News flash to the mainstream media: The presidential election is not "American Idol." Just because a candidate loses a single state, doesn’t mean the candidate is off the show.
This is eerily similar to a post written by Brian Fraley three days ago. In this well written post, he starts with this:
Some friendly advice for media pundits, bloggers and other observers of the 2008 Presidential race:
Politics is not a reality television show. Contestants do not get voted off the island with every week’s new episode.
Nowhere in her column does McBride credit Fraley for that line. She did change it slightly, so I doubt that it would qualify as plagiarism. (Is there a lawyer in the house that could offer an opinion? iT? How about an English teacher? Jay?) However, it is close enough that it is pretty apparent this is where she got it from.
One would think that a teacher of journalism, teaching at a college level, would have enough ethics to acknowledge the source in her column.