So now we know what Norah thinks of that other O'Donnell, Christine. On today's Morning Joe, the MSNBC O'Donnell referred to the Delaware Senate candidate as a "freak show."
Norah's nasty gibe was a segue off Mike Barnicle's observation that people were fascinated by the miner rescue story because, amidst all the artifice of politics and culture, it was something real.
MIKE BARNICLE: This was real people, in real time, a real situation. And we cover so much contrivance in this business, with political candidates or with these ridiculous semi-reality shows with these fake characters on them. This was real, and I think that's what gave people a bounce in their step yesterday.
NORAH O'DONNELL: Exactly. Talking about a freak show, let's turn to the Delaware senate race --
Panel erupts in groans, laughter.
O'DONNELL: I didn't say that. I'm not dissing my sister.
Except that she did, and did.
O'DONNELL: All right, Delaware senate candidates Christine O'Donnell and Chris Coons [laughs heartily]--she's not my sister. She's Lawrence's [O'Donnell] sister. Everybody get that clear.
Fallows: Christine Has 'Idiot Bravado'
Another MSM member-in-good-standing took a nasty shot at Christine O'Donnell yesterday. Writing at The Atlantic, James Fallows accused O'Donnell of having "idiot bravado."
This was by way of a back-handed compliment. Fallows theory is that because she is "unflappable," O'Donnell is in fact, as the column's headline claims, "more dangerous than Sarah Palin."