Hillary Clinton Upset over “Pimped Out” Chelsea Comment From MSNBC’s David Shuster … From the People who Brought American Children “Oral Sex”


Hey Hillary … Pimpin’ Aint Easy

With all the evil and despicable comments that have come out of the mouths of Pimpin_for_Dummies2 MSNBC correspondents towards Republicans and their family members, one would think that the Clinton’s would need to take a number and get in line for an apology. Where are the apologies from Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and the rest for their remarks toward Republicans?

The irony is once again we are talking about a Clinton story where the use of the English language is in question. Its deja-vu all over again. Instead of depending on defining what is, is … The Clinton’s are up in arms over the word “PIMPED OUT”. Amazing, seeing that these are the same people who had parents across America have to discuss what “oral sex” was with their 10 year olds not to long ago. However, when the comments are made toward the Clinton’s, that means war.

Once again the Clinton’s show us that its all about them, not the American people. We also see the double standard of politics in the US.  Hillary Clinton goes to war with MSNBC over the comment made by MSNBC’s David Shuster for suggesting the Clinton campaign had “pimped out” 27-year old Chelsea by having her place phone calls to Democratic Party superdelegates on her mother’s behalf. The Clinton’s didn’t seem to care too much when the nightly news got an R rating discussing the exploits of Bill Clinton and Monica.  However, once again Hillary is seizing on this opportunity and playing the victim.

Was the comment probably in poor taste? Sure it was. Could Shuster maybe David Shusterhave used another term? Yes he should; however, in today’s 24–7 cable news media this has become common practice. Is anything David Shuster said any worse than what Keith Olbermann of MSNBC says every night regarding Republicans? No! Since the comment was made, David Schuster has apologized and been suspended.

Wolfson called Shuster’s comment “beneath contempt” and disgusting.

“I, at this point, can’t envision a scenario where we would continue to engage in debates on that network,” he added.

MSNBC said Shuster, who apologized on the air for his comment, has been temporarily suspended from appearing on all NBC news broadcasts except to offer his apology.

“NBC News takes these matters seriously, and offers our sincere regrets to the Clintons for the remarks,” MSNBC spokesman Jeremy Gaines said, adding the network was hopeful the debate would take place as planned.

Who honestly does not think every day the same thing that David Shuster was suspended for? Not just about Hillary Clinton, Chelsea or any staffers that would promote a candidate? They do “PIMP” themselves to the American voter. Maybe Schuster have used the word “used” instead? If he had, their would have been no uproar. What a double standard, Stop the ACLU reminds us that Republicans can be targeted with any hateful comments and that is perfectly OK. 

Funny, no body was suspended or even reprimanded when Jenna Bush was made fun of by the MSM when she was just being an every day normal college girl. The comments were nasty and vicious and may I remind everyone, she was a minor at the time, not a 27 year old woman campaigning for her parent.

Chelsea Remark Earns MSNBC Correspondent A Suspension

The Washington Post writes the following:

In case there was any doubt, using a prostitution metaphor for the daughter of a presidential candidate is not a good career move.

Not true. What they should have said is that using a prostitution metaphor for the daughter of a (DEMOCRATIC CLINTON) presidential candidate is not a good career move. Republican children are perfectly within limits and have been for years.

And from the LEFT … WOW:

  • Wonkette: Lord knows what that Chelsea is offering these superdelegates.

UPDATE I  Hillary rips MSNBC’s Shuster

Letter from Hillary Clinton … What a joke, these comments coming from the very people who created scorched earth politics.

Dear Mr. Capus,

Thank you for your call yesterday. I wanted to send you this note to convey the depth of my feeling about David Shuster’s comments.

I know that I am a public figure and that my daughter is playing a public role in my campaign. I am accustomed to criticism, certainly from MSNBC. I know that it goes with the territory.

However, I became Chelsea’s mother long before I ran for any office and I will always be a mom first and a public official second.

Nothing justifies the kind of debasing language that David Shuster used and no temporary suspension or half-hearted apology is sufficient.

I would urge you to look at the pattern of behavior on your network that seems to repeatedly lead to this sort of degrading language.

There’s a lot at stake for our country in this election. Surely, you can do your jobs as journalists and commentators and still keep the discourse civil and appropriate.


