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MSNBC President Says Fox News Isn't Always 'Based in Fact,' While He Claims 'We're Not a Frat
Newsbusters ^ | 7/18/11 | Tim Graham

Posted on 07/18/2011 9:29:15 AM PDT by Nachum

MSNBC president Phil Griffin gave an interview to Jeff Bercovici of Forbes, and said all the usual things about how MSNBC is less ideological than Fox News and Fox is a success despite not always being based in fact. But Griffin claimed no one ever knew what Tim Russert’s politics were and insisted that MSNBC is defined as "very smart progressive politics and information." The boss of “very smart” MSNBC is not going to tolerate crude terms for the president (well, this president) on its airwaves, because “We’re not a frat house.” At MSNBC, Griffin claimed, "name-calling and

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Full title: MSNBC President Says Fox News Isn't Always 'Based in Fact,' While He Claims 'We're Not a Frat House'

MSNBC = Animal House

1 posted on 07/18/2011 9:29:24 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

LOL

MSNBC Said this?? The smarmiest anti-republican station on the planet?


2 posted on 07/18/2011 9:30:38 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Mr. K
MSNBC talking about facts, is like Chrissy Matthews, Olbermisery, and Sgt. Shultz giving a speech on non-partisan reporting.
3 posted on 07/18/2011 9:33:09 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Nachum

New MSNBC theme song!

Animal House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fAqFAx_zzk&feature=related


4 posted on 07/18/2011 9:33:55 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Can’t say I have any complaints about the FNC Fraternity especially its stable of Little Sis’s.


5 posted on 07/18/2011 9:34:30 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: Nachum
insisted that MSNBC is defined as "very smart progressive politics and information."

"progressive" is another word for socialism.

6 posted on 07/18/2011 9:35:37 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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To: Nachum
how MSNBC is less ideological than Fox News

Just say it. Go ahead. Make up the wildest claims, utterly absurd, and say them!!! This is the formula for Phil Griffin!

Dude even admits it's the place for 'Progressives', and yet he will sit there with his teeth in his mouth and his face hanging out, and claim less ideology than Fox.

7 posted on 07/18/2011 9:40:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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To: Mr. K

The smarmiest anti-republican station on the planet?

But wait....how about this, MSNBC has to advertise on FOX to get viewers!!!! Yep. I was watching FOX yesterday and here comes a commercial for msnbc. I’ve also seen commercials for “tingle down my leg” as well. Leftists are such a bunch of cr@p.


8 posted on 07/18/2011 9:41:03 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: Nachum
From Phil's bio:

Griffin is a graduate of Vassar College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. in English. He and his wife, Kory Apton, reside in Manhattan with their two children.

really sounds like a guy in touch w/ the average American - LOL. Talk about a guy living in a bubble.

9 posted on 07/18/2011 9:42:39 AM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: oldbrowser

“smart progressive”...an oxymoron if there ever was one...


10 posted on 07/18/2011 9:42:42 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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“...MSNBC is defined as “very smart progressive politics and information.”

Pffft! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!! Hand to to them on one thing: Progressive is the new speak for Communism. And he’s right—it’s a commie propaganda information cesspool.


11 posted on 07/18/2011 10:04:05 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Nachum

Griffin is delusional. Like we didn’t already know.


12 posted on 07/18/2011 10:06:46 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Nachum

Delusional=A false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness.


13 posted on 07/18/2011 10:09:31 AM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: Nachum
"MSNBC is defined as "very smart progressive politics and information."

MSNBC is not just smart, it's very smart.
When is MSNBC going to start claiming that they're very cool?

14 posted on 07/18/2011 10:15:39 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: StormEye
"very smart progressive politics and information."

It appears that their viewership numbers correlate very well with their targeted audience, since the number of "smart progressives" is lower then whale poop on the bottom of the Marianas Trench.

Regards,
GtG

15 posted on 07/18/2011 10:25:43 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Lazamataz
One of the blogs I frequent has taken to calling them Oppressives - a term that isn't parenthetical...;-)
16 posted on 07/18/2011 10:30:40 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Nachum

So I guess that means they won’t run my piece on “The Asshat Boy Potentate”?


17 posted on 07/18/2011 10:44:32 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Nachum
MSNBC is not going to tolerate crude terms for [this] president

...But you can call our opponents "slut", "whore" & "Hitler", and we're OK with that...

18 posted on 07/18/2011 12:28:05 PM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: Nachum

If Griffin doesn’t know that Tim Russert was a liberal, then he probably doesn’t know that Chris Matthews is a closet liberal, because we all know, MSNBC is non biased.


19 posted on 07/18/2011 2:00:39 PM PDT by khenrich (And people thought Jimmy Carter was our worst president........)
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To: Nachum

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July 19, 2011 9:06 AM

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20 posted on 07/19/2011 7:48:49 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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