How Stupid are the People Who Deliver Your TV News?

July/24/2013 5:08AM
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A few movies have been made about the low intelligence levels of the talking heads who deliver TV news. The viewing public gives far too much reverence to these teleprompter readers. We certainly know a good teleprompter doesn’t make a good president. National and local news personalities, like national and local politicians, are not hired for their intelligence.

Here’s recent proof. A local newsperson in a major market did this:

On Friday, an anchor for Oakland, California, station KTVU  read a list of the supposed names of the pilots of the South  Korean carrier on its noon broadcast after an employee  apparently called the NTSB seeking to verify them.The names appear to mock the events of the crash. The prank  names were: Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk and Bang Ding Ow.
KTVU anchor Tori Campbell later came back in the same  newscast and told viewers the names “were not accurate despite  an NTSB official in Washington confirming them late this  morning.”
“We apologize for this error,” she said.

If you believe glib talking politicians and well-coiffed newscasters are some of our brightest and best in American, let me take you back to an earlier blog. In this blog, I exposed one of the most pompous asses from National Network News. He went on Celebrity Jeopardy to show his fans how smart he is.

Here’s the result.

Chris Matthews, one of the most arrogant and nastiest people on TV got his comeuppance on Celebrity Jeopardy this week. Mathews, who considers himself an intellectual, used Jeopardy to demean Sarah Palin on numerous occasions in the 2008 Presidential campaign. Here are some of his comments:


“Is this [vice presidential debate] about her brain  power?… Do you think cute will beat brains?…Do you think she’d do better on  the questions on Jeopardy! or the interview they do during a  half-time?…My suspicion is that she has the same lack of intellectual  curiosity that the President of the United States has right now and that is  scary!”

Then on January 12, 2010:

They find these empty vessels who know nothing about the  world! Nothing about foreign policy! Who immediately begin to spout the neo-con  line. I read her book — it’s full of that crap….It’s unbelievable how little  this woman knows!…Don’t put her on Jeopardy!

And again on  November 2, 2010:

“Senator, do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to be  President of the United States?…If she were on Jeopardy! right now  and the topic was national government, American government generally defined,  would she look like an imbecile, or would she look okay? Does she know  anything?”

And finally on  January 19, 2011:

“I’d like to see her on just a couple of episodes of Celebrity Jeopardy! or It’s Academic Mac McGarry to just see  if she knows anything.”

Well guess who was on Celebrity Jeopardy this week? Mr. Nasty, himself.  How did the intellectual wizard do? See for yourself, click the link below.




It’s mainly a Liberal illness which I call Ivyitus. It’s like the millions of Notre Dame football fans who never got near the campus but think if they wear the colors, go to the games, or hang out the flag on Saturday thinking  they might be considered an alumnus and friends and neighbors might upgrade their IQ. Or, even the real graduate who can never stop reminding all where they went to school. The eternal sophomores who roots, roots, roots for Old Notre Dame in the Assisted Living Center. Way too hard, waking others from their afternoon naps when it’s not football season.

Here’s my definition of Ivyitus.  Since the Ivy League is run by liberals, staffed by liberals, and taught with a pure liberal focus, it’s no wonder graduates leave liberals and most remain so. The business schools being an exception.

Here’s a snippit from the Wikipedia biography for Chris Matthews.

When Matthews first arrived in Washington, D.C., he worked as a police officer with the United States Capitol Police.[8] Subsequently, he served on the staffs of four Democratic members of Congress, including Senators Frank Moss and Edmund Muskie. In 1974, he mounted an unsuccessful campaign for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in which he received about 24% of the vote in the primary.[9] Matthews was a presidential speechwriter during the Carter administration and later worked for six years as a top aide to longtime Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O’Neill, playing a direct role in many key political battles with the Reagan administration

Surprised? I’ll bet you thought Matthews with all his professed intelectual superiority was a Yale or Harvard man. Not a cop who tried to run for Congress and got 24% of the vote. See Mathews has Ivyitus. He thinks he can snow people into thinking he’s an Ivy Leaguer by acting like one. Until he makes the tragic mistake of trying Celebrity Jeopardy.

We really need to stop putting all of these media types on a pedestal. We need to get real with politicians. Obama couldn’t find a job that required anything of him until he found politics. Then he never worked at that job, just kept campaigning for the next. He still hasn’t found a job where he applies any talent to the job itself. These disgraced retreads like Anthony Weiner have to embarass themselves and their families because they have no skills to do anything except politics.

People who aren’t very smart can look smart if they practice Ivyitis and shun Jeopardy. Hence, we have the American reverance for dimwitted newspeople and politicians. Don’t be fooled, most couldn’t mow your grass without detailed instructions.

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