Video: MSNBC mistakes Jesse Jackson for Al Sharpton

posted at 6:05 pm on October 21, 2009 by Allahpundit

An innocent mistake, I’m sure, but one destined for online infamy anyway. If the good reverend can be forgiven for wanting to cut our savior’s nuts off, surely Contessa can be forgiven for a moment of brain-lock, no? Ah well: The AP’s picked it up and now the sky’s the limit.

Can’t do better than Gawker this time: “If Fox News did this, there would be sit-ins.” Clip and save for your media double-standards folder. Click the image to watch.

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Welcome to Obama channel, reverend Al Jackson. :)

poxoma on October 21, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Contessa always blames someone else.

RobCon on October 21, 2009 at 7:18 PM

I thought he would laugh it off, but he was PISSED!

pleaseandthankyou on October 21, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Well the good news Contessa is that I hear Larry Flynt is paying well these days.

RobCon on October 21, 2009 at 7:20 PM

I

thought he would laugh it off, but he was PISSED!

pleaseandthankyou

He’s pissed because a FOX anchor did not say it.

RobCon on October 21, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Hey Tessa, journalists read ‘copy’ and performers read ‘scripts’, you just pwnd yourself. (whatever pwnd means)

thomasaur on October 21, 2009 at 7:21 PM

I’m surprised Contessa didn’t blame the snafu on Don Imus.

yoda on October 21, 2009 at 7:29 PM

A mistake on MSNBC?
If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around hear it, does it make a sound?

iceman1960 on October 21, 2009 at 7:29 PM

All “race baiters” look alike

J_Crater on October 21, 2009 at 7:33 PM

“If Fox News did this, there would be sit-ins.”

At the White House.

The Ugly American on October 21, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Except for the fact that one talks loud and the other talks funny, who can tell them apart?

Lonetown on October 21, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Once again, Contessa demonstrates she is the dumbest member of MSNBC’s stable of on-air “talent”. She has quite a number of these types of moments in her career. I won’t speculate how she manages to keep her day job.

Northlander on October 21, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Let be be clear.

This is a racist hate crime and I hope Eric Holder convenes a federal grand jury and pushes for life without parole for Contessa.

Anders on October 21, 2009 at 7:47 PM

It’s easy to keep the two race hucksters apart if you remember that Al is the one who goes to the barber to have his oil changed.

viking01 on October 21, 2009 at 7:47 PM

All “race baiters” look alike

J_Crater on October 21, 2009 at 7:33 PM

“Tessa, honey, I’m the race baiter who called New York Hymietown.”

BuckeyeSam on October 21, 2009 at 7:48 PM

And just who is a racist now, Contessa?

What? She’s just stupid? OK, then.

HAnthonyWayne on October 21, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Now THIS is a real news station.

/sarc

Yellowdog12 on October 21, 2009 at 7:52 PM

So, who wrote the script and how come he/she didn’t know that it was JJ and not AS who was guesting?

Jvette on October 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Don Imus called it right a couple of years ago when he said Contessa Brewer was a humorless twit.

Only on a network no one watches could she get a job.

I wonder if Jesse threatened to cut HER nuts off for making this mistake, but, hey, all race baiters look alike. And sound alike too.

bradley11 on October 21, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Jackson should have shot back at Contessa like Dan Akroyd
( SNL ) :

Contessa you ignorant C@#2

macncheez on October 21, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Yikes! That’s like mistaking Fitty for Busta.

Sharke on October 21, 2009 at 8:01 PM

That anchor is such a ditz.

This is more sad than funny.

Cr4sh Dummy on October 21, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Keep this woman away from White House events, she’d probably give her coat to Obama.

Sharke on October 21, 2009 at 8:04 PM

I wonder if Jesse threatened to cut HER nuts off for making this mistake,
bradley11 on October 21, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Can’t be done to Contessa
You are confusing HER with Maddow

macncheez on October 21, 2009 at 8:04 PM

BWAAAAHAAAHAAAAAA!!!!! Good gracious! I was laughing before I even clicked on it!!!!!! I’ll be chuckling the rest of the night, thank you msnbc for the laugh!

