And now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for ... This week’s “What A Maroon” award goes to...
MSNBC anchor Brewer was hoisted by her own petard during an interview with Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Alabama). They were discussing the economy and whether President Obama’s spending policies averted a depression.
Brooks disputed her contention about a depression, which led to this exchange.
According to the former KMIR news anchor’s official MSNBC biography, Brewer has a baccalaureate in broadcast journalism (cum laude) and Certificate of Contemporary Europe from Syracuse University. Nowhere does it mention that Brewer, unlike Brooks, has a degree in economics.
Any lawyer will tell you to never ask a question when you don’t know the answer. But Brewer is no lawyer. She claims to be a journalist, but violated one of the most basic rules of journalism — Do Your Homework!
She was obviously unaware of Brook’s credentials. A one-minute glance at Brooks Congressional website would have told her what she needed to know. Basic research is Journalism 101. This cum laude grad must have missed that class.
WHAT A MAROON!
In honor of the great American philosopher Bugs Bunny who first coined the phrase, I’ve decided to present the “What a Maroon” award each week to the politician, organization or celebrity who makes the most sand-poundingly stupid statement of recent days.