WASHINGTON - In the wake of Miley Cyrus’s horrific twerking s ectacle at the recent MT! !

i"eo Music Awar"s an" the resulting #e"ia stor# that followe"$ the O%a#a a"#inistration has announce" a new u%lic relations rogra# "uring a ress conference this #orning&

'We ha(e "eci"e" to coor"inate national security announce#ents with Hollywoo" in the future$) sai" White House s okes#an *a#es Carney& 'Seeing how little attention eo le ai" to the Syria crisis %ecause of Miley Cyrus$ we %elie(e that we can achie(e a consensus #uch #ore +uickly if we announce #a,or national security "ecisions at the sa#e ti#e that so#e ran"o# cele%rity "oes so#ething scan"alous&)
At the height of its o ularity$ the -twerk to ic on Twitter ha" aroun" .//$/// #entions a "ay$ while -syria ha" less than 0//$///& The White House ro osal "etails #any ossi%le scenarios in which such a artnershi woul" ro(e useful$ inclu"ing1 - Coor"inating re orts of "rone strikes with ni sli s on national tele(ision - Ti#ing releases of #assi(e %u"get o(erruns of national security s en"ing with new e iso"es of 2reaking 2a" - 3eaks "etailing "ragnet go(ern#ent sur(eillance at the sa#e ti#e as a high- rofile cele%rity %reaku Critical res onse thus far has %een ecstatic "ue to news that the artnershi #ay result in the re(i(al of cult T! shows like 4irefly an" Arreste" 5e(elo #ent& A"#inistration sources also suggest a new season of 06 an" 7regnant #ay also %e in the works&

'So#e eo le #ight criticise us for %ringing out the %rea" an" circuses$) sai" Mr& Carney& 'There #ay %e so#e truth to that&) '2ut when we %o#%e" 3i%ya$ there wasn’t #uch of a stir e(en without this rogra#& It’s #ore that the A#erican eo le "on’t really care a%out stuff that ha ens outsi"e of their %ackyar"s& No a"#inistration can change that&)

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful