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Old 11-03-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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You said "they", not "that story", or "it", in general reference to human interest stories. You then claimed that they somehow balance out the lies spread by whomever (a rather sweeping generalization btw.). My sweeping asinine deductions are based entirely on the sweeping asinine statement you yourself made.
Yeah, brainiac. I was commenting about all the human interest stories about the Obamas. You limited it to Michelle's biceps. Why did you do such a stupid thing?

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Then you said, "But these kinds of stories are always done.", which I left alone because though it's technically a complete sentence, it's more or less a thought fragment with no relevance to much of anything at all, much like the First Lady's biceps or a Halloween party.
My statement had nothing to do with the OP? Really? Here's the first sentence of the OP:

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Do you think stories on the Obama couple/family make the public, in general, like his policies more or less or have no effect on them?
You are nothing but a worthless troll, and definitely not worth engaging further.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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Do you think stories on the Obama couple/family make the public, in general, like his policies more or less or have no effect on them?

Is there a point, by the sheer number of personal stories, that you think make the general public suspicious due to overexposure or do they want to see these stories and photos keep on coming?

I suspect that we here who support and don't support President Obama's policies are unaffected by People Magazine type stories and photos even in supposedly news magazines so I'm not asking how it affects you, but for your opinion of how it affects the voting public that don't pay a lot of attention to politics.

I was reading this Pajamas Media opinion piece in how the author says he wishes the news magazines would do a little less couples stories and more stories like what Obama did at Harvard and how healthcare legislation was drafted or how it is being negotiated.

Roger L. Simon False transparency: we know more about the Obama’s marriage than we do about healthcare

But I suspect, the news magazines doing puff pieces, like the NY Times Magazine he mentions in his column, aren't trying to attract people like us to read its content but are fishing for readers in the People Magazine readership to increase their revenue. Would that be your assessment? In other words, it's less about politics and more about business so if dumbing down news content is what it takes to stay afloat, they'll do it.
Lol. Pajamas media writes about the Obamas to remind us there's too much writing about the Obamas.

But knowing their own audience they have to put in something misleading: "False transparency" Like th eObamas write these articles and distribute them.

Of course for all of them, all content is about whatever it takes to grab eyeballs and stay afloat (ew!). Their own article is proof: evidently more people will read something with "Obama marriage" in the title than another treatise on healthcare.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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Yeah, brainiac. I was commenting about all the human interest stories about the Obamas. You limited it to Michelle's biceps. Why did you do such a stupid thing?



My statement had nothing to do with the OP? Really? Here's the first sentence of the OP:



You are nothing but a worthless troll, and definitely not worth engaging further.
So now it goes to name-calling. I'd agree that you're pretty much done.
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