Sunday, April 20, 2008

ABC's very bad day, followed by the fickle finger

Before the PA primary, Clinton and Obama debated on ABC prompting a kind of Bastille moment, when some people seemed to lose patience with the scandal-obsessed media. ABC, of course, disputed the criticism.

Not that the media was completely chastened. Almost immediately, there was a smaller fuss over whether Obama, in reacting to the debate days later, had surreptitiously given Clinton (or someone) the finger.

And then there was Zapruder-like analysis proving he hadn't. Note in the comments that some people immeidately anaologized to Seinfeld's "the pick." This was one of many moments people seemed to feel they had already seen somewhere else in pop culture.

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