Here is your future of journalism, America:
Jesus Christ, he is dumber than a fucking box of hair.
You’re sure it’s not just our bias? I find Ryan oily and creepy, but his fans love the shit out of him.
Ummm, the snapshot poll showed independents broke for Biden 51% /31%. This was no draw.
If ever a pundit desperately needed to be cockpunched by Mike Tyson, it’s Luke Russert.
I just watched Chuck Todd say that Biden controlled the entire debate after the first question. Lil Luke usually just parrots what Todd says which means he’ll be walking his Ryan love back in a little while because Luke is nothing if not a suck-up to his media elders.
Li’l Luke skipped “conventional wisdom” and went straight to “conventional dumb”.
Whoa, fucking Chuck finally had something positive to say about the Dems???? He must not be feeling well. Or his overlords said this is the new narrative.
Tomorrow hell will freeze over and Howard Fineman will stop being Debbie Downer.
I believe it’s “box” of hair, but let’s not split ends.
You’re right. It’s bag of hammers. Also ha ha at split ends
Yes. Luke IS a fan.
Chris Matthews “scored” it (working from memory): Libya — Ryan; the economy — Biden; Afghanistan — a draw; Syria — a draw; Medicare — Biden; Social Security — Biden. Abortion — a draw, whatever.
He was dead wrong about Afghanistan — Biden destroyed Ryan on that question and RYAN DIDN”T EVEN KNOW IT. Biden had Ryan asserting and and confirming and RE-confirming that it’s a great idea — a really macho, butch idea — to put MORE American troops in harm’s way in a war the bulk of the country is sick to death of.
I love that Biden and Raddatz both ignored the no “Congressman Ryan” rule.
Little Luke, among all the media disasters out there, makes me worry for the fate of our nation.
You’re sure it’s not just our bias?
Yes I’m sure, and here’s why.
During and after the presidential debate, many liberals acknowledged that Obama’s delivery had been rather flat. We acknowledged he could have delivered better.
That’s what you call being objective in spite of any bias you might have. It’s also demonstrating sportsmanship.
I was prepared for anything tonight and it was clear from the start that Ryan was going to be trounced.
I have yet to see any Republican or member of the MSM admit his shortcomings.
Ryan loses and all the Republicans can do is either call it a tie, make shit up like “Ryan held his own”, or blame his failure on Biden and the moderator.
I didn’t understand that. Is Ryan ashamed he’s a congressman?
There’s no Puggie gloating, which tells me right there–they lost and they know they
Apparently Goober Munster didn’t want the viewers to be reminded that he’s part of a group less popular than herpes. Not only did they both repeatedly call him congressman, but OHJB even brought up congress’s super crappy approval rating
Right. Jim Lehrer stunk, but Obama had just as much opportunity to ride roughshod over his moderation as Romney did. So Romney won. Ryan is a horrible person but he wasn’t a horrible debater — which was good enough for Russert to kiss his ass and make the stomach-churning assertion that Ryan is Biden’s “equal.” What objective person — let alone someone who identifies himself as a journalist — could come away from that debate confident that Ryan could handle the Oval Office if he had to?
Of course he is. Unless you are snarking. And then if not; OF COURSE HE IS; WOULDN’T YOU BE?
Ever since that time he got caught lying about doing four terms as Emperor, he’s been a little skittish about the whole titles thing. What really hurts is when the bros down at the gym call him “Conga Boy” for short…
Lil’Luke sure is a hack off the old block. I thought his father was a douche , Junior is an insufferable douche.
Congress’s general approval is in the shitter, so Ryan (and the Rmoney campaign) doesn’t want him associated with it.
“So Mr. Ryan what is your previous work experience?”
“Well, I used to drive the Weiner mobile. Oh I also worked at McDonald’s”
“I see and since 1992?”
“Unemployed! And if anybody says I’ve been drawing a pay check as a government employee for nearly my entire adult life they’re fucking lying!!”
If Luke Russert tweets the word “Meritocracy”, the Universe will collapse in an explosion of subatomic ironic particles.
He gives nepotism a bad name.
Lil Luke says, “Ryan was polished.”
Yeah, he was polished, alright.
How are those knee pads workin’ out for ya, Nepo Boy?
Jimmy Dore skewers Lil Luke. I’m unable to isolate the bit, and it’s a few weeks dated. Worth a listen, however… Go here.
