Ever say something at the wrong time? Well, rest assured that nothing you said was as poorly received as when blogger Marcy Wheeler of FireDogLake.com accidentally-on-purpose dropped the word “blowjob” yesterday on MSNBC. “And your idea is that after investigating Bill Clinton for a blowjob for, like, five years, we shouldn’t investigate the huge, grossly illegal things done under the past administration?” she said. As the b-word came out, you can hear the reporters audibly gasp right before Wheeler’s segment is 86’d. Oops. Worse? An uptight co-host then apologized on behalf of Wheeler. Twice!
What I’m wondering is—what the heck should Marcy have said that would have been appropriate for a daytime news show? A hummer? A Lewinsky? A “sexual relation?” A “creative use of a cigar?” Is the term blowjob really all that offensive? More importantly, are we still not over the Bill and Monica sex scandal? [Gawker]