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Newsflash Media! You Are The Problem

Main Stream Media LIES

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SmartyPants: It’s obvious that with the advent of the internet as well as other technologies, both the printed press and television news are struggling to find a fiscal model that works. Surely everyone knows that it won’t be long before the paper media is dead. And finding a way to make money off of internet publications via advertising and subscriptions has proven to be a challenge. The major networks still run evening news shows, but I’m not sure anyone is watching. And their morning installments are more gossip tabloids than anything resembling real news.

Cable networks are struggling too. Fox seems to have found a stable “geezer crowd” that is loyal. But its hard to imagine how they continue that business model into the future. And we’re learning that CNN and MSNBC are struggling to find their footing recently. In often hair-brained attempts to deal with all that, the media has faltered with everything from exploitative reporting following the Boston marathon bombing to the hysteria of being taken in by the lies of Jonathan Karl and ABC News.

The only group in politics that the American public thinks less of than Republicans these days is the media.

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Gene Lyons: Judging by the caterwauling of many in the national media, you’d think Orwell’s Big Brother had taken over the White House. The Justice Department’s issuance of subpoenas to press organizations to find out who in the government had leaked classified information to the Associated Press and to Fox News reporter James Rosen has First Amendment purists in an uproar. The way some of them carry on, you’d think the light of freedom had been extinguished.

Over on Fox News, they’re accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of perjury because he told Congress the DOJ wouldn’t prosecute journalists for publishing information, but did sign off on a subpoena arguing that Rosen might have violated the Espionage Act. Earth to Fox News: as anybody who’s read two John Le Carre novels understands, journalists (or people posing as journalists) have worked as spies and agents provocateur since the invention of newspapers. A press ID isn’t a universal “Get Out of Jail Free” card. Besides, Rosen’s not being prosecuted. The DOJ is using his emails urging a State Department source to “expose muddle-headed foreign policy” by turning over classified intelligence about North Korea’s Stalinist dictatorship to prosecute the alleged leaker.

My own experience of Washington journalism has persuaded me that the actual practices of news organizations bear little relationship to the high-minded rhetoric they employ whenever their prerogatives are threatened. Forced to choose, I’d sooner trust my rights and freedoms to an independent judiciary.

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144 Responses to “Newsflash Media! You Are The Problem”


  1. 1 vitaminlover
    May 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Spot on!

  2. 15 vcprezofan2
    May 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Hi VL!

  3. 18 Nena20409
    May 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    1001% agreed.

  4. May 30, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Thank yooooooou UT!

  5. 20 Nena20409
    May 30, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Lies by Jonathan Karl, Sharyl Attikisson(sp) from CBS, John King of CNN, etc are well known.

  6. 21 squarepeg
    May 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Hi guys. I’m reading David Plouffe’s book “Audacity to Win” it’s really good so far.

  7. 24 Nena20409
    May 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Funny when the AP charges came about over 2 weeks ago, Fox was Not interested in the story. Bill O’Reilly said it was nothing and a blown up story.

    Now since Fox and Rosen were implicated with the 2009 NKorea leak story…..Fox is on it 24/7. The MSM have adopted Fox once again. But I truly believe that this time, no matter what…..the public…..The Thinking public has had enough with the Media.

    • 25 pkayden
      May 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Just heard on Martin Bashir’s show that Fox News knew about the Rosen matter last year so why did they wait until now to make a fuss. This is all just faked melodrama to scandalize the Obama administration. Glad that the public hasn’t fallen for any of these “scandals” as yet.

      • 26 Linda
        May 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm

        They were claiming they were never notified……but DOJ have the back up proof…..

        Apparently their lawyers never heard of the term ” un-indicted co-conspirator ” which is laughable considering the scandals over in the UK of them tapping in to everyone’s phones and paying out hush money.

      • 27 Nena20409
        May 30, 2013 at 5:42 pm

        Yes, CNN and another news outlet reported that early this week. DoJ said last week or the week before, that the News Corp was notified. First News Corp said yes…..then said no, maybe, not sure. The USPS would have a signature for someone signed the registered mail or however the DoJ informed them.

  8. May 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Just for info: I’ve been thinking about a media crie de coeur as well. Might have it ready for tomorrow.

