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Great moments in media: Major network host challenges candidate’s son to a fistfight (Video)
Hotair ^ | 10/19/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 10/19/2012 8:27:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Major network? It's difficult to remember sometimes, but MSNBC is a part of NBC News and not an arm of Ringling Brothers. However, the clowns do come out at night, and Larry O'Donnell led the parade last night with one of the more ridiculous demonstrations of outrageous outrage in recent American broadcasting. O'Donnell takes Tagg Romney's joke about wanting to take a swing at President Obama when Obama kept asserting that his father was lying during the debate, and turns it into this Johnson-measuring moment that went on for almost three minutes.

And it wouldn't be complete without the gratuitous class-warfare nonsense, as O'Donnell whines about his underprivileged childhood as a way to suggest that Tagg can't handle himself mano a mano:

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Real Clear Politics calls this "a tense moment." I'd use other adjectives, such as "embarrassing," "idiotic," "puerile," and "unprofessional." This is, though, apparently what NBC News believes enhances their credibility as a news organization. Hey, they have nowhere to go but up from this.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lawrenceodonnell; media; msnbc

1 posted on 10/19/2012 8:27:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

FROM THE VIDEO:

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell challenged Mitt Romney’s son Tagg to a fight on his program tonight after Romney’s eldest said he wanted to swing at President Obama after the last debate where said he called his father a liar.

“Take a swing at me, and don’t worry, there won’t be any Secret Service involved. Just us. And I’ll make it easy for you. I’ll come to you anytime, anywhere. Go ahead Taggert, take your best shot,” O’Donnell said during a tense segment on his program tonight.


2 posted on 10/19/2012 8:28:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Any crosshairs involved here?


3 posted on 10/19/2012 8:28:54 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SeekAndFind

"I didn't have that luxury in my section of Boston"
4 posted on 10/19/2012 8:29:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Crazy Larry is totally unhinged and possibly needs a CAT scan. Has he had a stroke? Perhaps a tumor? Get help Larry.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 8:29:50 AM PDT by shankbear (This Tagline space is for rent.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe we can raise money for charity by selling raffle tickets for the opportunity to be a stand-in for Tagg...


6 posted on 10/19/2012 8:31:38 AM PDT by Texican72
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To: shankbear

Nope...not the problem. He’s just an a$$.


7 posted on 10/19/2012 8:33:03 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love how this draft dodger calls cain and romney the same..do as i say not as i do...


8 posted on 10/19/2012 8:34:46 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: SeekAndFind

Does anyone have any doubt that this is a ploy by a desperate man to get some ratings and some attention? He’s been unhinged for years. He needs professional help.


9 posted on 10/19/2012 8:35:39 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess MSNBC had to come up with somebody this repulsive to replace Olbermann.


10 posted on 10/19/2012 8:35:56 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey Lawrence you idiot,, expect to see Secret Service agents showing up at your door for threatening a US Presidential Candidate's family member.

Hey Secret Service ? you got a check on this loon guy Larwrence O'Donnell ?
Keep your eye on this loon,, ok ?
11 posted on 10/19/2012 8:36:05 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind

Well of course this makes perfect sense. Obama is a father figure to Lawrence O’Donnell. Or maybe a bath house figure. Anyway, why so serious? O’Donnell himself liberally used the term liar to “debate” swift boat veteran John O’Neill. I wonder if O’Neill had clocked him if O’Donnell would have found it acceptable behavior.


12 posted on 10/19/2012 8:36:19 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tagg Romney is under Secret Service protection and due to that Larry O’Donnell should be arrested for saying that he wants to punch a Secret Service Protectee.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 8:38:51 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: SeekAndFind
Keith Olbernman's doppelganger has finally out-moonbatted Olberman.
14 posted on 10/19/2012 8:41:34 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: SeekAndFind
...and how upset was O'Donnell after THIS little threat from HUSSEIN????

Obama:'If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun'...

