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Media Officially More Interested In Obama’s Skeet Strikes Than Drone Strikes Now

Clay pigeons have perished, and questions must be asked

The White House released this photo to prove President Obama still wears Mom jeans enjoys skeet shooting.

In the week since President Obama’s bombshell claim that he goes “skeet shooting all the time,” the press has labored tirelessly to provide the kind of comprehensive analysis the American public requires to  emotionally process a revelation of this magnitude.

Hordes of critics have voiced skepticism over the President’s skeet-shooting claim, prompting the White House on Saturday to provide photographic evidence of one such outing. Media coverage has hardly subsided since then, however, as innumerable questions remain regarding the frequency, character, and existential implications of the President’s clay pigeon kills.

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But television commentators aren’t the only ones fascinated by the President’s covert skeet strikes. As of today, just one week after the story initially broke, a (cleared-history) Google search forObama and ‘skeet shooting’ now results in 87.6 million hits./By comparison, a Google search for “Obama and ‘drone strikes‘” produces only 4.1 million hits. In other words, one week’s worth of clay pigeon carnage has produced roughly 20 times more online media coverage than the past four years of drone attacks combined, notwithstanding the fact that drone strikes involve the deaths of actual human beings./

Bing’s results are only slightly less depressing:  1.39 million hits for the same skeet shooting search and 280,000 hits for the drone search. If you go looking for Obama-related topics right now, the number one and number seven suggested searches both relate to the skeet incident.
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One Response to Media Officially More Interested In Obama’s Skeet Strikes Than Drone Strikes Now

  1. Barjack

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    Actually, I'm still trying to emotionally process a revelation of the magnitude of how good he looks in mom jeans. Remember Mitt? And then, of course, there was Mr. sweater vest. And the guy married to the Platinum Turtle.