MSNBC ‘s Andrea Mitchell was having a serious conversation about the National Security Agency with former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-Calif.) this week when the two were interrupted by breaking news.
As Harman explained that lawmakers should seriously consider doing away with provisions of the Patriot Act that green light the NSA’s most invasive snooping, Mitchell interjected, “Congresswoman, let me interrupt you for just a moment. We’ve got some breaking news out of Miami, stand by if you will.”
The breaking news was not about an explosion or a shooting. The United States wasn’t about to go to war again. And a world leader hadn’t been assassinated.
Hell, it wasn’t even a car chase.
MSNBC just felt its viewers needed to know that the American teenage female population’s favorite Canadian was facing a judge for being an irresponsible little puke.
Here’s the unbelievable video:
A word of advice to MSNBC from a voracious consumer of news media:
Next time you cut away from an interview with an American lawmaker who’s discussing issues that affect my Constitutional rights in order to report on some asshat from Canada, at least try to pick someone halfway interesting.