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Soledad O’Brien Schools Christine O’Donnell

Okay, confession time: I’ve long had a crush on Soledad O’Brien. And after watching her commit actual journalism during an interview with John Sununu, and then doing it again in this interview with Christine O’Donnell, the crush is getting deeper. She challenged O’Donnell to define “marxism,” a term she throws around about Obama a lot. Unsurprisingly, O’Donnell babbled incoherently.

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  1. ArtK says

    Cue the whining about “gotcha” questions in 5…4…3…

    Sadly, you can’t teach a brick anything and any schooling is wasted on O’Donnell.

  2. says

    Seriously, the policy wonk question popped into my head almost immediately when O’Donnell said it. Bravo to Soledad O’Brien for holding O’Donnell’s feet to the fire (although I wish she’d pressed the Marxism point a little more, personally).

  3. wneroaster says

    It sounds like she just learned what “GDP” is…three minutes ago…from somebody that pretends to understand basic economics. We need a volunteer to go inform Japan that Christine O’Donnell thinks their economy has been collapsed for the past 15 years, and that their bonds should be adjusted accordingly. “Wonk,” indeed.

  4. rmsc says

    A classic case of someone talking when they should be listening. O’Brien said only a few words compared to O’Donnell and made her look ignorant, which she does without help most of the time.

  5. equisetum says

    “. . . not anchored in definitions . . .”

    Translation: “I don’t think that word means what you think it means.”

  6. says

    Also, what will the Tea Party vs Occupy debate involve? As far as I can tell, they are both a gaggle of conspiracy theorists who want Ron Paul to ride in on a horse and save them. Is it going to be over whether the shadow government is controlled by the the WTO or George Soros?

  7. caseloweraz says

    That Tea Party vs. Occupy debate could be useful, depending on whether or not it’s stacked in favor of the former.

    And I have to give O’Donnell credit for trying to fire up apathetic young people. However, I strongly suspect they’re apathetic about voting precisely because they see that the election process is presently dominated by the special interests she is enabling with her rhetoric about “marxism.”

  8. bksea says

    From the movie “Strange Brew” which is not quoted nearly often enough:

    “Just because I don’t know what that is doesn’t mean I’m lying.”

  9. M Groesbeck says

    The “Teabaggers vs. Occupiers” debate is going to be a setup. The pseudo-Occupiers who would actually be interested in giving more exposure to the Teabaggers will be the conspiracy-theorist Randroid fringe hanging onto the edges of a movement founded by socialists (especially libertarian socialists). Of course, since the Occupy crowd was always deliberately non-hierarchical (in contrast to everything from the Teabaggers to liberal nonprofits), there isn’t any central authority to declare the pro-Teabagger “Occupiers” unrepresentative of the movement.

  10. savagemutt says

    And I have to give O’Donnell credit for trying to fire up apathetic young people.

    I figure she was encouraged to get involved with firing up the youngsters since it’ll keep her out of the way and she can’t cause much damage to a demographic they’ve already lost. Yet they can tell her supporters that she’s doing important work.

  11. edmundog says

    Perhaps this is petty, but it bugs me that she can’t say “Championing”, leaving her to claim that they’re ‘champying’ the free market, and the government is ‘champying’ Marxism.

  12. Michael Heath says

    Is the idiocy eagerly offered in public by Ms. O’Donnell in this interview an illustration of the by-product of the movement to reward children for faux-accomplishments?

  13. gratch says

    The look on Soledad’s face when O’Donnell starts blathering is classic. You can see it in her eyes that she’s thinking, “Wow, when they put the peanut butter on your gums like that it almost looks like you’re really talking!”

  14. John Phillips, FCD says

    gratch, you win one brand new Internet and with or without peanut butter spread on it, your choice.

  15. says

    “Yet they can tell her supporters that she’s doing important work.”

    Both of them?

    Why is Soledad O’Brien interviewing Ms. O’Donnell? The computing chicken from the carny is a more cogent interviewee.

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