November 5, 2009, - 12:16 pm

“And I Was Like . . .”: NBC News Education Reporter / Teacher CAN’T Speak English

By Debbie Schlussel

Last night, I accidentally clicked my remote to NBC’s G-d-awfully boring “Jay Leno Show.”  When it was announced that Jenna Bush Hager, stupid, partying, Obama-voting, liberal daughter of former President Bush and now NBC “Today” show education “reporter,” was going to be on, I decided to tune in to see what stupidity this public school teacher was going to put forth.  And she didn’t disappoint. The chick CANNOT speak English.


OMG, NBC News Education Reporter Jenna Bush Hager “Like” CAN’T Speak English

Remember that this woman is not only a publick skool teacher, but also the “Today” show’s edyookayshun reporter.  And yet, she punctuated her interview with, “And she was like . . . ,” “And I was like . . . ,” “And he was like . . . ,” “And my mom was like . . . .” Like, like, like. An interview with this chick makes the script of “Mean Girls” sound downright Shakespearean. Attention, Jenna, I believe the word you were looking for was that high-flown English word, “said.” Apparently, a University of Texas degree doesn’t require the inclusion of that in a future teacher’s vocabulary.

And we wonder why kids come out of public school as illiterate ignoramuses who can’t speak proper English.

Yup, NBC News’ new education correspondent can’t speak English beyond the Moon-Unit Zappa Valley Girl stage. Ms. “was like like’s” interview begins at about 16:51 in the video, below.

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22 Responses

With the skyrocketing cost of a college education, one of the things it doesn’t buy you these days apparently is decent grammar. My mother forced to learn a new language when I was settled in this country. Am I glad I did. Don’t parents pay any attention to how their kids speak and write these days? Its makes me shudder to see what the likes of Jenna Bush Hager are inflicting upon our next generation.

NormanF on November 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm

At least while working at NBC she is not actually in direct contact with children.

ender on November 5, 2009 at 12:44 pm

I am like totally bummed man. Gnarly dude!

#1 Vato on November 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Debbie-Remember that this woman is not only a publick skool teacher, but also the “Today” show’s edyookayshun reporter.]


I_AM_ME on November 5, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I saw this interview but found South Park more riveting, DS take it easy with Jay he’s a carguy like me. Why don’t former Presidents and everything and everyone connected to them go away with corrupted administrations. It’s bad enough the country is still recovering from their malfeasance do we have to be reminded of their constitutional destruction by their ill-prepared progeny. We haven’t had a decent president since Reagan and it’s starting to take its toll on our liberty. I’ll see you all in Costa Rica.

seahawker on November 5, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Well that’s what happens Jenna when you have a globalist for a daddy!

Bob Porrazzo on November 5, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Her father in law is the former chairman of the Virginia GOP. I doubt that she voted for Obama.

J: She indicated she was voting for Obama, during an appearance on Larry King Live on CNN. Her father happened to be the Republican President. So what? Means nothing. She’s a liberal who wrote liberal kids’ books and is involved with the uber-liberal UNICEF. DS

JulieJ on November 5, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Hey that’s a dis to Moon Unit! At least she was in parody mode when she did Valley Girls. It appears Ms Jeanna speaks like that out of necessity. Idiocracy is so Prophetic…It’s here today! I’m surprised Jeanna didn’t call Ghost-busters!

If anybody believes Laura Bush listens to Bob Marley on her I-pod, they’re gullible enough to walk into area 51, “smoke two joints in the morning” & live to tell about it…LOL

Me, Myself & I on November 5, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Her parents must be so proud. Yeah, right.

I am embarrassed for her.

goldenmike4393 on November 5, 2009 at 5:52 pm

I think that you are being too hard on her, and not looking at what is really important.

So what if she speaks like a 10-year old. The important thing is that she is able to express her feelings. We all know that expressing her feelings is more important than whether she speaks correctly. Look at the two pictures on top of the post. They show that she is able to express her feelings (no pun intended).

Considering the household she grew up in, this is probably how the members of her family and their friends and colleagues speak.

Little Al on November 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    That’s right, condone the dumming down of our society. Do you want someone teaching your kid who, as you put it, “speaks like a 10 year old?” I don’t. Grow up. The texting, emailing, cyber- kids of today have lost the art of communication. They don’t know how to write a real letter. They cyber-abbreviate words (u = you, r = are, etc). We have become far too lazy and far to dependent on technology. We need to get back to basics and TEACH OUR KIDS THE RIGHT WAY!!!!!!

    Musiccgirl on November 6, 2009 at 9:35 am

Like father like daughter.

Squirrel3D on November 5, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Her book should be titled “The Quest for Average”

Fred Taub on November 6, 2009 at 12:33 am

For 10 years we heard how her father was “born-again” and “abstinence”-pusher.
Then one day “People” rag informs that Hager “proposed” to Jenna Bush after “they spent a night together”.
So much for family-values.

Lev on November 6, 2009 at 1:29 am

We have a 16 year old son and make it a point to call him out on the excessive use of “like”. It is one of the most overused words in our venacular today. Do parents do anything to correct their kids these days? Do they correct manners? Cussing? Incorrect grammer? We do and we are proud of it! We need to get back to center and if you have a kids BE A REAL PARENT, NOT A BUDDY!

Musiccgirl on November 6, 2009 at 9:30 am

Yesterday I listened to a radio interview with the local clinic’s newest MD. Sadly, it was full of “gonna, cuz, y’know,” etc. I had to keep listening because I thought I must have heard the introduction wrong; she couldn’t possibly be a doctor. To my surprise, she is. Apparently even a person intelligent enough to be a doctor is not immune to sounding like a complete airhead when interviewed.

Just one more reason we homeschool our children…even my four year old speaks with better grammar than I hear from many adults.

keepingthefaith on November 6, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Ms. Kennedy and her um, mm, like, like…

Ah the rich are different.

Elizabeth Bennet on November 6, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Publik skool teecher!

helotim on November 7, 2009 at 1:07 pm

She was trying to impersonate Caroline Kennedy.

The thing about these blue-blood trust-fund children– sometimes their pedigrees aren’t always verbally evident.

Maxine on November 7, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Yea…God knows George Bush used proper english
and he was the President. nuf said!

Keith on November 17, 2009 at 7:17 pm

That’s like the craziest, you know, like comments on the poor girl. Like she isn’t, like, educated, know what I mean? Didn’t she go to like college to like further her education so she could like make a living – you know what I mean? Are you saying the at she isn’t, like, awesome? So now, she like works for NBC, know what I mean?

Oh no! I usually don’t speak or write like this – know what I mean? Is there a chance that her speech pattern is, like, sublminally contagious? My brain hurts!

Herbster on August 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm


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