  9. May 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Will have a This and That after this post gets busy, just a catch-up with newsie stuff from today.

  10. 31 carolyn
    May 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Does anybody know…..how widespread is this media distrust…..has the discussion about them spread past people like us? They have become a joke, I believe. I think of Ed Murrow and Walter Cronkite, and Eric Sevareid, and on and on…….they must be spinning in their graves.

    Can someone tell me what Chris Matthews’ fascination with JFK stems from? Last night we heard his Let me Finish segment…..it was as if Matthews had been in the oval office…..talking about how easy it was to sit around with him………WTH?? Matthews was a college kid who joined the peace corps…..not a JFK adviser! JFK only served 2 1/2 years…..who knows how he would have done for a full term. He was going to Dallas because he was in desperate electoral trouble…….at that time his re-election was in doubt. I’m old enough to remember all that…

    • 32 Linda
      May 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      I also remember JFK….and will never understand all the fawning……his foreign policy was a series of failures…..he pretty much ran away from the civil rights struggle and got us even more involved in Nam. The best part of his time was his brother Bobby.

      • 33 Nena20409
        May 30, 2013 at 5:51 pm

        I read about JFK…….His Civil Rights was Not in shambles. Congress were not helpful, even with Johnson. It took JFK’s death to hasten the desire for LBJ with the help of Malcolm X…..pushing his self determination version……and MLK then combined with greater the collective push……The death of the 4 young girls in a Church in AL……..all these plus the March IN DC helped bring about the Civil Rights Laws.

        • 34 Jovie
          May 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

          Lbj took up all of JFK policies after he was killed. Those were his ideas.
          Come on?

          • 35 Nena20409
            May 30, 2013 at 9:06 pm

            Nope. I never said any such thing. The unfortunate and untimely assassination of JFK made the passages of those bills possible.

          • 36 nathkatun7
            May 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm

            He sure did, Jovie! LBJ was in Congress for decades. He was actually the Senate Majority Leader before JFK picked for VP after LBJ’s failed run for President. There is no record that LBJ was a champion of Civil Rights before JFK’s assassination.

    • 37 Layla
      May 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Hey Carolyn, how is everything in OK, a little better I hope!

      • 38 carolyn
        May 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm

        Thanks for asking. No tornadoes here last night, just a good soaking rain, with some wind. Today has been clear….I understand we’re under a tornado watch, that’s not a warning. But, the sky above us is clear with WHITE clouds, not dark ones. By this time of year most of the tornadoes go a little north of here. Kansas and Nebraska have been hit, but fortunately most of the tornadoes were in areas away from people.

        • 39 carolyn
          May 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

          I spoke too soon…..there are tornado warnings now…southwest of us…….today just doesn’t feel like May 20 did……now there are severe storms north of us……I’ll keep you all posted. All the storm chasers out……these are thrill seekers who LOVE to chase tornadoes. However, they are part of why we get warning.

      • May 30, 2013 at 5:53 pm

        O/T: Except for the past few days, I do not remember seeing any comments from Layla. Have you been around for awhile and I have missed you until past week? Reason I am asking is that your name “jumped” out at me. That’s my name too though it is spelled differently. Mine is spelled Lala so usually I get called La-La. Love my name (named after a wonderful aunt) but truly hate the way it is spelled. When someone has real difficulty pronouncing it, I always spell it Layla, then say it slowly and that works.

    • 42 Nena20409
      May 30, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Matthews is pim_ping his book. JFK was the 1st Roman Catholic POTUS…..many from the Roman Catholic faith loved JFK. Having lost his life at 46…..by an assassin was never and will never be acceptable. Matthews regards the JFK era as the great old days. Yesterday was the 96th B-Day of the late POTUS.

      • 43 Lovepolitics2008
        May 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        Matthews will be talking JFK non stop in the fall. In fact, we’ll see a lot of JFK memorabilia this fall because it will be the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

    • 44 dotster3
      May 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      JFK—–Irish Catholic, like Matthews. I think that may have something to do with Tweety’s blind devotion to him.

