Stupid Media Tricks


Yup, I nailed it.


I’m pretty sure I know how this one is gonna go:

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A Middle Tennessee congresswoman is set to appear on Meet the Press this Sunday, where she will go head-to-head with a public television icon.

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-7th District, will take on Bill Nye “the Science Guy” over climate change.

Puh-leeze. Is Meet The Press so hard up for ratings? Here’s what’s going to happen: Blackburn will do what all of the Republican women do when they’re on shows like this, which is start talking and not come up for air, refusing to let anyone get a word in edgewise, endlessly repeating their Frank Luntz-approved talking points, until we’re all brain-dead. Any time Bill Nye starts to speak she will interrupt him and serve another breath-defying and time-consuming heaping of world salad. The host, in this case David Gregory, will sit there with a stupid grin on his face and not do a thing that closely approximates “moderating a panel,” though he’ll occasionally interject some useless nonsense to show how smart and important he is (such as mentioning hockey sticks or some such). If and when Bill Nye finally is able to get one word in, Gregory will interrupt him with, “Sorry, Bill, that’s all the time we have, we’re going to have to leave it there.”

I hate this shit. American news bobbleheads like David Gregory are little more than chair warmers these days. There won’t be any hard-hitting questions and unlike on the BBC, there certainly won’t be any attempt to let everyone get out a complete thought and prevent the continuous interruptus which the GOP deploys. These gimmicks end with me yelling “shut the fuck up” at the TV and getting crabby and stabby.

And after all that we get to see Mitt Romney, too? No, thanks.


Filed under climate change, media, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee

13 responses to “Stupid Media Tricks

  1. I thought I was the only one who noticed this GOP trick. It’s intentional, Southern belle.

  2. Joseph Stans

    Bill Nye could resolve this if he were coarse and vulgar: In the middle nay piece of baffle gab she spouts, he could roll up on one cheek and rip of a stentorian three octave fart. In the micro seconds during the reboot of her speech processor, he jumps in with his own non-stop whatever – maybe reading a phone book. this has always worked for me.

  3. Mary Wilson

    I think the only reason she ‘accepted’ this new appearance is to show off her face lift and new hair color. She will be the same ole whiny Marsha who may forget where she is and say stuff like “we’ve got to fight the terrorists over THERE so they won’t come over here’…I don’t ever watch MTP any more since there is NO Press on it.

  4. Randy

    I appreciate Bil’s efforts but I’m not sure he’s the best face science has to offer in these matters.

  5. Mary Hackett Graham

    Oh, goodie. Another opportunity for Tennessee to be the star of the Daily Show and Colbert Report.

  6. Kathy Mudge

    I saw the show. She is an idiot, a simpering, smiling, useless idiot.

  7. Randy

    Her Wiki says she has a degree in Home Ec from Mississippi State. Not just ANY simpering, smiling, useless idiot could pull that off.

    • It’s been scrubbed from her bio but before she got into politics she did something related to interior design and color analyses — as in, “let’s make your living room a fall,” or some such. Just the person you want to go to on climate science.

      • GregH

        It’s even worse. She used to be the President of the Mid TN chapter of the American Lung Association, but as soon as she was elected to state office, she was 100% in the tank for tobacco. What a useless waste of protoplasm.