Commenter: Attack MSNBC and become Tea Party darling

June 20, 2012

Yesterday the Erik Wemple Blog went immersive on the controversy over Andrea Mitchell’s framing of Mitt Romney’s campaign-trail comments about fab convenience-store chain Wawa. At the foot of a post about how Romney was perfectly justified in his admiration for Wawa’s sandwich kiosks, a commenter teed off:

UncommonCommoner

6/19/2012 4:32 PM EDT

Congratulations Erik. This must be a very exciting moment for you. All those tiresome, trivial, meaningless blurbs you post every day that few, if anyone, comment on, are a thing of the past. You have hit upon the magic formula. Attack an MSNBC journalist (you know, a journalist, someone who covers news and has done so for years, unlike you) and you become the darling of the tea party crowd. You even managed to inspire a comparison of Mitchell with Goebbels by one of your new fans. Enjoy your moment in the sun Erik and, by all means, ride that horse into the ground. The Pullitzer is within your grasp.

UncommonComoner is an uncommonly good commenter. Point by point:

1) “All those tiresome, trivial, meaningless blurbs you post every day that few, if anyone, comment on are a thing of the past.”

Response: This blog’s commitment to posts that draw few or no comments is steadfast.

2) “You have hit upon the magic formula. Attack an MSNBC journalist (you know, a journalist, someone who covers news and has done so for years, unlike you) and you become the darling of the tea party crowd.”

Response: No question that there’s audience in writing about personalities that appear often on cable. It’s the intersection of three United Statesian passions — television, celebrity and politics. Not a lot of magic in this formula.

3) Enjoy your moment in the sun Erik and, by all means, ride that horse into the ground. The Pullitzer is within your grasp.

Response: Indeed I have my eye on a Pulitzer in the prestigious media-blog category.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.
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