MSNBC correspondent David Shuster was suspended indefinitely last week after questioning Hillary Clinton’s use of her daughter in soliciting votes, asking “doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sorta being pimped out in some weird sorta way?”
Was it a poor choice of words? Sure. But clearly Shuster meant the word in the sense of being exploited, and not that Chelsea was literally turning tricks. Are we also no longer able to use the word prostitute either, as in “Bill Clinton is prostituting himself for Hillary’s campaign”? Despite an apology from Shuster, Clinton has threatened to pull out of the MSNBC debates.