"Normal People"

This story has been going the blog rounds. This is the part that stood out for me:

Julie Mason, a White House correspondent and blogger for The Washington Examiner [and a former White House reporter for The Houston Chronicle, said] yes, news consumers care about the minutiae[.] “When I talk to normal people, they want to know what these people are really like away from the camera,” she said.

Let me put it this way Ms. Mason, you are not talking to "normal people" if they care what Bob Bauer and Anita Dunn are "really like." They are not normal people if they KNOW who Bob Bauer and Anita Dunn are. (No offense intended to the "powerful" Bauer couple.)

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    She's obviously refering to those who would (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by DFLer on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 05:15:20 PM EST
    decriminalize marijuana

    So not knowing who Bauer and Dunn (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 03:53:31 PM EST
    are makes me normal?  Good.  But, I ask you, why doesn't Mr. Bauer have a Wiki entry?  

    Nailed it again, BTD. (none / 0) (#2)
    by oldpro on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 05:07:27 PM EST

    "Normal people."

    Ye gods.

    I know who these people are - does that make me (none / 0) (#3)
    by Angel on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 05:14:17 PM EST
    "not normal?"  Okay, I'll take it.  Who wants to be "normal?"

    Do you care (none / 0) (#5)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 05:15:21 PM EST
    what they are "really like?"

    Ha! I think I can guess what they're really like. (none / 0) (#6)
    by Angel on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 05:33:13 PM EST
    They're part of the Beltway elite.  I know one of Bauer's partners and he's....well, suffice it to say that he isn't a nice person or a person of morals or a person who is genuine or really cares about anyone other than himself...

    I do not know him (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 05:34:15 PM EST
    and really do not care about stuff like that.

    I do not care why people do things.

    I care what folks do.


    i have no idea who they are (none / 0) (#8)
    by Jlvngstn on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 06:49:49 PM EST
    and I am a lot closer to normal than most of the people here who are more informed.  

    JFK Jr. (none / 0) (#9)
    by gyrfalcon on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 06:57:10 PM EST
    Strikes me that JFK Jr. was ahead of his time.  Wasn't that the whole idea of his magazine, to be sort of high-brow "People" magazine of the political world?

    I never did get the point of that, but it sounds like it would fit right in now.

    The one article from George that I remember (none / 0) (#10)
    by andgarden on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 07:18:02 PM EST
    had Al D'Amato describing where to find a decent bagel in Washington, DC.

    Relevance (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by cal1942 on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 11:55:25 PM EST
    of that type will keep us free.  But, the really important question for D'Amato, boxers or briefs, went unasked, clearly demonstrating that the media needs to probe still deeper to reveal the fiber of public officials.

    i have no clue who any of them are. (none / 0) (#12)
    by cpinva on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 02:57:18 AM EST
    somehow, i've managed to survive and sort of thrive, in spite of my obvious ignorance of these "very important people".

    i'm actually closer to abnormal.

    It's bad enough when celebrities like Paris Hilton (none / 0) (#13)
    by cymro on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 06:09:38 AM EST
    ... are famous just for being famous. Now we have to read about people who are famous for NOT being famous?