Everything, without exception, Luke Russert writes is like the output of a high school student who hopes, one day, to be a journalist. Rather than going from the Senior Prom to on-air, Russert should be made to cover a big city crime beat for two years, where he will be genially condescended to by cops, criminals, court house vampires, vice squad cynics and the people they patrol, and his own editors. Nah, make it five years.
Luke’s dad never questioned republican propoganda and neither will Luke. The sunday shows are pure pravda from the incompotance of the hosts-which is so bad it has to be intentional. To the lies of the guests, who keep on getting invited to spew lies over and over and over-which also has to be intentional.
Stupid and lie friendly little luke would make a great politician
Boycott these programs and their sponsers, stop whineing do something
He wouldn’t make it five months, of course. He’d either be caught being blown by a prostitute in the front seat of his BMW or photographed staggering out of a rough neighborhood, crying, with his pockets turned out and pants soaked with his own piss.
Luke must have watched a different debate than the one I saw. Ryan was whiny and unconvincing – not polished.
Matt Taibbi on last night’s festivities.
The example Luke should follow, amazingly, is that of Katharine Graham’s son, Donald, who served as a DC Metropolitan Police Officer, on a beat, before joining Ma’s paper as a Metro reporter. You’re right, it’s great training, but the way to shortcut the condescension is five years as a beat cop.
Luke is a Crony Journalist without his dad no job. Luke could actually look at the facts and realize than Ryan has none but that would be work.
Luke is proof inbreeding is destroying our ruling class.
Ryan was totally polished. Like a turd.
It’s no News Flash that Lil Luke is there to polish the, uh, “apples” of the rightwing. Lil Luke was told to say that R-Ayn “won” the debate. What’s that sound I hear? Oh, yeah: the mighty CA-CHING!!! of Lil Luke being paid off by the 1%.
I actually have high hopes for how Luke Russert’s granddaughter, in her first job after college as NBC’s White House correspondent, will cover George P. Bush’s son’s third term when he’s our fifth Bush president.
If Luke Russert weren’t Tim Russert’s kid, he’d be the assistant manager of the Applebee’s in Cheektowaga, New York.
Luke is a chip off the ol’ block. I used to call Tim and Chris Mathews “The Altar Boys”. They both wore (well, Mathews is still present tense) their dyed-in-the-wool Catholicism just under their shirt at all times.
You know I listened to that kid a few times and I just don’t understand how he is able to keep his job even if he is Tim Russet’s kid. Then it dawned on me. He must have some pretty compromising pictures of Phil Griffin that he’ll expose if he loses his stenographer/cheerleader position.
Ryan loses and all the Republicans can do is either call it a tie, make shit up like “Ryan held his own”, or blame his failure on Biden…
I think it’s mighty big of them to blame failure on the opposition, I do believe that’s a compliment to biden no matter how they want to say it
how do you think he could get promoted to assistant manager unless he were the manager’s kid?
Why does luke Russert remind me of a smarmy waiter in a yuppie bar somewhere in Yuppieville?
The example Luke should follow, amazingly, is that of Katharine Graham’s son, Donald, who served as a DC Metropolitan Police Officer, on a beat, before joining Ma’s paper as a Metro reporter.
You’re right, although following such a course would require that he do some actual real work. Further, I’m not so sure he’s even bright enough to understand that such experience might give him seasoning that he would be able to apply as a (oh, I dunno) congressional correspondent – like ferreting out who’s a lying dirtbag, for example.
Nah, much easier to struggle your way up those two giant steps: Be born and have your father die.
I usually like to say dumb as dirt because after all head hair once was in close proximity to the brains.
Luke’s still on TV? Golly gee.
can we all agree to just refer to him as legacy spice from now on?
A chip doesn’t fall far from the stump.
Lil Luke is in over his head. He’s like Peter Jennings, 1965. Too young to be at the top. And I doubt our institutions are teaching the younger generations anything. It’s all about sucking up. Critical thinking doesn’t matter. Another of my peeves is Kristin Welker. I sometimes think she doesn’t use standard American English as an Ivy league graduate should. These people are hired because of who they are or where they went to school.
If Ryan doesn’t stop holding his own, he’ll go blind.
Or suffer dehydration.
My favorite tweet (they go by so fast, I’ve forgotten the source) was that it was like watching Biden clubbing a baby seal that totally deserved it.