This may be one of the stupidest media non-events ever.
During an interview yesterday, an anonymous C-SPAN viewer called former President Jimmy Carter “a bigot and a racist and an anti-Semite,” and accused him of “cozying up with every dictator, thug, Islamic terrorist there is.”So, any anonymous lunatic that calls in on any talk show is now the basis for “news”? What the hell is wrong with these MSNBC people?
MSNBC has already run two segments today on this irrelevant non-story, one titled “Carter Controversy” and another called, “Pres. Carter: Anti-Semetic?”
I think the local media needs to start developing news stories around rants from unidentified callers to the Jim Leach show. Maybe on Ch. 20: “Good Evening, I’m Jerry Lambert. Is Mayor Tim Davlin REALLY a butthead? Tonight we examine this controversy.”
It's the new journalism.