Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Get your Tabloids, straight from CNN

Here's a little something that I pulled from a uber-popular news site that you all know and should hate. Let's see if you can determine which section this came from:

"As TB enters his final phase he needs to be focusing way beyond the finishing line, not looking at it," the newspaper quoted the memo as saying. "He needs to go with the crowds wanting more. He should be the star who won't even play that last encore. In moving towards the end he must focus on the future."

Now, if you said Sports, you'd be wrong. Its straight out of the World section, and its all about a prime minister rather than a retiring football player. When did such sensationalism infect every orifice of news? Tony Blair (the above mentioned TB to which the quote refers) is a)British and b)uptight, even for a Brit. Together, these two qualities make certain that he should NEVER, ever, ever, be described using language fit for someone who is a star and entertains crowds. This is a blatant act of crap journalism meant to sell news and pump up political ratings.

But I digress...