Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore is no stranger to dubious awards, so MSNBC’s Chris Hayes might want to check if he can trade in that unofficial “Edward R. Murrow Award” for some ratings. Why all the praise? Because MSNBC managed to cut through all of those “phony scandals” plaguing President Obama and dedicate an hour of prime time tonight to “The Politics of Power,” a special on climate change, with Hayes bravely reporting from the front lines.

What makes Gore’s praise so special, though, is that his former employee at Current TV, Keith Olbermann, holds an actual Edward R. Murrow Award he earned (somehow) while working at MSNBC, and he recently revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Gore is a clod.

When you’re working for somebody whom you admired politically, who turns out to be a clod, the scales fall from your eyes. Sorry. Al underdelivered. I mean that’s just simply the case. I don’t want to dwell on it, but it’s true.

Maybe it’s time to give the “next Edward R. Murrow” card a rest.

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  • http://deadbuffaloblog.blogspot.com/ DeadBuffalo Blog

    Let’s all buy Hayes a pack of Camels so he can puff his way into a grave just like Murrow.

    • Mitch in China

      Isn’t that what Savage said about Palin after Palin held up a tin of chewing tobacco?

    • IMPEACH_BOBO

      Don’t worry we won’t be seeing much more of Chris Hayes or any of the RAClST commentators on MSNBC for long !!!!! When Zimmerman’s lawsuit that he filed in Jan. for the heavily edited 911 tape is over, Zimmerman will own NBC !!!! Now this means that MSNBC will be no more either since they are sister stations to each other & work off the same money ( Soros donations ) even Soros will have to cut his loses sooner or later !!!!!

  • oleg zeltser

    The dozens up on dozens of viewers of the Chris Hayes show will all agree with Gore, but outside of those 36-45 people you will be hard pressed to find anyone to agree with Gore

  • Republicanvet

    I would assume the Murrow award is for reporting rather than cheer leading or stenography.

    Edited to add: I would also assume anyone who reported on the East Anglia or other emails showing alGores hoax would be more worthy of the Murrow award.

  • trixiewoobeans

    I’ve had a terrible day. This was a laugh-out-loud moment. Thanks.

  • syvyn11

    There was a 7.0 Earthquake in Brooklyn tonight. It was Edward R. Murrow’s body spinning clockwise due to the fact that those two pi$$ants, Olby and Hayes, are considered ‘journalist’.

  • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

    Is Chris Hayes a dude or what ? Looks alot like Amanda Marcotte…just sayin’

    • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

      Ooooh a down vote. like you can tell the difference…

      Down voted this myself after realizing what I said…

    • TocksNedlog

      Miss Malkin definitely does NOT look androgynous or gender-indecipherable.

      • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

        OMG I can’t believe I made that error. I fixed it. I accept whatever punishment is imposed. And my apologies to Ms Malkin. Nothing further from the truth!

        • grais

          Everyone who reads you here had to know it was some sort of brain-fart. It happens.

          • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

            Apparently not everyone…which is cool. I’m looking into a “personal” moderator. Basically to punch me in the face before I accidentally type something stupid. Hopefully it won’t need to be a full-time position.

          • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

            Apparently not everyone…which is cool. I’m looking into a “personal” moderator. Basically to punch me in the face before I accidentally type something stupid. Hopefully it won’t need to be a full-time position.

        • TocksNedlog

          No cake for you!

          • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

            Damn it! Cruel and unusual punishment!

      • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

        OMG I can’t believe I made that error. I fixed it. I accept whatever punishment is imposed. And my apologies to Ms Malkin. Nothing further from the truth!

    • Ken Alan Draper

      obviously you’ve mistaked rachel maddow for michelle Malkin…..kind of like mistaking a semi truck for a mini cooper. might want to see your optomitrist.

      • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

        Yup…thats what I did. Please forgive me. Typing from my phone and failed to check. I was thinking “Michelle” Marcotte. Which was the wrong first name. Phone automatically went with Michelle Malkin from memory I guess. Sh*t!!!

        • Spiny Norman

          Hell, I think Chrissy Hayes looks like Rachel Maddow’s geeky little sister.

          • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

            I think they all start looking like eachother eventually…homely, the ugly inside can’t help but come to the surface eventually.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      obviously you’ve mistaked rachel maddow for michelle Malkin…..kind of like mistaking a semi truck for a mini cooper. might want to see your optomitrist.

    • Billie Slash

      He’s a lesbiman.

  • BoscoBolt

    Hey, Chris, Al thinks you’re cute … So call him, maybe?

    • TocksNedlog

      Time for Chris to put that massage therapist certificate to good use!

  • I M Free

    am speechless. lol!

  • arttie

    Yes . A real Chris M moment, damn tinkle. Now where are those pantie liners?

  • V the K

    Edward R. Murrow was an effeminate hipster nobody watched?

    • trixiewoobeans

      Not even a hipster, more like a Dipster, or Derpster, maybe Dumpster?

