MEDIA COVERAGE OF A McCAIN HEALTH ISSUE WOULD BE PERVASIVE
The notion is macabre, but the health of a 72-year-old presidential candidate should be a palpable concern to all voters.
Events this weekend might make you wonder how the media would react to an ailing McCain? How would the Fourth Estate react to a Ariel Sharon-type scenario where the country's leader is incapacitated indefinitely?
When New England Patriots Super Bowl heartthrob, Tom Brady, went down with a season-ending knee injury yesterday, the sports media went nuts. The Tom Brady Health Watch is still humming along Monday afternoon even as the Patriots announced Brady is out for the season.
SI.com has a Brady watch icon on its headline news section similar to links that monitor every ball and strike or first down and yards gained--"UPDATE: Brady ordered non-fat milk and Cheerios for breakfast. Nurse returned. Out of milk. Brady ordered orange juice and ice chips."
This, of course, is the greatest quarterback 0f his generation. The amount of news coverage on the leader of the freeworld would be unimaginable.
BREAKING NEWS: McCain's hemorrhoids have flared. Surgery set for 4pm. Palin in the ass is itching to be sworn in.