Dog Bites Man and, In Other News, Rosie O'Donnell Is Gay

The reporter for the Associated Press who came up with this bit of “news” for what’s obviously a slow news weekend must have been one of the 5 Americans who was surprised to find out Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell were gay.

Campaigning in this conservative, predominantly Baptist state, McCain called himself a Baptist when speaking to reporters Sunday and noted that he and his family have been members of the North Phoenix Baptist Church in his home state of Arizona for more than 15 years.

Once again, class, to pass Tom’s Journalism 101 answer this question:

Which is news?

  • A – Dog bites man
  • B – Dog bites reporter
  • C – Someone known for years to be a lesbian “comes out”
  • D – Senator admits to 15 years of church membership
  • E – Man bites dog
  • F- Politician changes his stripes to suit his audience

If you answered A, B, C, D or F, you might do better as an historian.

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McCain Identifies Himself as a Baptist

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