Thursday, February 19, 2004
Blogworthy: Fox News' "Special Report with Brit Hume" did a little report on the swank Georgetown digs that Democrat Senators John Kerry and John Edwards live in (Edwards owns his; Kerry's wife, Madame Ketchup owns the other). Both of the homes are more than 100 years old and each is worth north of $3 million.
So, they're both ridiculously wealthy. Nothing wrong with that.
But what's funny, as reported in the usually amusing "Grapevine" segment of the program, was the fact that a woman came out of Edwards' house while the Fox News reporter was taping his report and forbade him from taking pictures of the home without permission from the campaign HQ in Raleigh, N.C.
The reporter was standing on a public street and sidewalk and told her to basically get stuffed.
The woman reportedly told the reporter: "You'll hear from us," and then proceeded to follow the reporter around in her car.
Not too bright on the woman's part. Why? Well, the story itself wasn't notable. It lasted no more than three minutes or so. And I wouldn't have posted anything about it.
But by trying to stifle it, the woman made the report a whole lot more amusing -- and now it's a permanent part of the Internet.
Ma'am, you've been blogged.