Saturday, February 11, 2012

How the Pundits Got This Wrong ...

Ladies and gentlemen, this is why our political commentary in the media sucks shite.

On Friday, MSNBC's bow to sorority house politics, otherwise known as Now with Alex (Bdyeee-Bdyaaa-um-um-waitaminute-gag-me-with-a-spoon) Wagner, the show aired immediately before the President was due to make a statement on what I call the contraceptive crisis.

Apart from Joy-Ann Reid (the only columnist with any kind of political acumen and who looks constantly befuddled at the college kids playing adults) and the geezer on the end from Politico, the discussion and the analysis is just plain sophomoric. The baldy on videotape from Politico is just pushing the same old same old talking points - Obama is weak/caved/etc - and Luke (I-only-got-this-job-because-of-my-dead-daddy-and-MSNBC's-nepotism)Russert is painfully trying to sound like he knows what he's talking about, but doesn't; whilst Moon Unit Zappa Alex Wagner really buys into what he's saying ... only she doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.

This stupid little girl is so tied up in pushing the meme that this President and this Administraton got caught flat-footed in this situation, and Politico obliges.

Then things start going against Moon Unit's Wagner's script, when Planned Parenthood's spokesperson speaks. Listen for the rustling of Wagner's papers when Cecile Richards from Planned Parenthood actually supports the President.

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Then watch Little Luke - anyone remember The Real McCoys? - pretend to be his father and ask a question that is not only condescending to women's intelligence, it just makes him come across as just another white, Catholic male prick. (And watch Planned Parenthood's beautiful smackdown of this little jerk). Like Republicans, he tries to make this an intrusion of government into faith-related areas (it's not) and also like Republicans, he tries to tie this into .... yes, I know, it's boring ... abortion.

Cecile Richards's final endorsement of women's support for this measure and for the President is priceless ... as priceless as the angry look on Little Miss Moon Unit's face at the realisation that she is in way over her head.

Someone on my Facebook page has taken me to task for criticizing Alex Wagner, saying she is just what we need to get young people engaged in political matters. I'm sorry, but I disagree. I think young people deserve a better mentor - at least someone who is more articulate, who's not pushing an agenda (as Wagner is directly affiliated also with the Obama-hating-and-baiting Huffington Post), who knows the subject matter about which she speaks and who, frankly, has a better command of simple English grammar.


  1. Every time I see Luke Russert, this comes to mind:

    Seriously, I think that most of these anchors and "pundits" (good god!) have lost - or never had - the ability to comprehend anything outside of their predetermined talking points. They're good at repeating them, but lack any background in civics or logic.

  2. It sounds like they were speaking Klingon. None of what they were saying was making any sense. Do they have any awareness of how stupid they sound arguing with Planned Parenthood's president about birth control policy?

    I wish Tim spent more time with his boy. Tim Russert is spinning in his grave.