4shoes on October 21, 2009 at 8:05 PM

laughing me a$$ off.

smokinjoe on October 21, 2009 at 8:07 PM

There are no double standards in war. Might as well complain about how AQ shoots our guys instead of each other.

The newsrooms of America are populated almost entirely with people that have no interest in reporting. They’re all journalists. They went to school to “change the world”. You don’t change the world by sticking to on-the-ground information and inverted pyramids. In fact, your job is not to inform the overfed, undereducated swine that populate the country. Your job is to enlighten them to larger truths. The bottom line will be met by managing their fears, keeping them at the daily trough of crisis and indecision. Like a good ad man, you treat them like the mammals they are and cash in on their limbic system’s overwhelming need to be led, with a bone of self-importance thrown every now and again to the good sheep.

Get them lined up, then lead them.

It’s only by providence that we still have some real newspapermen and reporters left. Notice how they stick out like a sore thumb, and no less an annoyance to their peers. The truth will out, always does, but not because of “journalism” or “journalistic ethics” and other such rot. Journalists are self-important propagandists, shuffling facts to suit their truths. Give me a hard-nosed, cynical newspaperman or beat reporter any day. That’s a job for a sharp pen, a sharp mind and a distrust of obfuscating bromides.

spmat on October 21, 2009 at 6:52 PM

Well said spmat, had to post it again!

4shoes on October 21, 2009 at 8:15 PM

So…just how much money does Contessa Brewer make? A lot more than the poor schlubs who wrote her script, did her make-up and hair and can keep her centered in the camera frame. Why there’s some inequality right there and she’s not even pointing it out!

PoodleSkirt on October 21, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Believe me, no one watching her cared or even has the sound on for that matter. She’s not paid for brain power it’s her plunging necklines that garner her ratings.

Alden Pyle on October 21, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Her eyes said Jesse Jackson, but her script said Al Sharpton. Interesting that she didn’t trust her own eyes.

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TwilightStruggler on October 21, 2009 at 8:34 PM

Contessa always blames someone else.

RobCon on October 21, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Tru dat

clinker46 on October 21, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Can you imagine if Fox did the same thing. The FCC would have their liscence suspended immediately. Oh Lordy, this is going to be great.

Fuquay Steve on October 21, 2009 at 8:56 PM

Racist confuses racist with other racist?

daesleeper on October 21, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Don Imus called it right a couple of years ago when he said Contessa Brewer was a humorless twit…

bradley11 on October 21, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Word.

ncborn on October 21, 2009 at 9:00 PM

HA!

Officially irrelevant.

.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 21, 2009 at 9:00 PM

LOL…This is from one of those “real” cable news networks that has “real” professionalism from “real” reporters.

ddrintn on October 21, 2009 at 9:39 PM

If we were in December I could say Ho ho ho! As it is, TEE HEE HEE will have to do. Followed by TEE HEE HEEE! HEEE HEEEE…fnnnrrrrk…

Fortunata on October 21, 2009 at 9:45 PM

When is Rev. Al having the protest demanding msnbc fire this racist?

lonestar1 on October 21, 2009 at 9:56 PM

Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton……Same thing!

Don’t worry Contessa…….They are the of the same feathers.

BigMike252 on October 21, 2009 at 9:57 PM

I don’t find this a big deal at all, though it’s worth noting that Gawker is absolutely right.

OneGyT on October 21, 2009 at 9:58 PM

“I’m sorry, the script in front of me said ‘racist shakedown artist’.”

justltl on October 21, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Rev. Wright

The Black Larry, Moe & Curly

Jeff from WI on October 21, 2009 at 10:17 PM

They’re interchangeable, like wheels on a Chevy or Pontiac

Jeff from WI on October 21, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Uh, the Rev. is the one on the right. Right?

Pazman on October 21, 2009 at 10:53 PM

Does she make Olby’s “Worst Person Of The Day”list?

Jeff from WI on October 21, 2009 at 10:58 PM

So if the script said “tinker bell” Contessa would have called Jackson “tinker bell”?

Maybe cuz Rev. Al lost all that weight, she can’t tell the difference?

