Quickie-- MSNBC headline: "Conclave mania!" Enough already.


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Today's Quickie:

Will someone tell me why MSNBC is treating the Popey Changey thing as a coming attraction trailer for a movie or a promo for a new reality series?

I flipped over to the cable news network during a break from the Stephanie Miller Show on Current. My bad. They introduced the "Selection of the Pope" segment with choir voices singing over a bright white graphic of the heavens, complete with sun rays and white fluffy clouds. I can't recall the title, but the overall impression I got was of a glossy pre-Oscar ad.

Shortly thereafter, this headline appeared in BIG BOLD LETTERS across the screen:


Seriously. This is what cable news has come to.

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That was today's Quickie. Will you still respect me in the morning?

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  • I care as much about the pope as I do about anything else you can spell with two p's and any combination of vowels.