When Penn State officials decided to hold a late night news conference announcing they'd fired legendary football coach Joe Paterno MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell had to jog from politics to breaking news and he wasn't up to the task, making excuses for the behavior of Paterno in the child rape scandal.
Cable "news" is a jungle. Entertaining, tacky, loud, opinionated, silly? Yep. Journalism? No way. Especially in prime time the hosts of these shows are clowns whose only job is to get like-minded viewers to lap up what's put in front of them. Cable Kooks skewers this faux-news whether it's on Fox, MSNBC, CNN or even Current. We watch cable news so you don't have to. To quote John Hodgman, "you're welcome."