White House Haplessness, Summed Up in One Sentence

From Marc Ambinder's report on the White House and TSA decision to "double down" on invasive and absurd junk pat-downs of toddlers, elderly, etc., despite national outcry and obvious foolishness of doing so:

In studying the media's coverage, officials have come to conclude that a slow news week, combined with the president's being overseas and Congress being out of session, created the perfect storm of bad coverage.

Yes, that's it. And when the criticism intensifies, maybe toss in a devastating reference to the "lamestream media" and really drive home that winning argument.