Cheat-Seeking Missles

Friday, February 08, 2008

Pimped Out At MSNBC

God protect us from idiot journalists ...

... a big job, even for God.

In this MSNBC clip, David Schuster interrupts lib commentator Bill Press, who is talking about Chelsea Clinton's campaigning, and says:
But doesn't it seem like Chelsea is being pimped out in some kind of way?
Since when do the public airwaves deserve speech like this? Can't Schuster say what's on his mind -- that the Clintons are exploiting their daughter -- without bringing whoring into it?

Schuster subsequently apologized, in that smarmy, limited, disgusting new style of apology that's becoming the national norm:
Some people have taken it literally. To the extent people feel I was being pejorative, I apologize for that.
What would be so hard about saying, "I'm sorry I used that word. It wasn't appropriate, it was pejorative, and I apologize to Chelsea Clinton, the Clinton campaign and our viewers." That's an apology that's worth uttering; Schuster's actually makes matters worse.

That said, the Clinton campaign apparently is using Chelsea in unseemly ways -- as Schuster explains before getting to his apology. He states that the Clinton's are using her to call super-delegates, "the unseemly side of politics."

And indeed it is. Words fail me ... Exploitative? Manipulative? Unconscionable? Clintonesque? Yes, that's it.

By happy coincidence, my Demotivator Calendar from just happens to have as its February theme exactly the image and phrase that captures the Clintons:

As it says, it's best to avoid standing directly between a competitive jerk and his goals ... be the jerk a campaigning Clinton or a self-aggrandizing cable news reporter.

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