December 23, 2015

DISPATCHES FROM NATIONAL PHALLIC RADIO: Buried in NPR’s tut-tutting of Donald Trump’s use of the word “schlonged” to describe Hillary’s loss to Barack Obama during the 2008 Democrat primary is their admission that they used the word first — in a 2011 interview hosted by Neal Conan, with the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza flashing back to Geraldine Ferraro’s loss as Walter Mondale’s veep in the 1984 election during her obit:

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Here’s the audio of the passage:

Did The Donald lay a trap for the media? I doubt it — I assume his “schlonged” moment was just Trump being Trump; but it is amusing to note that snooty, sclerotic NPR was coarsening the airwaves first, even as they were announcing the death of leftwing icon.

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