Today Show Takes Cheap Shot at George Allen in YouTube Anniversary Celebration

During a segment where the Today cast celebrated the fifth anniversary of YouTube, in which they highlighted such clips as the Numa Numa Kid and other faves, Meredith Vieira, on Monday's show, threw an unexpected cheap shot at former Senator George Allen's way. Noting how YouTube has launched careers of those like Justin Beiber, Vieira -- right before a clip of Allen making his "macaca" quip -- went on to dig that it has also "sunk them." Vieira failed to point out what really drove the hits to the Allen video were the Democratic Party of Virginia and all of its enablers in the liberal media like NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC and of course the Washington Post. [audio available here]

The following excerpt was aired on the May 17 Today show:

MEREDITH VIEIRA: The word "YouTube" quickly became part of our lexicon.

(Begin montage)

MATT LAUER: YouTube.

HODA KOTB: YouTube.

MEREDITH VIEIRA: YouTube.

DAVID GREGORY: YouTube.

BRIAN WILLIAMS: YouTube.

AL ROKER: There's a YouTube moment for ya!

(End montage)

VIEIRA: It launched careers-

(Clip of Justin Beiber video)

VIEIRA: -and sunk them.

(Begin clip of George Allen)

GEORGE ALLEN: Macaca or whatever his name is.

(End clip)

—Geoffrey Dickens is the Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here

Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center.