Now THIS Is An Incompetent Pundit…

Said Bloomberg”s Margaret Carlson, explaining why it’s not such a bad risk even if ISIS terrorists do sneak into the country:

“ You know, those people who have snuck in, that, I don’t know if they’ve snuck in, but maybe they become Americanized, maybe the anger goes away. Maybe what they snuck in to do they’re not going to do, because we do have an acceptance of these people, as Congressman [Keith] Ellison (D-MN) said. They’re more patriotic because they’re here and they work harder.”

These are the people informing the American people about existential issues.

My greatest ethical objection to journalists is that they are overwhelmingly biased. My second greatest ethical objection is that most of them aren’t very bright, which means they are incompetent. No profession that values intelligence would allow someone who would say what Carlson said on television to rise beyond the level of  receptionist.

Does Calrlson still work for Bloomberg? Apparently, and if so, it means that her employers don’t even realize that she embarrassed them. Because THEY aren’t very bright, either

Sad, really.

 I don’t even want to think about how many of Obama’s advisors share her mindset.

10 thoughts on “Now THIS Is An Incompetent Pundit…

  1. Ha! I was just commenting about how they’re going to get here, and an entire lifetime of programming is going to just melt away once they get a taste of our modern conveniences. Maybe they’ll even worship us as gods when they see us doing 65 MPH on a paved highway.

  2. Carlson has always been kinda cute to me. But now I’m old and almost blind, so I have to go by what she says – which is not cute, exactly, but naiivete’ has cuteness in its pedigree, or vice-versa. Carlson is appealing to the “killer bee strategy” – that mistaken notion that exposure of aggressive bees to the gentler bees will, given time and sufficient exposure, result in breeding-away of the killer bees’ aggressiveness. Fat chance. Wishful thinking. Cute, maybe sometimes, but in this context, too dangerous to all humans and bees.

  3. This reminds me of a pamphlet that some of my students told me about. It basically stated that the best way to handle an attempted rape is to talk to your attacker and try to understand their problems. If you could really understand their point of view, maybe they would like you and not rape you. Perhaps Margaret Carlson wrote that one.

    By the way, students were infuriated. I pointed them to this item as an alternative approach.


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