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NYT’s Tom Friedman Bombs on ‘Jeopardy!’: Are You Smarter than a Pulitzer Prize Winner?

Fef 2012/05/21 16:29:10
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For the second week in a row, alleged media pundits went on TV gameshow Jeopardy! to show off their smarts. Unfortunately for them, they exposed what the rest of America already knows: mainstream media pundits don't know as much as they think they know. Last week Chris Matthews of "Hardball" bombed on Jeopardy! as well. The same Chris Matthews who mocked Sarah Palin and accused her of having low intelligence.
Despite winning three Pulitzer Prizes, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman bombed on Jeopardy! Friday.

By the end of the show, he had amassed a pitiful $1,000


Video of Chris Matthews getting pummeled on Jeopardy!

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  • P. Sturm 2012/06/06 14:54:51
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    P. Sturm
    Most prey animals, that have their eyes mounted on the sides of their skulls are more intelligent than a media pundit. If two media pundits were on Jeopardy competing against a jackrabbit, I'd bet on the rabbit.
  • Selketskiss 2012/05/29 00:47:59
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    Selketskiss
    I love when smart azzes make a fool of themselves esp. on national tv...LOL
  • sglmom 2012/05/26 12:41:33
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    sglmom
    +1
    And this was despite the questions being 'dumbed' down ..

    Good that they got quite the comeuppance
    without their research assistants, google, staff ..
    in reality .. they are not what they aspire to ..
  • Ozzyboy 2012/05/22 01:31:17
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    Ozzyboy
    +2
    C'mon Fef. Anyone who watches Jeopardy know that the questions were dummied down for these clowns and they still screwed. Chris Wallace did a great job, though. Cooper had a good showing but he is smart. We just have to wait for him to get smart enough to stop being liberal. Matthews was not a surprise at all. We all know that he lacks intellectually. Too much pee tingling down his leg.
  • ETpro 2012/05/21 22:03:42
    Jeopardy is like totally hard
    ETpro
    +2
    Wutz ah putzer prise?
  • Mark5610 2012/05/21 20:44:05
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    Mark5610
    +3
    fax machine

    This machine is smarter than most of the lame stream media pundits
  • Selkets... Mark5610 2012/05/29 00:43:59
    Selketskiss
    LOL...
  • precious_jewel 2012/05/21 18:41:52
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    precious_jewel
    +3
    I saw Friday's program. I found it very amusing!
  • Nehaaa 2012/05/21 18:37:19
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    Nehaaa
    +4
    What is a Dumb ass.
  • sammanilla Nehaaa 2012/05/21 19:39:41
    sammanilla
    +2
    a thoroughly stupid person; a blockhead.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/05/21 18:32:04
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +2
    ....DEPENDS ON THE TOPICS. SOME NIGHTS I DO WELL. AND OTHER NIGHTS I CAN'T ANSWER BUT ONE OR TWO QUESTIONS.
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/05/21 18:25:20
  • brutusin~ Proud Apetheist 2012/05/21 18:22:09
    Jeopardy is like totally hard
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    +1
    The week before a junior amassed around $80,000. Jeopardy is about speed and luck as well as smarts.

    Doesn't really mean anything that someone didn't win on Jeopardy.
  • Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2012/05/21 18:21:16
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    +2
    I've never been very impressed by Tom Friedman. He seems to live in his own bubble insulated from the real world by billions of dollars of his wife's family wealth.
  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2012/05/21 18:15:53
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    Demonic Rat Hunter
    +1
    Guess that he feels good about himself grade didn't teach him anything.
  • akgold 2012/05/21 18:11:34
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    akgold
    +2
    It would be a wonderful world if our politicians, opinion makers and educators were even half as smart as they think they are.
  • Jdogg 2012/05/21 17:45:00
    Jeopardy is like totally hard
    Jdogg
    Most times I don't do all that great.
  • Eastexn25 2012/05/21 17:41:07
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    Eastexn25
    +4
    Just another liberal who has been lied to about his intelligence level. What's sad is he is probably still narcissistic about his being SO SMART!!
  • The Libertarian 2012/05/21 17:36:49
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    The Libertarian
    +3
    Chris Matthew

    What is a Dumb ass.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/05/21 17:31:43 (edited)
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    Tennessee3501
    +2
    Success on Jeopardy depends on your ability to articulate a quick recall of specific facts. Just because you are a good writer does not mean you will do well on Jeopardy. With the New York Times and their employees, once they are no longer discussing liberalism, the socialization of America and how to best suppress conservative ideas, they are not very well informed.
  • All American 2012/05/21 17:15:54
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    All American
    +4
    They always think they are smarter and more informed than anyone else even though reality proves otherwise. That's why they prefer idealism over reality.
  • MisterD 2012/05/21 16:57:51
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    MisterD
    +3
    Chris was obviously in over his head... as usual.
  • No nons... MisterD 2012/05/21 17:36:09
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +4
    All the booze must have killed some grey cells!
  • MisterD No nons... 2012/05/21 18:12:28
    MisterD
    +3
    Or, maybe too many tingles up his leg from barry!!
  • No nons... MisterD 2012/05/21 20:18:59
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +3
    Good one...........

    cant stop laughing cat
  • Fred 2012/05/21 16:49:15
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    Fred
    +3
    Friedman is just another glib, smooth talking lib pretending to know the answers to all the world's problems. He 's just another idol with feet of clay.
  • frank 2012/05/21 16:46:18
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    frank
    +3
    Very few News Personnel are smart enough to be on Jeopardy. If it's not written down and in front of them they are at a loss for words. Tom Friedman is a prime example.
  • byz 2012/05/21 16:45:02
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    byz
    +2
    No kidding
  • Bronar 2012/05/21 16:42:05
    Jeopardy is like totally hard
    Bronar
    +1
    I think the guy is a biased putz, but in all fairness he didn't really bomb. He just bet big at the end and didn't know the Final Jeopardy answer. It was a go for broke situation.
  • perks-a real PATRIOT 2012/05/21 16:41:49
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    +3
    Didn't the scum on the left give him his phoney award??
  • S and S 2012/05/21 16:40:32
  • Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/05/21 16:36:19 (edited)
    Media Suffers from Pseudo Intellectual Self-Infatuation
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +3
    Media people believe they are as smart as their persona. Without a research team and Google, and verification from paid people who do their legwork, they are no smarter than the average person. Jeopardy requires on the spot thought and knowledge. News personalities get to be prepared and have teleprompters. This has been good for some of the inflated egos.
  • Fred Assassi... 2012/05/21 18:01:28 (edited)
    Fred
    +2
    Few media people are knowledgeable about the real workd. They imbibe and accept a cliche world of superficial, unproven ideas that they think is reality. Few are true students of UN issued history. Almost all media people yearn for stardom and have no cercern for just being a conduit for actual fact . Worse they assume a role of analyst with virtually no real world experience. Most TV news people -including FOX - are just superficial pretty faces who set themselves up as "authorities

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