    • 45 Bill
      May 30, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      Tweety and I came of age during the JFK era and were both greatly influenced by the Kennedy aura. Tweety went into the Peace Corps which helped define him and he never fully lost that idealism. I went to Vietnam and lost that idealism. Not until PBO did I regain my optimism in our future. I think Tweety still lives in his Kennedy era days.

      • 46 Nena20409
        May 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm

        Thank You for your service. I thought both You, Yardarm, Bobfr, Jovie, perhaps Don served in one of Armed Forces. Now, I know for certain. Thank you.

        • 47 Bill
          May 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm

          Thank you. When I was young I loved my father talking about his WW II experiences and thought it so honorable and heroic which it was. By the time I returned from Vietnam I had a different opinion of war.

      • 48 carolyn
        May 30, 2013 at 5:57 pm

        I was a senior in college when JFK was elected, and worked on Capitol Hill while he was president. Those were really heady days, after the grandfather days of Ike.

        When I think of those days, I also think of my working days in the Navy Department during my college summers. One of our officers was always taking weekend trips to Southeast Asia…..I hardly knew where Viet Nam was. He was an expert in boats…..that’s a vessel less than 100 feet. The other officers were working on subs, aircraft carriers, destroyers…..the big ships. I remember very clearly hearing him tell them: The next war’s going to be fought on boats, not big ships. He was right. This was 1960, 61 and they were ramping up rapidly.

        • 49 Bill
          May 30, 2013 at 6:12 pm

          I was a freshman in Charlottesville and hitchhiked the 100 or so miles up to JFK’s funeral. I was very taken with the Kennedy era but Vietnam changed everything for our generation. Your officers were absolutely correct. I served on one of those boats in the late 1960’s.

        • 50 Obama Grandmama
          May 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm

          I was a junior in high school and just awakening to anything political.

        • 51 Obama Grandmama
          May 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm

          I should add it was the beginning of my junior year of h.s. when he was assassinated.

  11. May 30, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    A sudden downpour brings me back to TOD to catch up. At least the temps are in the upper 80’s. So I see PBO wore his tux for me on this thread. Nothing like getting all dressed up and sticking it to your foes. It’s amazing how well he dusts his shoulders off. He keeps that smile at full wattage no matter what. I’m sure behind the scenes he disses them mighty fine. I’m really admiring him having Top Man in Charge of All Things for Justice, Eric Holder’s back. I can imagine them together saying, “Do you believe this shyyt? smh if we ain’t giving them all kinds of the flux. We’re making then get lower than whale poop trying to get us!”

  12. 53 Asher in Boston
    May 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Congrats, VL. The so called lame stream media can go to hell. These newstainers are so full of themselves. And how dare they demand for AG. Holder to resign? Lucky for those that didn’t have the misfortune of watching alex wagner’s opening topic. Guys, these losers are no friends of Potus and nor we the everyday folk. They are consumed with their self crowned importance. Good that msnbc is tanking pretty bad, and guess what? Rachel is rating so poorly. If they weren’t so full of themselves, they would realize that we Potus supported have tuned them out. If I ever want to hear Potus hate, I switch to faux. So, I haven’t watched Rachel and chris hayes for two weeks and will continue to boycott them. After all I can watch HGTV. Effff them.

    • 54 vitaminlover
      May 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Good points. Maddow and Hayes go too far trying to show everyone how deep and intellectual they are.

      • 55 carolyn
        May 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

        Well, MSNBC won’t have to worry about ratings soon if they keep going the way they are. The people who built MSNBC were us…..the Obama people. Without us, they have no logical audience.
        I have read comments on various other sites about MSNBC…..and a number have said that the way MSNBC could recoup their ratings and their audience would be to rehire Keith Olbermann. Basically, he built that network. Of course, the same people also said they know Keith is a pain to work with, and Griffin will never hire him. Several people…..in fact a number of people said they miss Ed. Those people mentioned that he would have put a face to the sequester, and hammered that home…..his folksy, down home style was what people liked, not the cerebral Hayes style. I can’t watch Hayes……he jumps, and stutters, and wears me out.
        My husband liked Ed, even when I didn’t. MSNBC has lost us.

        • 56 vitaminlover
          May 30, 2013 at 6:29 pm

          Interesting.

