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MSM Media Critics at the Mandela Funeral

First up, Dylan Byers from Politico complaining about “new media’s” focus on the Obama-Castro handshake and the Obama/Cameron/Helle Thorning-Schmidt funeral selfie:

I guess Byers’s bosses at Politico don’t share his disdain of selfie coverage:

PoliticoPresident Obama takes selfie with world leaders

And next up, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd is in disbelief that Fox News would do an entire segment on the Obama-Castro handshake:

Ah, yes. Because MSNBC would never pander to its audience. Ever.  

Well, maybe they might pander to the end-the-Cuban-embargo crowd. MSNBC.com headline: Handshake makes history at Mandela memorial, with video of the handshake. 

I expect next from Byers and Todd we’ll have some commentary on why speculation of 2016 races is ridiculous and should never, ever be taken seriously at this early date. 

 

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