Here's the situation: Wolf Blitzer has been usurped by the media establishment and is shilling for the man. Who isn't, right? Well, okay, but it's still irksome to me that this media hero of the first Iraq war is now hosting a show called "The Situation Room" that would have you believe that everything he talks about is, "a situation."
And what passes for a critical state of affairs in Blitzerland?
- Situation: Comedian Bill Maher is critical of President Obama in a funny and slightly quirky, but still lovable way. Brought to you by Duracel.
- Situation: Latinos Praise Sotomayor and Tamaflu and Rainbows. Brought to you by The World Games 2009.
- Situation: Wife of failed Presidential candidate John Edwards speaks out. This is actually Oprah, but is playing in The Situation Room because it was only 9 months ago when we would have cared even in the slightest what she has to say.
- Situation: Obama and Biden go for burgers. Obama wears red tie, Biden...blue tie. News at 11.
The show title sells us on the idea that they will be covering significant, maybe even critical events of the day. Then, when you arrive or tune in, you get the lady's solon gossip and political rubbernecking from a guy who just 15 years ago was ducking Patriot missiles whilst single-handedly launching the CNN brand into the world. Sigh. So disappointed.