Skip to comments.Debt Debate Question Fail of the Day
Posted on 07/21/2011 9:18:59 AM PDT by topher
This is almost as funny as the time MSNBCs Contessa Brewer referred to Jesse Jackson as Reverend Al Sharpton (I heard Contessa had to boycott BP for three weeks before Jesse would forgive her).
This time around, Brewer was questioning Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks on the debt issue and attempted to discredit his qualifications for arguing the topic by asking condescendingly, Do you have a degree in economics?
Youve probably already guessed what the answer is:
You can tell by the look on her face the question wasnt out of mere curiosity, but an attempted intellectual smackdown that ended up going hilariously awry.
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air adds
Brooks actually has three degrees: political science, economics, and law. As a lawyer, Brooks would have been experienced enough not to make Brewers mistake in a cross-examination, which is to ask a question without first knowing the answer. Not only that, but Brewer was being flat-out rude as well as foolish; MSNBC invited Brooks to appear to get his perspective on the issues. If their hosts respond by belittling them (whether it backfires or not), what does that say about MSNBC, its management, and the kind of invitations they make?
Since Brewer made an issue out of having an economics degree before engaging in economics debates, she must have a doctorate in the subject herself, right? Not exactly. According to her Wikipedia entry, Brewer has a baccalaureate in broadcast journalism (magna cum laude). Apparently they didnt teach interviewing skills at Syracuse, or logic either, as a requisite for the degree. The economy were witnessing was designed in part by people with degrees in economics many of whom are now scurrying back behind the protective walls of academia so being in possession of an economics degree obviously doesnt automatically equate to solutions that make sense in the real world.
But in this case, Rep. Brooks put his degree to excellent use.
Does not get the answer she expected, and does not get to belittle a Republican on National TV...
Maybe she should marry Chris Matthews...
She flunked her interview yesterday...
And yet, this wench was implying there’d be a depression without increasing the debt—where’s her degree in economics?
“Maybe she should marry Chris Matthews...”
I don’t think Chrissy would get that old “tingle” for a gal...
Not only that, but Brewer was being flat-out rude as well as foolish; MSNBC invited Brooks to appear to get his perspective on the issues. If their hosts respond by belittling them (whether it backfires or not), what does that say about MSNBC, its management, and the kind of invitations they make?
Maybe the answer to the question about what it says about MSNBC is that MSNBC represents the Lame-Streamed Media.
Now you know why it is called the Lame-streamed Media.
... wheres her degree in economics?
She is a Lame-Stream Media, liberal reporter. She walks on water by definition... [ /sarcasm off]
It is the main reason I quit watching the TV news. They are patently stupid AND seemingly, proud of it!
THESE are the same mental pygmies who had the face to challenge Bush on his inability to name the Indian leader... yet consistently overlook and very probably don't RECOGNIZE ‘O’s’ ignorance.
In the meantime, they are all photogenic bimbos with about as much political and economic savvy as trained monkeys!!
they sure are taking it up their real mouth piece lately
“She is a Lame-Stream Media, liberal reporter. She walks on water by definition... [ /sarcasm off]”
She’s also a Marxist pass around...pity her once they’ve had their fill of her and dump her? Like they did Cindy Sheehan...
um...duh he already stated that you stupid tw#t...
Condescending, talentless “journalist”, Commie propaganda dishing, Obama shilling, elitist shrew aside, it does NOT take a “degree in economics” to correct grasp the fundamental problem with the American economy.
A grade school child knows you do not spend more than you have.
What is really irritating, is the snot-nosed attitude these obammy lap-dogs take on when they ask those exceedingly ignorant questions.
” A grade school child knows you do not spend more than you have. “
Have you ever watched CSPAN or CSPAN-2??? It doesn’t take long to realize that a randomly selected gaggle of 3rd graders would be more logical - and better behaved....
“Have you ever watched CSPAN or CSPAN-2???”
As an exercise in hypertensive control and sanity retention, about all I can tolerate these days are old movies and vintage TV, blessed EWTN, some sports and the good folks here at FR.
There is WAY too much puffed-up, self-important media chasing a limited amount of truly meaningful news.