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Hmmmm…didja see this over at Jammie Wearing Fools? It’s Debbie Wasserman-Schultz defending Obamacare on MSNBC. Just after 1:10 she tries to say “misled” and ends up saying “my-zeld.”

Now, that’s not a slip of the tongue. I get those ‘tard tongue moments all the time. “Misled” might come out as “mislaid” or “missiled” or “trombone.”

But not “my-zeld” — that’s the kind of thing that happens when you’re cold reading someone else’s writing and a word doesn’t register for a second. It’s a read-y slip, not a think-y slip.

So, did she have a teleprompter with the answers on? And if the answers are scripted in advance, the questions would have to be scripted in advance, too. You can’t write the answers until you know the questions.

I mean, on the one hand, MSNBC. But on the other hand, really?


Comment from Mono The Elderish
Time: November 7, 2013, 11:49 pm

Meh, Nothing surprises me anymore.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: November 8, 2013, 12:08 am

Maybe it’s like Jeopardy, she knew the answers first, told them to MSNBC and then they wrote the questions.

Just a thought.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: November 8, 2013, 12:13 am

I can do you one better… 😉


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 8, 2013, 12:41 am

They just don’t even try any more, do they?

Comment from iamfelix
Time: November 8, 2013, 12:59 am


Absolutely (sadly). That’s why we’re in the state we’re in.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: November 8, 2013, 1:56 am

Well, Debbie Downer was never a rocket scientist (I doubt she’d have the brains to be a ROCK scientist), and trying to make sense of what is coming out of DC these days is BOUND to cause a few BSOD’s in the brain…

Comment from steve
Time: November 8, 2013, 2:08 am

I used to really like my toboggan.

But now my favorite is my zled.

Comment from The Guild of Chosen (who choose the chosen)
Time: November 8, 2013, 2:51 am

Does the unspeakable horror of the demise of 6 (six) million does not mean anything anymore?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 8, 2013, 2:57 am

So, did she have a teleprompter with the answers on? And if the answers are scripted in advance, the questions would have to be scripted in advance, too. You can’t write the answers until you know the questions.

Oh, my. You really do know better than that, you just haven’t thought it through.

The very first thing they teach at PR spokesvermin school is never to pay attention to the questions. The actual questions asked are as irrelevant to the situation as whether your sheets are eggshell or ecru.

When you get face time on camera, that’s your opportunity to deliver whatever message needs delivering. It is perfectly possible for the answers to be scripted but the questions not.

Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: November 8, 2013, 3:30 am

MSNBC is the White House propaganda arm. Did you expect any better, even from those tools?

Comment from AliceH
Time: November 8, 2013, 3:51 am

I know a very smart person – British actually – who said “mizzled” for “misled”. Didn’t find out until well out of college that he was pronouncing it wrong. He thought there were two different words; one being pronounced “miss lead”, the other being the word he read at an early age – misled – which he’d reasoned out at an early age to be pronounced like it was the past-tense of misl.

Comment from AliceH
Time: November 8, 2013, 4:19 am

Now that I think about it, I did the same thing with the word “catastrophe”. When I saw/read it, I mentally pronounced it “cat a strofe”, and it was years before I connected to that other word I used/heard pronounced “ca tas trophy”.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: November 8, 2013, 5:52 am

I can’t care about Obama and his minions today because…


Yeah, we should be okay in Manila. The rest of the islands, though – I don’t know.

I will say this about ObamaCare – when one of your big supporters goes on an award show and actually does a song about the disaster that is your signature legislation, just goes to show that Obama has a HUGE PR problem on his hands.

Comment from beasn
Time: November 8, 2013, 6:18 am

Yeah and how many Americans gives a ratz azz? They voted in a commie for NY mayor and a no experience lying sack of shit Clinton hack grifter, knowing full well he is a crook. May they feel the pain, hard, up the sphincter, for their foolish choice.
YAY, free shit brigade has overtaken the producers – slaves – tomato/tomoto.

Comment from Mike C.
Time: November 8, 2013, 7:04 am

Okay, Scubafreak, enough of the shots at geologists…

Comment from Oceania
Time: November 8, 2013, 1:04 pm

Ahhh all you need to Know about your HillaryCare, now ObamaCare:


Comment from dissent555
Time: November 8, 2013, 2:18 pm

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: November 8, 2013, 12:13 am
I can do you one better…


My, my. Taylor Swift and several others looked positively, how shall I say it . . ., crestfallen?, that folks are yucking it up at the expense of the Lord Obama.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: November 8, 2013, 3:42 pm

The thing is, for being a mouthpiece for the DNC, its amazing how dull, stupid, and incompetent they are at MSNBC. You’d think they would be more slick and capable at it, instead of acting like a bunch of hysterical pot huffing children.

But I guess that’s what a lot of the hard left base for the DNC is these days, its comfortable to them. I mean, at least the Germans had Leni Riefenstahl.

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: November 8, 2013, 4:04 pm

For YEARS I thought spoken “kahm-rahd-ery” and written “camaraderie” were different words that just happened to mean the same thing. I think I thought it was spelled “comradery”.

I’m sorry to hear about your chook, Weas 🙁

Comment from Can’t Hark My Cry
Time: November 8, 2013, 5:30 pm

“misled” always looks to me as if should be pronounced “mild,” although I don’t think I’ve ever actually said it that way. But, yeah, if you had only learned the word by reading it and never spoken it yourself before (which would have resulted in people cracking up and telling you how stupid it sounded, so you would have learned the correct pronunciation) you might well get it wrong. It’s actually a word that comes up a lot in groups devoted to chat about words, because a lot of people see it the way Alice did.

Comment from mojo
Time: November 8, 2013, 5:35 pm

Suggested musical accompaniment: “Idiot Wind”, Bob Dylan

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: November 8, 2013, 10:23 pm

Mike C – That’s OK, if you want the big money, become a Metallurgist. People pay big bucks to people who can tell them if a Platinum Blonde is a virgin metal or a common ore..

Comment from dissent555
Time: November 8, 2013, 11:56 pm

my comment’s in moderation, huh …?

Was it the failed attempt to execute the quote feature on Scuba’s post?

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: November 9, 2013, 1:04 am

My dad told me once when he was a boy he heard people talk about going to eat at a “caf-AY” but he noticed that his family only went to a “kayf.”

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 9, 2013, 1:13 am

Sorry, folks – the excuses don’t wash. ‘Mizled’ is a reading error. If she had been answering questions put by a live interviewer, ‘mizled’ wouldn’t have been in her (alleged) brain as it is not a word she would ever have heard spoken.

She used it because she read it from a script. Ergo it was a bogus interview.

Comment from BJM
Time: November 10, 2013, 5:13 am

Oh please, oh please, let the Obamabus run over this dumb bint before the wheels come completely off.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: November 11, 2013, 2:15 pm

“Gosh, Mrs. Wasserman-Sluts, you sure look pretty to-day.”

“Thank you Ed.
Ward I am doing.
About the best I.
Can with these re.
Putlicans trying to.
Steal all of my.
Health care.”

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