Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Memo to the Washington Post and Press Corp

He's just not that into you.

Dana Milbank wrote a piece about how the media was shut out of every conference meeting at the recent "successful" Nuclear Security Summit. He lamented the decision to keep foreign and traditional Washington Press corp regulars out of the loop. Having to rely only on press releases from the White House, those who rely on pure written copy for their editorial content glibly proclaimed the Summit "Obama's Sterling Success." and practically parachuted onto the decks of Air Craft Carriers to proclaim their guy the man of the moment, the creator of peace in our time and lord of all he sees.

Katie Couric in particular went a bit overboard with her coy, "Can we safely say, Mission Accomplished?" Sure if you don't mind that nothing got done. Sure if you don't mind that all the deals are voluntary. Sure if you don't mind if none of the states that actually are threats didn't show and aren't in compliance. Sure if you ignore that China refused and so did Russia. Sure if you don't mind that there will be a four year lag before actual enforcement which as we said, was purely voluntary. So you can say it was fabo! Provided you aren't going to look beyond the cover sheet and don't revisit this issue for the next five years. Sure if you are only skeptic if a Republican proposes anything.

But back to Dana and company. I feel your pain. Really. I know you were ditched when he skipped off to a soccer game sans any buds. I know you're bothered that he doesn't phone and he hasn't responded to your 747 text messages or 116 twitters. But you wanted a reciprocal relationship. Others are much less needy. I know it hurts and I know you don't understand why. But in time, you will.

He's just not that into you.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Rome wasn't built in a day. Here's one citizen grateful that a process is underway.

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