April 13, 2008

We've been writing about the media's love for John McCain on C&L and in most of the blogosphere for a long time now. And I keep hearing how Obama is just as loved. Watch this and you tell me. Here's a great example of that "love." Two AP reporters who cover him on the Straight Talk Express Bus can't wait to furnish McCain with his favorite treats from that bus to recreate the experience. Doughnuts!. You see, it's his new health program. With jokes like those, no wonder the press covers for him every chance, they get. What else is he saying on that bus that they hide?

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AP: As you mentioned, Ron, myself, a couple of AP reporters. we spend quite a bit of time with on the back of the "Straight Talk Express" asking you questions and what we've decided to do today is invite everyone else along on the ride. We even brought you your favorite treats.

McCain: Oh my God...hehehe..Let's see if we got the right kind. Oh yes, with sprinkles.

AP: Sprinkles...

McCain: Hmmm. This is our latest health Program..

AP: A little coffee with a little cream and a little sugar. I think we're set for the hard questions.

Hahaha. What a hoot. Not only do we know that they worship at the altar of McCain, they don't even try to hide it anymore from the public. I want to thank them for this little exhibition. Excuse me now while I go grab a couple of those tasty treats for myself.

I thought it was McCain barbeque's that was his secret, but now I no the real secret formula. Just send boxes of doughnuts to the heads of the Networks and I think I can start changing the coverage we receive...Why don't you send a few boxes to the AP for me, will ya?

Think Progress also notes that McCain spent a lot of the speech bashing the press before he received his tasty treats.

On The New York Times: “I think the New York Times’ decision to disclose surveillance programs to monitor the conversations of people who wish to do us harm came too close to crossing that line. And I understand completely why the government charged with defending our security would want to discourage that from happening and hold the people who disclosed that damaging information accountable for their action.”

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