        • 57 Obama Grandmama
          May 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm

          The problem is we don’t like the reporting on MSNBC right now and I only watch a few shows some of the time, but if we totally boycott we will lose the only sort of liberal station out there. Just after Obama won his second term my local progressive radio station turned into a sports station. I figure it was by design, an attempt to disenfranchise us.

  13. May 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    #FORWARD FOCUSED

  14. 59 dotster3
    May 30, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Why can’t people use spell check on their tweets? There are some tweeters I follow whose sentiments I like to see but there isn’t a tweet that does not have 1. 2 or more misspelled words—-and need a grammar check also—–losing impact. Just think peeps need to take an extra second and check what they’re posting so they won’t be automatically dismissed by others.

    • 60 carolyn
      May 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      How exciting to meet another “grammar hammer”…..I’m with you…..Thanks for mentioning it. Grammar hammer includes spelling 🙂

    • 61 Obama Grandmama
      May 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      I felt that way too until I got this IPad I am now using. I discovered that it changes what I write. If I choose not to select its suggestions it changes what I wrote anyway. It also puts in periods and starts new sentences where it makes no sense at all. If I am trying to keep up with conversations and don’t reread (it actually changed reread to retread just now) and edit what my IPad program did I can have total gibberish published.

  15. May 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    So I see the media big wigs are all out saying they won’t meet off the record with Holder and are using it to make hay I guess. But I had a thought, wouldn’t it be something if Holder and DOJ held their meeting and actually planned to make the discussion (or most of it on the record)? Wouldn’t it be something if Holder opens the meeting by telling those in attendance that it was okay to put things on the record. Wouldn’t that just piss in the eye of the bigwigs who refuse to meet with Holder?

  16. 64 vcprezofan2
    May 30, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Totally O/T but somewhat ‘fun’

  17. 70 vitaminlover
    May 30, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I loooooooove my President ….YES I DO!!!!

  18. May 30, 2013 at 6:12 pm

  19. 75 dotster3
    May 30, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Isn’t this confounding——this rightward, anti-Obama slant at MSNBC? The more they continue on this path, the lower their ratings. That’s stupidity. But then I remember Phil Griffin saying that Chris Hayes was the future of msnbc, that he just loved him.

    • 76 carolyn
      May 30, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      If Chris Hayes is the future, there is no future for MSNBC.

    • 77 hopefruit2
      May 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      In just the last couple months I’ve been seeing an increasing number of folks who are just completely turned off by MSNBC and no longer watch their slanted shows.

      MSNBC is obviously being heavily subsidized with monies from various sources besides the viewers (ratings), which is why they continue with their Obama-bashing despite increasingly poor ratings on a wide variety of their shows. MSNBC now serves as a propaganda machine of the RW, (incl Koch, Bain Capital, etc) and their job is to go after anyone who threatens that.

      The main people standing in their way right now are PBO and Eric Holder – these are the two people who are most likely to destroy the GOP’s dream of retaining the House and making gains in the senate in 2014. Eric Holder will duly and effectively combat voter suppression, and PBO will duly and effectively RALLY the American people to the polls. These two elements were a primary force behind Romney’s loss (despite billions of money, manufactured polling, and MSM-slanted reporting to his advantage) in 2012, and they are a recipe for another sound defeat of the GOP come 2014.

      So its no surprise that the MSM is after PBO and Holder, and MSNBC is dutifully operating at the RW’s behest. But we’ve all seen this movie before, and we know how it ends. 2010 was the last time that the MSM has had any major influence on the outcome of an election, and they’d better get used to the idea that 2014 will NOT be repeat of 2010.

      • May 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm

        Remember NBC is now owned by Comcast. I think their slant changed after that change. NBC and MSNBC also seem to have a love affair with Christie. The local NBC station this AM had a piece on what Christie eats now since his surgery. Like anyone cares.

        • 79 jacquelineoboomer
          May 30, 2013 at 7:28 pm

          Yeah, like anyone cared what he ate before his surgery.

        • 80 Lovepolitics2008
          May 30, 2013 at 8:41 pm

          I think the WHOLE MSM has one objective: make Chris Christie the republican nominee in 2014. They’re convinced Hillary will run, and that she will sail to the democratic nomination. The only candidate who can give her some challenge is Chris Christie. So the media is salivating for a Hillary/Christie showdown. Good for ratings.

