Apparently Jake Tapper was the first to hype the Special Olympics story last night. And now he’s angry that it’s become such a media distraction — what with the economy, two wars, etc, etc. Of course, this is like pulling a fire alarm in a crowded mall then complaining about how there’s no shopping for an hour.
Then there’s the general MSNBC angle on this story today. Paraphrasing something Alex Witt asked a guest this morning: “Will this Special Olympics story become a big distraction in the media for the president?” I don’t know, Media Distraction Monger, you tell me.