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Weiner-less: Morning Joe Buries Coverage Of 'Anthony' For First Half-Hour
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 06/07/2011 6:53:57 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

When I began watching my DVR recording of Morning Joe today, I was of course wondering which clip from yesterday's Weiner press conference Morning Joe had chosen to open the show. When instead a clip of Jon Stewart mocking Sarah Palin appeared, I literally wondered if I was playing the recording of the wrong day's Morning Joe.

But as the first half-hour unfolded, it became obvious that Morning Joe had made a conscious decision to black out any mention of Weiner-gate during today's first half-hour. Hat tip NB reader Matthew E.

View video here.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: brzezinski; heilemann; scarborough; weinergate

1 posted on 06/07/2011 6:54:02 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Morning Joe blacks out any mention of Weinergate during first half-hour. Mind-blowing bias ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 06/07/2011 6:55:14 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If he doesn’t report it, maybe it will go away...


3 posted on 06/07/2011 6:56:19 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I did something terrible (and have been at it for a long time).

I lied about it and lied about it (Wouldn’t you? Everyone I know would.)

I am so sorry for the pain I have caused (and that I got caught).

I take full responsibility for this (whatever that means).

So now everything is OK and I’m not stepping down (I’m a Democrat, so its alright).


4 posted on 06/07/2011 6:58:07 AM PDT by super7man
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
MCNBC went all-in on defending one of their own. They can try to change the story, but they shouldn't be allowed to hide from the propaganda they promoted.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2730955/posts

5 posted on 06/07/2011 7:03:50 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Jackass, the morning schmoe.


6 posted on 06/07/2011 7:04:46 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Weinerless? MI think not. Joe was on Morning Joe.


7 posted on 06/07/2011 7:07:27 AM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (You say ma-ca-ca, I say mac-a-ca....)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“People are already tired of this story. Up next: Is Sarah Palin too stupid to breathe?”


8 posted on 06/07/2011 7:09:18 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Make that:

Weinerless? I think not. Joe was on Morning Joe.

BE a Weiner and rule MSLSD.

HUM a Weiner and work for the Clintons.

VOTE for a Weiner and wreck the Republic.


9 posted on 06/07/2011 7:10:04 AM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (You say ma-ca-ca, I say mac-a-ca....)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I noticed this too, but the newsbusters review doesn’t tell the whole story. They pretty much mocked the elephant in the room by pointing out a bunch of obscure headlines (mining industry standards in South America, for example). By itself, no big deal. But I’m sure a review of the archives would reveal a lot of openings regarding the scandals of republicans. I could probably stomach the show a bit more if I didn’t have to see the vapid Mika and her laborious, contrived grimaces every three seconds.


10 posted on 06/07/2011 7:12:32 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Mr. Bird

“They pretty much mocked the elephant in the room by pointing out a bunch of obscure headlines (mining industry standards in South America, for example).”

Actually, I did mention some of the trivial news stories they highlighted during the first half-hour, such as Newt’s travel plans and the failure of the CT governor to appoint a transportation commissioner.


11 posted on 06/07/2011 7:15:54 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Actually, I did mention some of the trivial news stories they highlighted during the first half-hour, such as Newt’s travel plans and the failure of the CT governor to appoint a transportation commissioner.

Just clicked through, and yes you mention it. However, you seem to think it was an earnest attempt to report on the crucial news items of the day. Clearly, they were making fun of the issue.

12 posted on 06/07/2011 7:20:54 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Mr. Bird

It’s really funny to watch the “Morning Joe” show. if they only had a clue how meaningless their banter and spin is. Not one person on the entire staff and show is living in the real world. And.....that young lady Mika, is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Sad!!! What a farce!!! But....fear not, folks, reality will soon creep in and hit these morons smack in the face!!!


13 posted on 06/07/2011 7:21:50 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

14 posted on 06/07/2011 7:26:28 AM PDT by NRA1995 ("In the [Mexican] border, we are asking, who are you?" President Calderon of Mexico)
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To: Mr. Bird

The whole thrust of my NB item this morning was the bias and bad judgment involved in Morning Joe’s decision to black out the story during the first half-hour.


15 posted on 06/07/2011 7:29:43 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did they mention Ed Schultz’ call for him to resign ?


16 posted on 06/07/2011 7:34:53 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The whole thrust of my NB item this morning was the bias and bad judgment involved in Morning Joe’s decision to black out the story during the first half-hour.

I know. It's my contention that it wasn't bad news judgment. They were simply mocking the whole affair. They weren't burying Weinergate, they were highlighting it. Any other read of the situation is a bit naive, I think.

Now I'm not saying they are above burying important news, or coloring coverage in a way that obscures reality. But in this instance, I thought it was harmless.

17 posted on 06/07/2011 7:44:47 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I stopped even channel surfing by the ‘Morning Joe’ show when Mika took over a month or two ago.

You know she’ll never acknowledge any scandal like ‘weinergate’.

But hey, thanks for the update!


18 posted on 06/07/2011 7:50:05 AM PDT by Walleye_Walter (Not all Libs are stupid, but all stupid people are Libs)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The NYC Fox affiliate was all-Weiner all morning, with breaks for the weather. Roseanna Scotto (usually a mild dingbatty lean to the left) and Greg Kelly (mildly conservative, son of police commissioner Kelly) talked about little else.

No sympathy for Weiner there - scorn, disgust and mocking.


19 posted on 06/07/2011 7:50:34 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Mr. Bird
I'd advise Mika to stop with the contorted facial grimaces...my Mom once told me that if I did that my face would stay that way.
20 posted on 06/07/2011 7:55:58 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin, driving the MSM crazy one day at a time.)
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To: Mr. Bird

I see. You might be right, but judging from Mika’s body language and comments, I had the sense she thought it was beneath them to cover the story.


21 posted on 06/07/2011 9:32:34 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The media is in the

mode.

22 posted on 06/07/2011 9:50:38 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I had the sense she thought it was beneath them to cover the story.

I agree with you on that.

23 posted on 06/07/2011 9:58:48 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Not surprised.


24 posted on 06/07/2011 11:28:57 AM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Not surprising. Tough topic for Joe, considering the dead girl in the office that lingers from his past.


25 posted on 06/07/2011 11:44:06 AM PDT by gusty
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