          They surely dislike President Obama but I think they’re bored to death by his good governance. No REAL scandals. Moreover, there are no big changes in laws because republicans block everything. And in foreign policy they don’t find any interesting “news”. The war in Afghanistan is winding down. North Korea seems to have calmed down. Syria is a mess and things are uncertain and the president is extremely careful and won’t do anything drastic or spectacular.

          The media is BORED. They can’t wait for the next electoral campaign. So yeah, they’re interested in what Christie is doing.

    • 81 anniebella
      May 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      MSNBC ratings tanking. Watch me cry. “NOT”

  20. 83 Jovie
    May 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    • 84 a4alice
      May 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      come on! Let’s go terra form Mars! 🙂

    • 85 hopefruit2
      May 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      I’m now packing my bags to prepare for my Christmas Vacation in Mars!! 🙂

      Hope the US Dept of Homeland security will grant me a visa to travel there and explore. Who knows, I might find my future husband, start a nice business (a bakery selling pies), which of course will lead to PBO wanting to visit so he can stop by and sample some of those delicious pastries baked fresh on Planet Mars. Then I’ll have me a couple kids, and hubby and I can start a daycare, which will turn into a preschool, which will turn into an elementary & high school – going all the way up to university and perhaps, even Medical and Law School!! PBO will grant them student loans at low interest rates, so we won’t be debt putting them thru private school on Planet Mars.

      Then I’ll invite all you TODers to come to my resort (by then I’ll have built one from the profits from my bakery) on the Planet. The stream that NASA discovered will be running through again, and we can go skinny dipping on a moonlight night. I will build a tennis court and definitely a golf course so that PBO and VP Biden can come play whenever they feel like it. I will design and open a heavenly shopping mall and invite FLOTUS and the girls to visit and shop for high fashion items found exclusively on the Planet.

      Hmm…..my head in the clouds on a lovely quiet Thursday eve…peace, calm and serenity….it’s all good…. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  21. 90 utaustinliberal
    May 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    The internet is a horrible place. This is going to be the new Harlem Shake.

  22. 97 vitaminlover
    May 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Get ready guys. Reverend Al is going to have Zimmerman’s lawyer on. Hope he drills him!

  23. 99 Jovie
    May 30, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    New Jersey regulators on Wednesday approved a $446 million solar-energy plan for Public Service Electric & Gas Co. that a ratepayer advocate complained would give the utility an unfair market advantage over private solar projects.

    The Board of Public Utilities will allow PSE&G to spend $247 million of ratepayer money to develop 45 megawatts of solar projects, primarily on landfills and former industrial sites. PSE&G will also spend $199 million on solar loans for residential and business customers.

    The Office of Rate Counsel, the state’s ratepayer advocate, had argued that PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program would flood New Jersey’s saturated solar market. While the utility would get a guaranteed rate of return on its investment, a surplus of solar production would drive down the price of renewable energy credits, prolonging the payback period for private solar developers.

    The BPU modified the proposal to allow for oversight of individual projects and more frequent reviews of the program.

    “We still have concerns about the program but are reassured that some of the changes we suggested were made,” said Stefanie Brand, the director of the rate counsel’s office.

    http://mobile.philly.com/business/?wss=/philly/business&id=209441701

    • 101 a4alice
      May 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      wow. Our President’s schedule and that of the First Lady is unbelievable. They really embody the idea of being a Public Servant. They’re simply amazing. How do they do it? If I did that for even a week I’d get a cold so fast.

      • 102 99ts
        May 30, 2013 at 7:44 pm

        Couldn’t agree more – Michelle has put her heart and soul into working for the American People – like no other first lady in living memory (& I remember back to Truman). The President – a lesser man would never cope with his schedule – no President has shown his ability to use every day in his long list of achievements.

  24. May 30, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Has anyone heard from GoBrooklyn? I got an Awww for a pic I tweeted her a couple hours ago, so surgery, if she had it, must have went ok.

  25. 104 Nena20409
    May 30, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    What? From Howard Kurtz? Hmm?

