Monday, November 17, 2008

The new oohing

Howard Kurtz is really documenting two different phenomena. The first is the crass merchandising of Obamaphoria by theoretically otherwise neutral media. Big surprise. But as I said last week, all these companies already made a lot of money off an election that people loved to love.

UPDATE: Amanda found lots of other people trying to make money. Especially amusing are the pseudo Cabbage Patch dolls, but more significant in the inauguration as rock concert meme.

The second issue is the oohing and aahing; and I confess that, watching the Os last night on 60 Minutes, it was difficult to know what to do about that. Because some of it seems warranted. I mean, they really are smart and personable and attractive and admorable. How do you not say tha.t?

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