Tuesday, April 29, 2008

If only they'd let her spread her wings and fly!

OMG! OMG! It's another of those oh-so-rare self awareness alerts! The buzzers are going off! Red lights are flashing! Watchmen are on lookout for nefarious creatures on horseback and meteorologists have been dispatched to hell!

President Bush is having a press conference on the economy this morning. For the life of me, I can't imagine why. No one is exactly waiting with bated breath for his crack assessment of the nation's economic problems

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Nonetheless, I, like all the other reporters, will dutifully discuss this press conference as if it mattered

Oh, woe is Megan! She'd be trenchantly analyzing what really mattered if only those stupid rubes in the public cared! It's not her fault for pandering!

So, wait, does it count as self awareness when you realize your own fault yet still blame your audience for making it so? I guess not, huh?

Call back the meteorologists, and stand down the watchmen. False alarm.

4 comments:

Clever Pseudonym said...

Ugh. She can't understand why an elected official would hold a press conference to give empty talking points on public policy because term limits won't let them run for office again? She's live blogged the SOTU address before, so I'm sure she's heard of it. She's supposed to be a crack "reporter," yet doesn't see this sort of thing once a week?

I'm never waiting with bated breath to see a politician cut a ribbon, kiss a baby, or pander to voters to get elected, but it still happens as a part of the political cycle, just like press conferences where there's little to report. What an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Her cynicism is boundless.

spencer said...

She's a reporter? Since when?

NutellaonToast said...

I think having an English degree makes you a journalist in the way that having an MBA makes you an economist.