Here, in just 17 words, is why it's so hard to take the traditional media seriously.

During yesterday's online chat with the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz, a reader asked why Jim Bunning's (R-KY) "filibuster was flying below the radar" on the Sunday talk show circuit. Kurtz responded by saying that the story had received a "fair amount of coverage," but that:

I'm surprised it wasn't part of the Sunday chatter, especially given the obscenity he uttered when challenged.

Seriously? The fact that Bunning uttered the word "shit" is what should have made the story newsworthy in Kurtz's eyes?

Let's review:


Note to Howard and his ilk: obstructionism that adversely affected millions of Americans is newsworthy. Tut-tutting a swear word is (bull)shit.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Tue Mar 02, 2010 at 07:46 PM PST.

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