On Thursday’s “Tucker” on MSNBC, David Shuster, who was serving as guest-host of the program, made a comment about Chelsea Clinton and the Clinton campaign that was irresponsible and inappropriate.
Shuster, who apologized this morning on MSNBC and will again this evening, has been suspended from appearing on all NBC News broadcasts, other than to make his apology.
He has also extended an apology to the Clinton family. NBC News takes these matters seriously, and offers our sincere regrets to the Clintons for the remarks.
In a conference call with reporters, Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson Friday excoriated MSNBC’s David Shuster for suggesting the Clinton campaign had “pimped out” 27-year old Chelsea by having her place phone calls to Democratic Party superdelegates on her mother’s behalf.
Wolfson called the comment “beneath contempt” and disgusting.
I guess Chelsea Clinton is American royalty at this point, and any discussion of her must be done with the utmost respect. It was understandable when there was a “hands off” policy towards Chelsea when Bill was President, because she was just a little girl and had nothing to do with politics.
Now Chelsea Clinton is a grown woman who decided to make herself apart of her mother’s campaign. She travels around the country giving speeches and makes phone calls on behalf of the Clinton campaign.
Nevertheless she’s still allowed to live outside the media bubble. After one of her speeches a couple of weeks ago a reporter asked her a question and she said, “I don’t talk to the media.”
I guess that also means the media can’t talk about her. Obviously, what David Schuster said was out of line, but that’s typical of MSNBC. That’s the kind of crap they routinely traffic in on that so-called “news” channel.
It’s absolutely stunning that MSNBC can have Keith Olbermann on calling President Bush a liar, a war criminal, and an idiot at 7:00, then at 9:00 they have him on again to give “fair” coverage of a Presidential debate.
Their news coverage is so damn dishonest that I literally laugh out loud sometimes.
MSNBC is basically an extension of the left-wing blogosphere. Spouting outright falsehoods and leveling personal attacks is business as usual on that network.
The only reason you never hear any outcry is because the outrageous comments are directed at Republicans 99% of the time.
If Shuster had called one of the Bush twins a slut, you wouldn’t have heard a peep about it. But when something is said about a Clinton, people get fired.
The Democrats are beginning to run out of networks to appear on at this point. They’ve boycotted Fox News and now MSNBC is out, which makes CNN (Clinton News Network) the sole mouthpiece for liberals.
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