Tuesday, November 26, 2013
This Day In Labor Market News
So, Alec Baldwin got fired from MSNBC for calling someone a cocksucking something; opinions differ as to the noun which that adjective was summoned to modify.
Wow! Really? He said that on the air?
He shot his mouth off cussing out a paparazzi who was trying to impale his family with a camera. And so MSNBC fired him for single-handedly destroying New York's hard-earned reputation as a G-rated, family-friendly Disneyland-on-the-Hudson (For the record, Alec Baldwin still enjoys the distinction of being the only Liberal Andrew Sullivan has ever heard of.)
Meanwhile, across town at the Tiffany Network, the lady who used The House that Cronkite Built to fake up a Giant Scary Benghazi Story (and thereby tossed a few thousand pounds of jellied gasoline onto the dying embers of the wingnut's current favorite Kenyan Usurper fairy tale) is not being fired.
But she didn't actually put this great, big, whopping lie on the air did she?
Actually, yes. Yes she did.
She did it after having spent a year researching a story that other journalists were able to debunk in less than a week. And after failing to disclose that the liar at the center of her narrative had inked a book deal with a subsidiary of her own network.
And for all of this she is being told to sit in the naught corner for awhile. 30 days seems to be the industry standard, although she's prettier than Mark Halperin, so you never know.
Meanwhile, Sean Hannity and a dozen, dozen more just like him continue to enjoy jobs-for-life openly and enthusiastically and deliberately lying to the public every single day.
So plan your careers accordingly future pundits.