Just announced earlier today on Olbermann’s show:
Philosopher, political economist, historian, sociologist, humanist, political theorist, and revolutionary Karl Marx joins MSNBC as host of “Karl’s Komments,” premiering on Monday, April 6. “Karl’s Komments” will air weekdays, 6-7 p.m. ET. The announcement was made today by Phil Griffin, President, MSNBC.
“I am thrilled to have Karl kicking-off our primetime lineup,” said Griffin. “He’s proven that he can connect with Americans and will be a perfect compliment to Chris, Keith, and Rachel. He’s already made his mark on political thought and I’m excited to see what he’ll do with the 6 p.m. hour. It hardly matters that he’s dead.”
“Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.” said Karl, who was contacted via séance through Jenny McCarthy, who turns out to be able to channel all sorts of crazy shit. “The worker of the world has nothing to lose, but their chains, workers of the world unite.”
He added, “I’m excited to have this opportunity with MSNBC.”
MSNBC has addressed concerns that the appointment of Marx demonstrates a liberal bias by planning regular guest appearances by Vladimir Lenin for counterbalance.
In related news, Glenn Beck had a really rough time on his FOX News show today:
(And, in completely unrelated news, congratulations and sincere well-wishes to Ed Schultz!)
Grrr. “compliment” != “complement”.
As it happens, both derive from the Latin complēre, “to complete”; the latter preserves more of the original spelling while the former picked up some changes going through Spanish cumplir, “to be courteous”.
Blake: Ha! That’s what I get for cutting and pasting directly from a press release, and doing it late at night. I’ll leave it that way to remind myself of the importance of vigilant proofreading…