This is an important technique that every Republican politician and candidate for President should use when asked about Planned Parenthood. Continue reading Rick Perry, shutting Mark Halperin down on Planned Parenthood question.
Sorry about that. Well, no, I’m not, because it’s funny:
— digitas daily (@digitasdaily) April 24, 2015
“This is what Media Matters exists to do.” – Which is true! I just never thought that I’d hear of somebody saying it on MSNBC. Which just goes to show: every organization apparently has its breaking point. Continue reading BTW, MSNBC & NYT make fun of MMFA. …LOL.
Let me put this succinctly. Forget letting MSNBC host one of the GOP’s primary debates.
MSNBC’s Alex Wagner had Arsalan Iftikhar, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, on to discuss Gov. Jindal’s comments… “I think Governor Jindal is protesting a bit too much. He might be trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin as he runs to the right in a presidential bid,” said Iftikhar. – Washington Free Beacon
OK, let’s set the scene:
[Lynne] Messinger said she spoke to a clerk at the desk, and explained that she had a California driver’s license. She has houses in both California and Texas and goes back and forth between the two, but decided several years ago to switch her voting residency to Texas.
The clerk left for a few minutes, then told her to take a seat. At that point, Messinger said, a state trooper summoned her into his back office, saying he needed to speak to her. Once inside his office, Messinger said the trooper insisted on seeing all the documentation she had brought, and demanded to know where she lives and pays taxes. He even told her she could be jailed for driving with a California license.* It is illegal to drive in Texas on another state’s driver’s license 90 days after moving into the state.
This is no way to try to get the ratings up.
NBC White House Correspondent Chris Jansing appeared on MSNBC’s The Reid Report today with a report on President Obama at the U.S.-African Leaders Summit. Unfortunately, there was just one tiny little problem with what she said: she accidentally said that the president’s from Kenya.
:rolling eyes: Suuuuure it was an accident. Nothing to do with being at the bottom of the ratings pile again, no how, no way. Hell of a thing when encouraging the birthers becomes your business model…
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) August 6, 2014
PS: Yes, this post is so sarcastic it might actually be sarcastic on a meta-level.
I would recommend against trying to raise a stink about it, though: that was MSNBC, and they only care about white guys exaggerating ethnic stereotypes when the white guys are on other networks besides MSNBC.
PS: The problem is not whether I care: it’s that MSNBC would have gone into shrieking hysterics if, as Ed Driscoll and Newsbusters noted, this had happened on Fox News. If MSNBC wants to establish itself as an arbiter of proper behavior, they should first make sure that they’re not breaking their own ruleset.
Here he is, relaying how Schultz was talking to professional Democratic politicians who are increasingly scared about running in support of Obamacare, and he can’t figure out what gives. Schultz really and truly doesn’t understand the problem; it’s quite fascinating to see, really. The entire situation is visibly confusing him, and Schultz doesn’t like the sensation at all.
“There does seem to be, for some reason, a reluctance by Democrats to run home and talk about how positive this health care law is.”
Gee. Huh. Go figure. Continue reading Ed Schultz has himself some epistemic closure on #Obamacare.
This is a highly entertaining media tantrum:
Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, says there’s something fishy about Tuesday’s ratings for the Fox News Channel, which were up significantly from a day earlier when Fox News debuted its new schedule. And he wants an investigation.
“Monday we had a really good day in the key demographic. On the night that Fox News debuted their three shows, we either tied or beat them in those hours,” Griffin said at a briefing, according to TVNewser.
“Tuesday — you guys should be doing some investigations; I have never seen it in all my years of cable — same overnight, same everything. And they doubled their ratings in a day? It is impossible.” Griffin continued, “I have never seen it. They did election-night numbers in the demo Tuesday.”
It’s entertaining because Griffin there is accusing Nielsen of deliberately altering the ratings in the second tier of news networks (cable news does not have the same reach as network news). Which would be one heck of a story, if true …if. Of course, if it were true then it would have leaked by now. People tend to do that sort of thing, when money is involved. And money is involved: Nielsen ratings figure in advertising fees. Continue reading MSNBC’s Phil Griffin: Fox News is spying on me! With RAYS! In My HEAD!
Apparently nobody told the n-dimensional geniuses over at the White House that it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up.
Transcript of remarks, courtesy of the Weekly Standard:
“There is something called Benghazi going on,” said [NBC’s Lisa] Myers. “And I think the Democrats now are starting to worry about it. I started–I got calls from a number of Democrats yesterday trying to undermine Greg Hicks’s testimony, saying he wasn’t demoted, etc. So I think they feel that some damage was done by those three witnesses on Wednesday.””