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Presidential candidate rips media for celebrity fixation

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah, at lest if Edwards is president hair stylists will make a decent wage.
  2. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Mr. Huckabee handed out fashion advice in Marie Clare magazine:

    Let's forget a moment about the mental image of Huckabee in a thong. The message is that any woman in a miniskirt must be as bad as Britney Spears. As Ann Friedman said, "Hear that, ladies? Best to aim for that gray area in between "virgin" and "whore.""
  3. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Where? Google works.
    No it's not, read what he said, not what you want him to have said.
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    But not a good one. That all-encompassing "media" label is a load of shit. "Media" like People magazine and Entertainment Tonight are <b>supposed</b> to cover the celebrity beat.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    But when Paris was sent back to jail, the news channels covered it non-stop.
  6. He's right - celebrity crap does get too much attention.

    But the Paris Hilton thing had ramifications in the real world. It was about the privileged getting special treatment. That's something that falls into the political realm.

    Also, if Huckabee doesn't think politics, and specifically this presidential race, get enough coverage in this country, he's out of his freaking mind. Barack Obama, Rudy and Hillary might be the biggest celebrities in America right now.

    Celebrity news and political news aren't mutually exclusive. There's a place for both.

    If he wants to gripe, gripe about the way politics are covered. All horse race. Little substance.
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Waylon, that's the better point.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Mike Huckabee now has 19 more posts on SportsJournalists.com than he deserves.

  9. Google works, but the cut-and-paste function on this computer doesn;t, dammit, so I can't link, but you might check out Mo Dowd's column in the 5/23 NYT, and then David Brooks column on 5/29, and Andrew Ferguson's bungling in the WaPo last weekend for examples.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Of course, the problem is not that we're all over Paris and Lindsay and all that; we've always played up stuff like that. The problem is, politics is covered in the same way. The Internet, with sites where candidates can lay out their positions, could be a way for people to decide intelligently. But in the same way PBS never became the top-ranked TV network, I don't think those pages will get many visits.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Regressive luddite yahoo Huckabee's fifteen minutes are just . . . about . . . up.

    And you thought William Jennings Bryan was dead.
  12. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    I think he's wrong.
    This girl would agree.

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