#rsrh Media waiting for a ‘Killer Rabbit’ moment?

Hmm, could be:

“I think it’s a little too early yet for the president to be attacked by a rabbit,” cautioned a veteran Chicago Democrat wise in the ways of Obama. “But it’s close. Real close.”

This is what we here in the New Media business call a ‘self-fulfilling prophecy.’  One thing that a lot of people don’t get about the Old Media is this: individual reporters and/or editors may be partisans.  Even individual papers or organizations can be.  But the Media as a whole is… not exactly ‘nonpartisan.’  It’s more like ‘omnivorous.’  And its favorite story is The Idol With The Feet Of Clay.  Or possibly it’s the Media’s favorite meal: there’s a bit of semantic overlap there, in this context at least.

Moe Lane

*Classical reference.


  • Just Dave says:

    That’s no ordinary rabbit! That’s the most foul, cruel and bad-tempered rodent you’ve ever set eyes on!

  • Murgatroyd says:

    But if there ever is an Obama Rabbit Incident, our scrupulously honest journalists will want to make absolutely certain that it actually happened. They’ll need at least fourteen independent on-the-record sources, and the investigation probably will take until March 2013. Keep rockin.

  • Glenn says:

    Official Statement – The rabbit was raised by someone in the Tea Party with the specific intent of having it attack the president. It showed all the signs of being a trained attack rabbit, clearly intended to attack on command by someone within the Tea Party movement. The level of viciousness of the attack was far beyond anything an ordinary rabbit might have been capable of, which clearly indicates the extreme levels those who belong to such groups are prepared to go to. It’s been estimated that it would have taken approximately 2 1/2 years to raise such an animal and train it to such a level of ferosity, which clearly shows what these people are capable of. The president had good reason to be as terrified as he was. – Jay Carney

  • Metzger says:

    First off, +1 to Just Dave. Nice job.

    Second, I used to think there was nothing this guy could do to get consistently negative press coverage. Now, 16 months out and him being such a SCOAMF (thanks Ace), it’s got to be getting hard to resist.

  • PRJoslin says:

    Makes you wonder about the vitriol the media heaps on Perry (and before that, Bachmann), and the (relatively) warm reception given Romney and Huntsman. If the media expects an Obama implosion, they’d want to have a safe backup on deck.

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