Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn., has resigned in the wake of comments she made on Facebook about Sasha and Malia Obama.

For the Today Show, that was the top story of the day:

It’s almost as if they’re ignoring some stories on purpose.

Jonathan Gruber? That name might ring a bell to anyone who doesn’t get all their news from certain mainstream outlets.

The Lauten story is at the center of the MSM’s radar screen, while other important stories with real consequences for the country are nowhere to be found: