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Today CNN's Political Ticker contains six, that's right, six McCain updates on everything from his opinion on Blue Dogs to his opinion on the public option with a little Palin bullshit to go with it.

Perhaps this wouldn't be a big deal if there were a ton of updates, but for the day they have 11 total updates which makes McCain's six the majority of the news.

How can CNN justify this? Well the birther news channel must think he is due to be president soon once Obama is ousted from office.

Here is the link.

So I was browsing the internet and the supposedly "Clinton News Network" caught my eye. The political ticker is usually bland blurbs about the events of the day. Granted this is a slow one but I wanted to bring up how odd it is for John McCain to dominate their ticker in such a way as if every pronouncement he made affected know as if he had actually won the presidency.

And what did CNN's editors of the ticker think warranted headlines from John McCain?

Sen. John McCain may have lost the last presidential election but online the Arizona Republican has something the White House doesn’t have – more followers on the popular social networking site Twitter than the Obama administration’s official Twitter account.

Oh wow! I know the poster at CNN may have hated that McCain lost, but does this warrant a story? CNN's obsession with trying to be techno-savvy is going overboard. Does this really matter even on a slow day? Honestly?

A week after she stepped down as Alaska’s governor, Sen. John McCain is expressing support for his former White House running mate.

Well chalk this up to the passive-aggressive non-news. The news would be if John McCain was honest and said he wished he never selected Palin and is behind all of his aides bashing her in the press.

There are also two updates about McCain's position on healthcare. Why "NO" takes two updates to elaborate is beyond me:

Sen. John McCain has some advice for Democrats: have a “true sit-down” with Republicans on health care reform legislation.

As negotiations over a health care reform bill drag on in the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. John McCain says he is not in favor of the approach most likely to be put forward by a bipartisan group of six senators negotiating on the committee.

So who is behind this? Apparently CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart drew the short straw of being in charge of updating the blog on a Sunday and must have had a hard time reaching her quota of daily updates. Either that or the lady has a jones for John McCain. I encourage at least some complaint to CNN to not waste valuable time updating us on John McCain's opinion on every single thing.

Originally posted to Common Cents on Sun Aug 02, 2009 at 04:48 PM PDT.


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