Wednesday, July 11, 2012

As I Was Saying ... Paul Krugman On The CNBC Cesspool, Zombies On Display

FUNNY THING ABOUT MSNBC: The more they're abused by the rudeness of RIGHT WING SCUMBAGS, the more they fall over backwards to play DOORMAT to these RATBASTARDS. Just off the top of my head, here are but a few examples:
  • Tamron Hall blows her top at smug libertarian Tim Carney, a Ratigan alumnus, for "condescending" her; 
  •  Michael Steele calls Chris Matthews a "sycophant" among other unmentionable exploits as an MSNBC employee; 
  • Michael Smerconish takes advantage of his guest host forum to book a despicable wingnut like David Freddoso, whose anti-Obama screeds earned him a place in the "right wing smear machine;"
  • Andrea Mitchell, who is unfailingly polite to her guests, endures the brunt of it as she rarely pushes back. Yesterday, John Sununu smiled condescendingly and said, "you're reaching Andrea, you're reaching," as she was trying to present the other side of the argument; Haley Barbour came this close to making an anti-Semitic slur, which Andrea herself deflected; and who can forget the Foster Friess aspirin between the knees as contraception "joke." 
Not only do the NBC suits tolerate the mainstreaming of extremists on their networks, a kind of human laundering and spin cycle of scumbags, ratbastards, proto-fascists, religious fanatics, misogynists, and just plain ethically challenged liars, but they have the audacity to consider the special treatment an obligation. Here, Paul Krugman rips the scab off NBC's financial channel, CNBC:
Zombies on CNBC 

Wow. I just did Squawk Box — allegedly about my book, but we never got there. Instead it was one zombie idea after another — Europe is collapsing because of big government, health care is terribly rationed in France, we can save lots of money by denying Medicare to billionaires, on and on. Among other things, people getting their news from sources like that are probably getting terrible advice about any kind of investment that depends on macroeconomics. But it’s amazing just how skewed the policy views are too. All that and having to get to Englewood Cliffs, too.

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