Hillary Rodham Clinton

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    20 Responses to “Hillary Clinton Upset over “Pimped Out” Chelsea Comment From MSNBC’s David Shuster … From the People who Brought American Children “Oral Sex””

    1. Jerry from Ohio on February 9th, 2008 10:39 am

      This so rings true that the Clinton’s think that they are such true ELITE Americans that they cannot and will not be held to the “Normal standard” yet feel that their shenanigans can be told and used IE: (Oral sex is NOT sex) when they do it and somewhat force some of Americas parents to explain this wording/meaning to their children on the parents time line but on this elite family’s by their questionable behavior by getting caught in a questionable moral activity . JMHO
      Jerry from Ohio

    2. katablog on February 9th, 2008 11:32 am

      It also rings true that the Clintons will suffer no criticizing without loudly complaining. They don’t expect the MSM to call them on their dirty deeds. After all it’s just a vast right wing conspiracy.

    3. Richard on February 9th, 2008 12:05 pm

      Making such comments is certainly not in good taste.

      Having said that, does anyone think that if the target had been one of the Bush daughters, the network would have rushed to genuflect to the president’s family?

      I guess there are sensitivities and sensitivities.

      And does rudeness to a FAMILY MEMBER of a candidate have such direct relevance to the campaign? Or are the Clintons synonymous with the Caesars?

      Watch MS-NBC bow and scrape to curry favor.

    4. Anonymouse on February 9th, 2008 12:56 pm

      Technically, the Clintons weren’t the ones that brought oral sex into prime time – Kenneth Starr is the one that introduced your children to the bj. The Clintons would have preferred to keep that under wraps. The pimping out comment was in bad taste. Chelsea was designated a prostitute for working on her mom’s campaign. Jenna was called a drunken slut for drinking a lot and carrying on like a slut. Two very different situations.

    5. Stacey on February 9th, 2008 2:18 pm

      Serves Shuster right. Who uses the words “pimped out” except for low-lifes? Answer: No one. To imply it was a slip of the tongue is ridiculous. He is a professional broadcaster and chose those words specifically to imply the daughter of a past President and a current Senator is a whore, and her parents, pimps. Shuster got slapped down for it, and rightfully so.

    6. W. Nelson on February 9th, 2008 2:32 pm

      I have not read of any comment,response from either Hillary or Bill Clinton regarding Mr.Shuster’s “Pimped Out” Comment. only Howard Wolfson!!! Does he speak for the Clintons? No wonder Hillary does not want to negotiate with ANY other nations. She would possibly “Cry”, or should I say “Tear Up” again. “Has she ever heard of the saying “Sticks and stones…? Get a Life Hillary!! How about trying the “Travel Industry” again. Maybe even get Bill and his “Honey’s back in the “Pimp’in” game!!!

    7. W. Nelson on February 9th, 2008 2:35 pm

      I have not read of any comment,response from either Hillary or Bill Clinton regarding Mr.Shuster’s “Pimped Out” Comment. only Howard Wolfson!!! Does he speak for the Clintons? No wonder Hillary does not want to negotiate with ANY other nations. She would possibly “Cry”, or should I say “Tear Up” again. “Has she ever heard of the saying “Sticks and stones…? Get a Life Hillary!! How about trying the “Travel Industry” again. Maybe even get Bill and his “Honey’s back in the “Pimp’in” game!!!

    8. Aruba Dutch Lies on February 9th, 2008 2:35 pm

      I hope Chelsea sue’s the pants off Shuster & MSNBC!Its a sad day when the media attacks the children of canidates.In politics people or canidates come & go. But the crooks never leave.lol I wouldnt call Obama or McCains kids names.Does anyone here think its right to do so? Chelsea is proud and loves her parents like all our children love us.Shuster shouldnt even have menitioned Chelsea’s name!!!

    9. katablog on February 9th, 2008 3:03 pm

      #8 get serious! What does Chelsea have to sue about? Did anyone really believe that she was a prostitute because of that remark?

      As pointed out “pimped out” has various meanings. They even have a TV show now called “Pimp my Truck”. Surely no one is thinking trucks are prostitutes. Actually Pimp is the person who sells the prostitutes! So perhaps he was suggesting that Chelsea is pushing her mom, the media whore!

      Chelsea really doesn’t know politics. Instead she’s just running around calling people and telling them to vote for her mom because Chelsea wants her mom to be president. In the slang meaning of Pimp, that’s really what Chelsea is doing – taking poll workers coffee and donuts, etc.

    10. Stacey on February 9th, 2008 3:23 pm

      Yes, katablog (#9)… I’m sure you’re right that when Shuster said “pimped out” everyone thought he was referring to “Chelsea the truck.” Yeeeze.

      GANG SLANG adopted “pimped out” as a gangsta catch-phrase. Inappropriate in polite conversation much less from a seasoned broadcaster commenting on a Presidental campaign, particularly when its used in reference to a former White House daughter helping her parent.

    11. Richard on February 9th, 2008 3:29 pm

      Not to mention the “Pimps” of Aruba ….

