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January 20, 2004

YOU WON'T GET SOTU NEWS HERE

Sorry, I've got meetings.

The only thing it has become is a badlly played tune for the pundits to riff on. Substance it isn't. at leasrt with Clinotn he was a pleasure to listen to even if you didn't agree with a damn word.

The promo-piece shapes the discourse through the national filter media but it never seems to change anything.

In an election year the spechifying will be high, the meat less nutricious than usual. I will find it surprising if Bush even mentions the word gay in the SOTU as was trupeted across CNN.com earlier today. His proposed job training program money - some $120 million is a sick, sick joke.

It'll be empty words in what has become a vacuum of thought known as the presidential election. Even if he comes up with "$7,000 and a dildo for all unwed mothers" it'll be a yawner.

This isn't indicative of the SOTU, but more my growing disillusion that blogs are petty and the media is petty that matters.

With the realization that Dean's screaming concession speech - which had a few scary seconds I'll grant you (though ended in a mocking-at-himself smile) - will be soundbitten to death even though most of it was thank you and humbleness (he conceded early that he had lost, right?) and with the idea that there's going to be a repeat of national media fuckupedness in the coverage (regardless of result) I'm feeling a touch meloncholy.

This national media opinion-driven "journalism" shit isn't why I got into the gig.