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David Shuster Tries Eighth-Grade Humor

I defended Shuster when he got into trouble with Hillary’s goons for suggesting the Clinton campaign was “pimping” out Chelsea, but his “humor” directed at the conservative-led tea parties is just juvenile.  For those readers who are not aware, “teabagging” is a sex act — keep that in mind when you read the transcript from Monday’s Countdown, which Shuster guest-hosted:

SHUSTER:  For most Americans, Wednesday, April 15th will be Tax Day.  But in our fourth story tonight: It‘s going to be teabagging day for the right-wing and they‘re going nuts for it.  Thousands of them whipped out the festivities early this past weekend, and while the parties are officially toothless, the teabaggers are full-throated about their goals.

They want to give President Obama a strong tongue-lashing and lick government spending—spending they did not oppose when they were under presidents Bush and Reagan.  They oppose Mr. Obama‘s tax rates—which will be lower for most of them—and they oppose the tax increases Mr.  Obama is imposing on the rich, whose taxes will skyrocket to a rate about 10 percent less than it was under Reagan.  That‘s teabagging in a nut shell.

MSNBC has become South Park.  Keep up the great work, guys.

Exit question.  What does Tom Brokaw have to say about this?  Or Chuck Todd?  Would either of them use “teabagging” on the air? 

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