Friday, January 17, 2014


Nick Robinson is BBC2's political editor. He'll appear on issues discussion shows on that UK channel discussing issues (duh).

Well, the other day, he had a miscue when one of his mobile devices started playing a ringtone, Queen's Fat Bottomed Girls, according to The Guardian.

No big deal, right? People forget to put devices on silent all the time. I've been in meetings where suddenly some loud song snippet started blaring from someone's pants. You, too, probably.

So, if it's not that big of a deal, why am I wasting your time writing about it? Well, it got me to thinking. What might be some ringtones of others in the news media?

Most of us might not be familiar with media reporters or pundits from outside the U.S., but I'm certain Anderson Cooper, Chris Matthews, Bill O'Reilly, and others could be subject to having some ringtones that might tell us more about them than we want to know.

So, I'd like to know what you think might be the ringtones of some political reports ... or of some politicians. Or suggested ringtones for them.

Have at it.


  1. Obama's should definitely be "The Fool On the Hill"

    ("And nobody seems to like him
    They can tell what he wants to do .. .")

  2. Fox reporter James Rosen: "Get Off Of My Cloud"

  3. Chris Matthews: "19th Nervous Breakdown"

  4. Obama - "You're So Vain"
    Hillary - "Ball and Chain"
    Pelosi - "Unlovable"
    Boehner - "My Own Worst Enemy"
    Christie - "I'm A Loser"
    Reid - "Creep (Half The Man I Used To Be)"

  5. Hillary - "The Bitch Is Back"
    Rachel Maddow - "Manish Boy"

  6. James O'Keefe - "Secret Agent Man"
    John Boehner - "Hound Dog" ('cause he's cryin' all the time)

  7. Hillary - "It's My Party And I Can Cry If I Want To" (a real oldie)

  8. Joe Biden - "Wing Ding" (even older - 5 points to anyone who remembers it!)

  9. Chris Matthews - "I Don't Know How to Love Him"
    Anderson Cooper - "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" (you know he has it)
    Dan Rather - "They're Coming to Take Me Away"

  10. What is the picture on the inside of that album?

  11. And and I thought "Fat Bottomed Girls" would be somewhere on Bill's phone, no?

  12. Hillary...Witchy Woman (Eagles)

  13. Jay Carney...See the Funny Little Clown (Bobby Goldsboro)

  14. Roger Ailes...What Does the Fox Say? (Ylvis)

  15. Comrade Chairman ObamaJanuary 17, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Obama: Harvester of Sorrow (Metallica)
    Barney Frank: It's Raining Men
    Anthony Weiner: I Touch Myself
    Melissa Harris-Perry: I Kissed a Girl (And I Liked It)
    Jeremiah Wright: Your Racist Friend (by They Might Be Giants)
    Joe Biden: My Ding-a-Ling
    Eric Holder: U Can't Touch This
    Bill Clinton: Ramblin' Man
    Kathleen Sebelius: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
    Hillary Clinton: Superfreak
    Michelle Obama: Hungry Like the Wolf
    Rachel Maddow: Detachable Penis

  16. Comrade Chairman ObamaJanuary 17, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Oh, Yeah:

    Jay Carney: Lyin' Ass Bitch (by Fishbone)

  17. Obama: LIAR! (Rollins Band)
    Eric Holder: Banditos (The Refreshments)
    Boehner: Won't Get Fooled Again (The Who)
    Kwame Kilpatrick (Former Detroit Mayor): Ghost Town (The Specials)
    Barney Frank: Bad Touch (Bloodhound Gang)

  18. Reporters, being ironic, something from Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense.

    John Kerry: A Horse With No Name.

    Chris Christie: Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy.

  19. Obama: 99 problems and Ben Ghazi aint one
    Hillary: (the bitch is back is too easy) I got nothing
    John Kerry: Anything by the Pretenders
    Joe Biden : one fish, two fish, where the F's my capri sun...

  20. Harry Reid: They're Coming to Take Me Away!

  21. Obama: If I Only Had A Brain
    Michelle: Eat It
    Hillary: The Great Pretender
    Nancy Pelosi: Evil Woman
    Bill Clinton: Laywers, Guns, and Money
    Harry Reid: Looney Tunes Theme
    Any Member of the Media: Our Lips Are Sealed
    John Boehner: Tears of a Clown
    Chris Matthews: I Live In a Split Level Head (by Napoleon XIV, the same guy who did They're Coming to Take Me Away)
    Melissa Harris-Perry: Photogenic Schizophrenic You (Napoleon XIV)

  22. CCO says: What is the picture on the inside of that album?

    Actually, that's the cover of the 45rpm single. It was issued in Europe and much of the rest of the world sans the "panties" which were drawn on for all us prudes in America.

    The album the song comes from is called Jazz and its cover is rather plain, actually.

    /Music Trivia Moment

  23. The inside of the album? Here you go: link

    Sorry. No big deal, huh?


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