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Is it just me, or are the media . . . . . .

By maxwell edison ·
..... falling all over themselves covering and sensationalizing Chelsea Clinton's wedding much more than then they did Jenna Bush's wedding? It seems pretty obvious to me that they are.

I hate it when the media play favorites. And it's SO obvious.

I also hate it when the Republicans are tagged as the party of the rich, but yet it seems more Democrats are actually the rich. And they flaunt it with impunity.

I also hate it when Americans are treated like Royalty: Hollywood types, musical types - and the Clintons.

Okay, there's my soapbox rant of the day.

And stepping off said soapbox for something a little lighter:

If you want to kill six hours on a Saturday night, watch the Clint Eastwood Dollars Trilogy Westerns. While watching them last night, I recalled another time I watched all three in a row - at a drive-in theater circa 1967-68, riding there in the back of a neighbor's pick-up truck.

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That one.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to This one?

It's better than it's poster.

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Did anybody notice what I was trying to do?

by AnsuGisalas In reply to That one.

I suggested one artsy western, and two fartsy ones (My name is Trinity and My name is still Trinity)... Seeing as artsy-fartsy westerns are hard to find, you have to take your artsy and your fartsy seperately.
Stir well.

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sick puppy

by Jaqui In reply to Did anybody notice what I ...

spaghetti westerns are better.

they beat the rest of them hands down.
they got humour in them

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I grew up on spaghetti...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to sick puppy

It was a culture shock when I saw my first John Wayne western... Same costumes, same setting, but no resemblance.

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I have no idea

by NickNielsen In reply to Is it just me, or are the ...

You may be right. It may also have to do with Jenna Bush's wedding being held in the middle of the 2008 primary season, so the press was distracted by the race between Clinton and Obama.

I did notice that it's been extremely difficult to avoid articles about Chelsea Clinton's wedding over the past couple of weeks.

As for killing a Saturday evening with movies, your choices are excellent, but I would prefer more absurd entertainment, as typified by Our Man Flint and In Like Flint, followed by the original Casino Royale.

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Difficult to avoid?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I have no idea

None of the news outlets I turn to have paid much attention to it.

It's easy to avoid in the local paper. All coverage is on Page 2, where all the celebrity nonsense I normally ignore is located.

NPR hasn't wasted much of my time on it. I think they've done two five-minute stories in the last two weeks. (I'm not counting the five minutes yesterday of coverage of the media coverage.)

I don't look at any of the 24-hour news networks. They've got to find some way to fill that time, so they resort to garbage like this when there's nothing else going on. I suspect Chelsea gets more coverage because the networks think more ad-watching viewers are interested in her than Jenna; purely a ratings thing. If the well was still spewing, she wouldn't be getting as much time.

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For about the week prior

by NickNielsen In reply to Difficult to avoid?

There were at least two references a day in the RSS feeds from CNN, BBC, and even Fox News.

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Suck it up, Nick

by santeewelding In reply to For about the week prior

They ain't like you and me and others. They are self-aggrandizing beyond a prayer of what we see here. Got the money to prove how they got it.

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Reminds me of a fighter pilot

by NickNielsen In reply to Suck it up, Nick

Said he was the tip of the spear. Took offense when somebody pointed out that a spear tip wasn't much better than a sharp rock without a shaft up its ***.

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Quibble - "self-aggrandizing"

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Suck it up, Nick

The former Ms. Clinton and her new spouse weren't seeking publicity. For whatever reason, some people are obsessed with the personal activities of people they do not and will never know. I can't understand this fascination, but I find it especially repugnant when it extends to the spouses and children of those in the public eye.

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