Thursday, August 4, 2011

Luke Russert = Stunned

Someone didn't give Dylan Ratigan the memo that you're not allowed to talk to America's Most Trusted Frat Boy about issues of any substance: (via crooks and liars)

I also like that all it takes to "throw him off his game" is reference something of substance about the issues being discussed, rather than to repeat mindless platitudes about who won and lost today's game of politics. I don't want to repeat myself, but I don't think much has changed since I wrote this two years ago:
The traditional way to preform crappy journalism is to have a basic idea of what's going on, and then craft a story using cliches and baseless assumptions. The beauty of Luke Russert is that he skips the step of having even the most tenuous grip of what's going on, and bases the entire story on buzz words and cliches.

To be fair, this is exactly the type of reporting you'd expect when you give a not so bright frat boy a microphone and unlimited access, but thanks to the last name Russert, it's good to see that he qualifies as a political analyst for NBC.
It's easy to pick on Luke Russert, and in fairness he's far from the only one who can say the right words but have no idea what they're talking about. But between clips like this and his unfiltered twitter observations, I just think he's shittier at hiding it than most.


  1. Brilliant. I don't think Ratigan got the memo that Russert is part of the beautiful peoples club and doesn't need to "know all the facts."

  2. Haha, it's seriously true.

    Marcy Wheeler had a hilarious run down of the exchange too: