Monday, December 04, 2006


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.”


MSNBC has already run two segments today on this irrelevant non-story, one titled “Carter Controversy” and another called, “Pres. Carter: Anti-Semetic?”
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?

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.

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