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Bill Clinton: MSNBC is 'our version of Fox'
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Posted on 01/18/2012 1:54:17 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Bill Clinton: MSNBC is 'our version of Fox'

By: Mackenzie Weinger January 18, 2012 12:45 PM EST

Former president Bill Clinton has turned media critic - dubbing MSNBC “our version of Fox.”

Clinton told Esquire magazine MSNBC has become just like Fox News — and he blames the insatiable demand for cable news to have constant content as one of the reasons politics has become so caustic and divisive.

The existence of so many news channels and media outlets, Clinton said, “has contributed to less actual reporting and a louder, more contentious, more divisive public discourse, highlighting conflict, sometimes falsely.”

“I also think that the diffusion of the media has complicated things. For example, I was just watching — I don’t know if you heard what I said in the other room — I was just watching MSNBC, and they had a woman that used to work for me and a couple of other people on there, and they were talking about the Republican primary. And I was laughing. I said, ‘Boy, it really has become our version of Fox,’” he said in the piece in the February issue, which culls from interviews done on November 30 and December 16, 2011.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billliberalpmsnbc; clinton; fox; msnbc
Never mind........
1 posted on 01/18/2012 1:54:20 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Any chance he and his latest girl friend could move to Iran and hang out there?


2 posted on 01/18/2012 1:55:51 PM PST by RetiredArmy (The End of Days draws near. In this time, you should be drawing closer to the Lord Jesus Christ.)
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To: Sub-Driver
MSNBC CONV
3 posted on 01/18/2012 1:56:01 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Along with CBS, NBC, ABC and CNN.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 1:56:11 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

..yeah stupid, the ratings show it


5 posted on 01/18/2012 1:56:48 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Sub-Driver

Bubba’s piehole utterings are not worth responding to.

(Is this the same Bubba who did NOT graduate from Oxford?)

Good thing he watches MSNBC though, he’s an appreciable percentage of their viewer ratings.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 1:56:51 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver
Billy Jeff has a point.
 
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7 posted on 01/18/2012 1:57:14 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Dear Bill,

Fox isn't our version of Fox.

MSNBC, however, is our version of incoherent lunacy.

Love,

Laz

8 posted on 01/18/2012 1:57:26 PM PST by Lazamataz (Every single decision Obama makes is to harm America.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, but what’s the CONSERVATIVES version of Fox?


9 posted on 01/18/2012 1:58:12 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fox employs plenty of libs. Who are the conservatives on MSNBC?


10 posted on 01/18/2012 2:00:19 PM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: Sub-Driver

It is nice to have it documented that at least Clinton was honest enough to finally admit MSNBC’s liberal slant. It is bad when even he finally sees it.


11 posted on 01/18/2012 2:00:59 PM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: CainConservative

“Yeah, but what’s the CONSERVATIVES version of Fox?”

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You read my mind.

We need a “Free Republic TV” channel.

Badly.


12 posted on 01/18/2012 2:01:04 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Bill Clinton: MSNBC is 'our version of Fox'
 
 
Official News Network of the White House....
 



13 posted on 01/18/2012 2:01:12 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Funny about this insatiable demand for politics ...

It drives me to FreeRepublic. I never watch Fox or any other newschannel. In fact I never watch anything on TV unless the program starts with the (real or imagined) national anthem.

And as for my insatiable demand, it is only so because of the threat I perceive to my way of life by foreign enemies and political scumbags within.

ML/NJ

14 posted on 01/18/2012 2:02:30 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Sub-Driver

So, Clintoon admits MSNBC is a liberal propaganda channel.


15 posted on 01/18/2012 2:02:44 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Sub-Driver

MSNBC only uses the liberal version of what they call the news. FNC provides a fair and balanced approach. MSNBC also uses Dem talking points and the same lies. Bet they won’t report Debbie Wasserman Schultz parents being charged (and her father convicted and sentenced to 10 months in jail) for corruption. Her mother has 7 charges outstanding against her. MSNBC won’t report this little bit of news. No wonder Debbie can’t tell the truth when she is in front of a camera. Her parents taught her well.


16 posted on 01/18/2012 2:03:43 PM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: LowOiL
Well I fail at keyword insertion. Guess one needs to put something between the words so they don't run into one word.

