The media continues to amaze me.
No, I do not mean that as a compliment.
For weeks, we heard about Iowa! Iowa! Iowa! How Iowa was the watershed for the upcoming presidential race. How two people in a coffee shop’s views rated national coverage. How critical this was for democracy. It almost seemed that Iowa’s caucuses had galaxy-wide importance.
And there it was – by eight votes, Mitt Romney won! On to New Hampshire! On to South Carolina! On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Donder and Blitzen! (Wolf Blitzen?)
But wait, actually Rick Santorum won.
Stop the presses! Print an Extra Edition!
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
However, from the people who label everything, and I do mean everything (Can you say Lindsay Lohan?) as Breaking News. This didn’t rate much more than an aside.
I don’t know about you, but this makes me feel like I just bought some snake oil.