“I am big. It’s the media that got small.” Andrea Mitchell channels Norma Desmond

June 20, 2012


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By Sissy Willis of sisu

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up," quips Lisa B on Twitter, locating the perfect fictional equivalent of old-media delusions of grandeur in Gloria Swanson's "Sunset Boulevard" portrayal of faded silent-movie star Norma Desmond, descending from denial into madness:

I am big. It's the pictures that got small.

Or, as faded lamestream-media stars like Andrea Mitchell — who was caught by new-media star Sooper Mexican the other day smearing Mitt Romney by twisting his words into the JournoList narrative of choice — might put it:

I am big. It's the media that got small.

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Note: Many thanks to el polacko in the comments for correcting our spelling of Desmond's first name. Hate it when that happens, especially in the darned headline. Arrggghhhh!

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  1. el polacko says:

    it’s norMa desmond

  2. Sissy Willis says:

    Many thanks to el polacko for correcting spelling of Desmond’s first name. Hate it when that happens, especially in the darned headline. Arrggghhhh!