Stopping now before the mods boot me to next week.

17 posted on 01/18/2012 2:04:44 PM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: Sub-Driver

18 posted on 01/18/2012 2:05:18 PM PST by byteback
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To: Sub-Driver
Come on. We all know why Slick likes PMSLSD. They hired a young, fat, bubble headed white chick. That is his thing after all.


19 posted on 01/18/2012 2:05:42 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What an absolutely pathetic admission...


20 posted on 01/18/2012 2:05:57 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

You’re welcome to it Bill!

MSNBC has no familiarity with the truth.
Their ratings are so low they are forced to say the most outrageous things, in the hopes they’ll be noticed by other media outlets.
They are so pitiful that JimRob has more folks posting 3rd and 4th hand comments on FR, regarding the tripe on MSNBC, than they have in total direct viewers.


21 posted on 01/18/2012 2:06:30 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Sub-Driver

The pervert, child molester, rapist, woman beater speaks.


22 posted on 01/18/2012 2:06:30 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Bill does like them dumb as a bag of hammers and with some fat on the meat on their bones..


23 posted on 01/18/2012 2:07:55 PM PST by newnhdad
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To: Sub-Driver
I think Rupert Murdock should sue Clinton..The difference is MSNBC has Morons working for them and pigs... FOX has intelligent people that love this country..
24 posted on 01/18/2012 2:09:37 PM PST by PLD
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To: byteback

To: Sub-Driver

The contrast kind of speaks for itself, doesn't it?

25 posted on 01/18/2012 2:10:55 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, so he’s saying MSNBC mistakenly buttresses the beliefs of Conservatives at times? Guy continues to be stuck on 13.


26 posted on 01/18/2012 2:13:00 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: EyeGuy

That’d be great to have FRTV on the TV side of things and FRRN for the radio side.


27 posted on 01/18/2012 2:14:20 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: truthkeeper

“Fox employs plenty of libs. Who are the conservatives on MSNBC?”

Fox news has more conservative commentators than the entire MSM has conservative commentators....combined.


28 posted on 01/18/2012 2:17:00 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Doogle

Those who call themselves an impartial journalist would, but of course, point out the vast difference in the ratings between MSNBC and Fox....

....not to point out the obvious.


29 posted on 01/18/2012 2:17:50 PM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“That’d be great to have FRTV on the TV side of things and FRRN for the radio side.”

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There are enough intelligent, informed and articulate Freepers to where they wouldn’t even have to hire “professional” “journalists”.

Staffing could come from the amateur ranks of Free Republic posters.


30 posted on 01/18/2012 2:20:21 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Sub-Driver
Bill Clinton: MSNBC is 'our version of Fox' Pravda'
31 posted on 01/18/2012 2:36:07 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: EyeGuy

As long as the staffing comes from the amateur ranks any attempts at infiltration by the Left will be easily neutralized.


32 posted on 01/18/2012 2:44:15 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: byteback
If you're going to post Megyn, do it right:
33 posted on 01/18/2012 2:49:52 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Sub-Driver
Video

Hillary Clinton: "Fox News is Fair and Balanced"

34 posted on 01/18/2012 2:53:24 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: Sub-Driver

Without the viewers.


35 posted on 01/18/2012 2:58:10 PM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

More like “their” version of “Stormfront.”


36 posted on 01/18/2012 3:02:21 PM PST by Scanian
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“As long as the staffing comes from the amateur ranks any attempts at infiltration by the Left will be easily neutralized.”

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An excellent point.

And, a huge added bonus.


37 posted on 01/18/2012 3:05:38 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Sub-Driver

What an idiot. He just proved that MSBSNBC is a propaganda outlet for the DNC by using transference in describing it as “our FOX”.

They have FOX on the brain! All because it IS fair and balanced. They report the straight news without filter. They opine with both conservatives AND liberals. And TRUE liberals like Juan the idiot Williams and Bob the bore Beckel.

When the left has on a “conservative” it’s a RINO, Dem butt-licking wuss like David the sellout Gergen or inside the beltway minions like George I’m the smartest guy in the room Will.


38 posted on 01/18/2012 3:15:06 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: Sub-Driver
F U B C
39 posted on 01/18/2012 6:49:06 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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