Monday, September 1, 2008

The Most Important Experience of All: Media Hype Overload

EclecticMethod's Media Hype Overload from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

We all now know the contrasts in experience between Obama and Palin, as they have been hashed over in the media quite a bit in the past few days.

However, My Ego has seen no mention of what My Ego considers the most important experience of all: Media Vetting, and how each candidate deals with it. My Ego isn't making a case for either candidate, rather pointing out the lack of coverage and analysis, of what My Ego believes to be the most important type of experience now needed to be president.

We've now had the past 20 months of "vetting" Mr. Obama, who has stood in the bright spotlight off media onslaught that has come his way. Between Reverend Wright, Ayers, Rezco, his whitey-hating wife, and all the rest, we've seen how Obama has handled the big media machine on a daily basis. Political or executive experience aside, this is the very experience that is most needed, for better or worse (likely worse), when it comes to 21st century politics.

Within a mere 72 hours, we say Mrs. Palin only getting the first glimpses of what she'll soon face; between her 17 year-old daughter's pregnancy, to the questioning of her mothering of the four month old Down Syndrome baby, to the brother-in-law firing scandle, we've only just begun to see how Mrs. Palin will handle what will only be more and more attention over the next eight weeks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought I would share some additional analysis on Palin from Megan McArdle @ the Atlantic:

"Sarah Palin just delivered that vote, in Wisconsin and Iowa and Ohio and Western New York. She just reinvigorated the base, and yes, in this election turnout will matter. She did a really good job. I may not like what she stands for, but I have to acknowledge its power--and yes, that frequently, the coastal elites earn the revulsion of Middle America. They don't, to coin a phrase, hate us for our freedoms--our homosexual coddling, abortion loving ways. They hate us because we act like we think we deserve to rule them."

Doesn't that sound like the kind of thinking that got us into trouble in the Middle East over the last 40 years...