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“Deceptive” doesn’t quite do justice to Ed Schultz’s scurrilously selective editing of a Rick Perry speech to claim that the Texas governor is– you’ll never guess– an Anti-Obama racist.
In related news, MSNBC: Does Racism Racist Or Does Racist Racism Racism?
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Most racist American racists remain racist over the racism, sinking into almost racist racism after racistly racism. Yet the racism of the racist racism of our racist country presents racism as a racist racial racism.
The question of whether racism was a racist racism of the racism, an issue raised by a racist that had been racist to suggest as much, may have racist her a new racist, the racist said.
We’ve racist this racist versus racist and moved to a racism where racism can racist racism racist. Racists were hoping we would racist racism. But this is racism that racists’ racism racism racism, and racists are racism racism.
The racist, who is racist, was asked to racism after racism of her racist a racial racism surfaced showing racists racially racism to racists because of racism.
Racism racist racism, racist racially racism racist– racism’s racist racism racist racial racistly racism racism; racism racist’s racism racist racism. Racists racism racist, racism’s racism racists. Racism racist, racist racism racist racial racism, racism racism racism racism racism racism. Racism racism.
Lawrence O’Donnell interviewed former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice on “The Last Word” last night– and although he insisted on the last word (and first word and everything in between)– he deserves credit for his willingness to debate a political opponent. (The same cannot be said of his MSNBC colleagues Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz or the supercilious toad that was terminated in January.)
Nonetheless, O’Donnell quickly succumbed to the popular meme that the Bush administration knew, or should have known, that there were no WMDs in Iraq. He even insisted on taking Rice through the ridiculous exercise of making decisions retroactively with new information:
O’DONNELL: But we now know [Saddam Hussein] wasn’t a threat.
O’DONNELL: — the threat of a mushroom cloud from Saddam Hussein you now know was completely false. Do you regret saying that? Would you take that back if you could?
O’DONNELL: But all that was wrong. He couldn’t have reconstituted anything in a year. We know — why recite things that we know were wrong and have been proven wrong?
O’DONNELL: When you look at what we now are calling the Arab spring and you look at these uprisings against the dictators in the region, would have been better now — knowing what we all know now, would it have been better to have waited and let history catch up with Saddam Hussein in Iraq? Do you think we might haveÂ a similar uprising in Iraq today?
I wonder if Lawrence O’Donnell would have gotten those botox shots if he had known– as he knows now, and we all know now– how ghoulishly waxen his forehead would look.
Via Ace of Spades HQ.
“Countdown with Keith Olbermann” is history.
Let’s check in with the Sultan of Smug to see how things are going post-MSNBC…
In this clip, MSNBC’s Richard Lui explains the debt ceiling in a physical demonstration that would offend the intellect of a toddler.
The so-called “debt ceiling” are words that sound like Greek to a lot of people.
Are you sure? I think the meaning of “debt ceiling” is fairly self-evident. Perhaps it sounds like Greek to Richard Lui because, as one of the commenters on this YouTube clip points out, Lui misunderstands the very concept he means to explain:
- The debt ceiling is not like “the government’s credit card.” The borrowing limit of the U.S.A. is not determined by creditors, at least not in any direct sense. It is self-imposed.
- “Spending” does not equal debt. Spending in excess of revenue may incur debt, but spending is not debt.
Simultaneously condescending, silly and wrong. I would expect nothing less from MSNBC.
In the clip below, an obnoxious MSNBC guest host harrasses the chairman of GOProud for being a gay man who identifies as a conservative Republican.
This is a particularly egregious example of the way MSNBC approaches broadcasting: a giggling liberal assured of his own moral superiority makes reductionist arguments about his opponent’s position while completely avoiding gigantic frontiers of substantive debate.
The GOProud chairman takes the bait a few times but otherwise does an excellent job exposing the host as a condescending, closed-minded prick who did not bother to conduct even cursory research of his guest or the organization he represents. (Watch the exchange at about 2:10.)
The Daily Caller reports that members of the left-wing discussion group Journolist think Keith Olbermann is a “predictable,” “unfunny,” “misogynistic,” “pompous,” “shtiky and rude blowhard.”
Several of the Journolist contributors were especially put off by Olbermann’s bizarrely, gratuitously vicious assault on Carrie Prejean, the Miss USA contestant who said she believed marriage should be between a man and a woman. (A position shared by such right-wing crypto-fascists as president Barack Obama.) Michael O’Hare, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote,
Odd when a reasonable person’s internal alarm doesn’t go off in a situation like that– “I’m going to ridicule a girl who’s obviously at her personal limits just trying to look conventionally pretty on national TV? What does that make me?”
But perhaps most damningly, Michael Cohen from the New America Foundation said of Olbermann,
At least [Fox News’s Sean] Hannity and [Bill] O’Reilly engage with the other side (if mainly just to yell at them). Olbermann is just an echo chamber.
Keithers must be devastated. If MSNBC can’t find anybody to go on suicide watch because everybody hates him, maybe they can install one of those baby monitors near his bathtub, where a bawling Olbermann is certain to be nestled for the next several weeks.
Oh yeah– as if to compound his misery, now everybody also knows Keith Olbermann was not invited to participate in Journolist. Hundreds of members– journalists, professors, the liberal intellectual elite– and no room for the lockstep ideological cohort who hosts a nightly, primetime show on a major cable news network? (Olbermann must feel betrayed by Journolist contributor and frequent guest on “Countdown With Keith Olbermann,” Chris Hayes.)
Worst. Listserv. In The World!
UPDATE: Ed Morrissey has more.