Ezra Klein: Romney canceled an ABBA gig because the band’s music is so angry
Ezra Klein on MSNBC just said Romney once cancelled a corporate retreat where Abba was hired to play because their music was “too angry.”
— P.E. Thomas (@ScaryKlown) September 14, 2012
Everyone on the planet understood that this piece by David Brooks is satire.
Everyone realized that this line — “He once canceled a corporate retreat at which Abba had been hired to play, saying he found the band’s music ‘too angry.’ ” — is a joke.
Everyone, that is, except MSNBC’s fact-challenged fact checker, Ezra Klein. On Thursday,while guest-hosting for hyper-partisan liberal Ed Schultz, Klein reported the ABBA cancellation as fact.
A few Twitter users (the entire universe of Ed Show viewers?) noticed:
— Tim Ellis (@iamtimellis) September 14, 2012
Ezra Klein on Ed Show: Mitt Romney once cancelled an ABBA concert because he found their music too angry. WTF? #MammaMia
— Leftfielder™ (@DaleMoss2) September 14, 2012
— iswede (@iswede) September 14, 2012
— Noelma Colon (@Noe_Colon) September 14, 2012
— Leah Yarnes (@Leah1069) September 14, 2012
Klein (to his credit) admitted that an error was made, although it’s telling that he says “our” rather than “my”:
@iamtimellis Yeah, this was an idiotic mistake on our part, and we're correcting tonight
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) September 14, 2012
Do you think maybe he learned a lesson? Not likely. Just two days later, Klein went right back to smearing Romney.
Update: Look at this:
Since when is the highest virtue to go in front of people and wing it? I'd never host a show without researching and writing a script first
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) September 7, 2012