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The New York Times goes there

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Jan 17, 2014.

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  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    "She likes to take 'me time,' as she did during an extra vacation week this month without family in Hawaii, setting off a tabloid furor over the state of her marriage."

  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Article makes you realize that the typical life of a middle aged urban female has become
    a cliche.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'm sure a middle school girl enjoys having the details of her burgeoning interest in boys on the nation's front page.
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I'd love to know who the "notable local columnists" are who are going to dinner parties at the White House.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The right wing media would have you think she has 1-800-EMPIRE on speed dial.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    That certainly raised my eyebrow, as well.
  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I'd have to guess the smart money is on E.J. Dionne and/or Eugene Robinson.

    Dionne, in particular, is a complete joke.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I would think that Mike Harris is on the short list as well.
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Well played.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing it's much rarer than the article implied.

    The Obama's are known for their lack of entertaining. They socialize with a tight circle of friends. We know the President went to a party at George Will's house, and he's brought in columnists and cable/radio hosts for off the record talks in the Oval Office.

    And, while members of the media have attended State Diners, I'd be shocked if a "notable local columnist" has attended an intimate dinner party at the White House on more than a couple of occasions.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    This reminds me though, that when Giuliani was first Mayor, he would host dinner parties at Gracie Mansion on a regular basis. He would include people from the arts, sports, business, etc.

    The dinners ended when he stopped sleeping with his wife, and started sleeping with his communications director.
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    YF, was this puff piece on the First Lady's 50th birthday just an excuse to get the tabloid rumors into the Times without having to actually write a story abotu the tabloid rumors?
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