    The Elephants can Fly 🙄 🙄 😯

    Howard Kurtz Is Pretty Sure That The Media Skipping The Holder Briefing Are Just Trying To Be Hip
    Posted: 05/30/2013 6:07 pm EDT | Updated: 05/30/2013 6:12 pm EDT

  26. 107 vitaminlover
    May 30, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Reverend Al is getting to that lawyer.

  27. 108 vitaminlover
    May 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    That Zimmerman attorney sure is licking his teeth a lot. Ha!

  28. 109 utaustinliberal
    May 30, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Gawwwwwd. Republicans really need to pay attention in english and spelling class. Let’s help him produce milk in 2014.

    • 110 utaustinliberal
      May 30, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      The actual tweet.

      • 111 carolyn
        May 30, 2013 at 6:56 pm

        Someone needs to tweet him telling him about his ridiculous error. He obviously thinks he’s clever…..no, he’s stupid.

      • 112 hopefruit2
        May 30, 2013 at 6:57 pm

        Tell this Republican pervert I said to get his head out of the cow’s breasts.

        • 113 misspat
          May 30, 2013 at 10:02 pm

          I looked at the keyboard and I think he is pecking. If he had his fingers on the right keys he wouldn’t have made the error. Or maybe that’s the way he speaks so he is sounding and spelling. What a dunce man.

      • 114 a4alice
        May 30, 2013 at 7:03 pm

        bah ha ha you should read the tweets ppl are tweeting back. Such terrible cow puns. let’s see if I can get one over here.

  29. 116 vitaminlover
    May 30, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    If Reverend Al had not been a preacher he sure could have been a lawyer. He is on his facts.

  30. May 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I think Pres. Obama is securely in WY. We have had read three days in a row and that is very unusual. 😆

  31. 121 utaustinliberal
    May 30, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    This guy thinks today is April Fool’s Day

    https://twitter.com/ABCWorldNews/status/340240267967873024

  32. 123 hopefruit2
    May 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    • 124 anniebella
      May 30, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      How nice for the First Family. I hope the Republicans won’t be calling for a investigation into this, hopefruit2.

  33. 126 utaustinliberal
    May 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Sh*t just got real.

  34. 129 Ladyhawke
    May 30, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Chris Hayes Delivers MSNBC’s Lowest 8 PM Ratings Since 2006

    By: Jason Easley

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    The problem has been that Chris Hayes isn’t well suited for primetime. He was a fine weekend morning host, but his EmoProg Obama bashing style is the complete opposite of who MSNBC’s audience was.

    MSNBC primetime is still the audience that Olbermann built, and the audience in general reflects the Obama coalition. The Obama coalition is the majority on the left. The problem is that Chris Hayes doesn’t speak to the majority of the left. Instead of embracing who their audience is (mainly Obama supporters), MSNBC tried to program their primetime around who they wanted their audience to be. The result has been an epic failure that has seen Fox News, CNN, and Headline News all gain viewers while MSNBC has declined.

    —————————————

    http://www.politicususa.com/chris-hayes-delivers-msnbcs-lowest-8pm-ratings-2006.html

    • May 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      #TrustBarack

    • 131 jacquelineoboomer
      May 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      I get this, but Chris Hayes was never “a fine weekend morning host,” to my taste.

      Phil Griffin needs to go. But, of course, he’s only one of the problems calling the shots at NBC/MSNBC.

      And Keith Olbermann must really be laughin’ at this point.

      • 132 Nena20409
        May 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm

        2-3 weeks or less ago, Keith Olbermann…..tweeted and LOL at the predicament of his former playground. I quietly smiled uncomfortably for Keith Olbermann.

        • 133 jacquelineoboomer
          May 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm

          Yes, I saw a little of that. Looks like he waited a while, but had the chuckle. He was the one who warmly welcomed Rachel, and then he was gone and she was left, which made me uncomfortable for him, too. I liked her in the beginning, but then we got “stuck” with her antics, once she got her holier-than-thou footing. Ugh.

          I’m not saying Keith didn’t get on my nerves, occasionally, but I’ll never forget his voice on election night ’08, as he choked up saying, “Barack Obama has been elected President of the United States.”

  35. 134 hopefruit2
    May 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm

  36. 143 Jovie
    May 30, 2013 at 7:42 pm


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