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Please, do not overreact. Erin Burnett, who undoubtedly is so smart that she would still be reading the news on MSNBC even if she looked like Madeline Albright, has referred to the POTUS as a "monkey." Twice. A lot of grim, humorless, authoritarian conservatives will get their panties in a bunch over this, and feebly ask for some sort of retraction. Pshaw, I say! Can't people who read the [scare quotes] news [end scare quotes] have opinions? Can't Erin have the hots for that Gallic midget instead of the Plano one? Can't we all just get along?
I say yes. In the spirit of the exchange, I'd like to remind everybody who finds this offensive to lighten up, and also do my part to support Ms. Burnett by jocularly suggesting that she get in the kitchen and make some noise with those pots and pans.
My sammich ain't gonna make itself.
By the way, Erin, in honor of President Bush accompanying the hunky leader of the country that until fairly recently ruled Algeria, perhaps next time you should refer to Bush as a macaca. I doubt anyone will mind.
Fox Business News, new on the scene as of some few weeks now, runs head-to-head against CNBC. I like Erin Burnett but sheesh. FBN won me over a couple weeks ago when CNBC ran the detestable, deceitful, Marxo-Aristo Paul Krugman for several hours straight.
Jack, the YouTube information supplied with the video:
broadcast on Morning Joe, on 11/26/07
roger de hauteville
Jeff, sure the man George Bush can be belittled, but on-air network anchors ought to respect the office of the president a tad more.
Jack, i dug into the CNBC website and found someone to say "sayonara" to, re the Krugman debacle. I was polite, but said that now with FBN on the air, there was no more need for me to listen to party apparatchiks trying to sell bogus economics to the masses.
Eirn has the balls to call George Bush a monkey. The real question is, would she have the balls to call Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson a monkey. And if she did we all know the howls that would stir. Erin is nothing but a cheap news media whore. Now I have the balls to say that. Enough said.