Friday, October 17, 2008

Oct. 17: Sniglets on McCain and Liddy, the Campaign and Celebrity News, and the Baseball Playoffs

By Sylvia Gurinsky

Why did it take David Letterman to bring up G. Gordon Liddy?

While the Republican Party keeps attacking Sen. Barack Obama about a board association with William Ayers, and the media keeps covering it, many have ignored some of John McCain's associations, which go beyond just serving on a board together:

On Newsweek's Web site, Ellis Cose nominates Letterman for journalist of the year. I second the motion:


Remember when a Madonna divorce would have gotten front-page headlines? One of the rewards of serious issues, like the economy and the presidential campaign, being in the news is that celebrities aren't. Amen. Long may it last.


Finally, last night's amazing comeback victory for the Boston Red Sox shows the full idiocy of Major League Baseball's splitting of the League Championship Series between commercial and cable television. Other than a near-fight in Game 3, the National League Championship Series between the winning Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers, televised on Fox, was Dullsville. The American League Championship series between the Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, televised on TBS, seems to be getting interesting. Sadly, roughly 30 percent of the country can't see it.

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