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Monday, February 9, 2009

What is really newsworthy?

I just read a report that President Barack "Joe Cool" Obama bumped his head as he turned to wave to a crowd before he boarded Marine One. I am so thankful for this report, because without it I wouldn't have been able to promptly send off a get well card to the White House.

This just in: Michelle Obama placed one-to-many snack packs into Malia's lunch this morning, resulting in an over-satisfying lunch. Okay, that didn't really happen, but wouldn't that be about as relevant as reporting about President Obama's unfortunate collision with a doorway?

We're talking about a President who plays pick-up basketball. If we start reporting about every time he gets bumped, there's going to be an insert in the New York Times every time he steps foot on the court.

President Obama is already the most transparent President in U.S. history, in terms of online communication and his general desire to create an open-to-the-public government. If it were up to me, we would stick to reporting on his policy decisions, foreign relationships and other pertinent presidential tasks. Unfortunately, I'm not making the calls in the CNN newsroom, so everyone will continue to enjoy precious presidential snippets such as: "Obama Misses Layup," "Obama Sneezes Twice in a Minute," or "President Obama Does Not Finish His Vegetables."

Apparently in the midst of an economic crisis, there is still such a thing as "a slow news day."

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