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Morning Joe Goes All-In MH370: Better Than Broadcasting Obama's Bungles
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/20/2014 6:04:44 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

You're MSNBC. That hurts I know, but work with me. So, what would you like to feature: President Obama getting Putinized? Syria flouting the WMD agreement? Iran's inexorable march toward nukes? The ongoing Obamacare debacle?

Not so much. Say: why not make like CNN and go all in on MH-370? Which is precisely what Morning Joe did today. The first 103 minutes were devoted exclusively to the story of the missing plane, as an endless series of experts and panelists speculated to no particular avail. Rare that we agree with Madeline Albright. But long into the second hour, during—finally—a Ukraine segment, Albright said "I know we're all focused on the airplane," but suggesting that Russia is a much more crucial issue. Mika Brzezinski reacted defensively.

View the video here.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: deadintern; deadinternjoe; joesdeadintern; mh370; msnbc; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 03/20/2014 6:04:44 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Morning Joe goes all MH370—better than Obama’s failures! Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 6:05:32 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

Mika has made herself the poster child for airheads. Well, along with CNN hosts.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 6:07:24 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mark..been meaning to ask..does your portfolio at Newsbusters extend to Ronan Farrow? Have you watched it?


4 posted on 03/20/2014 6:08:30 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Between the nonsense on this plane and the Oscar Pistorius business, news shows are left with mere seconds left to cover things with real import.

They’re feeding the pin headed audience what they want.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 6:10:37 AM PDT by randita
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Haven’t heard about this. There’s an aircraft missing?


6 posted on 03/20/2014 6:11:19 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
This story will be wrapped up in a few hours...March Madness starts around noon. 16 games today, 16 more tomorrow, 8 on Saturday, 8 on Sunday.

My favorite four days of the year.

Go Zags!

7 posted on 03/20/2014 6:17:43 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: ken5050

Hi Ken: I don’t think anyone at NB has been formally assigned the RF beat. I have watched and blogged on it once. He doesn’t seem to fill the screen, it seems to me.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 6:23:59 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: Bushbacker1

LOL: yes, why has the MSM been ignoring the story? ;-)


9 posted on 03/20/2014 6:24:32 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: Night Hides Not

I haven’t seen an FR bracket thread....


10 posted on 03/20/2014 6:28:27 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: F15Eagle

Watch what happens to her when some issue involving women comes up. She has one big chip on her shoulder. Probably a carryover from when she was fired from CBS.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 6:31:34 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I like how she wears the stereotypical media-researched “glasses” so that she can “look smart”.

No doubt it probably works on many who “learn” from the “show”.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 6:33:08 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ken5050
I haven’t seen an FR bracket thread....

Bracket? The final outcome of the bracket will be the GATORS! Go Gators!!!!

13 posted on 03/20/2014 6:36:19 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

They’re my pick to go all the way..


14 posted on 03/20/2014 6:37:02 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This plane hijacking come along just in time to distract from Obummer’s surrender to Putin. How convenient......


15 posted on 03/20/2014 6:37:34 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: governsleastgovernsbest


16 posted on 03/20/2014 6:52:37 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

CNN devoted about three straight hours to flight 370 last night. Yes, it is a puzzling event, but three hours to cover just one new development (possible debris sighting)? Even a very thorough report could have been done in an hour or less, including full coverage of the Aussie news conference. (By the way, I liked the guy who made the presentation for the Aussie government. It was very much NOT about him, but “just the facts” with no hype.)


17 posted on 03/20/2014 7:11:20 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Iron Munro

LOL amen


18 posted on 03/20/2014 8:46:11 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MH370 has NOTHING to do with any of the very many and increasing number of Obama scandals:

THAT is why the MSM loves this story.

In effect it is taking the place of a huge STORM, with the sexy correspondent getting her hair and skirt blown up as she squints and screams against the wind into a microphone.

The lesson is if you’re going to ignore something huge, you’ve got to substitute something else that’s pretty huge.

Before the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke it was VERY well known here at FR, and we had phalaxes of experts debating it back and forth —this place was like a beehive of activity in a universe parallel to an utterly serene convention of silent myrmidons.

Drudge —which was tiny then— and FR were talking about it, and then finally the Enquirer, and then FINALLY the flood broke lose.

It took over 8 months, I believe.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 3:08:06 PM PDT by gaijin
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