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Lin-Sanity: Morning Joe Runs 28 Clips of Knicks Player
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/15/2012 9:14:49 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Check out the video of the opening of today's Morning Joe. In just over two minutes, the show ran clips of Knicks player Jeremy Lin hitting a three-point buzzer beater last night . . . no fewer than 10 times.

But Morning Joe was far from finished. I counted a total of 28 Lin clips during the course of the show. Donnie Deutsch opined that "this is one of the few things where the 1% and the 99% can agree." Mike Barnicle later expressed a similar sentiment. Clearly the Lin story is moving America. But query how long he will remain a uniting figure should the MSM, as in the case of similarly-inspirational Tim Tebow, start mocking his devout Christianity?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: basketball; christianity; jeremylin; morningjoe

1 posted on 02/15/2012 9:14:57 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Morning Joe runs 28 clips of Knicks player Jeremy Lin. How long before the MSM starts tearing him down? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 9:16:28 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It will last until the media starts concentrating on his statements thanking “his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” for his success. Then they’ll Tebow him.


3 posted on 02/15/2012 9:19:51 AM PST by cumbo78
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s a damn basketball game. America is going the route of Greece and these clowns in the media are more concerned with some basketball player having a string of good games. Anything to keep from talking about what’s really going on. We’ll see how many NBA games are going on when there’s riots in the streets because people can’t get their money out of the bank or can’t buy milk or bread at the store.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 9:20:50 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: cumbo78

Just oughta curiosity...this is the first time I hear about this guy...is he a christian?? Did he professed Christ on the basketball court? Why did he skyrocketed on the TV scope so fast? Is he another Tebow?


5 posted on 02/15/2012 9:24:05 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: bigdirty

Lin is more than just a good basketball player. The kid is extremely bright. He went to Harvard because of his brains, not his skills with a basketball. That said, he is achieving whatever version/vision he has of the American Dream. Good for him.

I saw him play in High School. My son was on a team that beat Palo Alto. My son’s team and Lin’s team both won CA state championships (different divisions) that year. Out of all the players I watched Lin impressed me with his leadership abilities as well as his basketball skills. Glad he’s becoming successful. Seems like a great kid....


6 posted on 02/15/2012 9:27:21 AM PST by freebilly (Obama Sings While America Sinks....)
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To: RoseofTexas

He’s apparently a nobody. He came out of nowhere and is sleeping on his brothers couch.


7 posted on 02/15/2012 9:28:09 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: RoseofTexas

Yes, he’s a Christian, I believe an Evangelical. There are some very strong Christians these days in China and in South Korea. I’ve met a few of them.

Obviously there’s some interest because most Asians are relatively short, and therefore not usually basketball material. And I suspect some interest because it offers a chance to cheer for a non-black basketball player without being accused of being a racist who cheers for Whitie.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 9:32:54 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RoseofTexas

He’s a Christian, and he didn’t come out of nowhere. Anyone who’s followed his progress from HS to college to the Golden State Warriors to The Knicks knew he could play. He’s been relegated to lots of bench time behind guys with bigger salaries and egos. He’s getting a chance to shine now because of injuries to other players....


9 posted on 02/15/2012 9:37:29 AM PST by freebilly (Obama Sings While America Sinks....)
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To: Cicero
Obviously there’s some interest because most Asians are relatively short, and therefore not usually basketball material. And I suspect some interest because it offers a chance to cheer for a non-black basketball player without being accused of being a racist who cheers for Whitie.

There's some interest bexcause he has the potential to be great. Lin has scored more points over his first five starts than any player since the ABA-NBA merger.--

10 posted on 02/15/2012 9:42:13 AM PST by freebilly (Obama Sings While America Sinks....)
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To: goseminoles

He’s apparently a nobody. He came out of nowhere and is sleeping on his brothers couch.
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The amazing thing about Lin is that he was undrafted and then signed and cut by two teams before being picked up by the Knicks. This was simply a major failure of a system that has a proven ability to pick out the talented prospects from the thousands of players who hope to play in the NBA.

But what fun it is to watch. I hope Lin can become the next Steve Nash.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 9:43:20 AM PST by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: bigdirty

Some people took an hour off from the doom and gloom and it seems that all n00bies can do is bitch about it.

What did YOU do during that single hour that made things oh so much better?

Well I’ll tell ya, not a damn thing.

Instead of crying about bread and circuses why don’t you post a list of all of the things that you have ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED that has reversed the tide of Obama?

Here is a tiny sticky-note and a big fat marker for you to use making your “list”.


12 posted on 02/15/2012 9:46:46 AM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: cumbo78

It will last until he says he is pro-life.That is why the media and their ilk hate Tim Tebow with a passion.Abotion is the main doctrine of the far left.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 9:48:06 AM PST by ardara
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To: cumbo78
they're still going after Tim....talking about if he can be "fixed".......

and the comparisons with the phenom status of Tim and now Jeremy...

these sport/media whores can't let us have our heroes...

no, we gotta think that Cam Newton is the next coming who we should bow down to...

so happy that Mickelson won the other day...