DSchoen on October 22, 2009 at 12:15 AM

That’s what ‘news’ people do on MSNBC. Blindly read a script, mouthing words that someone smarter and more articulate wrote for them. They’re only there for the hair and the teeth.

schmuck281 on October 22, 2009 at 12:37 AM

Isn’t that hate speech?

jarhead0311 on October 22, 2009 at 12:39 AM

This is inexcusable and the ditz needs to be fired. As a veteran journalist I can assure you that the producers of the segment knew who Jackson was, relayed it to the bubblehead, prepared her questions and talking points, and she still effed it up. Anybody that stupid should be banned for life from the aiwaves. But I gotta tell ya, as a conservative I’m laughing my a$$ off over the bimbo’s seemingly intelligent question and Jackson’s apparent shock and somewhat controlled anger. Bwah haaa hhaaaa haaaa!!!!

Goldy1 on October 22, 2009 at 1:49 AM

Or you could say she’s just a “Cupid Stunt.”

Goldy1 on October 22, 2009 at 1:53 AM

Okay, one more slam: “Contessa”? Get effing real! This is what happens to Journalism 101 students who are too stupid to write a broadcast script but are good-looking enough to catch the eyes of the male TV execs who masturbate over their demo reels.

Goldy1 on October 22, 2009 at 1:59 AM

Himeytown! Himeytown! Himeytown!

deewhybee on October 22, 2009 at 2:15 AM

Obviously, Contessa Brewer is a racist who thinks all black people look alike. I didn’t hear her words aloud, but in my head I heard her say, “My script says Al Sharpton, boy.” It just goes to show how far yet liberals need to come in accepting their racism so that they can overcome it.

/sarc

Boudica on October 22, 2009 at 3:08 AM

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/innis.asp

MSNBC has always had a problem with identifying black guests.

Mark1971 on October 21, 2009 at 6:14 PM

In all fairness, what the hell did Niger’s parents think was going to happen when they named him?

Fed45 on October 22, 2009 at 4:05 AM

Obviously, Contessa Brewer is a racist who thinks all black people look alike.

And obviously Brewer hasn’t a brain in her head. Has no idea what she is saying when she is on the air. She simply reads what it in front of here. The female version of Ron Burgundy.

Fed45 on October 22, 2009 at 4:07 AM

I like Scotch!
Oops “Anchorman” moment.

I reckon they all look alike, to the left.

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha

TheSitRep on October 22, 2009 at 4:46 AM

“I wonder what all the folks making 10 bucks an hour would have to say about that.”

She may not have been “presenting a point of view”, But she sure was implying that she had one.

JCred on October 22, 2009 at 5:11 AM

Once again, Contessa demonstrates she is the dumbest member of MSNBC’s stable of on-air “talent”. She has quite a number of these types of moments in her career. I won’t speculate how she manages to keep her day job.

Northlander on October 21, 2009 at 7:45 PM

The phrase “can suck the chrome off of a trailer hitch” comes to mind.

J.J. Sefton on October 22, 2009 at 6:35 AM

It’s a good thing that MSNBC is a “real” news network, unlike FOX. This is too funny.

Wills on October 22, 2009 at 7:58 AM

That’s so RAAAAAAAACCCCCCIIIIISSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTT!

She deserves at least an hour in the RACE ROOM for that.

She should write “I am not a Racist” 100 times on the blackboard (oops – that’s racist, isn’t it) and her parents should come in for a conference about Contessa’s poor attitude.

hehehehehehe

wyntre on October 22, 2009 at 8:25 AM

Jocularity Jocularity!

JeffinOrlando on October 22, 2009 at 9:09 AM

This just reminds me of that movie Anchorman, she will read whatever is put on the teleprompter. I huess the “Vast Rightwing Conspiracy” hacked her teleprompter and changed it. It’s good thing they didn’t have her saying anything worse…

jeffn21 on October 22, 2009 at 11:58 AM

Of course he was steamed . Ever see Jesse Ventura when he is asked about his “friend” Hulk Hogan ?

borntoraisehogs on October 22, 2009 at 3:23 PM

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