If only she'd gotten her Canadian monetary facts correct... loons are on our dollar coins. We got rid of dollar bills ages ago.
Yeah, Moz., but it wouldn't have 'worked' in the U.S. The weirdness factor would have derailed the quip.
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".
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...
hmmmm... I call bullshit false-equivalency.
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