    • https://twitter.com/1776_Freedom_Fi 1776 Freedom Fighter

      You have it right, V the K; this pic of Chris Hayes explains some of the woes of MSLSD 😉

    • https://twitter.com/1776_Freedom_Fi 1776 Freedom Fighter

      You have it right, V the K; this pic of Chris Hayes explains some of the woes of MSLSD 😉

  • Michelle

    Go home Al, you’re drunk.

    • WhoMeToo

      and stupid.

      • Michelle

        That too.

  • ObamaFail

    Every time you think you’ve heard the dumbest thing come out of Al Gore’s mouth, he surprises you and finds a way to say something even dumber.

    • Teddi

      Hayes and Madcow – one is a girl with a strap-on who thinks she is a boy and the other is a boy who takes it like a girl…

  • digitalPimple

    That means he’s losing his spot..Bawhahaha

  • Maxx
  • Guest

    Who knew Al Gore enjoyed satire?

    • WhoMeToo

      Al Gore IS satire. ~_^

  • Catchance

    Chris Hayes could get the “Rhetorically Proximate to Edward R Murrow Award”. Murrow was also a lying liberal who believed his own power of the press.

    • Fired Up

      I doubt they’ll be a Chris Hayes Memorial Highway. Murrow just barely got one.

    • Fired Up

      I doubt they’ll be a Chris Hayes Memorial Highway. Murrow just barely got one.

  • AtomicMountain

    No biggie. I thought Edward R. Murrow was overrated too.

  • Jack Deth

    That was obviously a typo on Gore’s part.

    He meant the Alfred E. Neuman award. Which fits Mr. Hayes’ demographic perfectly.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      That’s an insult to the good Neuman name. fortunately he won’t worry.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      That’s an insult to the good Neuman name. fortunately he won’t worry.

  • chewydog

    That pic…Rachael Maddow looks slightly better without glasses.

  • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

    Are Hayes and Maddow the same person?

    • WhoMeToo

      My sources say , yes. O.O

    • TocksNedlog

      Dr, Maddow and Miss Hayes.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      no, Maddow is more masculine.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      no, Maddow is more masculine.

  • TocksNedlog

    Chris Hayes couldn’t hold Edward R. Murrow’s jock!

    Not even if he got down on his knees and begged.

  • jerry148

    To borrow a phrase from Mia Farrow: chill.

  • grais

    Sure. And Russell Simmmons is “da Harriet Tubman.”

  • GaryTheBrave

    Its safe to say that both Murrow and Al Gore, Sr., are both spinning in their graves.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      but Al gore sr. is spinning because there is a black man in the whitehouse.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      but Al gore sr. is spinning because there is a black man in the whitehouse.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Its safe to say that both Murrow and Al Gore, Sr., are both spinning in their graves.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    but of course Al thinks that rachel Maddow is this generations randolph Scott so his perspective is suspect. not to mention he’s the lead con man for the largest, most expensive fraud ever to be perpetrated in all history.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    but of course Al thinks that rachel Maddow is this generations randolph Scott so his perspective is suspect. not to mention he’s the lead con man for the largest, most expensive fraud ever to be perpetrated in all history.

  • Roto

    That twerp Hayes couldn’t even win the “Roseanne Roseannadanna Award”

    • grais

      He could win the “Emily Litella Award” if he’d ever (sort of) acknowledge he was wrong.

  • Roto

    That twerp Hayes couldn’t even win the “Roseanne Roseannadanna Award”

  • chrisallenrich

    Since Murrow was the most over-ratted journalist of all time, lionized by the liberal elites for distorting facts, I would say this is comparison is about right.

  • chrisallenrich

    Since Murrow was the most over-ratted journalist of all time, lionized by the liberal elites for distorting facts, I would say this is comparison is about right.

  • algonquinmatt

    metroboy makes me laugh. I’d love to see South Park use him in another manbearpig episode with Gore.

  • JD Olson

    How to ensure you become permanently irrelevant. Well done, Al.

  • therealguyfaux

    This would of course be the same Edward R. Murrow, who, in order to justify his big salary and the money lost by the See It Now show, conducted softball puff-piece celebrity interviews on Person-To-Person.

    THAT Ed Murrow, right? (*cough* “Sell-Out” *cough*)

    • Spiny Norman

      Edward R Murrow made his name broadcasting from London during the Blitz (This is London). His was really outstanding work then – he and his CBS colleague William Shirer (The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich) basically created live news broadcasting as we know it. His post-WWII work, though, was “puff pieces” and occasional tabloid sensationalism. He was actually quite late to the game in denouncing McCarthy. His programs “investigating” the Senator were mostly a case of “kicking him when he’s down”.

      • therealguyfaux

        But really, when you come down to it, Edward R. Murrow, on TV in the 50’s, was pretty much Piers Morgan with a slight bit more gravitas, a modicum of intelligence and a more solid previous body of work.

