Comedy gold: Salon editor can’t name any extreme voices on the left

posted at 7:43 pm on April 20, 2010 by Allahpundit

High comedy from this a.m.’s “Morning Joe.” The funny part, actually, isn’t that Walsh blanks on any lefty names. I can almost understand that given that they’re talking about Rush and Beck initially and there’s simply no liberal pundit with as long of a media reach as those two. To find the “extremists” on the left, you need to move down several weight classes.

No, the funny part is that Scarborough and Brzezinski do have someone in mind and it’s painfully clear to everyone on set — except Walsh — who that person is. If you follow the MSNBC soap opera, it’s also painfully clear why Joe and Mika can’t name him, but between the hand gestures, facial expressions, and Scarborough cracking up with laughter at their dilemma, I dare say you’ll be able to figure it out. (In case you’re struggling, here’s a tiny hint!) Exit question: Couldn’t they at least have named Frank Rich? Click the image to watch.

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Ted Rall

Mr. Joe on April 20, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Michael Moore

Mr. Joe on April 20, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Jeanine Garafalo

Mr. Joe on April 20, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Jimmy Carter

Mr. Joe on April 20, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Or, any random PETA/ELF protest march…

Sharr on April 20, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Sean Penn

upinak on April 20, 2010 at 7:46 PM

One whose name must be unsaid on Morning Joe (aka Keith Olberman)

Mr. Joe on April 20, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Sean Penn, James Cameron any other lefty director here ______.

upinak on April 20, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Rosie O’Donnell

selias on April 20, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Tingles

ladyingray on April 20, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Cough, cough*olbermann*, cough.

Jeff2161 on April 20, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Olbermann, Ed the Meat Head, Bill Maher, Randi Rhodes, Montel Williams, I could go on.

Narutoboy on April 20, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Or, any random PETA/ELF protest march…

Sharr on April 20, 2010 at 7:46 PM

I’d completely forgotten about Dennis Kucinich.

amerpundit on April 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Van Jones

selias on April 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Bill Ayers

selias on April 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Markos Moulitsas

King of Katy on April 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Obama :)

deidre on April 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Could they not seriously mention bathtub boy’s name because he works there?

JetBoy on April 20, 2010 at 7:51 PM

That screen cap of the video is priceless.

Oh, and to join in the fun of the non-Olby names:

Al Sharpton
Alan Grayson
Chris Matthews
Joe Klein
Nancy Pelosi etc.

Wineaholic on April 20, 2010 at 7:51 PM

“Teacups” Grayson

David2.0 on April 20, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Joe Klein

artist on April 20, 2010 at 7:52 PM

joe biden

bessex on April 20, 2010 at 7:52 PM

KEITH!

artist on April 20, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Dave Rywall

JetBoy on April 20, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Could they not seriously mention bathtub boy’s name because he works there?

JetBoy on April 20, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Scarborough’s had his tussles with Uberdouche. He got heat from the MSDNC brass for calling out Queef. If you seriously can’t name an extremist on the left, it means you’ve either been in a coma or you’re one of these idiot libs who thinks the far left represents the mainstream of America.

Doughboy on April 20, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Now that’s really weird … I wonder why they couldn’t name one, just one?

tarpon on April 20, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Jane “NVA” Fonda

cobrakai99 on April 20, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Glenn Greenwald

rockmom on April 20, 2010 at 7:54 PM

What’s wrong with you people…..everybody you list is a moderate, not a lefty………….

…………at least in her universe

PatriotRider on April 20, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Ed Schultz

rockmom on April 20, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Hey, talk about extremists. Just found out my son’s high school teacher said all tea partiers are racist.
My son then said they were not and that he goes to tea parties and he’s not a racist. He said the tea parties are not about Obama’s race but about what he is doing.
She then repeated with a laugh, “That’s not true, they’re all racist but we need to stop this conversation because I know how he can get.” (meaning my 16 year old son!)
And by the way, the teacher is black and was sitting with my son among several other black students. There were 15 other students in the room. This conversation got started by her. She was discussing segregation laws and said there is still a lot of racism in America “Like the Tea Parties.”

JellyToast on April 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM

That clip is hilarious, especially the honest look of ignorance on Walsh’s face. Almost kinda sweet…

Drained Brain on April 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Dave Rywall

JetBoy on April 20, 2010 at 7:53 PM

+ 1 TRILLION!!!

ladyingray on April 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Bye, bye Donny.

Lance Murdock on April 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM

“Jus…just read an op-ed.”

