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MSNBC Mocks Cain Announcement With Derisive Laughter: 'Bizarre Charade, Freak Show'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/04/2011 7:04:51 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Check out the screengrab after the jump. Before Chris Hayes uttered word one of commentary about Hermain Cain's speech suspending his campaign, he reacted with derisive laughter. Hayes, host of a weekend MSNBC show, was serving as analyst on Alex Witt's show as they broke down the Cain announcement.

Hayes went on to mock Cain and his speech as a "bizarre charade" and a "freak show," along the way laughing once more, this time at the notion Cain might have a career as a motivational speaker.

View the video here.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alexwitt; cain; chrishayes; hermancain; msnbc
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1 posted on 12/04/2011 7:04:57 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

MSNBC mocks Cain speech with derisive laughter: “bizarre charade, freak show.” Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/04/2011 7:06:02 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 hate these people


3 posted on 12/04/2011 7:06:41 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

the only comment I could make would get me banned


4 posted on 12/04/2011 7:07:34 AM PST by bigbob
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To: GoCards

When Clinton had a credible rape charge against him ( according to the FBI) the press mocked us - saying it was ‘just about sex’... They wondered why we were so uptight. Whoever we run they’ll go after... gonna be a rough few months.


5 posted on 12/04/2011 7:10:16 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I want to see the faces of these very idiots come election night when thier master and savior is beaten to a pulp in a landslide.


6 posted on 12/04/2011 7:11:16 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“bizarre charade, freak show.”

Sounds like the current Administration.


7 posted on 12/04/2011 7:11:25 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What really burns me up is that these people REALLY believe that Cain never had a chance.

When I know for 100% certain that if these accusations had not happened Cain would of won in a landslide. But now we will never know.


8 posted on 12/04/2011 7:11:25 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hardly anyone watches MSNBC. I’m curious as to why they are still on the air.


9 posted on 12/04/2011 7:12:16 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If Hayes didn’t appear with Maddow I would swear they were the same person. Liberal hetero men are nearly indistinguishable from fags.


10 posted on 12/04/2011 7:13:18 AM PST by montag813
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think unfortunately Fox news had more to do with hurting Cain than anyone else. They attacked him harder than the other news corps because Fox is in the bag for Romney. It would be amazing if the news could just report the news. I’d love to see how many viewers they’ve lost in the past two months or so.


11 posted on 12/04/2011 7:13:57 AM PST by keckkw
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To: bigbob

Just say Larry Sinclair, it will make you feel better.


12 posted on 12/04/2011 7:15:02 AM PST by BilLies (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: GoCards

I second the motion and throw in a f-bomb !

> I hate these people


13 posted on 12/04/2011 7:15:05 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: TexasFreeper2009
What really burns me up is that these people REALLY believe that Cain never had a chance. When I know for 100% certain that if these accusations had not happened Cain would of won in a landslide. But now we will never know.

I was rooting for Herman and it torques my jaws that he was done this way. On the flip side, one must wonder if any of it had any basis in fact - his dropping out seemed almost like a concession that there might be something. If he's innocent, I hope he rid himself of the campaign to go after the accusers with extreme prejudice; he has the money to make them pay if they bore false witness...

14 posted on 12/04/2011 7:15:09 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That’s how I refer to PMSNBC - a bizarre charade, freak show.

They’re just projecting.


15 posted on 12/04/2011 7:15:28 AM PST by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

These idiots at MSNBC still can’t figure out why John Huntsman isn’t the Republican front runner.


16 posted on 12/04/2011 7:16:37 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: GoCards

Where are the videos of “I did not have sexual relations...” and “oral sex is not sex” and “depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.”

Here they are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4XT-l-_3y0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiIP_KDQmXs&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOFdTQAaSBs&feature=related


17 posted on 12/04/2011 7:17:19 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: TexasFreeper2009

IMHO, you are correct in assessing the commentators never believed Cain had a chance, but their behavior manifests something far more corrupt.

They live in a world where everything associated with democracy is not what the public perceives as democracy.

Some attribute it to some sort of masonic type conspiracy where these members of the press have their entire world encapsulated in an elite power structure far removed from the common man.

These ‘commentators’ are not the most brilliant of men. One might even more closely approximate their true potential as mediocre at best with a void of virtue.

