Another reason Craig Ferguson is God: He hates campaign reporting, too
Regular readers of this space know how often I've gone on about my fandom for Craig Ferguson, CBS's underappreciated late, late night host. His monologues are often the funniest 10 minutes on television, and they get even better when he takes on serious topics.
(He's also appearing in Lakeland a week from Saturday -- which bums me out because i'll be speaking at a writer's conference in Fort Lauderdale . . . bummer!)
So I was jazzed last night to see Fergie taking on the issue of campaign reporting -- pushing into a diatribe by the silly tempest around Barack Obama's "lipstick on a pig" comment. Eventually, he hands everyone in his audience a voter registration form and urged them to vote. Think Jimmy Kimmel would do that?
Here's a good quote from the best of it:
What I don’t understand is this, why is Barack Obama talking about lipstick on a pig?
Why are we talking about animals and cosmetics?
There is another thing I don’t understand:
Why is John McCain hanging around while his VP candidate is campaigning to be president?
What is going on?
Cause if you watch the news you would think that Sarah Palin is running for President. (Spoiler alert! You’re not!)
The TV news reports the way this election is being covered sort of like TMZ or something.
It’s like they’re covering Paris and Nicole. I’m watching this, “look at her hair and hat.”
If Walter Cronkite could see these brain-dead morons yapping about flag pins & hairstyles,
he’d turn over in his grave.
Which is weird because Cronkite is still alive and well and lives in Martha’s Vineyard.
If he were dead he would be furious!
Do you know what I think it is?
I think lot of reporters wanna be as famous as the candidates they’re covering.
Here is my hope for this election.
My belief and my hope is that the American people are smarter than the media that are meant to be serving them.
This is unbelievable to me.
I think people want to see real solutions to real problems; and they don’t really care if they come from the right or left.
Every media outlet wants you to pay attention to their latest poll and their agenda.
But only one poll matters -- the one on Nov. 4.
It’s Nov. 4, right? I should check.
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