Ezra Klein: Romney canceled an ABBA gig because the band’s music is so angry

Everyone on the planet understood that this piece by David Brooks is satire.

Everyone realized that this line — “He once canceled a corporate retreat at which Abba had been hired to play, saying he found the band’s music ‘too angry.’ ” — is a joke.

Everyone, that is, except MSNBC’s fact-challenged fact checker, Ezra Klein. On Thursday,while guest-hosting for hyper-partisan liberal Ed Schultz,  Klein reported the ABBA cancellation as fact.

A few Twitter users (the entire universe of Ed Show viewers?) noticed:

Klein (to his credit) admitted that an error was made, although it’s telling that he says “our” rather than “my”:

Do you think maybe he learned a lesson? Not likely. Just two days later, Klein went right back to smearing Romney.

Update: Look at this:

Previously:

Desperate journo-tool Ezra Klein manufactures another Romney smear

Ezra Klein’s lie: Now you see it, now you don’t!

‘Fact checker’ Ezra Klein doubles down on Janesville GM auto plant lie

Meet MSNBC’s fact-checker: Ezra Klein?!? Update: Klein’s blog falsely claims that Janesville auto plant closed in June 2008

 

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    How to spot a liberal? They can’t tell a difference between satire and actual stories.

    • fred4dallas

      I am with you.

    • fred4dallas

      I am with you.

  • http://twitter.com/USSenBlutarsky Senator Blutarsky

    At the risk of pointing out the obvious (to everyone except Ezra Klein, evidently), ABBA disbanded before Bain Capital was founded.

    Would somebody please take away Klein’s computer and just give him a juicebox?

    • Love of Country

      One of the top 5 most successful bands of all time ….. unbelievable ignorance on his part … 300 million+ albums sold and Ezra is like who?

      • mkreider

        Everybody loves ABBA – this was a total fabrication. As usual the main source of fabricated news = MSNBC

        • fred4dallas

          Amen.

        • fred4dallas

          Amen.

        • Michael Lococo

          Ahhhh! So that’s what the acronym means!
          MSNBC=Main Source for Nothing But Crap

      • fred4dallas

        Ignorance on whose part? Were you there when he said that? I like the Beatles better than Elvis Presely and Elvis was an American so does that mean I like England more than I do America? No. I would not die for England but I would for America. I fought proudly in Vietnam.

      • fred4dallas

        Ignorance on whose part? Were you there when he said that? I like the Beatles better than Elvis Presely and Elvis was an American so does that mean I like England more than I do America? No. I would not die for England but I would for America. I fought proudly in Vietnam.

    • carla5731

      Not only did ABBA disband, but they were one of those groups who kept insisting they didn’t ever want to reunite…which is why the joke was funny. It’s like that running joke that had on SNL back in the day, when Lorne Michaels kept offering the Beatles $3000 to come on his show.

    • http://twitter.com/highlander_m Margaret_H

      ANIMAL HOUSE!!! LOVE IT!!

    • http://twitter.com/highlander_m Margaret_H

      ANIMAL HOUSE!!! LOVE IT!!

    • fred4dallas

      Thank you sir I like ABBA and the Beatles and most music except rap. I don’t get it.

      • TexSizzle

        The C at the beginning of RAP is silent.

    • fred4dallas

      Thank you sir I like ABBA and the Beatles and most music except rap. I don’t get it.

    • Postbackxp

      LOL guess EZrA must not know ABBA is now playing and staying at the
      Shady Pines rest home in Abbaville, Georgia. That is until Obummer care kicks in then they will be kicked out for playing white racist Music.

      Dang I’m getting old I still love ABBA.
      knowing you knowing me and Fernando is still my all time loved songs.

    • Postbackxp

      LOL guess EZrA must not know ABBA is now playing and staying at the
      Shady Pines rest home in Abbaville, Georgia. That is until Obummer care kicks in then they will be kicked out for playing white racist Music.

      Dang I’m getting old I still love ABBA.
      knowing you knowing me and Fernando is still my all time loved songs.

  • Love of Country

    And Ezra Klein should know …. he was the inspiration for the hit song Dancing Queen, lol.

    • Johnny Blade

      lol

    • fred4dallas

      Very Good Love of Country.

    • fred4dallas

      Very Good Love of Country.

