So here’s an idea, in the wake of the multitude of superhero flicks scheduled for release this summer, why don’t we make our own. In truth, the media has created him, but we can give him a name, Totally Awesome Man. He is based on the true story of a larger-than-life man who swoops in to save a nation from the ravages of Totally Not-Awesome Man (clearly, a nemesis of Totally Awesome Man).
For the record, I am not a sci-fi fanatic in any sense of the label. If you are like me, you haven’t heard of these silver screen heroes until their trailer appeared during a commercial break for The Daily Show.
If you are further like me, you are sensing the so called “main-stream” media gratuitously ingratiating themselves to President Obama, err…Totally Awesome Man. Last night was a prime-time example of such behavior at Totally Awesome Man’s first press conference. The media asked tough questions, like this gem from Washington Post reporter Michael Fletcher, “[w]hat is your reaction to Alex Rodriguez’s admission that he used steroids as a member of the Texas Rangers?”
Though Totally Awesome Man is rumored to have a particular interest in American sports, what was this about? Perhaps it’s unsurprising considering the ombudsman for the Washington Post, Deborah Howell, admitted to extreme coverage bias in favor of Totally Awesome Man during his campaign. However, that is not news to the reading public.
Totally Awesome Man showed a bit of mercy to Julianna Goldman, a Bloomberg News reporter, who asked if $350 Billion was sufficient to unfreeze the credit crisis. You see, Totally Awesome Man has laser eyes that he uses to burn holes in people who ask him difficult questions. She, thankfully, was spared. But the answer to her question seemed to be a tacit, no.
Stay tuned for more adventures of Totally Awesome Man in the future.