Wednesday, January 21, 2009

'Obama is the Biggest Story of the Century So Far'

He's bigger than 9/11, bigger than the war on terrorism, heck, he's the biggest thing evah!.

Of course, that's sheer fantasy and solipsism, but why interrupt a good orgasm?

I really didn't think it would get this bad.
President Barack Obama's inauguration generated an unprecedented 35,000 stories in the world's major newspapers, television and radio broadcasts over the past day -- about 35 times more than the last presidential swearing-in -- a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

The Texas-based Global Language Monitor said there had also been 6 million new Obama-related mentions on the Internet since December 31.

By comparison, the last U.S. presidential inauguration, of George W. Bush in January 2005, resulted in about 1,000 stories in major media worldwide, Paul JJ Payack, president of Global Language Monitor said.

"The Obama numbers are unprecedented and speak volumes to the global fascination with the new American president, his wife and young family," Payack told Reuters. "Obama is the biggest story of the century so far."

U.S. television audience ratings for Tuesday's inauguration ceremony, which was shown live on major broadcast networks and cable news channels, are expected to show record numbers tuning in when they are released later on Wednesday.
Ah, but just one little problem.

Ronald Reagan's inauguration outdrew Obama.

How can this be?

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