Video: Larry King doesn’t know how to use the internet

posted at 7:59 pm on November 15, 2006 by Ian


During his interview with comedian and “blogger” Roseanne Barr, CNN talk show host Larry King admitted he has never been on the internet. He asked Barr if you “punch little buttons and things,” adding he wouldn’t love the internet nor would he use it.

I think we all can agree his “little buttons and things” comment was worse than Senator Ted Stevens describing the internet as a “series of tubes“.

KING: The Internet as a political medium viable?

BARR: Yes, it’s like the only one left, absolutely, and that’s not just me saying it. That’s everybody saying it.

KING: But there’s 80 billion things on it.

BARR: Yes, but if you know where to look, you know, it all can come together. When you’re looking for the particular information that you’re looking for after you do the big search, this is what I found out by going on there, it just takes your mind and then you live in there forever. You can never come out.

KING: I’ve never done it, never gone searching.

BARR: Oh, my God! It just opens up the whole universe. It’s so awesome. You would love it.

KING: No, I wouldn’t.

BARR: Anything you want to know.

KING: The wife loves it. I wouldn’t love it. What do you punch little buttons and things?

BARR: You just click on this thing. The thing is you got to be able to read, so you have to have strong glasses when you’ve over 50 and then you just scroll down and click. It’s not that hard. I can show you how to do it.

KING: No, thanks.

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Well, King is like 500 years old isnt he? And his wife like 20? So its natural she would be all about the internet. He still prefers his porn in a glossy magazin – thank ya very much!

lorien1973 on November 15, 2006 at 7:35 PM

“Everybody’s a winner today, Pat. Why, the spirit of that kid in the wheelchair who won the javelin competition…..what an inspiration”

HerrMorgenholz on November 15, 2006 at 8:03 PM

“The Dinosaur Media” roars… as it sinks into the tar pit of history.

wordwarp on November 15, 2006 at 8:04 PM

Perhaps Sen. Ted Stevens should give him a tutorial on the Series of Tubes.

Constantine on November 15, 2006 at 8:15 PM

Doesn’t know how to use his neural net, either. It, too, has little buttons you punch.

Lazarus on November 15, 2006 at 8:24 PM

When you’re looking for the particular information that you’re looking for after you do the big search, this is what I found out by going on there, it just takes your mind and then you live in there forever. You can never come out.

Yeesh, botox seeping into the brain.

Mark V. on November 15, 2006 at 8:27 PM

Wow,

Remember how much flack the media shoot at Bush 41 with his barcode/laser scanner comment back in the day?

Payback fair game anyone?

F15Mech on November 15, 2006 at 8:29 PM

Roseanne Barr has a blog? Is that part of the Huffington Post?

Free Kurdistan on November 15, 2006 at 8:33 PM

The thing is you got to be able to read

Yes, but you also got have to be able to think so that you don’t just believe everything you read.

db on November 15, 2006 at 8:33 PM

Larry King does not know what day it is, and has not for quite some time!

NEMETI IN SYRACUSE on November 15, 2006 at 8:35 PM

MARIA BARTIROMO (CNBC): I’m curious, have you ever Googled anybody? Do you use Google?
DUBYA: Uhh, occasionally. One of the things I’ve used on the Google is, uhh, to pull up maps.

(audio… scroll to third quote)

And everyone’s favorite

Uhh — I hear there’s rumors on the, uhh, Internets that we’re gonna have a — draft. We’re not going to have a draft. Period.

RightWinged on November 15, 2006 at 8:36 PM

Is that part of the Huffington Post?

I dunno, but her quote sums up a lot of how liberals think. Reactionary and without actually thinking about the issue at all.

lorien1973 on November 15, 2006 at 8:37 PM

Producer looking at musical score – “Ohhhh, ohhhhh, these are wonderful! My, yes! Just absolutely wonderful! Yes! Um……….and what are these little black dots?”

Larry doesn’t know what a PC is but damn if he couldn’t lecture 90 minutes on how to change a colostomy bag.

Coronagold on November 15, 2006 at 8:40 PM

I have to admit, that’s darn near endearing, actually.

Slublog on November 15, 2006 at 8:41 PM

Headline: Larry King Dead

When he does Achieve Room Temperature, he will not be missed.

Janos Hunyadi on November 15, 2006 at 8:47 PM

Larry King, out of touch? Color me shocked.

Ugly on November 15, 2006 at 8:49 PM

Dumb meets Dumber.