IMHO, their behavior manifests they are part of a larger scheme, a world in which they have been given a part, and in their arrogance, they really think they are above the common man because they see the inner workings of something they conceal from the public.


18 posted on 12/04/2011 7:19:12 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Most people don’t do their due diligence (homework) and merely parrot what they hear on NBCBSABCMSLSDCNN etc.

As such, those accusations did their job. They got Cain out of the race.

I think the country will suffer for it.


19 posted on 12/04/2011 7:20:25 AM PST by sauropod (Ann Coulter does NOT choose my presidential candidate!)
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To: trebb
"....I was rooting for Herman and it torques my jaws that he was done this way....."

Copy that. Let's say, for a moment, that Cain was having an affair with White all these years and that he was giving her money on a monthly basis, as she claims....

I cannot fathom how a woman could treat this man so cruelly when he was so good to her. A mistress for 13 years...? With absolutely no love for the man...?

I'm being human, here...just sayin'....

20 posted on 12/04/2011 7:20:39 AM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Keep laughing all the way into oblivion. Ratings aren’t doing so hot, so yuck it up while you still can...idiots.


21 posted on 12/04/2011 7:22:50 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Victor

.. and that might reall ybe why Cain quit.

Can’t even trust a friend.


22 posted on 12/04/2011 7:25:31 AM PST by Eldon Tyrell
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is a VERY VERY powerful MSM flexing their muscle. They most certainly not on a deathwatch. As is pandered here at FR on a nauseatingly daily basis.


23 posted on 12/04/2011 7:29:30 AM PST by stevecmd
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To: Victor

I wonder who got to her to have her ‘come out’ on this at this moment. And who do you think SHE voted for last election?

I feel sorry most for Mrs. Cain, who seems like a decent, very privae person. She didn’t deerve any of this...anf that’s how they got to Herman. Our loss, the Left’s gain. Now who will they salivate for.

I’ll tell you what, now that the candidacy is over, we’ll see how this shakes out. I hope he turns his lawyer loose on all these women...no reason not to at this point.

I wish the Cain family well, they deserved better. And curse the media in this country for what they have done to the public information process that they have uttery diminished, if not totally destroyed. May they share the same fate as the Goebbels’ and Baghdad Bobs’ of this time.


24 posted on 12/04/2011 7:31:58 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yes, and don’t be fooled. No matter who we select, they’ll be back to tear them apart too.

I actually think this was more “celebratory” than anything. They were probably doing high-fives off camera.


25 posted on 12/04/2011 7:32:40 AM PST by AdamBomb
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To: Victor
Copy that. Let's say, for a moment, that Cain was having an affair with White all these years and that he was giving her money on a monthly basis, as she claims.... I cannot fathom how a woman could treat this man so cruelly when he was so good to her. A mistress for 13 years...? With absolutely no love for the man...? I'm being human, here...just sayin'....

Not too far fetched if she is an opportunistic liberal. It would be interesting to find out if she or any of the others have profitted from the accusations.

26 posted on 12/04/2011 7:34:19 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You know why the Left are laughing at us? Because they know they can still beat us...and indeed will beat us in 2012.

When “conservatives” joined Politico in their hit piece against Cain, I knew the template was set for our destruction as a party and nation.

We’ve brought this on ourselves.


27 posted on 12/04/2011 7:34:34 AM PST by Artcore
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To: Cvengr
...in their arrogance, they really think they are above the common man because they see the inner workings of something they conceal from the public.

It may be nothing more than that they have have been promised Nirvana - direct government subsidy of journalists - in return for unswerving support of the welfare state. But the welfare state has to get big enough to afford them, first - that's why they react with screeching panic every time a politician suggests shrinking it.

28 posted on 12/04/2011 7:36:07 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
“bizarre charade, freak show.”

That's any show that includes Chris Hayes.

29 posted on 12/04/2011 7:36:46 AM PST by al44
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MSNBC knows all there is to know about freak shows.


30 posted on 12/04/2011 7:41:16 AM PST by yup2394871293
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To: yup2394871293

The MSM are laughing because they won thanks to RINOs throwing Cain under the bus. Republicans should have supported Cain but instead turned their backs on him like cowardly dogs. The most vocal anti-Cain folks were RINO uncle toms that work for the MSM.


