MSNBC: Where Dishonest “Gotcha” Journalism Goes Bad

And people wonder why MSNBC has like ten viewers or something.

Watch the Leftist hack Contessa Brewer as she does her contortion act on national television (albeit to perhaps ten people live). She keeps this up and she’ll have one nasty case of athlete’s tongue.

From Ed Morrissey:

Brooks actually has three degrees: political science, economics, and law. As a lawyer, Brooks would have been experienced enough not to make Brewer’s mistake in a cross-examination, which is to ask a question without first knowing the answer. Not only that, but Brewer was being flat-out rude as well as foolish; MSNBC invited Brooks to appear to get his perspective on the issues. If their hosts respond by belittling them (whether it backfires or not), what does that say about MSNBC, its management, and the kind of invitations they make?

Since Brewer made an issue out of having an economics degree before engaging in economics debates, she must have a doctorate in the subject herself, right? Not exactly. According to her Wikipedia entry, Brewer has a baccalaureate in broadcast journalism (magna cum laude). Apparently they didn’t teach interviewing skills at Syracuse, or logic either, as a requisite for the degree.

Contessa Brewer has a four-year degree in broadcast journalism. Not exactly a rigorous science, that. And she wants to antagonize and belittle a politician, calling his education into question on subject matter that she is very poorly educated in. And she sticks her foot in her mouth up to the knee. Of course, it’s quite typical behavior from the radical Leftist MSNBC. Perhaps that’s why they have such dismal viewership numbers.

It seems to me I’ve seen this play before. But the version I’m familiar with has a foreign socialist with a book-putter-backer degree arguing economics with an American businessman with an Ivy League economics degree. With much the same results.
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  1. It seems to me I’ve seen this play before. But the version I’m familiar with has a foreign socialist with a book-putter-backer degree arguing economics with an American businessman with an Ivy League economics degree. With much the same results.

    Brewer wiped the floor with Brooks? Brooks looked like a fool?

  2. Again we have an instance where academic pedigree suddenly matters to those who are otherwise busying themselves with scolding anyone within earshot who they feel doesn’t sufficiently join them in psalms of praise for the innate Cartesian Common Sense of their Real American Conservative Man.

    It’s like when you read or watch some of these contemporary vampire dramas with their reams of rules and regulations about what they can do, what is apostasy and what is forbidden in their code or what is merely endured just to keep the narrative moving along nicely. Is there a website with an FAQ that can sort some of this out? Because for a guy like me who doesn’t have the same binary world view as this posts author it gets a little confusing trying to figure out whose resume I’m supposed to take seriously. And when are Republicans going to stop pretending and just start accusing Democrats of insolence?

  3. “…. join them in psalms of praise for the innate Cartesian Common Sense of their Real American Conservative Man.”

    Wow, great line mike g.! But again we do have an instance where no economic pedigree suddenly matters to those who are otherwise busying themselves with scolding anyone within earshot about their economic value. Please, join me in psalms of praise for their innate Cartesian Common Sense of their Real American Leftist Man. Oh wait, he’s a foreigner.

    And don’t bother your little mind trying to figure out whose resume you’re supposed to take seriously. Flip a phuckin’ coin. The outcome is success or failure but petty politics is of much more value. It’s better to be always right than to be always good, no? Well, to you guys it is. So go for it. Team up with the leftists and socialists to bury the country. Then, as leftists are want to do, sit around and speak about how it was those evil capitalists that spent our way to oblivion. It’s Greek to me.

  4. On a lighter note, yesterday I found out that the wall of the kitchen area in the place I’m looking to do a deli is plaster board, not fireproof cement board. That means I need to do an entire wall to make it right. Honestly, the guy and lady who ran this place should never have been in the food business. And I still have no approval to remove the divider between the two stores. This could turn into a cluster phuck. Every time I blink it costs me money. Gotta stop blinkin’. But I’m still trying to figure out how the “great and nobel township inspector” didn’t know the wall in the cooking area was plaster, not fireproof, but I did. Guess he’s not as good at his job as he thinks he is. Or perhaps he’s as good at his job at being a government drone as he needs to be. Idiot. All I had to do was “tap it” to know it wasn’t up to code.

    But now I’m going to Saturday lunch with “the boys”. Think today we’ll hit Sweeney’s. They have fantastic air conditioning.

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  5. So go for it. Team up with the leftists and socialists to bury the country. Then, as leftists are want to do, sit around and speak about how it was those evil capitalists that spent our way to oblivion.

