Tom Schaller at FiveThirtyEight.com gives us some homework regarding the already misguided and excessive news coverage of the idiots that crashed the Obama administration’s first State Dinner.
And, you know what? We can do something about it. We can let the producers of whatever crap program agrees to pay these creepy, pathetic, attention-starved goons for the rights to interview That Couple that not only will we tune out that specific broadcast, but we will tune out that program in the future as well. We can compound the effect by identifying the companies that sponsor the airing of the interview, and boycotting their products or services.
The not to be named Dinner Crashers shouldn’t be the most infamous pair from this incident. To me…nothing beyond their picture and punishment, (for criminal trespass maybe?), needs to be known. The real focus of the cable news talking heads should be the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano and the Director of the Secret Service. The US Secret Service is DHS’ responsibility and this is on their watch. An utter embarrassment when this President has been under threat since early in the 2008 Presidential campaign. If they can’t put together a detail for a state dinner that is as competent as a nightclub bouncer or liquor store clerk at screening identification than they should be relieved of their duties as soon as possible.