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  •  Poor Choice Of Words (7+ / 0-)

    Pimped-out.  I suspect he would like to have a do-over on that.

    David Schuster did great work on the Scooter Libby story and he's generally been fair to Democrats while at MSNBC. He also gets some points for calling out his former employer (Faux News) for their bias.

    I'll cut him some slack on this, but I do agree that it  reflects poorly on him.

    •  Wants a do-over? I doubt it. (6+ / 0-)

      Listening to the clip, it sounded like he couldnt wait to let his clever quip rip. Could you imagine the outrage if he had refered to Obama's bringing his kids out on stage as "pimping"? The Oba-mafia would have left a horse's head at the doors of MSNBC by now. Not to mention claiming it was a racists slur, because everyone knows, when you talk about drug dealing and pimping, you must be talking about black people.

      Someone call 911, poor David Shuster is suffering from a "touch of teh Chris Matthews". And Rachel Maddows been infected too.

      •  How familar ... (0+ / 0-)

        are you with David Schuster and his work on MSNBC?

        I've seen him quite a bit and he is not prone to these kinds of remarks.  I think part of this comes from the fact that he's being asked to anchor some shows as a fill-in and it does not look like he's cut out for that role.  He should stick to reporting instead of attempting to be an opinion host like Tweety, Tucker and KO.

        I'm not willing to throw someone under the bus for one remark. That seems excessive. Hey ... is it possible he made a mistake?  Have you ever made a mistake?  Ever let a word slip that you wish you could have back?  It's one incident.  If there was a history of incidents it would be a different matter.

        •  I agree I do not think it was Schuster (0+ / 0-)

          I do not think he had any control of the script. I watch him all the time and he has been very fair even sided about Clinton media biased if I remember correctly.

          When we are together it isn't me who matters, but the other person

          by AHiddenSaint on Thu Feb 07, 2008 at 09:24:09 PM PST

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          •  If it's a live show, (1+ / 0-)
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            no-one can make you follow a stinker script. Maybe you'll have mouthed the words before parsing the sentence if it's scrolling on a teleprompter, but there's time to retract on the spot.

            Democrat for US Senate, Wisconsin 2012.

            by ben masel on Thu Feb 07, 2008 at 11:12:40 PM PST

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        •  Uh, did you watch and listen to the (5+ / 0-)
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          clip? David thought he made a funny. Probably had used the line earlier in the day at a production meeting for the show. Probably got huge guffaws. "Great line Shus. Make sureyou use it today".

          When men refer to women as being "pimped", they are calling the women "whores". Period.
          Oh and Scooter Libby made a mistake, and Lil Davey Shuster made lots of hay out of it.

          I'm not calling for his firing, but an apology would be nice.

        •  He does seem green when he hosts (1+ / 0-)
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          I've noticed that he seems a little out of his element when he hosts shows like that.  But, this diary is making a federal case out of something quite minor.

    •  what is a better term (0+ / 0-)

      rather than jumping up and down about the term he used, i have to admit -- every time i see her on the campaign trail, i really do feel for her

      she looks very shy and reserved -- and as far as i can tell, this isn't an out of characterization of what has been acknowledged as far as i can remember

      i am sure that she wants to be out campaigning for her mom ... but, i gotta admit, she doesn't look super comfortable

      as a comparison, think of Jenna (and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HRC supporters -- i don't make a connection, i really think that Chelsea is probably a very decent person) -- Jenna LOVED the attention

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