The Media: Don't Get Even. Get Mad!

Here's one of Ben Craw's daily mashups of cable news coverage from HuffPost, this one on the ridiculous calls for an Emobama who can demonstrate that he feels our pain over BP's poisoning of the Gulf of Mexico. Partly a result of the news media's hunger for controversy, partly a reflection of the Right's deep well of cynicism -- had the president gotten emotional Fox would be polling on whether he was too much the girlyman, the controversy has sucked the oxygen out of more substantive discussions about how BP can be made to pay for its crimes, whether future disasters can be prevented by meaningful regulations, and how we can be weaned permanently, if we can, from the oil tit. As always, though, cable news coverage is good for a laugh: watch to the end if you don't believe me.

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