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Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download.
(CNN) - Can the media get over their collective obsession with weight?
For some strange reason, here we are again, talking about Michelle Obama's derriere. And, for good measure, Chris Christie's girth.
It's easy, it's fun, it's good for clicks and ratings. It's also kinda cheap.
The Washington Post used a pretty flimsy peg - Alabama high school football coach Bob Grisham caught on tape - to run a Style section piece on the weighty issue. "Fat butt Michelle Obama," the coach is heard saying, declaring her overweight. Grisham was suspended by the school (he says he misspoke).
But this is national news? Really? Find out Howie's thoughts here.
Amy Holmes, David Shuster and Howard Kurtz take a look at coverage of Jodi Kantor's new book, "The Obamas."