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Rubio water-swig replay tally: MSNBC 155, CNN 34, Fox News 12
Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 02/14/2013 5:30:37 AM PST by Mozilla

“Zero Dark Thirsty,” “Swing and a Miss,” “Parch Madness,” “Tough Swallow,” “Just Add Water,” and “Water Under the Bridge” were a handful of the phrases used on-air by MSNBC on Wednesday to mock Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for awkwardly pausing to take a sip of water while delivering the official Republican response to the State of the Union address.

Throughout the broadcast day, between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. EST, MSNBC showed a replay of Rubio’s swig approximately 155 times — 101 of which came during “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which played the moment on loop at the bottom of the screen for more than 13 minutes.

One MSNBC personality even used props to get a few extra jabs in.

“With the Republican’s savior [Marco] Rubio’s big night — and what a night it was,” MSNBC “PoliticsNation” host Al Sharpton shouted on-air at one point, before leaning sharply to his right and retrieving a small bottle of water. “OK, OK, where was I?” he asked incredulously, while drinking some of the water. “Sen. Rubio laid out the right-wing vision for America. And oh, what was I saying? Rubio bent the truth last night.”

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1 posted on 02/14/2013 5:30:51 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

The correct position when the bongomaster is speaking is with your face in the carpet and your a** in the air.


2 posted on 02/14/2013 5:33:15 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Mozilla

Is it no wonder that MSNBC is drowning in low ratings?


3 posted on 02/14/2013 5:35:19 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

They have to destroy him, he is a threat to their communist utopia.

Pray for America


4 posted on 02/14/2013 5:35:32 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: Mozilla

…The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. — P.126-129 “Rules for Radicals”


5 posted on 02/14/2013 5:36:16 AM PST by albie (`)
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To: Mozilla

Even though it was awkward...couldn’t the water have been placed in an easier place to reach?...the media’s fixation on this was outrageously sophomoric. How can they be taken seriously when pulling stunts such as this?


6 posted on 02/14/2013 5:37:09 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Mozilla
“With the Republican’s savior [Marco] Rubio’s big night — and what a night it was,” MSNBC “PoliticsNation” host Al Sharpton shouted on-air at one point, before leaning sharply to his right and retrieving a small bottle of water.

This coming from Mr. "Resist We Much" . . .
7 posted on 02/14/2013 5:38:33 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Mozilla

It should have been a 32 oz Big Gulp


8 posted on 02/14/2013 5:39:45 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: Mozilla

9 posted on 02/14/2013 5:40:19 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Mozilla
Is it no wonder that MSNBC is drowning in low ratings?

That used to give me comfort. But it doesn't anymore. As dumb as they are, people are listening. This last election convinced me of that.

MSNBC is simply a conglomeration of the communist bias that is going on in media and entertainment today.

They are active and willing accomplices in the destruction of our Constitution.

We have to find a way to effectively fight back against them. The entire leftist movement appears to be gaining steam and the media is as brazen as ever.

In my opinion, we need to find a way to suck as much money out of Comcast's (and other orgs) bottom line as possible.
10 posted on 02/14/2013 5:49:47 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: Mozilla

That’s what I call top notch journalism. I nominate Wolfie for a Pullitzer.


11 posted on 02/14/2013 5:49:47 AM PST by jersey117
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To: txrefugee

I agree the fixation is absurd, and COMPLETELY overshadowed the SOTU itself.

On the other hand, when are the Republicans going to realize that making a PROFESSIONAL LOOKING presentation does matter.

Who is doing the media work for them? After Jindal’s debacle? Who couldn’t come up with a desk for Rubio to be behind and a glass of water for him to drink from??


12 posted on 02/14/2013 5:55:20 AM PST by babble-on
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To: frogjerk

With a big, “Up yours, Bloomberg!”


13 posted on 02/14/2013 5:57:30 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: txrefugee

...the media’s fixation on this was outrageously sophomoric. How can they be taken seriously when pulling stunts such as this?


From my perspective, you’re about ten years late to the party. ;-)

‘Course, I have not had TV since 1997 and when I AM exposed to it it’s like watching a bunch of high school kids trying to appear adult.

Oh, and that includes Fox.


14 posted on 02/14/2013 5:59:50 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: jersey117

The media is not objective. They swim with the sharks now and they have jumped the shark. All they do is activism for the left. Even Fox News with Karl Rove, Bob Becjel and soon Scott Brown.


15 posted on 02/14/2013 6:01:36 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

I call BS on 155.

There are not enough minutes in the day.


16 posted on 02/14/2013 6:01:48 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: jersey117

The media is not objective. They swim with the sharks now and they have jumped the shark. All they do is activism for the left. Even Fox News with Karl Rove, Bob Beckel and soon Scott Brown.


17 posted on 02/14/2013 6:02:06 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: mmichaels1970
MSNBC exists to make the standard left-wing media bias appear moderate.

Also, it gives mainstream media exposure to radical Marxist ideas that previously were confined to university humanities departments.

18 posted on 02/14/2013 6:06:43 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: Mozilla

If the Left is going to propagandize on MSNBC, we must answer back with a show or a channel demonstrating on a nightly basis how patently stupid and hypocritical the Democrat Party is. FOX News is not that answer.


19 posted on 02/14/2013 6:10:10 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
If the Left is going to propagandize on MSNBC, we must answer back with a show or a channel demonstrating on a nightly basis how patently stupid and hypocritical the Democrat Party is.

I agree...and by the way, sketch-comedy and parody is not the answer.
20 posted on 02/14/2013 6:13:22 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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