Politico Puts the Silly in Silly Season

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By Peter Ogburn Comment

As much as I hate cliches , I’m going to go ahead and use one. We are in the middle of the silly season of politics. Between dressage horses, singing ads and big boy pants, it was one stupid week for politics. I wasn’t the only one to notice. Politico’s Alex Trowbridge rounded up all the dumb stories into a video montage. It’s a good video that highlights how the 24-7 political media can drive themselves crazy when there isn’t much ACTUAL news to cover.

The only problem is… Every story highlighted in the video was exhaustively covered by Politico itself. So, while it was a pretty dumb week, Politico led the stupidity parade. From Debbie Wasserman-Schultz telling Mitt Romney to put on his “big boy pants” to John Sununu saying that POTUS needs to “learn how to be an American” to Michele Bachmann (R-MN) leading an effort to smoke Mulisms out of the Congress, Politico had a story on each one.

At least we now know that Politico has a self-deprecating sense of whimsy about the news cycle.

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