MSNBC interview 'in shark-jumping territory. For the ages.'...
By Brad Friedman on 1/28/2010, 3:11pm PT  

Matt Drudge's poodle, anti-ACORN propagandist, GOP operative, and deranged wingnut Internet death threatener, Andrew Breitbart, is apparently hoping to become the new Orly Taitz.

Today's insane interview with David Shuster on MSNBC, discussing the felony arrest of his employee/operative James O'Keefe for allegedly attempting to manipulate the telephones of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) earlier this week, goes a long way towards that goal. Lookin' good, Andy! Keep up the brilliant "journalism"!

Josh Marshall notes about the interview that it was "truly the most unhinged performance I've seen since Shuster made a laughing stock of and pretty much put an end to the fifteen minutes of fame of [Queen of the Obama 'Birthers'] Orly Taitz."

"At some level I admire Breitbart's insistence on turning any question about anything into an attack based on why the federal government hasn't turned itself over entirely to investigating ACORN," Marshall adds, "But this performance was definitely in shark-jumping territory. For the ages."

Indeed. Though despite Crazy Andy's seething rage about a lack of criminal convictions against ACORN, even as two recent independent investigations found no criminal wrong-doing by the pro-voter, pro-American Dream community group in the highly-doctored, and apparently illegally-obtained video tapes that Breitbart and O'Keefe posted for the U.S. media to broadcast widely, he's adamant that the rest of the world needs to retract, um, everything, while his continued, unsubstantiated allegations against, um, everybody else are just fine.

Unfortunately, Shuster didn't ask Andy about the admissions that he'd made on the night of O'Keefe's arrest, when he concurred that "Lots of people work for lots of corporations, and do dumb and sometimes illegal things that are not within the scope of their employment."

The wingnut that he was concurring with, Hugh Hewitt, was talking about Crazy Andy's employment of the accused felon O'Keefe. But the irony that they'd both just explained why ACORN isn't necessarily responsible for an employee of theirs who defrauds ACORN itself --- who is turned in by ACORN themselves to officials for prosecution --- apparently escaped both geniuses as they panicked to try and save Breitbart's quickly crumbling propaganda empire.

Anyway, here's the video of Shuster with Crazy Andy "jumping the shark" on MSNBC today...

BTW, for those who wonder why we should bother with this guy and his freak show at all, it's because, like Matt Drudge and Rush Limbaugh, etc., he serves, pathetically enough, as the "assignment desk" for the U.S. Media --- not just the Rightwing media, but the entire U.S. Media --- and he needs to be discredited and revealed for the ticking time-bomb lunatic of a wingnut operative that he is.

He is anything but a legitimate "journalist," no matter how much he enjoys tricking his gullible tea baggers into believing just the opposite. He is the master of projection and deception, and where, in one sense, he shouldn't even be allowed anywhere near a legitimate TV interview, like his fellow GOP propagandist and deceptionist Ann Coulter, he needs to be outed for the lying little scam artist that he is.

Today, he went a long way towards doing that to himself. Again. And everyone needs to know about what a deranged whackjob he is. Not that that will keep otherwise "legitimate" corporate news organizations from giving him air time to peddle his various scams.

But we can only do as much as we can here. And, as Andy is currently one of the leading media scam artists in the years-long assault against ACORN for having the temerity to help register millions of legal low and middle-income voters, the least we can do is point out who these scam artists actually are, and how phony their well-funded campaign actually is.

UPDATE 4:18pm PT: Media Matters details, in reply to Breitbart's false claim that his apparently illegally obtained and highly-doctored ACORN videos "clearly show in every --- in almost every single office, the employees at ACORN helping aid and abet the establishment of an underage prostitution brothel."... six of the eight heavily edited videos produced by O'Keefe and Giles and distributed by Breitbart, either the activists did not clearly tell the ACORN employees that they were planning to engage in child prostitution; or the ACORN employees refused to help them or apparently deliberately misled them; or ACORN employees contacted the police following their visit.

No doubt "journalist" Crazy Andy will be demanding a retraction from himself immediately!

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