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MSNBC A Liberal News Station? Chuckle.

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by Donna

IDK I guess its just me but it amazes me that people are surprised at the level of negativity toward PBO on MSNBC. That station has been doing this since right after he won in 2008. A lot of people pine for Olbermann but he was one of the first who started with the negativity about PBO. He was a favorite “son” of DailyKos who started their hatefest as soon as PBO picked his transition team. I knew exactly what Keith would be featuring on his show at night just by looking at the ‘recommended” essays featured on that website daily.

I’ll never forget Chris Matthews having one of those gun nuts on his show who proudly carried his assault weapon while protesting President Obama when he was in Arizona in 2009. It was the height of sensationalism.

Chuck Todd is vengeful and doesn’t like that this WH doesn’t give the media complete access so he takes it out on them with every negative story that he can feature. I try not to wish harm on anyone but I am rooting for MTP to fail.

And don’t get me started about how they highlighted those bogus ObamaCare Townhalls until they were all the rage by 2010.

They are NOT a LIBERAL news station. They are infotainment masquerading as news people. Only Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell have ever actually had the title of new reporters although I question each of their qualifications.

Their ratings will continue to sink because they don’t cater to us like Fox does to their viewers. Cable news is not network news it’s entertainment with a whole lot of opinion and very little news. You cannot run a 24/7 cable news show on just straight news. No one would watch it so this is what you get. A whole lot of mess and an ignorant public.

“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind” ― Jim Morrison  

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127 Responses to “MSNBC A Liberal News Station? Chuckle.”


  1. 7 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm

  2. 9 hopefruit2
    October 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks Chips for front-paging donna’s comment! Everyone needs to see the fraud that is MSNBC….(ALEC/COMCAST/KOCH/BAIN CAPITAL)

  3. 10 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Donna is on fire too this week! Love it, love it, love it! 🙂

  4. October 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I can’t stand that picture of Chucky Todd with that cigar.

  5. 22 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:46 pm

  6. 23 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I believe this is what some of you folks call a “BFD” 🙂

  7. 25 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Another debate

  8. 27 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm

  9. 28 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    The Sun is ready for Halloween!

  10. October 14, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    As long as they are not held accountable, suffer no significant consequences, given token push back, and believe their privileged status is not threatened, the McConnell’s will continue to do and say whatever….because as far as they can see, *they can*!

    • 30 vcprezofan2
      October 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      True, which is why I’m crossing fingers and toes in hopes voters will tell them ‘You can’t anymore’ in 2014.’

      • October 14, 2014 at 3:48 pm

        That would definitely send a message. The question is, are they so dense that they won’t get it? And would the message me lost in the lucrative “job” they’ll probably get as a consolation prize?

        • 32 vcprezofan2
          October 14, 2014 at 3:51 pm

          I’m at the stage where I’m not too worried about their new lucrative jobs (like Cantor’s for example) if they do not have as direct a contact on the average person’s life.

  11. 33 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

  12. 34 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    🙂

  13. 36 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Sambaaaaa!

  14. October 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Chuck Todd just has one of those faces that make one want to stomp on it to rid it of that smug grimace.

  15. October 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Welp, I tallied 5 hugs that I got from my Storytime kids. I think my work for today is done.

  16. 50 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Somebody’s got a really good eye! These are uncanny! 😀

  17. 51 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm

  18. 52 globalcitizenlinda
    October 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    hope this report is true ;

  19. 59 hopefruit2
    October 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

  20. 60 globalcitizenlinda
    October 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Iowa Senate Race:

  21. 62 yardarm756
    October 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    • 63 Dudette
      October 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Now I’d call this a job “disqualifying” offense (if not also criminal).

    • October 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      RACHEL MADDOW 10/02/14

      Ebola diagnosed in cameraman working with NBC

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      Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News chief medical editor and correspondent, talks live from Monrovia, Liberia with Rachel Maddow about the photojournalist working with an NBC team in Liberia, who has been diagnosed with Ebola, and what next steps they’ll take.

      ——————————————

      http://on.msnbc.com/1vBSTxN

    • 68 Nena20409
      October 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      The thing is that she self quarantined herself and then broke her pledge.
      The ABC doctor who was in Liberal and who spotted an Ebola infected man almost taken by the undertakers, but with his trained eyes, noticed that he was still alive, didn’t quarantine himself and was on Live TV hours after his return from Liberia reporting the News on ABC Nightly News..

      It is Dr Nancy that brought the scorn on herself and crew……Damaging her credibility and whatever little credibility left for the NBC News.

      • October 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm

        The CDC can issue protocols to prevent an ebola epidemic; protocols, that if strictly followed could very well work. But when you have people like Snyderman, who take it upon themselves to self-diagnose and determine that they don’t have to follow protocol, that’s where the problems come into play.

  22. 70 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    With your indulgence, thought I’d share this interview with the director of Keep On Keepin’ On – a great story of the bonds between a great jazz master (Clark Terry) and his student (Justin Kaufman)

  23. 72 JER
    October 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

  24. October 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    “Thanks to the Russian channel’s work we now have a rare chance to compare the damage from cannon fire on aircraft to the damage done to MH17. Based on the Russian channel’s own tests it seems clear that the entry holes visible in the above examples do not match what’s shown in the Russian channel’s own tests. It seems that rather than prove MH17 was shot down by cannon fire as they claim, they’ve inadvertently provided evidence that it wasn’t.”

