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.
MATT LAUER: YouTube.
HODA KOTB: YouTube.
MEREDITH VIEIRA: YouTube.
DAVID GREGORY: YouTube.
BRIAN WILLIAMS: YouTube.
AL ROKER: There's a YouTube moment for ya!
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.
—Geoffrey Dickens is the Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here