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Politico home page becomes living self-parody of self-absorbed media

Politico home page becomes living self-parody of self-absorbed media

Politico hasn’t been this excited since Herman Cain.

Looking at the tweets from attendees at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was nauseating enough.

Obama’s speech was fine, he had some good one liners and some cheap shots, but it certainly wasn’t the funniest speech ever:

Even the nickname for the event — Nerd Prom — is nauseating. They are not nerds, but they like to think of themselves that way because it elevates them above the riff raff, a/k/a their readers and viewers.

It’s not right versus left, or old media versus new media. It’s the inside the D.C. Beltway crowd, who live there either physically or mentally, or want to.

There were tweets with photos of themselves from a few people I was going to embed, but what’s the point? It’s not an individual problem, it’s systemic.

I will, however, post this screen shot of Politico’s homepage, devoted almost in its entirety to stories about the event (h/t David). Can they possibly be more wrapped up in themselves?

Politico Home Page White House Correspondents Party

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Comments

Mister Natural | April 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm

the Fourth Estate has mutated into a Fifth Column and actively works against the best interests of this republic in order to cover for their lord and master

Politico: Blather Clingers?

    Pretend we still have the “Like” button and I just hit it 1,000,000 times! 🙂

      Helen in reply to Joy. | April 28, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Speaking of which, where did the like/not like buttons go?

        Joy in reply to Helen. | April 28, 2013 at 7:36 pm

        The Professor’s new tech guy did an ‘oopsy’ and killed them. 🙁

          William A. Jacobson in reply to Joy. | April 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm

          Now former new tech guy killed it. The new new tech guy is working on it, but it’s proving more difficult than expected to restore.

          Joy in reply to Joy. | April 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm

          Former? Yeah! 🙂

          By the way Prof, you are still an ‘Associate Clinical Professor’ over at CI.

          Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Joy. | April 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm

          Not having the “thumbs down” and “thumbs up” clicks does seem to have cut way down on the TROLL interference here though….

          Something to consider……..

Cult of personality.

After parties? Seriously?
Could they be any more self-absorbed?

Sarah Palin posted the best Tweet of all:

That #WHCD was pathetic. The rest of America is out there working our asses off while these DC assclowns throw themselves a #nerdprom

Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) April 28, 2013

It must be so nice to be protected by the MSM at every turn. Obama can do no wrong. He can even say that he’s a “Socialist Muslim” or “God bless Planned Parenthood”.

Oh, let them have their fun. He won, I think he said. He’s about to lose a lot. The bitter clingers already dealt him a bad blow. Next is Benghazi and Boston. The partiers’ “slobbering love affair” with Dear Leader is about to get challenged to the hilt.

A dinner for organized crime.

No less a parody of itself than a Mafia dinner from any grade Z movie.

Shouldn’t that be turdprom?

[…] Legal Insurrection noted Politico’s homepage yesterday. And, boy, was it pathetic: […]

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