Hurricane Earl: Obama’s Katrina

David Corn tweets, "Can I write the Hurricane-Earl-Is-Obama's-Hurricane-Katrina piece? Or do I have to wait for Earl to make landfall? What's protocol?"

David Corn tweets, “Can I write the Hurricane-Earl-Is-Obama’s-Hurricane-Katrina piece? Or do I have to wait for Earl to make landfall? What’s protocol?”

He’s being snarky but the answer is that you write it now and wait to publish it once you have a news hook.

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  1. Brummagem Joe says:

    Jim, some would call it snarky some would say it was an entirely accurate depiction of our entirely predictable, ambulance chasing media.

  2. James Joyner says:

    I just mean that he wasn’t actually asking for an opinion on protocol.  But, yeah.

  3. reid says:

    Are the bloggers and media people that participate in this “Obama’s <insert Bushism here>” idiocy snarkproof?  If it just takes a lot, then keep it coming!