        • Spiny Norman

          I agree, except I’d say more like Larry King.

          • therealguyfaux

            Larry King was much more of a lightweight than Murrow, though, and “Pughe’s” background in Britain was in slanted yellow journalism (the only kind they sell there)– hence the comparison.

            Also, the smug “Sometimes there IS no ‘other side’ to a story,” (attributed to Murrow), perfectly captures “Pughe’s” smarm rather than Larry’s obliviousness.

        • Spiny Norman

          I agree, except I’d say more like Larry King.

  • John Smith

    Chris Hayes?Seriously?
    The same Chris Hays that claimed Republicans were the slavery proponents?
    Wait, this was the from the Global Warming charlatan Al Gore. Ahh, it makes sense now. One idiot praising the other.

  • MLCross

    “Once you’ve got All Gore’s endorsement, spectacular success is just around the corner”, said no one ever.

  • suzyb

    Congratulating someone on their integrity – from the guy who has none. Pretty funny.

  • Clete Torres

    All that Algore is saying is that broadcast journalism hasn’t improved appreciably in several decades.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Chris Hayes is “this generation’s” Rachel Maddow…in the 8:00pm slot…the hour before Rachel Maddow comes on.

    They wear the same glasses, have the same haircut, and “this generation” agrees, “It’s like TWO hours of Rachel Maddow!!eleventy!”

    I say that’s nonsense. Respect that there are two of them…and they are both handsome young men.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Hey Al? Now that you’ve cashed the “oil billionaires'” checks for Current TV, I guess Al Jazeera America TV’s Edward R. Murrow will be the guy who snags an interview with “Tomorrow’s Suicide Bomber”.

  • Axelgreaser

    Al ‘Jezeera’ Gore said that? Bwa, hahaahahahahaha, snort, snort, hahahahahaha! I’d say any endorsement from Al Gore on ANYTHING is career ending!

  • Abiss

    So much for Chris Hayes career. #Thingsofficiallyover.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    No word from Keith Olbermann. Somebody see if he’s on the schedule for the overnight at the Waffle House!

  • Reg1971

    The next Edward R. Murrow? That is exactly what dozens of Olbermann fanboys said about him before he self-immolated.

  • Reg1971

    The next Edward R. Murrow? That is exactly what dozens of Olbermann fanboys said about him before he self-immolated.

  • Fired Up

    Al Gore to skeptical British journalist…….”You don’t think polar bears are endangered?” You don’t think polar bears are endangered? You don’t think polar bears are endangered?”

  • Fired Up

    Al Gore to skeptical British journalist…….”You don’t think polar bears are endangered?” You don’t think polar bears are endangered? You don’t think polar bears are endangered?”

  • Jack

    you have just made Rachel Maddow very jealous of her little sister!!

  • Jack

    you have just made Rachel Maddow very jealous of her little sister!!

  • Spasmolytic

    Al Gore is trying to become relevant again.

  • Mitch in China

    Must be disappointing for Keith Olbermann to hear.

    • Spiny Norman

      Might have been the inspiration for Olberdouche to call Gore a “clod”.

  • John Alvarado

    Hey Al Gore did you take a break from counting the millions of dollars that Al Jazeera aka the people who are funded by big oil to post this dumb message?

  • YouGoGirl

    Well Al Gore, you may be the only one that thinks that. Most people disagree with you and think Chris Hayes is lousy. At this point , a lot of people think you are wrong about a lot of things , so maybe you should just stop talking in public. You don’t need anymore money- why don’t you let others earn those speaker fees ?

  • NCMountainGirl

    If I were Hayes I’d be afraid for my job because of the Al Gore effect.

  • $27789750

    Poor sad Al. All this cash, his own personal environmental platform and NEVER,EVER,EVER able to come close to what he really wanted, the Presidency. Bet this eats away at him.

  • eeddggy

    I’m speechless. What is it about Democrat VP’s? They tend to be the stupidest people in America.
    I guess that’s why we call them Insurance Policies for the Prez.

    • Sparafucile

      Truman wasn’t exactly stupid. But that was 70 years ago….

  • L K

    Has anyone EVER seen Rachel Madcow and this” Mary” in the same room at the same time? Just sayin…

  • http://theconservativetreehouse.com/ $46673826

    Anyone that even comes close to being this generation’s Murrow is Sharyl Attkisson in my opinion. Not some paid shill for a network who is squarely in the government’s pocket.

    • Sparafucile

      Bingo!

  • Sparafucile

    If there’s one thing Chris Hayes is, and Edward R Murrow wasn’t, it’s a LIGHTWEIGHT.

    Hey Chris: try including opposing voices in your “documentary”.

    And I know, you (Chris) think that means “deniers” or oil-industry shills. But it actually means including those who are in a position to call you & your other scientific illiterates out on your bad economics, on your phony prognostications, and on your mealy-mouthed fact-deprived doublespeak when you are dragged kicking & screaming into including nuclear power in the discussion.