Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pimping Fallout


MSNBC’s David Shuster: Defender of Clinton Family Honor? | The New York Observer

Anecdotal evidence suggests that MSNBC hosts are already feeling the fallout.

To wit: On Tuesday morning, Tucker Carlson, the host of MSNBC’s talk show Tucker, was standing in line at the Palisades Recreation Center in Washington, D.C., waiting to vote in D.C.’s presidential primary. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, a middle-aged woman, standing in line in front of Mr. Carlson, recognized the on-air anchor and began berating Mr. Carlson about MSNBC’s coverage of Hillary Clinton.

According to the source, the irate Washingtonian told Mr. Carlson something to the effect that “when you pick on Hillary, you pick on all women.”

Later the uncomfortable conversation continued outside the voting hub. When reached on Tuesday afternoon at his MSNBC offices in the District, Mr. Carlson declined to comment.

Back at Citizens United central, Mr. Stone said he was united with Senator Clinton on one thing: namely, that Mr. Shuster’s comments were out of line.

“The pimp comment was something he shouldn’t have said,” Mr. Stone said. “If Chelsea Clinton is making calls to superdelegates on behalf of her mother, good for her. That’s laudable. But, on the other hand, I don’t think he should be crucified for it.”

Life's hard, Tucker; then...


Fade said...

Although Schuster isn't (or at least doesn't seem to me) the worst, I think I'd be REALLY REALLY pissed if someone came on television and referred to me "pimping" my daughters, no matter what the connotation.

Can these people just avoid picking on the Children of Candidates? Whether its the Bush twins or Chelsea, it's really just tacky gossipmongering to slam these kids.

Bob said...

Agreed. If I were a talking head, I'd make sure that certain words and expressions are deleted from working vocabulary; I have to do that as a teacher and it can be difficult.