No one in her right mind expects MSNBC’s Chuck Todd to say good things about Republicans. However, Todd recently stooped to a new low—as low as what your kitty buries in the litter box or yard—with a comment he made about Republicans.
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NBC News is promoting Brian Williams’ interview with President Barack Obama about the killing of Osama bin Laden, an operation that Americans were told took place in Pakistan. Williams interviewed U.S media’s favorite president in the Situation Room in the White House.
NBC’s ardor aside, here’s what no one has mentioned.
Universal Pledge of Allegiance
I pledge allegiance to the universe,
To little green men and the Republics of Zen,
To the black hole with no rabbit hole,
To the panderer and philanderer,
To the Assembly of Deceit,
To the fungus on the tree,
To the Globotomy of We.
(By Kay B. Day/June 21, 2011)
Most national branded media haven’t been enthusiastic about jumping on the Journolist story The Daily Caller broke. Hundreds of leftwing journalists belonged to the listserv founded by a 22 year old named Ezra Klein.
Roger Simon wrote an essay about the Journolist, and he includes remarks from NBC’s Chuck Todd who is technically NBC’s White House correspondent. Todd told Simon that Journolist was “offensive” and he said the list had “kept me up nights.” Because, you know, he tries to be “fair.”
Criticizing established media brands like The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as long-time TV networks, is in full swing these days. So turnabout is fair play. Chuck Todd, head White House correspondent for NBC News, had a few things to say about new media, with particular emphasis on Matt Drudge’s go-to website where many of us pop in throughout the day to see what’s interesting in the world around us.
In an interview with Tommy Christopher at Mediaite, Todd bemoaned ‘Drudge-driven’ journalism. He criticized stories based on “an opinion article allegation, not even a factually based story, that suddenly draws a question because Drudge linked to it.”
Drudge will certainly do the trick when a story runs around frantically looking for legs. For Todd, that is not a good thing. He said, “There’s no worse crime in journalism these days than simply deciding something’s a story because Drudge linked to it.”
For weeks after Jay Leno slipped the late night scene for an earlier time slot, I mourned. I tried watching ABC’s ‘Nightline’—found it dull as an old sock.
David Letterman isn’t funny anymore now that President George W. Bush is no longer in office. His Sarah Palin jokes lack their former verve. Maybe he could write a few adultery jokes and try those on for size since he’s got so much experience. Young woman/old man and all that.
Leno’s replacement on NBC comes up short even though he’s tall; Conan O’Brien is just trying too hard, I think.
Then I discovered George Lopez’s ‘Lopez Tonight’ on TBS. The evening I found it, one of my favorite stars Sandra Bullock guested, and from that moment, I tuned in despite the fact the host and guest were cracking jokes about Bullock becoming ‘more Latina.’
But Lopez’s show has a feature that no one’s really talked about and it defies political correctness. As a matter of fact it is completely politically incorrect and I hope he will continue in this vein and apply some of that famously correct diversity to future segments.
The feature: ‘Creepy Little White Girl.’