Well, I guess Barack Obama and Jesse Jackson will kiss and make up. But I’ll bet Obama won’t invite Reverend Jackson to dinner any time soon — if there are sharp knives involved. And there are some important issues here — political as well as relating to communications. I won’t try to address any of those. I’m heading out the door for a bike ride. Gotta set your priorities.
But I was thinking this morning as I was running that the story really does show that the traditional news media have been pretty much neutered. The TV Titans of Television certainly didn’t want to take a chance on offending Jesse Jackson — or I guess anyone else. So it was pretty much up to bloggers. And I’m actually proud to say that it is one of the few times that I have written about something before it has made its way far and wide via the blogosphere.
So one last thing — without trying to slice and dice this story too closely. (Ouch.) It’s from Noel Sheppard on NewsBusters.
Here’s from the article. It includes a video as well.
George Carlin, the comedian who died a few weeks ago, became famous practically overnight due to his controversial routine about the seven words you can’t say on television.
Apparently, Carlin was wrong, because there’s another word you can’t say: NUTS.
Can’t say balls either. National news media have none.