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Cable news replayed the clip of Rubio sipping water more than 200 times yesterday
Hotair ^ | 02/14/2013 | AllahPundit

Posted on 02/14/2013 8:14:48 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Say thanks to Jeff Poor and the Daily Caller for enduring the Ludovico-ish process needed to tally these numbers. The "200 times" figure comes with an asterisk: Turns out Rachel Maddow alone accounted for more than half the replays by putting the clip of Rubio reaching for the water on a loop, tucked into a corner of the screen, for 13 minutes while she and Steve Kornacki were hashing out the particulars of his speech. (Seeing is believing.) Jon Stewart once chided her and MSNBC for beating the "teabagger" joke into the ground, but in hindsight he should be glad she never resorted to a push-button morning-zoo-style soundboard for the T-word. She's always been touted as a more civil, substantive alternative to Olbermann, and in fairness this episode bears that out. If Olby were still on the air, he would have run the clip for the full hour.

At Mediaite, Joe Concha looks at the tone of the coverage across various networks and wonders how it's come to this:

Since old, white, stuffy Mitt Romney’s defeat in November, the media has lectured us on what kind of candidate the GOP needs to produce, which actually sounds similar to a remedy for a struggling baseball team: Republicans need to get younger, more diverse, stronger up the middle.

So what happens when a respected 41-year-old Cuban-American Republican U.S. Senator is put on the national stage?

The media turns him into a punch line. And if you’re like most Americans too busy to devote hours of time to watch the State of the Union and its rebuttal, the news you got this morning portrayed Rubio as Cindy in the infamous spelling bee episode of the Brady Bunch (Cindy aces all tests in school until a red light on a camera during a televised contest freezes her beyond repair).

Poor impression made.

Mission accomplished.

What’s interesting about the Maddow segment is that she actually does engage with the specifics of Rubio’s speech yet still felt obliged to have the water clip running over and over onscreen, which ends up distracting from the commentary. But then, why limit yourself to convincing the viewer with your argument when you can condition them to view Rubio as a ridiculous figure with visual cues too? She might as well have skipped the clip and simply delivered her commentary over a flashing banner, “DO NOT TAKE MARCO RUBIO SERIOUSLY.”

If you exclude the 101 replays on Maddow’s show, you’re still at 100 replays for the day. On Fox, the clip ran an average of once every 90 minutes over 18 hours; on CNN a bit more than every 30 minutes, with Wolf Blitzer accounting for most of that; and on MSNBC, naturally, every 20 minutes. Here’s the guy whom MSNBC has airing at 6 p.m., the national news hour, predictably mispronouncing Rubio’s name and demonstrating that he still hasn’t learned that you don’t need to shout on a TV set the way you do on a theater stage to make your voice heard. Nice job by Reverend Al’s writers, though: This is, by current standards, legitimately SNL-quality comedy.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 02/14/2013 8:14:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Rubio drinking water sorta de bunks the democrats saying the republicans want to poison the water..


2 posted on 02/14/2013 8:17:37 AM PST by JoanneSD
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To: SeekAndFind

I must say I’ve never really understood how people fall for Alinsky. Anybody who withstood bullying on the playground should be able to see through this childish and mendacious propaganda. But then Goebbels was the Alinsky of his generation and look how that turned out.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 8:20:32 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: JoanneSD

CNN Absurdly Asks If Rubio’s Sip of Water Was ‘Career-Ender’

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2013/02/13/cnn-absurdly-asks-if-rubios-sip-water-was-career-ender#ixzz2KtHcXyh5

EXCERPT:

So can a drink of water make or break a political career?” Blitzer asked. “A U.S. Senator, possible presidential candidate. We’re going to find out, whether he likes it or not.” [CLICK ABOVE LINK FORT HE VIDEO]


4 posted on 02/14/2013 8:21:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
You dont expect them to cover the indelible TREASON percolating
throughout DC by the Tyrant and his trained puppets in Congress, do you?


5 posted on 02/14/2013 8:23:18 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: SeekAndFind

Alinsky...Alinsky...Alinsky....its in the “Rules”.


6 posted on 02/14/2013 8:27:32 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: JoanneSD

RE: Rubio drinking water sorta debunks the democrats saying the republicans want to poison the water..

SOURCE: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2988096/posts

Colorado governor drank Fracking fluid ( and it was OK ).


7 posted on 02/14/2013 8:31:21 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Not only did he take a sip of water, he actually had the nerve to BREATHE. I saw it.

That alone should disqualify him. From anything.

8 posted on 02/14/2013 8:32:19 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

How dare a mere Senator drink the Kings water?


9 posted on 02/14/2013 8:44:40 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Next time, Rubio should say excuse me or pardon me, and then deliberately drinking the water.


10 posted on 02/14/2013 8:59:47 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: SeekAndFind

Smart guy - he turned it into a fund raiser for his PAC: http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013/02/14/marco-rubio-water-bottle-fundraising/1919135/


11 posted on 02/14/2013 9:16:04 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The things that make news what next flea lands on dog.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 9:17:42 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Next thing you know he'll be blinking. How can he have sunk so low?
13 posted on 02/14/2013 9:20:49 AM PST by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Turns out Rachel Maddow alone accounted for more than half the replays by putting the clip of Rubio reaching for the water on a loop, tucked into a corner of the screen, for 13 minutes while she and Steve Kornacki were hashing out the particulars of his speech.

I kinda like it.

