A League of Their Own (Updated)

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by shep

”Bowling is a game in which players attempt to score points by…knock[ing] down objects...”

I hope that most people outside CNN and MSNBC and Joe Scarborough and Chris Matthews, etc., etc., have finally learned what the game is actually all about. It’s our only chance to spare ourselves of falling constantly in their gutter.

UPDATE: Jon Stewart, as usual, nails it: "By the way, the crowd watching Obama doesn't know who he is; they can't believe there's a black guy in a suit bowling in Altoona."

[Cross-posted at Dispassionate Liberal]


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Ara Rubyan Author Profile Page said:

OK, first of all, Obama's a lefty -- was he using a right-handed bowling ball...? If he was, I'm sure they'd spank him for not knowing the difference.

Second, Sen. Casey threw quite a few gutter balls himself on the same visit. IJS.

Jon Stewart had a bit about the media frenzy surrounding this latest episode. It ended with Fineman saying "Why doesn't he stick to hoops?" and Stewart spanking Fineman for being a racist.

In a related story, Colbert showed the Rev. Wright clip yet again and then asking plaintively, "Why won't this story die?"

Bottom line: it ain't about the issues, it's about the emotion. But then you knew that, didn't you?

shep Author Profile Page said:

"OK, first of all, Obama's a lefty -- was he using a right-handed bowling ball...? If he was, I'm sure they'd spank him for not knowing the difference.

Second, Sen. Casey threw quite a few gutter balls himself on the same visit."

Not surprising. If it were an actual game, those would have been their practice frames.

What I really love about this story is that it's a crystal clear example of the media playing gutter politics. They love to pretend that they're just the neutral observers who simply report on the game but frame job is 100% theirs. Clinton just opportunistically (I'm shocked)jumped on the bandwagon.

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