The (pre-)occupied political media

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October 4, 2011
The Nation    
Posted in PND Commentary

"This morning on The Daily Rundown, host Chuck Todd and guests Jonathan Martin of Politico and Chris Cillizza of the Wash Post were having a good ol' time circling and recircling the deeply worn grooves over whether or not Chris Christie would run for prez, what his candidacy would do to a sinking Perry or to a rising but not-serious Cain, and on and on until they had to stop for a commercial break. 'But I could go on all day!' Chuck said, and at that, Martin got so excited he said (and I’m only slightly paraphrasing): Oh, please, let’s go on! Let’s never, ever stop! That sort of media pleasuring itself continued later in the show after word came in that Gov. Christie was going to hold a press conference to announce his decision." (10/04/11)  

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