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NYT Reports That MSNBC Personalities Treated Like Superstars At DNC
Mediaite ^ | September 5, 2012 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 09/05/2012 8:35:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In an article titled “Welcome to the MSNBC, Er, Democratic Convention,” the New York Times reports that some of MSNBC’s on-air personalities are being welcomed like celebrities by the Democratic National Convention’s attendees.

“Network, party and partisan moment have collided, felicitously, in Charlotte,” the paper reports. “MSNBC’s on-air personalities are mobbed in the street, snarling pedestrian traffic.”

“Sure, the events here in Charlotte are a national celebration of the Democratic Party and its presidential nominee,” the report continues, “but in many ways, it’s the MSNBC Convention.”

Reporters Ashley Parker and Michael Barbaro document how despite torrential rains, five-hundred convention-goers got soaking wet in order to watch a taping of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.

MSNBC’s branded swag — pins, coffee cups and tote bags — are “ubiquitous collectors’ items for delegates,” the reporters said. The paper also notes that the networks’ promotional posters and banners around and within the arena are so “ostentatious” that even MSNBC personality Willie Geist reportedly compared them to “North Korean propaganda.” The network’s designated convention plaza is regularly packed with large crowds taking in the TV studio, café, lounge, and interactive center.

The paper also quotes Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, who claimed she was accosted in a convention bathroom by a convention-goer who wanted her to pose for a picture. At a dinner with co-host Joe Scarborough, fans reportedly sent the hosts a bottle of expensive champagne.

Read the full report here.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/us/politics/welcome-to-the-msnbc-er-democratic-convention.html


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: chrismatthews; democrats; dnc; media; msdnc; msnbc; northcarolina; obama
I know Mika's father, but what has she ever done?
1 posted on 09/05/2012 8:35:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know Mika’s father, but what has she ever done?
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Her saying that one of the Founding Fathers was Abraham Lincoln. LOL! And squirming on her seat on Morning Joe like she needs to have a tee tee.


2 posted on 09/05/2012 8:38:38 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The NYT’s must be jealous.
3 posted on 09/05/2012 8:39:37 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can bet Special Ed Schultz draws a crowd of fans wanting to stand around and listen to him pass gas.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 8:41:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

This is natural. Crazy people are comfortable with other crazier people.


5 posted on 09/05/2012 8:42:33 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: max americana

Indeed. The average DNCer should be bonkers over the PMSNBC crowd.


6 posted on 09/05/2012 8:46:11 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I doubt Fox personalities were so lionized at the GOP convention.

I wouldn't even cross the street to meet Bill O'Reilly. I'd give a nice friendly hello to Hannity, but that's about it.

7 posted on 09/05/2012 8:47:07 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Did they report that Joe Scarbough ( my old rep) voted to impeach Bill Clinton?


8 posted on 09/05/2012 8:48:42 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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Joe Scarborough was a good guy back in the day.

He aged like fine milk.

9 posted on 09/05/2012 8:50:45 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

I’m guessing Shep is the on Fox personality having a ball at the DNC.


10 posted on 09/05/2012 8:51:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like the NYTimes is jealous.


11 posted on 09/05/2012 8:52:13 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: dead

shep smith probably had a few dates.

notice how the heavily homosexual percentage number of delegats just can not be found by the 15,000 media people?


12 posted on 09/05/2012 8:52:13 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: dead

Keeping stories of dead interns out of the news is a full-time job.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 8:52:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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I’m guessing Shep is the on Fox personality having a ball at the DNC.

He's wearing ass-less pants on the convention floor.

14 posted on 09/05/2012 8:52:56 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must be great for them to have all of their fans in one room.


15 posted on 09/05/2012 8:53:18 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: longtermmemmory
"...notice how the heavily homosexual percentage number of delegates just can not be found by the 15,000 media people?"

I'm sure they "found" them okay after setting down their notepads or cameras.

16 posted on 09/05/2012 8:54:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: dead

That’s a great line! Thanks for the laugh—needed it after watching the adoration of BJ.


17 posted on 09/05/2012 9:05:50 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Treated Like Hitler at a Clan rally.


18 posted on 09/05/2012 9:09:41 PM PDT by Arcy (When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, people groan.)
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Re: “...but in many ways, it’s the MSNBC Convention.”

People claim the MSM are the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party.

No - exactly the opposite.

The Democratic Party is the political wing of the MSM.


19 posted on 09/05/2012 9:47:25 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Careful there on comments about Shep having a ball—he might bite down on it.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 3:29:56 AM PDT by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course they’re welcomed with open arms! They’re part of the Democrat Party apparatus, after all.


21 posted on 09/06/2012 12:12:02 PM PDT by SuziQ
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