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Out: ‘Fourth Estate’ — In: ‘Eighth Hole’

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By Doug Powers  •  August 22, 2011 12:56 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

The term “Fourth Estate” has long been used in reference to the press, but it’s getting a little stale. So, thanks to a little inspiration from the vacationing president, we can now get rid of “Fourth Estate” and replace it with “Eighth Hole”:

But it was later, at the Vineyard Golf Course in Edgartown, where the president’s recalcitrance was most evident. Approaching the eighth tee in a golf cart with friend and frequent golfing buddy Eric Whitaker, the president noticed three TV cameras and a Globe photographer across the street. Rather than stop and be photographed teeing off, the president skipped the hole.

Specifically, the new “Eighth Hole” designation for the press should be used whenever a politician is dodging the media during certain situations that could lead to negative public perception during challenging economic times, however inherited they may be.

I’m lobbying NBC this week to change the name of their Sunday news show to “Meet the Eighth Hole,” but, under the circumstances, it’s doubtful they’ll go for it.

(h/t Bluegrass Pundit)

**Written by Doug Powers

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