We can never miss an opportunity to watch and laugh whenever MSNBC makes mistakes. But now, one of their supposedly official journalists—distinct from the I-man’s role back in “the old days”—used the overly colorful phrase “pimping out” to describe how the Clinton campaign is using Chelsea. Aside from that so-2007 question of whether it’s an acceptable phrase for him to use, gotta love it when MSNBC looks stupid.
David Shuster’s initial crude, insensitive and sexist remark, followed by painful, awkward apology #1:
[UPDATE: Here’s the email correspondence that occurred between Shuster and the Clinton campaign.]
Painful, awkward apology #2:
Disturbing to hear an apology mapped to Shuster’s wooden reporter-ese rhythms.
The following morning, Joe Scarborough, not realizing his mike was live & open, ripped into Shuster after giving him a reputation-bolstering fill-in slot at the Morning Joe desk. Must watch!