Sometimes the liberal media plays coy with us, trying to convince us that they know what they’re talking about, and sometimes their blatant ignorance is right out there in the open. While I wouldn’t wish for someone to fail in their chosen profession, sometimes it’s nice to remember that these people aren’t the be all and end all of political prowess, and they can be wrong too.
MSNBC made a big bad error that might remind us of just that recently. They got so wound up talking about the hated health care reform bill that one host completely botched the introduction of the senator he was talking about. I mean, I had no idea you could fit that many mistakes into that few words.
Via Daily Caller:
MSNBC host Ali Velshi delivered what can only be described as a verbal train wreck when trying to identify Sen. Dick Durbin during Thursday’s broadcast of “Velshi and Ruhle.”
After airing a clip of Sen. Durbin speaking on the Senate floor about the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” the healthcare reform bill introduced by Republicans that morning, Velshi turned to his co-host Stephanie Ruhle and uttered the following, painstakingly inaccurate description.
“Ohio Senator Dick Durbin, Deputy Leader in the House.”
There were three major errors in those nine words.
First of all, Sen. Durbin represents Illinois, not Ohio.
Second, he is the Senate Minority Whip, not the “Deputy Leader,” which isn’t even a real position.
Finally, Durbin obviously doesn’t serve in the House considering he is a Senator. Durbin used to be a House Representative, but that was only until 1997, which for the mathematically challenged, was 20 years ago.
Does this have some far-reaching political message? Does it spell the end of the Democratic party as we know it? Nope and unfortunately no. It’s just a friendly reminder that just because somebody is under the bright lights and coming to you through your TV doesn’t make them infallible.
They put on their pants one leg at a time, just like you and I (or as in the case of some anchors, they just wear a suit jacket and some cargo shorts, because let’s be honest, we’ll never know).
(Source: Daily Caller)