Ads ‘n’ Ends (JesusHatesObama Edition)

Question Time in the House of Common Sense:

1) Does JesusHatesObama Really Have $3 Million?

Via The Huffington Post:

Fox Rejects Super Bowl Ad From JesusHatesObama.Com

Fox has rejected a proposed Super Bowl ad from a conservative comedy site called

The ad shows two bobblehead dolls: one of Jesus and one of President Obama. As “Battle Hymn Of The Republic” plays, the video cuts between the two bobbleheads until Jesus seemingly makes the Obama bobblehead fall into a fish tank, whereupon the logo for the site comes up.

Fox said the ad was unacceptable and could not air during the Super Bowl.

And that’s excellent news for one Richard Belfry, who operates the merchandising site and very likely has nothing near the $3 million it would take to actually run the proposed spot on the Super Bowl broadcast.

But he’s very likely gotten at least $3 million worth of publicity from his stunt.

Here’s Campaign Outsider’s two cents worth:

The hardworking staff now hates . . . itself.

2) Did Friday’s Boston Herald really devote four full pages to burritos?

Yes, indeed. Specifically pages 4, E1, E2, and E3.

Representative sample:

Forget about baked beans. Boston is a city that loves Mexican beans, red or black, take your pick.

We’re home to at least 50 burrito joints in and around the city — and I’ve sampled almost every one.

But my “Burrito Boy” odyssey is over. I have discovered the best wrapped wonder in the Hub.

Not to keep you in suspense, the winner was Olecito Mexican Grill.

But four pages? Someone needs to grill the Herald.

3) Is New York Times book reviewer Michiko Kakutani onto something about O: A Presidential Novel?

Lede of Kakutani’s review:

Well, now we know why the author of this much gossiped about, heavily marketed new book wanted to remain anonymous: “O: A Presidential Novel” is a thoroughly lackadaisical performance — trite, implausible and decidedly unfunny.

Kakutani starts out by challenging the assumption that the anonymous author is an Obamanaut:

There has been plenty of online speculation that the author of “O” may be a political reporter, blogger or onetime member of President Obama’s staff, but while he or she clearly has a feel for what it’s like to be on the campaign trail, much of what passes for inside knowledge in these pages would be known to anyone who’s read a bunch of campaign accounts, subscribed to Mike Allen’s “Playbook”or watched “Morning Joe.”

In fact, given the unflattering depiction of the fictional O, the author could even be an Obamanot:

O’s hypocrisy and arrogance, along with improbable plot developments, make it hard not to suspect that the author of this novel is a Republican sympathizer — or at the very least someone very disillusioned with President Obama.

Wouldn’t that be fun?

4) Who Shot Keith Olbermann?

Who cares?

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3 Responses to Ads ‘n’ Ends (JesusHatesObama Edition)

  1. Lavender says:

    Fox… Just another left-wing liberal elitist lamestream media outlet.
    Wait, what?

  2. Laurence Glavin says:

    Who cares? The Huffington Post story got 28,000 comments. Oh, and I care …a lot.

  3. Pingback: The Olbermanniacs Comment, Specially | Campaign Outsider

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