We need a 3 minute loop of Hussein starting in 2007 making assertions and promises NONE, NOT ONE OF WHICH WERE EVER KEPT.
Might even include Hillary's famous HYSTERICAL outbust about patriotism in dissent, and Pelosi's "We have to pass the bill to allow you to see what's in it..."
Seeing that loop in the corner of the screen in all political discussions would make my days a lot easier to take.

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14 posted on 02/14/2013 9:31:56 AM PST by publius911 (Look for the Unin label, then buy something else.)
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To: Vaduz
The things that make news what next flea lands on dog.

...or a fly landing on what flies are usually attracted to...

15 posted on 02/14/2013 9:37:13 AM PST by publius911 (Look for the Unin label, then buy something else.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am withholding judgement until I see a thread entitled, “How Do We Know It Was Just Water In That Bottle?”


16 posted on 02/14/2013 9:39:58 AM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: publius911

Indeed I find more news about this country in the UK than here.


17 posted on 02/14/2013 9:42:43 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

We ain’t seen nothin yet. The left is just getting started. Last night a lefty on Foxnews was irate over HOW MUCH water Rubio drank.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 9:46:28 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Gee Whiz, I remember Jackie Gleason drinking “water” from a coffee cup and using the action as a “sight gag.”

And now, OMGosh, drinking water on national television!

I notice there is no outcry about Bamma Oop going on his second vacation in 2013.

“Oh, the pain, the pain!” (quote from Dr. Smith, a character in Lost in Space)


19 posted on 02/14/2013 9:56:07 AM PST by jayrunner
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To: JoanneSD

The thing that bugged me about his speech, he seemed nervous and was talking really fast.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 10:14:31 AM PST by J05h
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To: SeekAndFind
 photo democrats-drinking-water.jpg
21 posted on 02/14/2013 11:11:28 AM PST by vortigern
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To: SeekAndFind
The header.

Cable news replayed the clip of Rubio sipping water more than 200 times yesterday.

One can look on the bright side. At least it is not doctored video clips of one Rodney King being beaten by police. The clip probably showed King being hit five times over with the one wallop.

The MSM fired up the emotion over and over again. No need for it since they could have reported and shown it for their "integrity"enough to inform all and sundrey.

55 deaths occurred and millions of dollars damage happened when the police officers were acquitted of their actions. The press has blood on their hands.

Can I get away with equating them with the late Josef Goebbels? On second thoughts, scrub that and use Saul Alinsky.

22 posted on 02/14/2013 2:56:20 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Peter Libra

Goebbels would have envied our media.


23 posted on 02/14/2013 2:58:15 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: jayrunner
At least he doesn't have a "drinking problem"


24 posted on 02/14/2013 3:00:19 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
The header.

Cable news replayed the clip of Rubio sipping water more than 200 times yesterday.

One can look on the bright side. At least it is not doctored video clips of one Rodney King being beaten by police. The clip probably showed King being hit five times over with the one wallop.

The MSM fired up the emotion over and over again. No need for it since they could have reported and shown it for their "integrity"enough to inform all and sundrey.

55 deaths occurred and millions of dollars damage happened when the police officers were acquitted of their actions. The press has blood on their hands.

Can I get away with equating them with the late Josef Goebbels? On second thoughts, scrub that and use Saul Alinsky.

25 posted on 02/14/2013 3:05:53 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Peter Libra

Whoops! Double post- Sorry!


26 posted on 02/14/2013 3:07:12 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: vortigern

FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER:

http://washingtonexaminer.com/now-marco-rubio-is-selling-his-own-water-bottle/article/2521533?custom_click=rss

Just when you thought the Marco Rubio water bottle craze was over, the Freshman Senator is taking advantageous of the headlines by offering fans his very own branded water bottle – in exchange for a $25 donation to his political action committee.

“Quench your thirst for conservative leadership?” a note from Rubio’s Twitter account read. “Order a bottle now.”

Rubio’s Reclaim America Leadership PAC asks donors to, “send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you…he hydrates you too.”

Meanwhile Rubio also announced that since his State of the Union response speech he has gained over 13,000 new followers on Twitter.

“I’m going to start drinking water in the middle of all of my speeches!” Rubio exclaimed on Twitter


27 posted on 02/14/2013 3:37:34 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Peter Libra

FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER:

http://washingtonexaminer.com/now-marco-rubio-is-selling-his-own-water-bottle/article/2521533?custom_click=rss

Just when you thought the Marco Rubio water bottle craze was over, the Freshman Senator is taking advantageous of the headlines by offering fans his very own branded water bottle – in exchange for a $25 donation to his political action committee.

“Quench your thirst for conservative leadership?” a note from Rubio’s Twitter account read. “Order a bottle now.”

Rubio’s Reclaim America Leadership PAC asks donors to, “send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you…he hydrates you too.”

Meanwhile Rubio also announced that since his State of the Union response speech he has gained over 13,000 new followers on Twitter.

“I’m going to start drinking water in the middle of all of my speeches!” Rubio exclaimed on Twitter


28 posted on 02/14/2013 3:38:35 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
From the text.

"I'm going to start drinking water in the middle of all my speeches!" Rubio exclaimed on Twitter.

One might hope, though not holding one's breath, that the tide may beginning to turn at long last. No explaining, no excuses, no appealing to a hard and stony faced interviewer. Instead get right in their faces.

Rush Limbaugh will have quite a field day on this one tommorrow.

Let right be done!

29 posted on 02/14/2013 3:49:34 PM PST by Peter Libra
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