GOOD MORNING WORLD
I had no idea how topical I was until yesterday. I use this blog just to dump things out of my brain and on to paper for musing of myself and any who may choose to follow. And lo and behold and Bless their ‘little pea-picking hearts’ (Thank youTennesseeErnie Ford) MSNBC helped me look smart. No sooner had I posted my treasure of the day, I caught wind of the curfluffle with Andrea Mitchell.
It seems MSNBC posted a submission about Mitt Romney. Let me set the scene as I am not uploading the video. Andrea Mitchell, a pundit of MSNBC with her own show, is speaking with some man (did not get his name) and chuckled and showed this clip of Mitt Romney being amazed over a machine at WaWa that allows you to punch in what you want in your sandwich and VOILA the sandwich appears. After the clip was over Ms. Mitchell chuckled again and said something about it being his WaWa moment. My take from what I saw is that she thought Mr. Romney foolish and way out of touch with the WaWa people of this country.
First off let me say that until I moved toMarylandI had no idea what a WaWa is. It is the same as a Cumberland Farms inMaineor a Fox on the Run inMissouri. It is a convenience store with a gas station. I had no idea they had such a machine and you have to know I am going to go to my local WaWa to try it out!!!
Secondly, yesterday I was commenting on the concerns of relying on one news source alone. Had I relied on this MSNBC broadcast I too would have thought Mr. Romney not one of Main Street America’s people. While I am sure he does not frequent these places as much as I, I am just as sure that upon occasion he does pump his own gas so would be aware of these stores.
Thirdly is the ‘rest of the story’ as Paul Harvey used to say. Had this clip been played in it’s entirety we would have heard Mr. Romney speaking about a Dr. trying to get through the system to submit a patient’s bill to the government. After he spoke this he went into the description of his experience at WaWa. He ended up with a concise message by saying it would be nice if the government worked as well and treated it’s people as well as WaWa treated their customers or some such wording. That is a totally different message then the one that MSNBC left us with in that clip.
The RNC and the Romney campaign called MSNBC and told them they had given a poor example of the events of that day. On Andrea Mitchell’s show at1PMyesterday she said that they had been contacted by these groups and asked to play the full clip. She played the clip then from the WaWa story to the end. She left off the beginning about the Drs problem, left this item and went onto the next story with no apology. One source would have given a very slanted impression of this whole episode. I am grateful to MSNBC for helping me appear smart or at least topical.
…..ONWARD TO MORE MISADVENTURE…