Maxx on November 15, 2006 at 8:50 PM

He can always have his great-grandchildren, errr, children show him how…

rbb on November 15, 2006 at 8:50 PM

Janos, that is uncalled for.

OHNOES on November 15, 2006 at 8:52 PM

I cannot imagine how desperate you would have to be for something to read to visits Roseanne Barr’s blog.

Maxx on November 15, 2006 at 8:54 PM

His call-in radio show was maybe the worst P.O.S. ever put out over the airwaves. Even liberals stopped calling him, with the result that the entire show consisted of conservatives and populists calling up and being cut off and insulted by a weary raspy elderly putz from Brooklyn

Janos Hunyadi on November 15, 2006 at 8:58 PM

OK let me see Roseann wants Larry to put on his glasses while she clicks her thing. OK

sonnyspats1 on November 15, 2006 at 9:01 PM

No, OHNOES, you should have listened to him on his radio show: he was vile and ruthless in attacking conservatives and Republicans–he didn’t bother with the easy-going personna he affected on his TV show and that brainless celebrity column he ‘authored’. I’ve experienced him for over twenty years, and he is a bad person

Janos Hunyadi on November 15, 2006 at 9:02 PM

Thanks for that imagery, sonnyspats1 :(

lorien1973 on November 15, 2006 at 9:13 PM

Larry also thinks IBM is something he does in his Depends.

fogw on November 15, 2006 at 9:42 PM

I think we all can agree his “little buttons and things” comment was worse than Senator Ted Stevens describing the internet as a “series of tubes.”

Forget that… I want to see the two mashed together somehow! A series of tubes that you activate by pressing little buttons. Are the buttons in the tubes, or are the tubes in the buttons?

Mark Jaquith on November 15, 2006 at 9:49 PM

Well, King is like 500 years old isnt he? And his wife like 20? So its natural she would be all about the internet.

lorien1973 on November 15, 2006 at 7:35 PM

Can’t be much real action going on for her being married to an antique.

infidel4life on November 15, 2006 at 10:40 PM

Roseanne and Larry King. One is a silly, used-up has-been that thinks they’re funny. The other is Roseanne.

thedecider on November 15, 2006 at 10:55 PM

Can’t be much real action going on for her being married to an antique.

Couple more years, and she can ebay him. He’s a collectible now. Not sure about MIB, but definitely a collectible.

lorien1973 on November 15, 2006 at 11:15 PM

Janos,

I know what you mean, but we really shouldn’t wish anyone dead. Let’s wish him a nice retirement–one that starts, oh, five minutes ago and lasts for the rest of his life.

jaleach on November 15, 2006 at 11:17 PM

I don’t think there is anyone in the inner workings of the Republican Party that knows how to the internet either.
I imagine them sitting around a room brainstorming why they lost the congress or deciding who should be the Senate Minority Whip or who should head up th RNC. They keep asking each other,”I wonder what the voters are thinking”, “If there was only a way to know what are base thinks about this”, “Maybe we could mail a poll out to Republicans to see how they about this”.
King isn’t the only one that’s clueless.

lowandslow on November 15, 2006 at 11:25 PM

Ja, but I did not wish him dead. I was poking fun at his pretentious program title, and pointing out that when he passes, he will not be missed. May he live for decades, with many more by-passes….

Janos Hunyadi on November 15, 2006 at 11:29 PM

I dunno, but her quote sums up a lot of how liberals think. Reactionary and without actually thinking about the issue at all.

Yes, something about how Bush is going to declare war on China ( …and other paranoid delusions). Should be on HuffPo alongside Ben Affleck’s op-ed on global warming and Mel Gibson’s biting analysis of the warmongering, money-grubbing, hook-nosed neo-con agenda.

Free Kurdistan on November 16, 2006 at 1:44 AM

This is CNN.

vcferlita on November 16, 2006 at 8:50 AM

Knew it! This confirms my belief that King has been dead for the past 5 years. When FOX News began battering their ratings 10 years ago CNN was desperate. Knowing that their viewers wouldn’t know the difference – they prop the old dog up – pull the string and the same stupid questions come out of his mouth every night. MARVELOUS!

iam7545 on November 16, 2006 at 11:07 AM

That’s because dead people don’t use computers.

Dave R. on November 16, 2006 at 5:12 PM

Rosanne Barr giving people lessons on how to use the internet…isn’t that special.

click>click>pop up>The Daily Kos comes up on the screen.

See Larry, here is all your news.

ScottyDog on November 17, 2006 at 1:31 AM