Skip to comments.NYT Reports That MSNBC Personalities Treated Like Superstars At DNC
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 MSNBCs on-air personalities are being welcomed like celebrities by the Democratic National Conventions attendees.
Network, party and partisan moment have collided, felicitously, in Charlotte, the paper reports. MSNBCs 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, its 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 MSNBCs Hardball with Chris Matthews.
MSNBCs 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 networks 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.
I know Mika’s father, but what has she ever done?
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.
You can bet Special Ed Schultz draws a crowd of fans wanting to stand around and listen to him pass gas.
This is natural. Crazy people are comfortable with other crazier people.
Indeed. The average DNCer should be bonkers over the PMSNBC crowd.
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.
Did they report that Joe Scarbough ( my old rep) voted to impeach Bill Clinton?
He aged like fine milk.
I’m guessing Shep is the on Fox personality having a ball at the DNC.
Sounds like the NYTimes is jealous.
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?
Keeping stories of dead interns out of the news is a full-time job.
He's wearing ass-less pants on the convention floor.
Must be great for them to have all of their fans in one room.
I'm sure they "found" them okay after setting down their notepads or cameras.
That’s a great line! Thanks for the laugh—needed it after watching the adoration of BJ.
Treated Like Hitler at a Clan rally.
Re: “...but in many ways, its 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.
Careful there on comments about Shep having a ball—he might bite down on it.
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