Three Reporters

The Internet continues itsslaughter of serious journalism about serious things:

New York Times reportersHelene Cooper, Peter Baker andJeff Zeleny
live-blogged the so-called beer summit of President Obama, Professor
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and the officer who arrested him in Cambridge
nearly two weeks ago, Sgt. James Crowley.

It took three of them to “live-blog” the “beer summit.” I mean, I’m sorry, but Puck and Willie B could have handled that assignment admirably and Puck just right now ran headfirst into a table leg, so.


10 thoughts on “Three Reporters

  1. They live-blogged an event that wasn’t open to the press? Fucking brilliant.
    “Hi, everyone! We’re outside the White House, and Obama, Gates, and Crowley just went in. We expect some chit-chat is going on right now, but of course, we have no way to know.”
    “We’re speculating that the White House staff has brought out the beers now, and they’re making small talk while they drink them. Maybe they’re talking about race relations, maybe they’re talking about basketball. It’s possible they’re talking about kittens or airports or waffles. Maybe they’ll eat waffles, too!”
    “Oh, snap! Obama and Gates just clotheslined Crowley and are talking smack about his momma! Gates is flinging furniture around, and Obama is flinking shuriken — OMG, Crowley just revealed his mutant plasma-blast powers! It could all be going down like this!”
    “We’ve just been informed by White House staff that the event is over, Gates and Crowley are on their way to their cars, and Obama has gone to a meeting with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Be here next week when we speculate about what America would be like with a functioning press system.”

  2. Does this mean we need a new lightbulb joke involving White House (and, indeed, most MSM) reporters?

  3. “Oh, snap! Obama and Gates just clotheslined Crowley and are talking smack about his momma!”
    “OMG!!! Steve Austin just broke down the door! Lou Thesz press on Crowley!! Now Austin’s stomping a mudhole and walking it dry!!! Stunner on Obama! Stunner on Gates!!STONE COLD! STONE COLD!

  4. I think Scott wins today’s internet.
    Honorable mention to BlakNo1 🙂

  5. I didn’t know Biden was invited. That guy can smell a cold beer from a mile away.

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