Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Journos

Gautham Nagesh Contributor
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Thanks to my colleague Mike Riggs for allowing me to occupy his personal space for the rest of the afternoon, I’ll do my best to leave things the way I found them. I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least acknowledge the huge win by my alma mater Cornell over Temple in the first round of the NCAA tournament this afternoon. This year’s team is probably the best thing to come out of Ithaca since S.E. Cupp.

I spent this this morning at George Mason, where President Obama delivered yet another campaign-style speech in favor of the healthcare bill to a raucous crowd of supporters. You can check my story for the run-down, but here’s the line getting the most play today:

One of the things you realize is basically that a lot of reporting in Washington, it’s just like SportsCenter. It’s considered a sport, and who’s up and who’s down, and everybody’s keeping score. And you got the teams going at it. It’s Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.

So Beltway pundits are the same as wise-cracking sportscasters that focus on the personal dynamics of celebrity athletes at the expense of the games themselves. I wonder where he got that idea?