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Don't Blame Media in Marco Rubio Water Bottle Incident


There has been a lot of criticism aimed at the mainstream media because they’re making such a big deal about this Marco Rubio water-sipping incident.

Believe me, I understand that there are more important things to discuss than Marco Rubio getting dry mouth in the middle of a big speech. But the Brody File understands why the media is making such a big deal of it.

First of all, it’s not everyday that a hyped-up address like that has such an embarrassing moment. That’s just newsy in and of itself. But it’s more than that. We live in a culture today where more than ever, like it or not, voters decide on candidates not such much on issues but on cult of personality.

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Political candidates, in this day and age of 24/7 social media must be careful of being defined. Every slip up matters and, sorry to say, but voters form their opinions based on them. Is it fair? No. Is it right? No. But it exists.

And it exists because Americans care about those things. The media is just feeding the superficiality of our present day culture. That’s the reality.

Don’t blame the media when it’s more a statement about what we care about when it comes to our politicians.

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Comments on this post

# RE: Don't Blame Media in Marco Rubio Water Bottle Incident

This is so stupid. You vote for someone or not vote for someone because they get a drink of water during a speech. One should be more concerned about their character then their drinking water habits. Like we should have paid more attention to when Bill Clinton was fooling around with a intern in the oval office rather than doing his job. I do blame the media because they are making a mountain out of a mole hill. They want to destroy Marco Rubio before he even runs for the WH.
Left by KellieC on Feb 20, 2013 12:43 PM

# RE: Don't Blame Media in Marco Rubio Water Bottle Incident

It's a shame that the water was not within easy reach. But when a speaker cannot get a drink of water without the media getting into a feeding frenzy over it, we have pretty much become a nation where real news reporting is extremely rare. Oh, for the good old days of decency and honest reporting.
Left by Fritzie on Feb 20, 2013 6:04 PM

# RE: Don't Blame Media in Marco Rubio Water Bottle Incident

Rubio is just a GD Catholic!
Left by olympusxxx on Feb 20, 2013 10:53 PM

# RE: Don't Blame Media in Marco Rubio Water Bottle Incident

To my mind the important thing in this situation that everybody seems to be obvious of is the singular fact that mr.Rubio's message was not imp0ortant although the occusion certaintly was.The man gave what was a packaged spech that did not wrasle with anything the state of the union said.It would be doubious if he even he heard it,outwardly he was gracious,polite,respectful-but this was surface.He was an empty suit-his reaching out for the water can be interperted symbolicaly as his reaching for an elusive substance.I would like to believe that this is what,even if on an unconchiou level,the public was responding to,and if so,it was not superficheal.Mr.Rubio is young,he is espanick(presently a plus)but his comments were old and a rehash.His body didn't betray him,he betrayed his soul.This is my take.I hope for his sake-and for that of the country as a whole -that he transforms his present conformity and becomes a transformed individualB
Left by stanley Trent Bemis on Feb 21, 2013 3:39 AM

# RE: Don't Blame Media in Marco Rubio Water Bottle Incident

I appreciate your comments about the Marco Rubio water incident. However, I recall quick forgiveness from the media and the public when President Obama fumbled his way through a televised debate with Mitt Romney.
Left by Norskie on Feb 23, 2013 11:29 AM

# RE: Don't Blame Media in Marco Rubio Water Bottle Incident


Rubio is just a GD Catholic!

Left by olympusxxx on Feb 20, 2013 10:53 PM

Are these comments moderated? If they aren't, they should be.

If they are, what did the reviewer understand "GD" to mean? General Dynamics?

It's so vile and repulsive on a Christian web site that I'm sorry to call attention to it.

Feel free to delete this comment after you delete the blasphemy.

I'm not sure the comment deserves to stay even after the blasphemy is removed.

Christians of all denominations need to stand together in the face of increasing evil madness.
Left by tennisolic on Feb 26, 2013 12:36 PM