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Given Ukraine, Mika Blasts People Making Money at Olympics—But Omits NBC
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/21/2014 5:21:54 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

What's missing from this list of people Mika Brzezinski blasted on today's Morning Joe for "making a lot of money at the Olympics" while Vladimir Putin's suppression of democracy in the Ukraine unfolds: "the people performing there, the people competing there, the people sponsoring there"?

Did you say NBC, Mika's own parent network? You get a gold medal! To whom does Mika think "the people sponsoring there" are paying their millions to promote their products? Has Mika not noticed that regular programming on MSNBC itself has been pre-empted by the Putin Olympics?

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: mikabrzezinski; nbc; olympics; vladimirputin

1 posted on 02/21/2014 5:21:54 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

I wonder why Mika forgot to mention NBC among those she blasted for making money off Olympics? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 5:22:38 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
She's getting older but skipping the wiser part.
3 posted on 02/21/2014 5:23:45 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Possibly they’re NOT making $$$ on the Olympics?


4 posted on 02/21/2014 5:23:56 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who in the world watches msnbc for information of any kind???


5 posted on 02/21/2014 5:28:38 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: ken5050
If NBC is not making substantial advertising revenue from their olympic broadcasts then they need to fire everyone who works on the financial side of their business.
6 posted on 02/21/2014 5:28:58 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Excellence catch!

Doesn’t she look less dumb with those nerdy glasses on?


7 posted on 02/21/2014 5:30:20 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Of course, her “we must have a financial boycott” argument is only valid if one agrees with her “Russia is oppressing the Ukraine” argument.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 5:30:48 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The fact is with our current governments hostility toward religion (at least the Christian religion), it's hostility toward the white race, it's active promotion here and abroad of the abortion holocaust, as well as it's active promotion of sodomy..

I feel more and more like the US is now the “evil empire” that Reagan once accused the USSR of being.

9 posted on 02/21/2014 5:30:53 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

All that bleach has had permanent consequences.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 5:31:10 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: McGruff

I honestly think the botox is leaking into liberals brains and making them retarded.


11 posted on 02/21/2014 5:33:32 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Gad she is such a dim bulb. A classic case of ‘can’t see the forest for the trees’.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 5:36:35 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
oh and I forgot to mention the promotion of the police state here, as well as the ever expanding surveillance of US citizens, not to mention to targeting of US citizens by drones, and the active pursuit of good intentioned whistle blowers who expose all the above.
13 posted on 02/21/2014 5:36:39 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mika Blasts People Making Money at Olympics—But Omits NBC

NBC spent something like $775 million for the rights and God knows how much for the production. Are they even making money?

14 posted on 02/21/2014 5:38:39 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: WayneS

My comment was meant tongue in cheek..but I do recall several times in the past where either NBC or ABC lost big on several Olympics..they attempted to explain it away as a loss-leader..saying it allowed them to promote their upcoming shows..


15 posted on 02/21/2014 5:39:04 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wait.. What??


16 posted on 02/21/2014 5:41:14 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DoodleDawg

You’re right: the Olympics might be a loss leader for NBC, something to build their profile and prestige. Even so, NBC is certainly taking in millions in ad revenue from the Olympics, and if they were to end their coverage it would certainly send a statement, and cost them lots of money.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 5:41:28 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: ken5050

See #17.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 5:41:50 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

I think I read somewheres that NBC was hoping to make $100 mill net on the Olympics..the problem is that they’re broadcasting every event live..on one platform or another..so everything in prime time is taped, and after everyone knows the results..which today is instantaneous..so they aren’t getting the audiences...and the ad revenues they need. Look at women’s hockey, and women’s ice skating...the premier events...they were on yesterday morning..


19 posted on 02/21/2014 5:46:52 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

20 posted on 02/21/2014 6:25:40 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

NBC usually LOSES money when broadcasting the Olympics.

https://www.google.com/#q=nbc+olympics+money+loss


21 posted on 02/21/2014 9:17:59 AM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: WayneS

Usually the Winter Games, which revolve almost entirely around sports American aren’t interested in, are a money loser but they make it up with the Summer Games which are much more popular. Covering the Olympics at saturation level is really an incredibly expensive undertaking, start off with paying multiple billions to get the contracts, then you have to send over thousands of cameras and the people run them (not just the techs but your directors and producers, and those production trailers), and hundreds of commentators and hosts, not only do you have to pay all their salaries but you have to keep them in hotels rooms and food for 2 1/2 weeks during a tourist bonanza when all that stuff is more expensive. Networks do it for the prestige and the opportunity to advertise their own shows, plus of course in the modern DVR/ stream world live events are just about the only thing where you can assume most of the audience is actually seeing your commercials, but even with all that NBC is probably still losing close to a billion dollars on this.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 9:30:30 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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