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June 28, 2012

Big Day

This morning, I was logged onto SCOTUS Blog eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on the new healtcare law. My jaw dropped when I saw the decision, because I don't think anybody expected Roberts to be the swing vote. I immediately went to all the major news network's websites to see what they were reporting. Uh, CNN was reporting this:

I was kind of confused becauseI was pretty sure I had read SCOTUS right and the individual mandate was upheld. I then went to MSNBC: upheld and FoxNews: Nothing.  Then, I refreshed my CNN brower to read, CORRECTION: UPHELD.

Can we just take some time from bitching about or declaring our love for the decision to talk about how funny this is?  I mean they literally had an entire article already prepared talking about the mandate being struck down with a picture of people celebrating.  And from what I hear, Fox News did the same thing live on air.

Its days like today that I just love politics in America.


melissa said...

"Dewey Defeats Truman!"

Seriously, CNN? And then everyone jumps on the bandwagon. HuffPost posted the lamest quasi-apology about how CNN was wrong to jump the gun and they followed.

Do you watch the Colbert Report? He had a hilarious segment the other night. Some moron running for Senate pretaped four different responses to the health care ruling (all equally ridiculous) and then accidentally posted them on YouTube. Watch, he'll probably get elected anyway.

Amanda said...

I was going to say the same thing, "Dewey Defeats Truman!" :) so glad you got a screen shot. I was watching Twitter & the SCOTUS live blog at the same time, and a bunch of people were tweeting all authoritatively about how it was overturned. Those tweets magically disappeared :)

Life of a Doctor's Wife said...

Ha! Modern technology makes it so much easier to screw up for the world to see.

Token Yankee said...

That was pretty bad. Somebody got fired!

meghan said...

This is too funny. After reading every Steve, Joe, and Harry's well-educated opinions on Facebook today I'm glad to hear a light-hearted take on it all.

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

That's what happens when reporters rush to judgements and don't finish reading the first paragraph. Silly.

Angela Noelle said...

I cannot even imagine how absolutely mortified they were after running that article--there's definitely a certain amount of schadenfreude involved in seeing a massive news conglomerate screw the pooch so badly!


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