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Eight Times! Chuck Todd Repeatedly Writes Off Rosen Remarks As 'Manufactured Controversy'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 04/13/2012 7:42:31 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Rally round the Rosen! On his MSNBC show this morning Chuck Todd used variations on the phrase "manufactured controversy" no fewer than eight times in dismissing the controversy around Rosen's "Ann Romney never worked a day in her life" remarks.

By the end of a subsequent segment, Todd had former Obama and Clinton adviser [and Dee Dee sister] Betsy Myers taking up the "manufactured" meme.

View the video here.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: annromney; chucktodd; feminism; hilaryrosen

1 posted on 04/13/2012 7:42:39 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

MSM rallying around Rosen. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 04/13/2012 7:43:52 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

F-Chuckie got, read, and is living the talking points memo the WH sent pMSNBC... smh.


3 posted on 04/13/2012 7:44:38 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chuck’s just trying to help.

No Romney, no way.


4 posted on 04/13/2012 7:47:14 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’s right, it’s manufactured by the WH.


5 posted on 04/13/2012 7:48:20 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Greta, On The Record, FNS was in high spin mode last night also, stating it was a misintrepretation of Rosen’s words.
She had a heated debate with Rove.


6 posted on 04/13/2012 7:48:23 AM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MSDNC: "Our daily news script says ...."

7 posted on 04/13/2012 7:48:55 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It's just plain simple biology that the most important thing that the vast majority of humans ever do is to successfully have and raise children. They have been and are the future.

For the progressives to openly attack motherhood like this reveals the unnaturalness of their whole agenda.

8 posted on 04/13/2012 7:54:12 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
And there is no doubt that the MSM is the acknowledged expert in manufacturing controversy.
As such, they feel entitled to declare what is a manufactured controversy and what is not.
9 posted on 04/13/2012 7:55:23 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; All

Rosen’s remark was a simple but carefully scripted plan to remove Michelle’s extravagant lifestyle from the spotlight of public scrutiny before the elections.


10 posted on 04/13/2012 7:55:41 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

‘Manufactured’ Todd? You mean like the ‘manufactured’ racism of the Trayvon Martin incident?


11 posted on 04/13/2012 7:56:20 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chuck Todd and NBC know a manufactured controversy when they see one - its their forte.


12 posted on 04/13/2012 7:57:54 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

He can say whatever he wants, but there are a couple million stay at home moms that are ticked off BIGTIME.


13 posted on 04/13/2012 8:03:58 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Left certainly knows all about manufacturing controversies.


14 posted on 04/13/2012 8:13:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s hard to provide straight news coverage when Chuck’s nose is so far up Berry behind...


15 posted on 04/13/2012 8:14:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
If some conservative had said this ("manufactured controversy"), other MSM outlets would have gotten the involved personality (Romney's wife in this case) on their shows to say, in an outraged voice, "I am not a manufactured controversy, I am a human being, and I am outraged and hurt by the hateful and dehumanizing remarks broadcast by MSNBC this morning."

They would have fallen over themselves to get this on their air as quickly as possible, and then played it over and over again all day long.

16 posted on 04/13/2012 8:27:53 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Right on, chuck todd makes that 99% of sleazy lawyers look like angels.
17 posted on 04/13/2012 8:29:15 AM PDT by Gertie
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chuck Todd, the GWU drop-out who works for a news operation that “manufactured” a phone call between Zimmerman and a 911 operator? That Chuck Todd?


18 posted on 04/13/2012 8:31:21 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: All

By all means, keep defending her....doubling down on the vile words of this angry lesbian will further help Obumbles alienate real America...


19 posted on 04/13/2012 8:34:24 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Gertie

Does Chuck carry a picture of David Axelrod in his wallet ?


20 posted on 04/13/2012 8:34:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Gertie
Rosen, and virtually all Liberal Democrats think that stay at home Moms are cows. Rosen and her ilk are threatened by real life and real women, and have these vicious hate filled opinions about them.
TWB
21 posted on 04/13/2012 8:40:03 AM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’s a propagandist.


