Getting it Wrong

Mike Barnacle complains about the decaying standards of American journalism and the lack of institutional memory, then proceeds to get all his facts wrong.

First, the former Globe columnist described Al Gore, Sr. [father of the illustrious Nobel Prize winner] as having represented Kentucky in the Senate.  Moments later, discussing voter dissatisfaction with the status quo, Barnicle predicted a third-party presidential campaign, summing it up with "two words: Mike Blumenthal."  In both cases, NBC political director Chuck Todd was there to gently guide Barnicle back, noting that Gore was from Tennessee and that Mike had Bloomberg, not Blumenthal, in mind.