Friday, February 8, 2008

MSNBC reporter suspended for "pimpin' out" comment about Chelsea Clinton

I remember watching this Thursday. What do you think?

David Shuster's comment was a bit more colorful than his usual dull presentations. If you watch cable news you know he's certainly not a professional blowhard like Lou Dobbs, Bill O'Reilly, Nancy Grace or Glenn Beck. He's a
real journalist (i.e. he's a corporate blowhard than doesn't rock the boat).

I'll be honest, I saw no serious foul in his comment. Then again, I laughed at Imus' infamous nappy-headed ho comment. Maybe I'm an insensitive misogynist. Or maybe I can still laugh at stupid comments and still be a proud lefty.

I agree it was inappropriate but far below the usual cable noise. I'm sure Billary supporter, Ellen Malcolm -- president of EMILY's List and a top adviser to Sen. Clinton -- would disagree. She wrote a scathing letter to NBC Sr. VP Phil Griffin. And after Billary threatened to boycott future debate appearances on the network, Shuster 's was apologizing every 30 minutes.

The worst of the American left seems committed to editing the English language down to two simple words: be nice.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, that comment is mostly just idiotic because so many candidates do it. The ENTIRE Romney family was out there the same way. Clinton just happens to be an only child.

As far as the niceness thing, you're right. I think, yeah, if you don't have anything nice to say, then you'll mostly benefit from keeping quiet. However, with politics, if you don't have anything nice to say about it, you're probably telling the truth.


Miss Marmelstein said...

considering the clintons' notorious "protection" of chelsea and their efforts to keep her from being politicized, i can understand their anger. that, of course, is before chelsea made it clear that she was campaigning for her mom, up to and including calling celebrities and superdelegates to get their support. she's fair game now, just like her dad. and, btw, she's 27. get the hell over it. if my parents took offense to every negative comment someone made about me (especially when it was kind of true), they'd have to quit their day jobs.