Veteran PBS Newsman Jim Lerher Arrested

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    10/4/2012, 9:17 pm



    Long-time PBS anchor Jim Lerher was arrested today after being connected with an inflammatory broadcast which has incited verbal violence and unrest throughout the United States and Europe.

    The broadcast, which appeared unexpectedly over many US television stations, superficially seems to be a debate between US president Barack Obama and an unnamed other person, possibly the president's debate coach John Kerry. However, the incendiary and invidious intent of the presentation soon makes itself obvious.

    Mr. Lerher, who appears in the role of moderator, continually allows the opponent to berate and insult the president by citing the latter's record as chief executive as well as quoting his words directly. Mr. Lerher also repeatedly fails to stop the opponent from going over his allotted 30% of speaking time. At one point, Mr. Lerher threatens the president's life directly, telling him “you’re way over the two minutes.”

    The telecast, while likely a satire or practical joke of some sort, upset and enraged many surprised, important, elite viewers both in the US and abroad. According to Reuters, angry demonstrations featuring consternation and uneasiness broke out in many European capitals:


    Reuters said:

    Back in the states, S.W.A.T. teams are on call in many cities after former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller give Lerher's performance a D grade and called him “road kill” in his Twitter analysis of the debate. Officials believe that the potential for rhetorical mayhem is high after Liberal NYU journalism professor and media critic Jay Rosen also called out Lehrer on Twitter, saying, “Romney took strong advantage of a weak moderator.”

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    Can't arrest Lerher. Where's a cop gonna find handcuffs with two left cuffs?
     
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    I like the "purveyor of party approved nonsense" statement on the linked blog page.
     
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    This is so cute...so like the Right these days. :eusa_clap:
     

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