• Seriously WaPo?

    February 4, 2019

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    Posted in: Democracy

    Seriously WaPo, you spent millions on a Super Bowl ad using Tom Hanks to tell us, “Um, guys, really, journalism is good.”
     
    And your best strategy for that is paint yourselves as victims, brave patriots who put their lives in danger to report the news?
     

     
    Oh! My dudes, seriously, a tiny, tiny number of journalists are ever hurt or killed due to their jobs, though a huge number daily seek “Victim Status” on social media bragging about their death threats. The fact they think their job is some heroic or dangerous profession shows how deluded the media has become and I guess, full circle, why WaPo needs to spend millions to convince the public to take what passes as journalism there seriously.

    I much preferred the Super Bowl commercial that seemed to suggest someday little girls will play pro football, or the tribute showing Dr. King’s relatives endorsed the coin toss.

    And by the way, WaPo, that “democracy dies in the dark” catch-phrase is way, way over dramatic, especially coming from a paper that bases most of its political coverage on anonymous sources and documents leaked to harm someone’s political enemies using you as the tool.

      

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  • Recent Comments

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Seriously, Peter, watching that Rams SuperBoring game and reading the Post are both a waste of your time.

      02/4/19 4:23 PM | Comment Link

    • J.L.Seagull said...

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      I agree with you so much I have adopted a new sense of fatalism about the news. Clown media.

      Hey, did you hear the albatross is going extinct? Chinese fishing vessels are murdering seabirds in the hundreds of thousands every year. This has been known since 2004 and they can’t do anything about it.

      What a time to be alive. I think I’ll spend my disposable income on prepper books.

      02/5/19 1:52 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      WaPo Newsflash: Virginia Coonman Governor Northam to wear Mexican Pancho Villa outfit tonight at State of the Union Address to support Presidunce Trump stand against Mexican rapists.

      02/5/19 2:39 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Presidunce Trump, noted anti-Vaxer, has invited ten Washington state antivax children with measles to attend his State of the Union address.

      02/5/19 2:43 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Washington DC leaders, watch your step. First, Alex Smith QB goes down, then John Wall takes a fall. Presidunce Trump next?

      02/5/19 4:02 PM | Comment Link

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