15 posted on 10/19/2012 8:44:07 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, MSNBC programing finally has been reduced to its logical end point. It generates ratings by having raging lunatics on to belittle and stoke hate against anything Republican and conservative. So why not advocate a fist fight with the son of the Republican nominee? Hell, why didn’t Larry challenge Mitt Romney to a fist fight? That would have been a better ratings-grabber.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 8:45:23 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Picture Neo in the Matrix. I’d of loved to see Tagg stand up, extend an uplifted palm towards Lawrence, and invite him to engage.


17 posted on 10/19/2012 8:45:45 AM PDT by usual suspect
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To: Kenton
" I guess MSNBC had to come up with somebody this repulsive to replace Olbermann. "

Your to kind.... Repulsive ?

The whole left wing nutcase main stream media is:Repulsive

They think they are helping Obama's re-election chances by being so biased....

I do believe ? that a good portion of Americans are finally waking up to the nutcases the main stream media is.

Hopefully they will be relegated to some obscure paid TV cable network that no one bothers to watch.( yeah, I know, a heavy dose of Oxymoron )
18 posted on 10/19/2012 8:48:51 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind
Please tell me ? for God's sake why do they allow loonies like this to vote ?

Is he getting his Ed Schultz freak out moment on ?
19 posted on 10/19/2012 8:51:52 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c6e6YD8w6WI

Larry tries to play tough guy? You can’t make this stuff up. My 85 year old mother could punch his lights out.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 8:52:50 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jBuIrBsyOQ

O’Donnell is a friggin’ lunatic! There’s just too many of his crazy, uncontrolled rants to post.


21 posted on 10/19/2012 9:01:35 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m just hoping that Tag invites Larry O’Donnell to “charity boxing event”.

O’Donnell wouldn’t show. We’re all certain of that.

And I do’t think a homosexual named Larry gets much mileage out of making fun of the name Tag.

We know who would get Tagged.


22 posted on 10/19/2012 9:04:40 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The fight would look like Niles Crane vs a Mormon version of Tom Berenger. Tagg's brother says he has a pretty good punch. We are going to need a cage to keep Lawrence from running away.


23 posted on 10/19/2012 9:07:24 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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24 posted on 10/19/2012 9:17:04 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Enterprise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8zbv7I6cTs

Yep! He can only accuse people of lying! He’s the turd in a punch bowl!


25 posted on 10/19/2012 9:25:06 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

Thanks, I watched it again. I had forgotten how really terrible that segment was. “Creep.” “Liar.” “Lying liar.” A real milestone in talk show decorum.


26 posted on 10/19/2012 9:38:18 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

I heard the latest one on Beck this morning and tried to get through to remind him (Beck) of the Swift Boat video! I’m telling you, O’Donnell is mentally unsound...even for PMSNBC!


27 posted on 10/19/2012 9:41:09 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

still not moonbat enough. I’ll tune in to watch them self-detonate their boob bomb belts after Barry loses.


28 posted on 10/19/2012 10:23:56 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SampleMan
The Vegas line this morning has Tagg a 10 to 1 favorite. I'm already in for a 100.
29 posted on 10/19/2012 10:25:47 AM PDT by Longtooth
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To: fireman15

A cage fight would be good. No referee. Only one person leaves the cage still breathing.


30 posted on 10/19/2012 10:31:25 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SampleMan
Is there a Conservative cable outlet, which could offer to sponsor the fight? It would be fun to watch O'Donnell trying to rationalize not showing up.

William Flax

31 posted on 10/19/2012 10:33:08 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: SeekAndFind

O’Donnell whines about his underprivileged childhood...

Underprivileged childhood my a**!O’Donnell went to a very expensive all-boys school and his father was a lawyer!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_O’Donnell

http://www.nndb.com/people/995/000098701/

http://www.stsebs.org/


32 posted on 10/19/2012 11:16:15 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: SeekAndFind

what else can you expect from a totally political “network” starved for viewers; they have to something to gin up publicity for themselves


33 posted on 10/19/2012 1:02:46 PM PDT by Wuli
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