Friday, February 08, 2008

"Pimped out."

"Pimping" Chelsea Crack Gets NBC's Shuster Suspended

Talking about ex-First Daughter Chelsea Clinton on the campaign trail [David] Shuster said it was "a little bit unseemly to me that Chelsea's out there calling up celebrities, saying support my mom, and she's apparently also calling these super delegates," in a conversation with Bill Press. Then he said "Doesn't it seem like Chelsea's sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?"

You know, my problem isn't with phrase "pimped out." True, it's damned distasteful, but it's just a phrase. What I find ridiculous and offensive is the press taking perfectly normal activity - in this case, a family member helping with a campaign - and implying that it's somehow corrupt, questionable - "unseemly." Why does the media CONSTANTLY do this with the Clintons? And NOBODY else?

Hillary Clinton's daughter is helping out with her mother's campaign. So? Why does this jackass Shuster seem to think that there's something wrong and "unseemly" about that?