The PJ Tatler

Every Once In a While the Media Gets It Right

"Assclown" or "celebrity"? You be the judge

“Assclown” or “celebrity”? You be the judge

In this case, the use of the word “assclown” in reference to President Selfie:

The author of a Minnesota newspaper slideshow that called President Obama an “assclown” for using a selfie stick apologized Monday.

Sports producer Kevin Cusick used a photo of Obama using a selfie stick from last week’s BuzzFeed video in a slide show countdown of the newsmakers of the day on the St. Paul Pioneer Press’s Web site. The photo description called selfies, “A fool-proof way to make yourself look like a self-absorbed assclown” before being edited to read “self-absorbed celebrity,” according to Minneapolis-St. Paul Fox affiliate KMSP.

“After further review, it’s a poor choice of word,” Cusick said in an e-mail to KMSP. “I must have been in an especially foul mood last night. I’ve toned it down a bit.”

At least his heart was in the right place.