Sunday, October 31, 2010

Totally objective jourrrnalists at NPR & Newsweek

NPR's Nina Totenberg said Friday that she's very afraid of the upcoming elections.

Newsweek's Evan Thomas, her co-panelist on "Inside Washington," said historians might look upon November 2, 2010 "as kind of a joke...obviously the political system’s a mess" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

GORDON PETERSON: Nina, columnist Paul Krugman says if the election goes as expected, his advice is be afraid, be very afraid. Should we take his advice?

NINA TOTENBERG, NPR: I am already afraid, very afraid. I mean, it’s not like governance has been going great. I think we’ll, I don't know whether I should be afraid, but there will be gridlock.

Really, Nina?  Afraid of gridlock?  Speaking for myself, I can only pray for gridlock as a bunch of incompetent jackasses try to write 2,000 page laws that affect my life when they should be leaving me the hell alone.

PETERSON: Evan, Krugman also says that future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America. You are a historian. You agree with that?

EVAN THOMAS, NEWSWEEK: No, but they might look on it as kind of a joke. More at Newsbusters:

Really, Evan?  A joke?  As opposed to electing a garage band called Obama and the Democratics?  Yes, it's a real joke.  Speaking of jokes, why don't you see how much trial lawyers are costing the poor in this country with the Democratics fighting tort reform etc.  I'm certain you'll get a huge laugh out of that one too.

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