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What's All the Fuss?
October 26, 2009 - Heather Ziegler
What is all the fuss about President Obama playing a basketball game at the White House with his male friends? I guess some Washington wags (nags?) are complaining that the president did not invite any women to play or attend his pick-up basketball game. WHAT? No WOMEN? That's why we have the YMCA and the YWCA. I don't understand the concern here. Do you really want to be step in step, sweat in sweat with guys playing hoops? Did you think they would be discussing public policy or war or the economy during the game? I think not. Mostly they were trying to outdo one another on their three-point shots and blocking one another's layups. Let's get serious about the news business. When I heard the uproar I wanted to throw up my toast on Sunday morning. I was embarrassed to be counted among the female media of this country. Listen, ladies, if you want to be regarded as serious journalists, then stick to serious journalism. Whenever I hear these kinds of stories, I cringe. It's OK for blogs, columns or the fluff-page, but real news, I don't think so. Ughh!
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