14 posted on 02/15/2012 9:48:26 AM PST by cherry
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To: Cicero
I read that both his parents about 5'6"...and he's 6'5"...now how did that happen....lol.....

the real story is that despite having a terrific HS career, he was NOT recruited, and one of his former coaches believes that it was racial prejudice....that no one wanted to bother to look into an Asian bb player...the same ones who don't want to look into white running backs or wide receivers...and I guess the same logic why in the olden days, black quarterbacks were not looked at heavily...

15 posted on 02/15/2012 9:52:05 AM PST by cherry
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To: cherry

Harvard grad, good player from what we have seen but.... if he played in say Detroit or Sacramento or San Antonio instead of NYC a 10-20 second blurb on sports center.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 9:54:08 AM PST by Bidimus1
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To: Eaker

Didn’t you get the memo that we need to be negative 24/7? There is no room for happy stories here.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 10:01:15 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Eaker

I went to work because I have a job. We have these “feel good” stories about people like Tebow and Lin to keep people from focusing on the real issues facing America. These stupid stories about celebrities or athletes mean dick and shouldn’t even be reported.


18 posted on 02/15/2012 10:08:14 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: bigdirty

Joe could influence so many people with stories of how to really exact change in America, yet he wastes time talking about a basketball player. But yeah, we need “feel good” stories like Jeremy Lin. I’ll “feel good” when our debt isn’t 16 trillion going on 20.


19 posted on 02/15/2012 10:10:14 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: bigdirty

You’re like a ray of sunshine.


20 posted on 02/15/2012 10:16:25 AM PST by EEGator
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To: RoseofTexas

Yes, he is a Christian who openly confesses his devotion to Christ.

He has always been a good basketball player, yet he was always overlooked. Despite leading his high school team to a state championship and being California player of the year, he didn’t get a scholarship. He got accepted into Harvard, made the team, and had a record setting college basketball career. Yet he didn’t get drafted by any pro teams.

A pro team eventually signed him, but only played him sparingly last year. They cut him before this year. He was eventually picked up by New York, but was mostly on the bench. When a bunch of New York players got injured, the coach was forced to play him, and he has led them to 6 straight wins. He broke the record for most points for a players first five starts in NBA history.

And he is doing it in New York, the biggest stage. It is a great story.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 10:16:25 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: RoseofTexas

Yes, he is a Christian who openly confesses his devotion to Christ.

He has always been a good basketball player, yet he was always overlooked. Despite leading his high school team to a state championship and being California player of the year, he didn’t get a scholarship. He got accepted into Harvard, made the team, and had a record setting college basketball career. Yet he didn’t get drafted by any pro teams.

A pro team eventually signed him, but only played him sparingly last year. They cut him before this year. He was eventually picked up by New York, but was mostly on the bench. When a bunch of New York players got injured, the coach was forced to play him, and he has led them to 6 straight wins. He broke the record for most points for a players first five starts in NBA history.

And he is doing it in New York, the biggest stage. It is a great story.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 10:16:48 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Where are his tattoos and police mug shot?

He does not have a bunch of tats and has not been in jail? He went to Harvard?

Maybe this explains his appeal. And the fact he can play.


23 posted on 02/15/2012 10:25:33 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: freebilly

He scored thirty points on U-conn (I’ve seen the clip on youtube). He played extremely well against John Wall in a summer league game. He performed well in the D-league. But few people knew how good he was? And he was about to be released by the Knicks? Which makes me wonder how good the so-called experts are. Reading some comments about Lin before his explosion on various fan forums, more than a few pronounced Lin an awful player and one Knick fan said he was the worst Knick he’d ever seen. These people should be ashamed to post on forums anymore, and furthermore, I’ll take judgements about the ability of a lot of players coming from the “experts” with a huge grain of salt. Actually, I already take their judgements with a grain of salt. How many other Jeremy Lin’s have been missed in basketball and other sports because the so-called “experts” screwed up?


24 posted on 02/15/2012 11:00:07 AM PST by driftless2
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To: freebilly

He scored thirty points on U-conn (I’ve seen the clip on youtube). He played extremely well against John Wall in a summer league game. He performed well in the D-league. But few people knew how good he was? And he was about to be released by the Knicks? Which makes me wonder how good the so-called experts are. Reading some comments about Lin before his explosion on various fan forums, more than a few pronounced Lin an awful player and one Knick fan said he was the worst Knick he’d ever seen. These people should be ashamed to post on forums anymore, and furthermore, I’ll take judgements about the ability of a lot of players coming from the “experts” with a huge grain of salt. Actually, I already take their judgements with a grain of salt. How many other Jeremy Lin’s have been missed in basketball and other sports because the so-called “experts” screwed up?


25 posted on 02/15/2012 11:02:52 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Cicero
Obviously there’s some interest because most Asians are relatively short, and therefore not usually basketball material.

I believe that Mandarin Chinese from North Manchuria tend to be tall.

26 posted on 02/15/2012 3:13:17 PM PST by PJ-Comix ("Now I am become Death, destroyer of oysters" ---from the Buffetvad Gita)
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To: PJ-Comix

It also depends on diet. I believe that when Chinese or Japanese moved to America, most of them got taller, because they ate more.

Still, there aren’t many Asian basketball players, for obvious reasons. You have to be good at it, but you also have to have the right build.


27 posted on 02/15/2012 3:40:07 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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