    No, Sandwich Boy, it’s the “Capitalists” who continually insist that profits should be kept privatized while losses are to be absorbed by the public that will bury the country. 2008 taught us that the person with their hand in your pocket is wearing Bruno Magli loafers.

    It’s Greek to me.

    You said it.

  6. As far as media problems go, this film, very long, an evening worth of enlightenment, bringing you further along than anyone else around here. You all need to stop chasing your tail and figure out what is going on. No, it isn’t about 9-11-01, but it is encompassed within this presentation. Do you really care about human life? Well, give three hours of your life to watching this. You will come away a better person, more capable of discerning. If you can give a few hours to watching a ball game, surely you can give an evening to understanding what is going on behind the scenes in your own government.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d33-Lk5Zbw&feature=share

  7. “No, Sandwich Boy, it’s the “Capitalists” who continually insist that profits should be kept privatized while losses are to be absorbed by the public that will bury the country. 2008 taught us that the person with their hand in your pocket is wearing Bruno Magli loafers.”

    Sorry mike g., but capitalists “insist” on no such thing. It was the socialists in our government who did that. And if anything was taught in 2008 it was that the person with their hand in your pocket works for the government, private persons can’t do that , it’s illegal to steal (unless you’re a socialist government croney), regardless of what brand of loafers he’s wearing.

    Please explain how GM or Citicorp can “force” me to bail them out. They can’t, only the government and their socialist enabelers can. So please stop blaming those lousey capitalists for things brought on by the thieveing socialists in government. When and if you ever realize that only the government can put its hand in your pocket, then and only then will you understand how corrupt leftists are. After all, I as “Sandwhich Boy” can’t MAKE you buy anything let alone a BLT. But the government can make you bail out GM, Citi or Goldman, can’t they? And now they can “make” you buy healthcare. Yet I’m the rotten capitalist. Go figure.

    Now if the government came to each of you leftists on this blog and taxed you a thousand dollars each for the “Help Hoagie Build a Deli” fund, you may have a point. But the last time I looked the cost, risk and hopefully the rewards are mine to bear. My hand ain’t in your pocket so keep yours out of mine.

  8. Hoagie wrote:

    Now if the government came to each of you leftists on this blog and taxed you a thousand dollars each for the “Help Hoagie Build a Deli” fund, you may have a point. But the last time I looked the cost, risk and hopefully the rewards are mine to bear. My hand ain’t in your pocket so keep yours out of mine.

    Does this mean you’ll be selling shares? :)

  9. Please explain how GM or Citicorp can “force” me to bail them out.

    Because they paid for and bought the politicians, and useful 1diots like you cheered them on as they did so.

  10. Contessa Brewer has a degree in Communications only but challenged a Congressman with a Degree in Economics with Highest Honors and what did that prove?

    It proved Contessa Brewer is a poor TV Reader because she does not take the time to research her Interviewees, that proves ignorance on her part, laziness in not doing her job properly, and just another overpaid talking little TV girlie that never grew up and has done nothing in her own life except how she got her job in TV.

    Ever hear about the Casting Couch in Hollywood started by Charles Chaplin ever wonder how TV Women start at Stations under Program Directors mentoring.

    Now I am not saying Contessa Brewer got her jobs that way. I mean she started in Las Vegas that reveals something.

    Yet, you can see she cannot do her job properly but stays in her job by doing a lousy job, that makes people wonder how she even was given that job.

    Congressman Mo Brooks graduated from Duke University in three years with a double major in political science and economics (highest honors in economics).

    Brooks later graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1978.

    I give credit for Brooks admitting she did not know the Congressman Background and she does do charity work for many worthy causes and she was pregnant at the time of her mistake now seen all over the Internet.

    DON Imus didn’t like being called “a cantankerous old fool” by MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer on PAGE SIX. Brewer, a former news reader on Imus’ show, also said the I-man doesn’t know how to relate to “beautiful women.” “With that fat ass she’s got, she wouldn’t be one of ‘em,” Imus said on the air Friday. “That skank has to spend three hours with makeup in the morning … Who’s she kidding? . . . Plus, she’s dumber than dirt … Oh, my God, what a pig. But I was willing to cut her some slack and not say anything, you know, until – in fact, I didn’t say anything . . . That’s why they have those big double-doors there at MSNBC, you know, so they can get her fat ass in makeup.” An MSNBC spokesman said: “Contessa Brewer is a valued and respected employee. While Don Imus’ humor is often brilliant and provocative, we believe that this morning’s comments about Contessa went over the line. We have expressed our displeasure to Don.”

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