Remember a couple years ago when there were barbie dolls marketed to girls, and they came with a pull string that when you pulled on it the doll would issue some statement. One of the statements was “Math class is tough!,” and people were rightly pissed off. That’s kind of how I feel about the entire press corps right about now, particularly after reading this:
President Obama sometimes forgets that an important speech does not have to be endless. On Thursday, appearing before supporters at a Cleveland community college, he spent 53 minutes on the stark contrast between his goals and the failed Bush-era policies that Mitt Romney is trying to resurrect. It’s hard to imagine that the speech, overgrown as it was with policy details, won the hearts of many independent voters yearning for a clear understanding of how much is at stake in November.
OMG! HE SPOKE FOR 50 MINUTES. LISTENING IS TOUGH.
Fifty minutes is about the same amount of time as your average high school or college lecture, but we’re being told by the media that it’s just too hard for Americans to sit and listen about one of the more important choices they have to make in their lives. No, it appears that our media would rather politicians stick to five minute speeches packed with lies (they make better sound bites), rather than 50 minutes of being treated like an adult.