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MSNBC: Must-agree TV
The Washington Post ^ | August 26, 2013 | Erik Wemple

Posted on 08/27/2013 1:05:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited on 08/27/2013 1:07:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Virtually every other show [aside from "Morning Joe"] belongs to hosts who unstintingly support Obama and the Democrats, with only minor points of disagreement. ([Host Chris] Hayes criticizes Obama for his drone killings and surveillance programs, and often conducts friendly interviews with Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who collaborated with Edward Snowden. Melissa Harris-Perry, who appears on weekends at 10 a.m., nearly always defends Obama, and called Glenn Greenwald a “jerk.”) Conservatives are far less visible on MSNBC than liberals are on Fox News, and the right-leaning guests who do appear are typically critics of the conservative movement: Steve Schmidt, the Republican strategist, who says the party is too tolerant of “nuts” and “kooks”; Josh Barro, an advocate for Republican reform who describes himself as “neoliberal”; Abby Huntsman, the daughter of failed presidential candidate Jon, who has described the G.O.P. as a party of “non-inclusion.” The over-all impression is that your average Republican or conservative is simply too fanatical to be part of polite discourse.


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They're giving Joe Scarborough too much credit.
1 posted on 08/27/2013 1:05:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And this was actually printed in the WaPoop? (Er, Post)


2 posted on 08/27/2013 1:09:13 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And I had always thought that politics was God’s gift to those who didn’t have the mental capabilities to create wealth, ideas, or good.

Guess that MSNBC is another gift to those who cannot even qualify to be politicians.


3 posted on 08/27/2013 1:15:07 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Democrats Tell Me Privately That They Would Love to Oppose Obama, But They're Afraid to Speak Out
4 posted on 08/27/2013 1:20:15 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The comments from the supercilious nitwits exemplify the Washington ComPost’s readership. This is a remarkable editorial coming from that yellow journal. But then, in the Washington, DC area, one should expect a lot of mindless libs. Most of them probably “work” for the Federal Government.


5 posted on 08/27/2013 1:23:29 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This Washington Post column shows that even the lefties know full well what MSNBC is. While they constantly try to pretend that Fox News is nothing more than a far-right wing outlet surreptitiously aligned with the KKK, it's abundantly clear that, despite it's anemic ratings, MSNBC is exactly what the left wants it to be, even as they mock it's all-liberal-all-the-time positions. Sometimes, you just have to laugh at yourself and in this column, it seems as if that is what the left is doing, at least where MSNBC is concerned.
6 posted on 08/27/2013 1:23:51 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Robert A. Cook, PE
Abby Huntsman, the daughter of failed presidential candidate Jon, who has described the G.O.P. as a party of “non-inclusion.”

That might explain Huntsman's quixotic 2012 presidential campaign.

Maybe it was all about jobs for the kids.

And this was actually printed in the WaPoop? (Er, Post)

No. It's from a blog on their website.

But the blog post is mostly quotes from criticism of MSNBC actually published in the New Yorker and the New York Times.

7 posted on 08/27/2013 1:33:36 PM PDT by x
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8 posted on 08/27/2013 1:34:55 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

From the Washington (Com)Post? Amazing. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


9 posted on 08/27/2013 5:01:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is my new network (not mine as “owning” but mine as a viewer

http://media.oneamericanews.com/


10 posted on 08/27/2013 6:36:47 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: SunkenCiv

The only I even TRIED to watch MSNBC was during the brief period in 2003 when Michael Savage had a show on there. Since then, I have felt that many, if not most of their viewers, are really conservatives looking to catch liberals in the act of saying something stupid, because they do it so often.


11 posted on 08/27/2013 6:40:55 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Jim Scott
This Washington Post column shows that even the lefties know full well what MSNBC is...

Yeah true - but it's still pretty amazing they would allowed this in their paper.. Diversity of ideas isn't their strong suit.

12 posted on 08/27/2013 7:40:28 PM PDT by GOPJ (Chicago's 10 year murder toll exceeds that of all US soldiers killed in Afghanistan..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is pretty much correct.
Back in 2010 to 2011 there was a lib Cenk Uygur’s who was very critical of Obama-from the left on at MSNBC 6pm EST always accusing Obama of selling out, and MSNBC booted him off fast and replaced him with Sharpton who agrees with Obama 100%.

Cent was funny too. Race baiter Sharton is completely humorless.

Joe sides with Dems 70 to 80% and he loves Christie, Mccain, Rubio, ...


13 posted on 08/28/2013 5:36:15 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And they coach all the lib wimmin guests to smile , esp big smiles at beginning and end of their segments.
In between beginning and end its race and gender baiting and accusing of the worst, but they smile repeatly regardless how silly.

A great example is host Melissa Harris Perry.

‘Smile alot so you so you dont scare your audience’ appears to be the doctrine.


14 posted on 08/28/2013 5:40:14 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CNBC is the financial news arm of msnbc.

That station has a no compete condition for their appearances and if they go too conservative an obama political propaganda officers appears within 24 hours on the air. (usually dnc chair or howard dean)


15 posted on 08/28/2013 4:25:14 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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