Over the top?
You bet, Mr Shuster.
You should not have said it. It was a comment that was beneath you. Perhaps that is why you are nearly getting your head ripped off, while people like Limbaugh refer to Chelsea as a dog and nothing is said about it.
Tonight, even Olbermann apologized, and Shuster wasn't filling in for Keith when he made the offending remark, but for Tucker Carlson, who is more unseemly and insulting in 5 minutes than Shuster usually is in an hour.
It is, indeed, a very, very sad thing to have to say, but the simple fact of the matter is, recent USA politics are ugly, barbaric and far beneath the people whom we have believed we are as a people; the people who make up this nation.
I like Chelsea Clinton. She has grown into a lovely, graceful, poised young woman. She seems intelligent, curious and probably has much more going for her than many of here countrymen can imagine.
She may well be the first female president in the USA.
I hope my granddaughter votes for her. LOL
I may be a pacifist, but if some asshole said this about my kid, let alone on television, I would be one mightily pissed off mama. It doesn’t matter if you are supporting Clinton, Obama or for that matter, McCain or Huckabee, or even Ralph Nader (no don’t even think about it)–this isn’t ok.
“Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson today blasted MSNBC for a remark made by talk show host David Shuster about Chelsea Clinton’s efforts in campaigning for her mother. Shuster, filling in for talkster Tucker Carlson, said Thursday that Chelsea was being “pimped out” by the campaign after noting that she had called panelists on “The View.”
Here’s the full exchange between Shuster and Democratic pundit Bill Press:
DAVID SHUSTER: Bill, there’s just something a little bit unseemly to me that Chelsea’s out there calling up celebrities, saying support my mom, and she’s apparently also calling these super delegates.
BILL PRESS: Hey, she’s working for her mom. What’s unseemly about that? During the last campaign, the Bush twins were out working for their dad. I think it’s great, I think she’s grown up in a political family, she’s got politics in her blood, she loves her mom, she thinks she’d make a great president —
SHUSTER: But doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?
Shuster reportedly has apologized, but Wolfson said today on a conference call with reporters that that wasn’t good enough. “I haven't received any phone call. I’m not familiar with any apology,” Wolfson said. “Look, I think the comment is disgusting. Its beneath contempt. It’s the kind of thing that should never be said on a national news network.”"
In a word, no shit. This kind of vile garbage isn’t cute, it isn’t politically acceptable, and it is irrefutable proof of the fact that what passes for news coverage and political commentary in this country is beginning to look like the contents of a clogged up toilet.
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The Nazis, Fascists and Communists were political parties before they became enemies of liberty and mass murderers.