  • SAndrews

    One of the job requirements for being a “fact checker” should be the ability to recognize one if and when they see it.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I think we should start them off with a bit more basic identification test. Perhaps a can of Shinola and a pile of….DNC talking points.

      • Brown Bear Mike

        How would they be able to tell the difference?

  • k pears

    That is why they are known as ha

  • mkreider

    You have to understand, anything on the Ed show is absolutely garbage. Does anyone still watch MSNBC? That perv Chris Matthews really turned me off that station.

  • IslandLibertarian

    When you’ve got nothing, you tell lies.

    S.O.P. MSM/Democrats.

    • fred4dallas

      We need to get the vote out. !!!!!

    • fred4dallas

      We need to get the vote out. !!!!!

  • Johnny Blade

    Its very telling they can’t tackle Romney on any real issues

  • http://www.facebook.com/walker.bennett.5 Walker Bennett

    So, someone in the media made up a story to advance an agenda? Wow, shocking.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Well not exactly in this case. One idiot read a joke made by another idiot and thought it was for real.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Well not exactly in this case. One idiot read a joke made by another idiot and thought it was for real.

  • http://foxnews.com Larry Miller

    Who in the hell are they, one of those ”shy”(screech,hollar, and yell) groups?

  • http://twitter.com/AUBraves AUBraves

    Actually, does anyone really give a damn? Obama is destroying the country and this make-believer has this as his headline?

    • http://www.facebook.com/char.stevenson.3 Char Stevenson

      A heads up: I talked to a Democrat yesterday who I would say is typical – votes but would rather be caught dead than protesting in a street. He’s P.O.ed at the Republicans because they’re acting like a roadblock. Read it and weep, dear friends. The Republicans are not getting their word out. This one thing more than any other is what Democrat voters believe.

      • http://twitter.com/AUBraves AUBraves

        What does that mean? A roadblock in regards to what? I seem to get the word…. undoubtedly your friend is watching MSNBC… and is voting Democrat.
        He sounds as if he is happy to vote for a man destroying his country rather than change the channel from MSNBC.
        Hope he appreciates the Democrats getting the word out… this ABBA thing is earth shattering!
        Two points he should use to decide his vote:
        1, Why is the sitting president not able to run on his past performance?
        2. Why do media and supporters feel they have to lie for Obama in order for him to be re-elected?
        These two questions alone should make him not want to vote liberal.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Char, I had an online argument with a lib one night and he refused to acknowledge that the Dems took over Congress in 2006. Some of them stay in the bunker mentality and there’s no getting through to them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/whstanley Wade H Stanley

        Uh,, thats what we elected them for, if they don’t stand in the way of ignorance and unpatriotic bills, they are not doing their jobs. I hate communism, I served to fight against it and will continue the good fight. Those who support the moderrn demoncrat (yeah thats how I spell demon-crat) party doesnt care for the traditions this country stands for and want to change it to a marxist socialist country no better than the likes of Mexico and Canada. I’ll fight them-and my brothers and sisters who believe like me will too. Communism is to be defeated.

  • Karen Jordan

    It’s funny when grown adults will read or hear something and they believe it like a 2 year old!

  • Karen Jordan

    It’s funny when grown adults will read or hear something and they believe it like a 2 year old!

  • Marc Solomon

    Klein must have some damaging info on someone, somewhere. How else to explain why they keep him on the payroll.

  • Marc Solomon

    Klein must have some damaging info on someone, somewhere. How else to explain why they keep him on the payroll.

  • Hiraghm

    Hey! Just yesterday I tweeted that SoS should be the Obama’s appeal to disenchanted Democrats.

  • Hiraghm

    Hey! Just yesterday I tweeted that SoS should be the Obama’s appeal to disenchanted Democrats.

  • fred4dallas

    The Beatles got into trouble for saying they were as popular as Jesus. I love Jesus and the Beatles and I like ABBA maybe romney does not so what????????

    • http://www.facebook.com/char.stevenson.3 Char Stevenson

      OK, listen up again, Fred. You’re missing the point. Romney had nothing to do with any of this. It was a satiric piece written that used his name and see icecold troll above.

  • fred4dallas

    The Beatles got into trouble for saying they were as popular as Jesus. I love Jesus and the Beatles and I like ABBA maybe romney does not so what????????

  • Chip

    Why is it that every time I see or hear the name Ezra Klein I feel the need to check the bottoms of my shoes?