Awesome. The switchboard guy even did a partial facepalm with a full head wag. Thanks, Ap. Needed this.

Weight of Glory on April 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Film Actors Guild

Rightwingguy on April 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Hurricane Katrina vanden Heuve, Joe Sedition Klein, Geraldo Rivera.

Cindy Munford on April 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Salon editor can’t name any extreme voices on the left

What about the 2 and a half men in the WH ?
Asslrod, Rhambo and Valerie ?
And what about their boss Hussain?
And what about his boss Soros ?

macncheez on April 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Joy Behar

Denverslim on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

That “thing” from ‘The View’ that has her own show…

… or so I am told.

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

I can’t name any extreme voices on the left either. They all sound the same.

Limerick on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Wow. Mika was actually kinda likable here.

jimmy2shoes on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

[using finger to inconspicuously point while pretending to wipe nose]

You, Joan. You.

selias on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Teacher’s Unions…

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Scarborough’s had his tussles with Uberdouche. He got heat from the MSDNC brass for calling out Queef.

Ah, forgot about that. What kind of network won’t let one of their talking heads simply call Olby out as a liberal. It’s not like it isn’t true.

Nevermind…I know what kind of network…

JetBoy on April 20, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Is it just me, or do MSNBC’s graphics look a lot like those of “The Onion” news?

Slublog on April 20, 2010 at 7:57 PM

The guy in the control booth putting his head in his hands was icing on the cake.

More than Olbermann, though.

Ed Schultz
Larry O’Donnell
Mike Malloy
Randi Rhodes
Alan Grayson
Gore Vidal
Bill Maher

And on and on and on…

MadisonConservative on April 20, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Labor Unions…

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Scarborough should have just said: “Geez Joan, get a shovel.”

Marcus on April 20, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Best part of the video is at the end when the producer is completely freaking out over this conversation.

Lance Murdock on April 20, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Government Employee Unions…

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Man, Mika Brzezinski was hilarious.

Her mimicry of the clueless Joan Walsh was fantastic.

SteveMG on April 20, 2010 at 7:59 PM

JellyToast on April 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Call the school board and complain.

upinak on April 20, 2010 at 7:59 PM

LaborALL Unions…

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2010 at 7:57 PM

ftfy

upinak on April 20, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Gore Vidal

MadisonConservative on April 20, 2010 at 7:57 PM

That corpse actually talked about wanting to murder President Bush live on TV. And the host, Joy Behar, responded with “well, it’s too late for that.”

Narutoboy on April 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Katie Couric…

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Too funny. Even Mika. I might actually watch this show for that kind of stuff.
Maybe not.

JeffinOrlando on April 20, 2010 at 8:01 PM

ftfy

upinak on April 20, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Thanks buddy…

… I could see how I could have gone on all night.

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2010 at 8:02 PM

The Walsh Tool geniunely can’t think of a single extreme voice on the left.

You can see it…she’d just dumbstruck that there could be ANYBODY as extreme as Rush Limbaugh.

This is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.

I know they are brainwashed, but really.

notagool on April 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM

JeffinOrlando on April 20, 2010 at 8:01 PM

You should watch it. Morning Joe is a hot mess! Who knows what will happen on any given day.

Lance Murdock on April 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Yeah, but it raises the question: Would Walsh agree that Olbermann’s a lefty bombthrower?

I’d bet she wouldn’t. It’s not just Olbermann isn’t comparable to Limbaugh/Beck in terms of ratings or stature; I don’t think she believes that he’s comparable in terms of inflammatory language.

SteveMG on April 20, 2010 at 8:04 PM

What about that Maddow fella.

5u93rm4n on April 20, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Karl Marx.

Akzed on April 20, 2010 at 8:07 PM

JOE SCARBOROUGH: … it’s our responsibility to call out people, I believe, on our side.

SCARBOROUGH: Can we talk about the Chinese now?

Profiles in spinelessness.

pedestrian on April 20, 2010 at 8:08 PM

No Chrissy Matthews yet?

Hog Wild on April 20, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Speaking of hatred, Ted Rall is going to Afghanistan – he raised $25K over the Web, and he leaves in August!

The plan: Return to South Asia this summer to find out what’s really going on in U.S.-occupied Afghanistan. I’ll travel to Taliban-controlled areas as well as some of the most remote parts of the country where reporters never go…and I will be unembedded.

No body armor. No armed guards. Just me. And a friend.

