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September 25, 2007

"When was the last time a New York Times ad every killed somebody?"

Watch MSNBC's David Shuster make mincemeat of Rep. Marcia Blackburn (R-TN) and the GOP's manufactured outrage over the MoveOn ad. Blackburn, who only has room in her head for the GOP talking points against MoveOn, can't even condemn Rush Limbaugh for calling Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb), Senator Betray Us.

Shuster: “Let’s talk about the public trust. You represent, of course, a district in western Tennessee. What was the name of the last solider from your district who was killed in Iraq?”

Blackburn:”The name of the last soldier killed in Iraq uh - from my district I - I do not know his name -”

Shuster: “Ok, his name was Jeremy Bohannon, he was killed August the 9th, 2007. How come you didn’t know the name?”

Blackburn: “I - I, you know, I - I do not know why I did not know the name…” [Snip]

Shuster: “But you weren’t appreciative enough to know the name of this young man, he was 18 years old who was killed, and yet you can say chapter and verse about what’s going on with the New York Times and Move On.org.” [Snip]

Shuster: “But don’t you understand, the problems that a lot of people would have, that you’re so focused on an ad — when was the last time a New York Times ad ever killed somebody? I mean, here we have a war that took the life of an 18 year old kid, Jeremy Bohannon from your district, and you didn’t even know his name.”
Oh, the hypocrisy. It burns!

By the way, will somebody give Shuster his own show already? How about having him substitute for the worthless Tucker Carlson permanently, MSNBC?

posted at 4:51 PM by Wonky Muse

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