As you might have guessed 2013 was not as busy around here as the 2012 election year (as of the close of business yesterday traffic was 96.1% of 2012 levels) but there were plenty of posts that got a lot of attention. Here are the five that you found the most interesting:
5. From Oct 4: Miriam Carey Shatters Media Dreams
Do you remember Miriam Carey, no? Well that’s because she didn’t fit the template
The possibilities were endless! and then came the facts:
The driver wasn’t a Tea Party member
Wasn’t a person involved in politics,
Wasn’t a man
Wasn’t even white!
The driver was a black woman with mental health issues and a young child violating every stereotype the media held dear, given she lived in Ct. they couldn’t even blame her postpartum depression on lack of access to abortion.
And a two-week story about the violence of the tea party with heavy face time dominating the landscape faded toward the bottom of Memeorandum and the hour-long segments with just a little news tossed on it became a small opening before going back to hitting the GOP on the government shutdown.
It’s sad to see a dream fade so quickly
If she had been a white Republican every end of the year story would have featured her.