Saturday, January 29, 2005

Much Ado About Nothing

Cheney's Wardrobe Malfunction? Posted by Hello

If you haven't heard, Vice President Dick Cheney has created a small stir amongst the media regarding his attire at the Aushwitz ceremony. A Washington Post style writer criticized him in Friday's paper, commenting that his ski cap and olive colored parka made him look "like an awkward child amid the well-dressed adults" The style commentator went on stating that "The vice president . . . was dressed in the kind of attire one typically wears to operate a snow blower."

I literally watched this story self-replicate and multiply in a matter of minutes. Once the Post writer had written the article, Main Stream Media couldn't resist the temptation to jump on the story and post headlines declaring that Cheney was "under fire" for his choice of wardrobe. The one common thread in all of these articles was that the only critic on the record actually attacking Cheney was the author of the intial Post article.

This is the old routine of the media creating the news, then trying to report on it as some impartial observor. At the time of this posting, no reports indicate that anyone of significance has criticized his attire. Oddly, for the MSM, the comments of one stlye writer is enough to create a furor over something insignificant.

It's only a matter of time before Pelosi, Boxer and the rest of the game jump on the MSM bandwaggon and demand some form of apology.


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