But he’s not worth wasting my dinner.  MSNBC’s David “gutter-talk” Shuster shows his usual contempt for those who disagree with his opinion.  Watch him go unhinged about Donald Trump letting Carrie Prejan keep her Miss California USA crown.

During Trump’s press conference Shuster commented on his Twitter page, "Prejean, who got cosmetic surgery before the pageant, just spoke of ‘how women can make a difference in the world.’ Absolutely revolting."

Apparently Prejean’s cosmetic surgery disqualified her from having an opinion. Shuster has not gone after celebrities that are for gay marriage such as Kathy Griffin. She had plastic surgery, common in Hollywood, but is not held up to the same standard by the hypocritical MSNBC host.

This comes after Shuster proclaimed his support for gossip blogger Perez Hilton’s hateful rant that followed Prejean’s answer at the Miss USA competition April 30 on Twitter as, "Your view of Miss CA’s intellect (and lack thereof) is spot on."

Later in the segment anchor Contessa Brewer said "this is a great jumping off point for a conversation about same-sex marriage, about hypocrisy."

Shuster responded with his usual disregard for anyone that has an opinion different from his, "The only jumping off point is jumping off a cliff if you really believe that people at these pageants have anything worthwhile to say to the rest of us. If you really believe that, than that’s your jumping off point and I suggest you jump off the cliff because this is as superficial as you will ever see. It’s ridiculous. It’s crazy."

HT: Bluegrass Pundit

Update: Governor Palin’s statement on Prejan being attacked by the left.

2nd Update: Related article of interest – Liberal Taliban Issues Fatwa Against Miss California.  (HT: Pundit & Pundette)

  1. You may want to keep some anti-vomiting medicine around, if you are going to make it a habit of watching MSNBC that is.

    It is amazing what they get away with saying. If a conservative said something like this, they would be stoned.

  2. I can't watch MSNBC for this very reason (it makes me want to vomit) – what ever happened to freedom of speech??? Good for Prejean for standing up for her beliefs and for standing strong against all the left wing garbage that was thrown at her.

  3. Starbucks
    2401 Utah Avenue South
    Seattle, WA 98134

    Mr. Howard Schultz,

    As a patron and gold card member of your store and brand, I have to wonder where Starbucks is heading.

    I’m not sure who came up with the idea of a Sponsorship Agreement with Morning Joe but this seems to me one of the worst ideas that your PR department has come up with. Also Burger King already uses Morning Joe slogan in their stores. You are walking into a minefield and an ambush at the same time, which is the worst-case sanerieo for Starbucks and its brand. There is no good outcome for Starbucks with this sponsorship. It is really short sighted. Yes I ‘m sure that your PR people convinced you that Joe and Mika is the new shiny thing and that you should get on board quickly.

    It is my thought that a company should try its best to stay away from politics, religion and social issues, but you have decided that Morning Joe is the man and the show, which you will attach your name and brand to. You only need to look at other companies that have taken political or social stands to see what it cost. Denny’s thought discriminating against skin color or Cracker Barrel against gays, just a couple that come to mine, not great PR.

    Joe is an attorney, journalist, author, congressman and commentator who thinks torture should be used, because someone in the CIA told him it works. The authority on torture are Joe and Donny Deutsch neither having any first hand knowledge on the subject, and General David Petraeus, Joe’s favorite General has said it is torture and it’s against our laws, but you haven’t heard that reported on Joe’s show. This is man who can’t handle an open and honest debate. He always gets angry and overbearing on his own show with his guest and mostly with women. This is the same guy who had the failed show Scarborough Country. This is the show that thinks talking about vibrators and how sexy Mika looks with her hair up or down makes great morning conversation. This is a guy who calls an FBI agent testifying before congress a liar. This is the show that thinks that unions are the problem with business, although this could be good for Starbucks to have Joe, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Mika Brzezinski (“They cripple the system that makes a company work.”) talking down unions in one of the most unionized cities in our country and on a union set. I hope the union members in NYC don’t boycott Starbucks when the card check debate begins. Or calling Paul Krugman an idiot. This is the guy who tells some of the best journalists in the country, they just don’t understand! This is a show that makes fun of people’s clothes and hairstyle that appear on their show. This is the show that makes a joke about David Carradines’ death. I think you’re under estimating the intelligence of your average coffee drinker.

    Yes, this was a Great Idea! If Starbucks is looking to push customers away. You have asked us, to take a stand, to get on one side or the other of the issues, that Joe thinks are important.

    Here are some things that I think could win customers to Starbucks.
    Set up coffee stands around the WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans Memorials and hand out free small cups coffee to the people attending those places on Veterans or Memorial Day. Tens of Millions of American’s are directly related to those who either survived or gave their lives for this nation. I can see the cup that says Starbuck Salutes Sacrifice.

    Or how about offering to bring commercial free time for D-day events on MSNBC with your logo present during the show, so the viewers can listen to all the presenters.

    I’m sure Starbucks can win customers in any number of ways without risking the chance of alienating any part of their customer base that they have or could have in the future. I’m sure at some point Joe or Buchanan will say something that will offend or anger someone that will take a hard look at what Starbucks is supporting and start asking hard questions of Starbucks that has nothing to do with the brewing of a great cup of coffee. I’m sure this is not the public conversation that Starbuck wants to have. I didn’t know there was a Republican, Democrat, Independent, conservative, liberal or moderate cup of coffee, I thought there was just good coffee.

    It would seem to me that Starbucks should be forward thinking company; its clients are more educated, have more sources for information, younger and are good at making choices. Just look at the last election and yes the people did turned on their last brand, they didn’t like what they we’re sold. Starbucks should be careful of what they are about to start selling. Maybe Starbucks should stick to coffee and pastries and not get involved in politics and social issues.

    So, in closing, let me say I’m returning my gold card and will start paying full price for any products I purchase at your stores, understanding that you need the money more the I need the discount. But the company that I thought you were, is not the company I’m seeing today. It is obvious that Starbucks has made a political calculation rather a than a business decision. I’m not boycotting Starbucks but I will start at this point to spread my coffee business around and at the same time watch to see how politics and coffee mix. And while I’m usually a brand loyal person that doesn’t mean it’s Joe’s brand.

    I remember a great quote. Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can't tell you whether someone will fit into a company's culture. When you realize you've made a mistake, you need to cut your losses and move on.
    Howard Schultz –

    From my point of view this would be very good advice.


    Starbucks Sponsorship of Morning Joe MSNBC

    Possible loss of sales from offending comments by Pat or Joe.

    Our coffee cost, my simple calculation.

    $4.37 X 5 days = $ 21.85 X 52 weeks = $1136.20 X 2 patrons = $2272.40 per year

    People offended X 10,000 = $22,774,000. per year

    People offended X 100,000 = $ 227,740,000. per year

    Starbucks investment in Morning Joe $10,000,000.

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