  • Chip

    Why is it that every time I see or hear the name Ezra Klein I feel the need to check the bottoms of my shoes?

  • Postbackxp

    MSNBC
    Most Stupid News broadcasting Channel
    Ezra Klein Voted most intelligent newscaster at MSNBC

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      Nice one. 😀

  • Postbackxp

    MSNBC
    Most Stupid News broadcasting Channel
    Ezra Klein Voted most intelligent newscaster at MSNBC

  • William Ellis

    Leave Mr. Klein alone. Thanks to him, we’ve become members of what is now th largest band in existence… Better Than Ezra.

  • William Ellis

    Leave Mr. Klein alone. Thanks to him, we’ve become members of what is now th largest band in existence… Better Than Ezra.

  • baddab

    ABBA MUSIC VIOLENT??? LMAO..WTF. Ezra?? One of the ALL-TIME best groups, and theyes have been apart near 30 yrs….and the closest they ever got to violent was Fernando where 2 old soldiers reminisced back to theit younger days fighting for their country

  • baddab

    ABBA MUSIC VIOLENT??? LMAO..WTF. Ezra?? One of the ALL-TIME best groups, and theyes have been apart near 30 yrs….and the closest they ever got to violent was Fernando where 2 old soldiers reminisced back to theit younger days fighting for their country

  • grais

    Why is a child guest-hosting an idiot’s show?

  • grais

    Why is a child guest-hosting an idiot’s show?

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.baranowski1 Thomas Baranowski

    Ezra “being followed leads to decline” Klein is an idiot

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.baranowski1 Thomas Baranowski

    Ezra “being followed leads to decline” Klein is an idiot

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.garth.334 David Garth

    There is presently an Dancing Queen parody at http://www.mostsacredright.com Check it out! The title is called A Baba Reunion for Sandra Fluke! (contraceptive queen).

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.garth.334 David Garth

    There is presently an Dancing Queen parody at http://www.mostsacredright.com Check it out! The title is called A Baba Reunion for Sandra Fluke! (contraceptive queen).

  • Guest

    Wanna have some fun? Send your favorite liberal friend storyfrom the Onion and watch them run with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danny.masek Danny Masek

    Wanna have fun? Send a story from the Onion to a liberal friend and watch them run with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/liberals.needhelp Liberals Needhelp

    That is funny…….what a dork. Then again, I do find Fernando & Dancing Queen to be rather angry tunes…… Now, Abba’s outfits, those were enough to justify a cancellation. It was a joke buddy….lighten up. Then again, it was David Brooks, not known of late for his humor and witty comments. He’s normally writing how brilliant Obama is, and how much he is like Reagan and Churchill…w/ a straight face too.

  • Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller

    Hey Little Boy Ezra,
    JUICE BOX OR MILK BOTTLE ?

  • https://twitter.com/sweety125 Carolyn4Cruz

    ” Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it!” Adolf Hitler.
    Ezra Klein has been caught in his lies over and over again, just like the President he so strongly defends. Need I say more?

  • TRONRADIO

    ABBA rocks; Klein does not. Ezra, you’re an idiot. That’s all, that’s it.

  • Kyle Schroeck

    Next you know, MSNBC will be using The Onion as a reputable news source.

  • brianmouland

    Ezra is right and pigs fly, cats sing bears gdo the hokey pokey and your mommy found you in the cabbage patch

  • Mark Littleton Sr

    Klein and cohorts steeped in this sick post modern culture. Truth is relative nothing absolute. Truth is whatever disrespectful putrifying words come from these mouths. There lips drip of death and decline. BLIND! A nation lost, its foundations uprooted. Can it ever be saved when these glee in its demise.

  • play 18

    MSNBC reminds me of the old show, WKRP in Cincinnati. They are a network sitcom– Everyone there needs to spend some time in a real journalism school and not a “communications” school– what ever that is. Knowing lie and malice and forethought are provable… IF they’re not so stupid as the drivel on MSNBC, b/c everyone knows you can’t fix stupid.

  • weRbroke

    Ezra is your typical lefttard…if it fits his logic, it must be totally true.

  • rob

    I’m thinking he knows how to say the word (research) he just doesn’t know how to do the word

  • Minicapt

    Klein- German for teeny-tiny toddler.

    Cheers

  • timmeece

    SOS perhaps but Waterloo would have to be top of the list for ‘angry’ ABBA songs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj_9CiNkkn4