    Read more: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2014/10/11/russian-tv-inadvertently-demonstrates-mh17-wasnt-shot-down-by-aircraft-cannon-fire/#ixzz3G98LGEaQ

  25. October 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

  26. 86 Linda
    October 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    NEW YORK — “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd stood by his recent comment that Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes “disqualified herself” by refusing to say who she voted for in the last presidential election, a remark highlighted by her Republican opponent, Mitch McConnell, in a new ad.

    In a Tuesday email to The Huffington Post, Todd said that “campaigns that try to make others the issue are usually trying to avoid their own scrutiny.”

    “I don’t take back my analysis,” Todd continued. “But no journalist likes to be used in a TV ad. It is cheap and likely useless. And McConnell has hidden himself from questions for months. This is a highly cynical campaign we are witnessing in Kentucky. Very uninspiring debate.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/14/chuck-todd-grimes-mcconnell_n_5982902.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics

    • 87 vcprezofan2
      October 14, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Of course, Chuckie doesn’t take back his “analysis” – words are so loosely used these days! ‘And McConnell has hidden himself from questions for months’ << I bet he only added this bit because of all the clamour about his silly 'analysis'.

  27. 88 Vicki
    October 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I am guessing that POTUS’ feelings about HRC are no warmer than her obvious animus towards him.

    At PBO’s recent appearance at the Clinton Global Initiative, I thought The President’s “jokes” were a pointed knife that he inserted in Hillary and then pushed a little deeper and turned.

    Here is a paraphrase of what PBO said,” I see Hillary is here. Looking all refreshed and rested, not like when she was circling the globe.”
    Translation. Rested=out of work circling the globe=wasting the country’s time, accomplishing nothing we can see.

    Then there was the part where he offered Chelsea a lift if she went into labor. And the follow-up about “how everybody is complaining about the traffic but I have no problem.”
    Translation, I AM POTUS, you are not. Traffic parts, making way for me!!! Not you.

    So when I hear that H is trying to steal the OBL win, I am not surprised.
    Oh, and by the way, The Obama Administration got the ACA Done, not you, Lady Walmart.

  28. 89 carolyn
    October 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks for all the info today. And thanks, Donna for that clear analysis of MSNBC. We used to watch it, from Rev. Al, skipping T”weety, through Rachel and Lawrence. We don’t any more, and life is so much better. When my husband got sick about three months ago, he lost interest in watching, which was a relief for me, and now that he is getting better, he likes not having the shows on. MSNBC was fun when GWB was pres and they all attacked him……Olbermann used to say what we were thinking. But, evidently all they know how to do is ATTACK. They do not know how to wisely support, so this is why they are failing. Their purported audience is tired of them and their lies and spin.

    Just read an article which is dealing with the potential reorganization of the station. Ronan definitely out, Chris Hayes, probably so, Ed, also….so, let’s see what happens.

    NBC “news” has totally jumped the shark, as far as I’m concerned. Brian is almost as snarky as upchuck, Engle is a warmonger…..Martha Raddatz is a much better foreign correspondent.

  29. October 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Not good …. happening now ….

  30. 99 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    • 100 hopefruit2
      October 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Oh dear…that won’t.Sit.Well.With.US.Media…..

      But I’m so happy for the family and congratulate the proud mom and dad on their new bundle of joy – Baby Obama. 🙂

  31. 101 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Damned Sequestration!

    Experts told the stupid GOP shmucks! Do they listen? Do they care? Hay-elll NO!

  32. 102 57andfemale
    October 14, 2014 at 3:08 pm

  33. 103 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm

  34. 104 globalcitizenlinda
    October 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    reports are that the DSCC has stopped airing ads against turtle in KY;

    True, I am not happy with Alison Grimes’ failure to defend Obamacare;

    but I was hoping that Dems fight this one out up to the very end – I can’t stand turtle

    • 105 hopefruit2
      October 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      That doesn’t mean they’ve conceded. They’ve probably shifted their strategy…traditional ads airing on TV and Radio are increasingly less effective these days compared to before.

    • 106 jackiegrumbacher
      October 14, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Linda, sometimes that means that are using more funds for the ground game, which is really most effective in these final weeks.

    • October 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      Linda I agree with hf2 and Jackie.

      After last night’s debate, my sense is that the DSCC knows that Grimes is in good shape and will get big boosts from the Clintons over the next 2 weeks.

  35. 108 hopefruit2
    October 14, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    You can watch it live here starting at 3:30PM 🙂

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/first-lady-michelle-obama-speaks-annual-fall-harvest-white-house-kitchen-garden

  36. 116 Linda
    October 14, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    The Senate Democrats’ campaign arm has stopped running ads in Kentucky, as first reported by Roll Call, in what appears to be a calculated decision about where to prioritize their resources in the final stretch of the Senate races.

    http://atr.rollcall.com/elections-2014-dscc-kentucky-mitch-mcconnell/?dcz=

  37. 121 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 3:18 pm

  38. 122 globalcitizenlinda
    October 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm

  39. 123 Dudette
    October 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm

  40. 124 donna dem 4 obama
    October 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm

  41. 126 Nena20409
    October 14, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Congrats Swbluega on your Au ⭐

  42. 127 HZ
    October 14, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you Donna. You are so wonderful in keeping us all focused on the larger goal and how We The People must cut out the noise makers and as Bobfr reminds us #TRUSTBARACK.

    Thank my beautiful Chips for faithfully keeping this beautiful space for us to give our support and respect to PBO and his Administration. We will make this one as well. Just keeping doing what we know how best to do and stay focus.(((((( Love you Chips Nerdy W. for all you do.)))))HZ


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