocket squares are back! The president is popular in Europe. Vegetable garden! Joe Biden occasionally says things he probably regrets. Puppy!

It’s not that the reporters covering the president are bad at their jobs. Most are experienced journalists at the top of their game — and they’re wasted at the White House, where scoops are doled out, not uncovered. The day of a typical White House correspondent consists, literally, of waiting to be told things. Legitimate security concerns and a tightly scripted political world keep the presidential press corps physically corralled and informationally hostage.


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Fox News Alert.

Describing the monkey’s private parts about 5 times. Now that’s hysterical right Fox reporters.

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Deep thought.

Watching the talking heads this morning it is clear that:

“Obama is a failure because in 2 1/2 weeks he hasn’t fixed all that Bush screwed up in 8 years.”

Dear God, make them go away.

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More of our stupid media discourse.

marine-one-white-house-lawnABC News breaks the story that the President of the United States gets to live free in the White House and gets many other perks including the use of Air Force One and a helicopter too.  Wow, I’ll bet many Americans didn’t know that and probably wish their president had to live in a small one bedroom apartment in DC where he can entertain foreign leaders and do the people’s business.

And, this is why Obama shouldn’t set limits on salaries of bankers who take government money. Give me a break!

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They have nothing better to say?

picture-21Our media sure is stupid sometimes. Karen Tumilty of Time Magazine has her panties in a twist over Obama’s comment about Jessica’s Simpson replacing him on the cover of US Weekly.  From the transcript:

LAUER: But I wanna show you the cover. Look what they did. They — they took you off the cover.
OBAMA: Yeah.
LAUER: They took you out of it.
OBAMA: It — it’s — it’s a little hurtful.
LAUER: You got replaced by Jessica Simpson.
OBAMA: Yeah, who’s in a weight battle apparently. (LAUGHTER) Yeah. Oh, well.

He wasn’t personally criticizing her weight as Tumilty implies.

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Another Great Goodbye.

And don’t miss today’s NY Times column by neo-con columnist and pundit, William Kristol.  Especially don’t miss the comment at the bottom which you might if you don’t read him to the end as I don’t most days.

This is William Kristol’s last column.

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Our Stupid Media Discourse.

What? After 100 hours he’s too partisan already? Did he have it on Tuesday and lost it by Friday?  What did he do to lose it? From the Washington Post:

Hoping to recapture the bipartisan spirit, Obama will host nine congressional leaders at the White House today…

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