Monday, October 04, 2010

Quote of the Day


"I am a loon. I'm on the Canadian dollar bill. It's awful...but you, however, are also a race-baiting fuck."

-- Rachel Maddow, responding to Bill O'Reilly's comment that she's a loon, in the excellent cover story in this week's New York magazine.

If you ever thought that the cable news business had devolved into the playground of a bunch of narcissistic children, consider yourself proven correct.

5 comments:

Mozglubov said...

If only she'd gotten her Canadian monetary facts correct... loons are on our dollar coins. We got rid of dollar bills ages ago.

Benoît from Ottawa said...

Yeah, Moz., but it wouldn't have 'worked' in the U.S. The weirdness factor would have derailed the quip.

Benoît from Ottawa said...

Further, I'm going to venture a guess:

The script read "I am a loon. I'm on the Canadian dollar" but in delivering it, she ad-libbed in the word "bill".

Che Grovera said...

That was a pretty interesting piece in New York magazine, actually. Keith Olbermann had a shout-out for it on his show tonight, too: he derided the line about there being a ban within MSNBC on mentioning Olbermann's name on Twitter (which I thought was kind of an odd thing to have make it into the article since there's such a hearsay aspect to it). I can believe that such a ban exists within the company, honestly -- I just have a hard time believing that it would be verifiable.

Also, Rachel Maddow's line was kind of a throwaway in the article (presented there as off-the-cuff joking around among staffers); you seemed to treat it as if she said it on-air or in a press release, Chez. Even so, it still disappoints that she'd confuse the Canadian loonie with a non-existent dollar bill...

firedmyass said...

hmmmm... I call bullshit false-equivalency.