Needed: $25,000 in travel expenses. Includes airfare, local transport, bribes to get around and evade capture, hiring fixers, etc. Believe it or not, this is a very low budget. I’ll spend at least $10,000 of my own money to do this above that.

Can we get a signed agreement that he won’t beg the US military to get him out, if he runs into a spot of trouble in the “Taliban-controlled areas”?

Realist on April 20, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Got a Salon membership as a gift. Cancelled it & sent = money to Heritage. Check out the Salon dating site. Hilariously groovy.

BHO Jonestown on April 20, 2010 at 8:10 PM

What about that Maddow fella.

5u93rm4n on April 20, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Come on now. Have a little big tent control. The boy is only 14. He’ll grow out of his views.

selias on April 20, 2010 at 8:10 PM

What the H*ll was that!!

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 8:11 PM

The Tingle Streams have crossed,causing a loop back!!

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 8:12 PM

How about the Salon editor herself. She probably can’t name anyone lefty extremist because she associates with most of them and considers them her peers.

docdave on April 20, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Husky, pony-tailed blogger.

JammieWearingFool on April 20, 2010 at 8:14 PM

I think it is Joan Walsh…

d1carter on April 20, 2010 at 8:14 PM

There are no extremists on the Left.

Those persons comparable to actual Right-Wing Extremists are pretty mainstream. That’s why their violence and corruption doesn’t get any media play… they’re just more “dog bites man” stories.

malclave on April 20, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Rahm “The ShowerMan”!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Me.

YYZ on April 20, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Bill Clinton

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Me.

YYZ on April 20, 2010 at 8:16 PM

YYZ:You don’t count,your in Toronto!!:)

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Speaking of sedition…wasn’t it Lord Barry himself who proactively flew over to Iraq and interfered to postpone talks of a US troop withdrawal until after the election?

Now that’s sedition.

selias on April 20, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Oprah Goldberg, it’s a two-fer.

GnuBreed on April 20, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Angela Davis.

Patty Hearst

Bill Ayers

Timothy Leary

The Chicago Seven

The New Black Panthers

Nancy Pelosi

Harry Reid

Barney Frank

Charles Schumer

John Conyers

Bell Abzug

The entire Democrat Party

Liam on April 20, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Husky, pony-tailed blogger.

JammieWearingFool on April 20, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Dude…!

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2010 at 8:21 PM

This just goes to prove how totally clueless people on the left are. She sat there like a deer in the healights and drew a total blank when asked to name 1, just 1 person. Cheese and rice, it’s worse that I ever imagined.

milwife88 on April 20, 2010 at 8:22 PM

How about the people on the View?

scalleywag on April 20, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Alan Colmes…

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2010 at 8:23 PM

I wonder…if leans out the window while driving, do the neighborhood dogs start to howl?

ronsfi on April 20, 2010 at 8:23 PM

His name’s on the tip of my tongue. Ol’, you know, ol’ what’s-his-name, man! He’s an olber, I mean an older man, but not very old. Let’s call up Keith and ask him to help.

Kralizec on April 20, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Obama

rob verdi on April 20, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Oh! Oh! Has no one said…Noam Chomsky?

Goldenavatar on April 20, 2010 at 8:25 PM

This just goes to prove how totally clueless people on the left are. She sat there like a deer in the healights and drew a total blank when asked to name 1, just 1 person. Cheese and rice, it’s worse that I ever imagined.

milwife88 on April 20, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Don’t be shocked. Liberals truly believe they are the mainstream. Violence at an economic summit? That’s not extreme! That’s free speech, ‘genuine outrage’.

Fire off a bomb? Legitimate protest!

Among liberals, there are no extremists.

Liam on April 20, 2010 at 8:26 PM

If any of you have Twitter, lets help her out a little.

http://twitter.com/joanwalsh

bucsox79 on April 20, 2010 at 8:26 PM

OT: Taranto is educating BOR…

d1carter on April 20, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Jeremiah Wright

mwbri on April 20, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Husky, pony-tailed blogger.

JammieWearingFool on April 20, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Dude…!

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2010 at 8:21 PM

LMAO at that pic!

Man, JWF really likes CJ, huh? lol

JetBoy on April 20, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Andrew Sullivan.

year_of_the_dingo on April 20, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Allahpundit

txag92 on April 20, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Saul Alinsky…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Howard Zinn

Sean Penn

Jane Fonda

ANSWER

Code Pink

Cindy Sheehan

Walter Kronkite

Hillary Clinton

Good Lt on April 20, 2010 at 8:28 PM

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