Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Real Priorities of the Real Press

An AP wire story reported US President Barack Obama's Saturday activities as follows:

...Oh, heck, here's the copy, via Yahoo! news:

It [wa]s a busy Saturday for Barack Obama. First he named a new ambassador to China and then he switched from being president to being a soccer dad.

Obama traded a business suit for jeans and a Chicago White Sox jacket before shuttling around Washington to see daughters Malia and Sasha play in separate soccer games.

Obama cheered and clapped along the sidelines at 7-year-old Sasha's game with two Chicago friends. At one point, after Sasha's team scored, the president excitedly shouted "go ... go ... go ... goal."

Obama then moved on to 10-year-old daughter Malia's soccer match. After soccer, Obama went golfing.

Earlier Saturday morning, Obama introduced Utah's Republican Gov. Jon Huntsman as his choice for U.S. ambassador to China.

So, let me get this straight: the AP thought it more important to tell us about POTUS BO's clothes-changes, his personal visits with friends, his daughters' weekend sports activities, his enthusiasm for these last, and his own Staturday sporting exploits, all before telling us who he appointed as the new US Ambassador to China?

St. Francis de Sales and Blessed John Nepomucene Neumann, Pray for Us!


Clayton said...

It's the way celebrity news is done.

Lazy Disciple said...

Yep. Did you see the Onion's bit?

Clayton said...

No. Please provide a link!

Lazy Disciple said...

Here you go, Clayton.

Clayton said...


Lazy Disciple said...

You know, I've always enjoyed alot of what the Onion does, and I've always thought the Onion's Catholic humor would be a gazillion times more funny if it were being written by a real Catholic.

I am reminded of the send-up that the makers of Team America did of George Clooney. Clooney was extremely upset...that no one asked him whether he wanted to voice himself!