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© Dan Wasserman

Maybe what we need are better referees for the “job creators”?

For over a day now, the top story on many news sites has been outrage over bad calls made by substitute referees during an NFL game. It is ironic that this situation mirrors our upcoming election.

UPDATE: Ezra Klein on “low information” voters, and why they won’t be deciding this election.



  1. Jeff wrote:

    To be fair, it was a terrible call. I’ve been hearing Packers fans in my office complaining about it all week. But I do think it’s getting overblown in our media. It’s one of those things that gets people upset easily, and that most people can understand without a lot of explanation. In other words, it’s the perfect story for our media system.

    Can you imagine if this kind of outrage was seen whenever a bank employee embezzled money, or our economy tanked because of bad investments?

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:43 am | Permalink
  2. ellynmae wrote:

    I’ve enjoyed the wide-spread outrage. It’s nice to have so much of the country outraged about the same incident. Plus, it’s a good lesson on the key role played by the little guys in an industry.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    What election?

    Did you see the game last night?

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Permalink
  4. Don wrote:

    What game? ‘>O

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Permalink
  5. jonah wrote:

    This could be a very underrated event. I know there’s a lot of publicity over this from the media but it seems to be purely for sports reasons and how much they hated the call during the packers game. However the Obama campaign should use this to their advantage. The NFL owners tarnished the game over a pittance citing principles. Another example of the so called job creators trying to squeeze every penny out of the common guy to increase their take. This illustrates exactly what’s happening in the corporate world today. Workers are taking home less and less while CEO’s squeeze every penny out of them to increase their pay.

    Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 5:34 am | Permalink
  6. Jonah wrote:

    Another loophole

    Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 7:03 am | Permalink