22 posted on 04/13/2012 8:42:01 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess I have to take him at his word because if anyone knows about manufactured controversies it’s old Chuckie and the commie chimps at msnbc!


23 posted on 04/13/2012 8:54:21 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Everyone knows the reality. If a Republican dogcatcher from a town of 12, in the state of Wyoming, had said this the lead story at NBC would be “REPUBLICAN’s attack Moms!!!”


24 posted on 04/13/2012 9:01:48 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I thought we were trying to bring manufacturing back to the US.


25 posted on 04/13/2012 9:06:57 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We haven’t had a manufactured controversy since, um, since Martin/Zimmerman.


26 posted on 04/13/2012 9:20:52 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chuck Todd, Knee Pad Journalism’s finest.


27 posted on 04/13/2012 9:42:41 AM PDT by maggief
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I caught a bit of Morning Schmoe today and my blood was boiling, as Joe was incredulous that someone who worked for CNN and had no relationship with the White House was the spark of such a fuss. Funny, but NO ONE on that liberal cesspool mentioned that Rosen was at the WH 35 times or poked fun at the EGREGIOUS lies of Jay Carney (”I personally know 3 women named Hilary Rosen, so who was at the White House?”). Wow...Jay must know at least ten people named Steve Rosenberg (I actually know 2).


28 posted on 04/13/2012 9:53:59 AM PDT by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No upchuck, you can’t unring a bell. She said what she meant and it probably came from 0 bummer.


29 posted on 04/13/2012 9:59:34 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Pharmboy

I caught that too on Morning Joe. It was upchuck disgusting how Joe was shilling for the White House just because everyone in the DNC was rebuking Rosen. As if divorcing themselves from Rosen means they were never married.

Peggy Noonan confronted that idiot Scarborough by mentioning that “this person on TV” had been to the White House 35 times. To which Joe retreated defensively by challenging Noonan to decry Allen West for stating the obvious - that 80 congressmen are communists. His typical ‘everybody does it’ routine when a democrat is in hot water.

Noonan didn’t take the bait. I would have said, “ I didn’t know there were just 80 democrats in Congress.”


30 posted on 04/13/2012 1:26:25 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: maggief

“Chuck Todd, Knee Pad Journalism’s finest.”

Upchuck Todd referred to the Rosen comment as the latest “shiny object,” as if it was just an irritating distractor in the presidential campaign. But he never referred to free contraception pills or GSA spendathons as distracting ‘shiny objects.” In his world that was a serious campaign issue.

According to Beck the DNC is selling “War on Women” refrigerator magnets. Maybe I’ll send Upchuck Todd one of those shiny objects.


31 posted on 04/13/2012 1:51:39 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: A'elian' nation
Thanks for the follow-up re Noonan. I got so mad this morning, I switched to Imus (although my wife loves "Fox and Friends," I find their lost dog stories dealbreakers for me) and missed that.

What keeps me occasionally coming back to Morning Joe are the times when they have good conservatives on (rare, but worthwhile when they do).

32 posted on 04/13/2012 2:50:34 PM PDT by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: Pharmboy

I only DVR Morning Joe on occasion.
I was just curious how they would spin the attack on Ann Romney.

And I was just as ticked off as you when I saw that sellout-Scarborough started off with mock horror at how a mere CNN pundit could create all this fuss.

She was just a pundit. No connections to Obama. Nothing about her role as a DNC consultant to tame Wasserman Schulz or as an apologist for BP.

Ann Romney was too kind in her response to Rosen. Remember when both Kerry and Edwards brought up Mary Cheney’s lesbianism in the presidential debates? I would have responded by commenting on how difficult it must have been for Rosen as a democrat lesbian mother raising two children and how hard it must have been for her kids when the democrat lesbians divorced.

Neal Cavuto had a nice Common Sense piece today about the meanness and lack of empathy of privileged demoRAT operatives.


33 posted on 04/13/2012 3:49:34 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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