Shuster’s Not The Only One Who Has Used The Word “Pimping” On MSNBC
We all know by now about the contoversy surrounding MSNBC’s David Shuster and his allegation that Chelsea Clinton was being “pimped” by her family in order to drum up support for her mother. He’s apologized twice, been suspended, and along with that rec’d a strong rebuke from Senator Clinton herself.
Someone else who has apologized on behalf of MSNBC is none other than Shuster’s hero and Nutroots fave Keith Olbermann. johnny dollar over at Olbermann Watch has a special remix video of Olby’s apology, in which he first praises Shuster before issuing the apology. Mixed within the video are clips of Shuster which prove Olby’s praise is unfounded, as well as a clip towards the end of Olby himself accusing President Bush of “pimping” General David Petraeus – an accusation he made September 20, 2007.
Where’s the outrage?
More: Listen to John Gibson describe the context of Shuster’s remarks. Shuster actually had a point, one which was obliterated when he used terminology that would undeniably offend the Clintons.
Or were the more offended by the point he was trying to make, and using the “pimping” remarks as a smokescreen?
Cross-posted from the Sister Toldjah blog.