‘Real journalist’ Heilemann fact-checks Ryan’s playlist on MSNBC

As Twitchy reported last night, Twitter was buzzing over Rep. Paul Ryan’s iPod playlist. The media? Running so scared that they now feel the need to fact check playlists. No, for real.

Heilemann Fact-Checks Ryan’s Playlist http://t.co/Xjo1sBX5 via Lord have mercy, what a bunch of imbeciles. Ryan driving lefties insane.

— ImmaCrackaJack (@JeffChanceUSA) August 30, 2012

Surely this is satire? RT @CindyCoops: RT @KatiePavlich: It's come to this: They're fact checking Paul Ryan's Ipod playlist

— Heather (@hmfearny) August 30, 2012

Nope, not satire. Just a little media self-parody. And, of course, it happened on MSNBC. “Lean forward” into beclowning!

RT @AndrewStilesWFB: John Heilemann just fact-checked Paul Ryan's playlist. "It's actually LED Zeppelin."

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) August 30, 2012

Video: Heilemann just fact-checked Paul Ryan's playlist. "That's a band called Led Zeppelin." http://t.co/24fjzniL

— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) August 30, 2012

Hide yo’ children, hide yo’ wives! The math witch lists Led Zeppelin under Z, not L! What insidious dark magic is this? Why couldn’t he have just loaded an iPod with his own speeches and gifted it to the Queen of England like President Obama did?

This Twitter user was prescient.

I mocked this last night, wow http://t.co/YIzarZQF RT @KatiePavlich: It's come to this: They're fact checking Paul Ryan's Ipod playlist

— Steve Everley (@saeverley) August 30, 2012

And the mocking of “real journalist” Heilemann was swift and snarky.

Heilemann also endorses A Tribe Called Quest, and does not realize AR comes after AC. http://t.co/ZpKfQa4a

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) August 30, 2012

Thank you media, for the hard hitting, investigative gem of fact checking Paul Ryans playlist. #GodHelpUs

— Heather (@hboulware) August 30, 2012

Holy crap…I thought people were joking about fact checking Ryan's playlist. #FacePalm http://t.co/b2Tf93iN #PatheticLeftists

— Harry Bakken (@molodyets) August 30, 2012

LMAO. "Heilemann Fact-Checks Ryan’s Playlist" http://t.co/baVLhMwU via @sharethis

— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) August 30, 2012


@bdomenech @PaulRyanVP snubbed all of TX by excluding ZZ Top from playlist. Would have obviated the Zeppelin fiasco. #factcheck @freebeacon

— Steve Maley (@VladimirRS) August 30, 2012

@TabithaHale @katiepavlich Fact Check: Ryan lied about his play list. It starts with ABBA. How can we trust this man and his Dancing Queen?

— Sixchain (@sixchained) August 30, 2012

It’s the end of the world as we know it… #justsayin RT @KatiePavlich: It's come to this: They're fact checking Paul Ryan's Ipod playlist

— Clark (@tnew57) August 30, 2012

I'll take "Desperate" for $500, Alex. RT @KatiePavlich: It's come to this: They're fact checking Paul Ryan's Ipod playlist

— Scott Travis (@TenorsRCool) August 30, 2012

RYAN LIED!!!1! no band called "Zeppelin" & Led Zeppelin starts with an "L"! @zoeythegreat @JustKarl

— Mr. Brown (@CreatedOrSaved) August 30, 2012

And, for the win.

The cool kids just call it "Zeppelin @msnbc #FactCheckThis http://t.co/t1xnhYid

— Teri Peters (@hipEchik) August 30, 2012

To be fair, it is hard for a member of the media to be cool, what with the shameless and embarrassing sycophancy and all.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/30/self-parody-real-journalist-heilemann-fact-checks-ryans-playlist-on-msnbc-no-really/