      I don’t think anyone is arguing that the phrase was in good taste. But the issue is, at least to me, was the network’s reaction level-handed, or did it rush to bow and scrape before Hillary whereas it might not have done so were the comment aimed at a Bush or Cheney daughter?

      The other matter of concern: Hillary threatened not to take part in debates on MS-NBC because of the remark aimed at her daughter.

      Suppose the remark had been aimed at a Republican candidate’s family member … or even one of the Barack Obama children? Would she, as a matter of principle, have taken the same stance?

    12. simple on February 9th, 2008 3:39 pm

      In this context the phrase “pimping out” is slang that refers to adults exploiting children for financial or political gain. Politicians who use their your children for photo-ops and the parents of child-actors who get rich off their children are often referred to as “pimping out” their children. The phrase in that context has nothing to do with sexual abuse or prostitution. However, I believe Chelsea is too old for this phrase to be meaningful. About professional broadcasters using slang, the phrase “stumping for” (as in “Lieberman is stumping for McCain”) is also slang and is used quite frequently on television. On a side note, I have a LE background and we often used the phrase “pimping” in a totally different manner; to describe a person who is verbally provoking another to violence. I don’t know the origin of that usage.

    13. Scared Monkeys on February 9th, 2008 5:22 pm

      #4 You just proved my double standars point.
      Thank you.

      and BTW … who the hell do you think was resepnsible for the ORAL SEX episode? DAH.

      Who was it that waived his finger in our faces and said… I did not have sex with that woman? And it wasn’t sex … it was oral sex???

      Give me a break and go back to handing out Hillary fliers.

    14. Scared Monkeys on February 9th, 2008 5:25 pm

      Liberals Gone Wild.

      Folks, ya can’t sue for using the word “PIMPING OUT”. Although, it was stupid to do … Shuster did not call her a whore … he said it was like pimpin.

      Let me see, there is MTV, PIMP my Ride TV show.

      That is not used in a negative way. Actually, in certain circles, PIMPIN is not a negative word.

    15. katablog on February 9th, 2008 5:28 pm

      #12 right! #10, no one said Chelsea was a truck but when you “Pimp my Ride” (that’s the actual name of the show) it means that you dress it up.

      Lastly, while not a “polite” thing to say, may I remind you that Chelsea Clinton deserves to “status” because her father use to be President. She is merely a human being like everyone else on this earth.

    16. Scared Monkeys on February 9th, 2008 5:29 pm

      It was OK to personally attach the Bush twins when they were minors with no innuendo or beating around the words.

      However, a 27 year old girl directly campaigning for her mother is some how off limits. The words were juvenile … however, Chelsea has put herself out there. She is fair game, she made herself.

    17. Stacey on February 9th, 2008 8:35 pm

      Scared Monkeys indeed.

      Nothing you said has any bearing on Shuster. Nothing you said changes the inappropriateness of his statement. What Hillary would or would not have done if it had been someone else’s daughter; what has been said or not said about the Bush twins’ antics; etc., are all separate issues that have zip to do with Shuster.

      And if you think Hillary would not have responded if it had been … oh, say Huckabee’s or McCain’s daughter, well, do you see Huckabee or McCain
      responding to Chelsea? Whatever you are trying to imply about Hillary, you can apply to your own guys. But frankly, it isn’t their place to defend Chelsea and neither would it be Hillary’s place to defend their kids against a slur by a broadcaster. It is the job of the parent. In this case, Hillary’s job.

    18. Jane on February 10th, 2008 10:14 am

      This is crazy…What are they taking offense to the term “pimped”? So what, that’s what they were doing by engaging thier daughter. Then to say “she’s and we are off limits” is pure hypocracy. If you don’t want people to comment on what she is doing don’t “use” her in the process. It seems the Clinton’s are just bullying everyone including the press and free speach.

      What were we talkng about I forgot…oh yeah, certainly not anything worth suspending a reporter for. How insane!

    19. Did Hell Just Freeze Over … Hillary Clinton Praised Fox News? | Scared Monkeys on February 11th, 2008 10:45 pm

      [...] of the apocalypse, Hillary Clinton actually just praised FOX News coverage, in the wake of the David Shuster pimpin’ fiasco and continued MSNBC bias coverage. Hey Hillary, isn’t this is the same Fox News [...]

    20. Jennifer King on February 13th, 2008 8:49 pm

      I don’t understand why everyone is upset at her for defending her daughter. If someone on the news had said that about my daughter, damn right I would have taken offense! It would have been different if he had said Chelsey was “pimped out” in a new outfit, but the way he used the phrase it compares her to a prostitute. Don’t say you wouldn’t defend your child in the same way if you were in Hillary’s position.

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