31 posted on 12/04/2011 7:43:58 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Maybe, but you can be sure that they were doing everything they could to attack Cain. This is their little victory dance.


32 posted on 12/04/2011 7:44:08 AM PST by yup2394871293
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To: GOPJ

A cable TV station with Ed Schultz, Maddow and Scarborough calls Cain’s announcement a freak show? Really?


33 posted on 12/04/2011 7:49:48 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Herman Cain made the PMSNBC comments pale in comparison to what I have called this fraud. My candidate IS NOT judged with a Democratic yardstick.


34 posted on 12/04/2011 7:58:59 AM PST by Cyman
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To: GOPJ

Then let me ask you something....

Of all the candidates out there, who can take a hit the best?

Romney? They’ll go after his faith incessantly to label him a racist.

Santorum, BAchman etc? Don’t think they can take a hit.

Newt? He’s used to it, and I think knows they’ll get worse. Newt will focus on the issues. IF it gets into a personal thing, then so be it. Obama has much to hide also, college transcripts etc etc

I think Newt is our strongest candidate right now.


35 posted on 12/04/2011 8:00:58 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: trebb

Until you’ve been the subject of an attack like Cain and Palin you’ll never know how insidious and debilitating it is. It sucks the wind out of your sails no matter how much determination you have. Cain claims he’s still going to be an advocate for America. So has Palin in her way. Both had to remove themselves from the bullseye.

Unfortunately the psychological war conducted against Cain leveraged human weakness. No matter what we hear or read, subconscious factors kick in that affect our judgement. The age group polling demonstrated that. It takes someone who’s mentally tough to get past that stuff. Many cannot. Cain suffered as a result.

I think it was telling that so many people were demanding proof that he did not commit the deeds. On a post at another site, a woman went ballistic over the sexual harassment aspects. She was really pissed at Cain. There was no judgement there except a foregone conclusion and instant anger at the perceived offender.

I’ve seen that personally. Locally we have a woman predisposed to false allegations. I’ve seen her unfounded allegations trigger similar reactions in other women. I think women are very likely to have experienced harassment at some point. Society in advocating political correctness has blurred many lines. What may have been shrugged off in the past, now gets more attention.

Add to that a lack of critical thinking and you have an easily manipulated public. When the pack instinct kicks in the accused is dead meat.


36 posted on 12/04/2011 8:03:45 AM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toss 'em out!)
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To: meatloaf

First they came for Cain, and I said nothing because I didn’t support Cain.
Then they went after Newt, and I said nothing because I didn’t support Newt;

The Rats and their operatives have a lot of these women in the can for any Republican candidate, now it will be Newt’s turn.


37 posted on 12/04/2011 8:12:26 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ronnie raygun
I want to see the faces of these very idiots come election night when thier master and savior is beaten to a pulp in a landslide.

What makes you so sure obama will lose?

"It's not who votes who counts, it's who counts the votes that counts" Uncle Joe Stalin

38 posted on 12/04/2011 8:13:36 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1048 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: null and void
"It's not who votes who counts, it's who counts the votes that counts" Uncle Joe Stalin

Also, never underestimate the stupidity of the American people. They were stupid enough to vote for him once, they'll be stupid enough to vote for him again.

39 posted on 12/04/2011 8:15:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Victor
I cannot fathom how a woman could treat this man so cruelly when he was so good to her. A mistress for 13 years...? With absolutely no love for the man...?

IF, and it's a big IF, as rumor has it he dumped her when he started the campaign, she ceased being his mistress and became a woman scorned, with all that entails.

40 posted on 12/04/2011 8:18:35 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1048 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: dfwgator

Damm you. *sigh*


41 posted on 12/04/2011 8:23:24 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1048 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: meatloaf

Palin was not debilitated.

She laughed off the accusations against her no differently from how Obama and (Bill) Clinton did, because (as with those guys), the accusations were either false, unsubstantiated, or irrelevant in they eyes of a decisive majority of the public.

Palin CHOSE to move on to her media career rather than fight in Alaska, and she CHOSE to keep on her media career rather than run for President. Her choices in both cases were perfectly rational. Staying as Governor was costing her a lot and benefiting her little. Running for President would damage her media career and while being prohibitively unlikely to end up with her in the White House.


42 posted on 12/04/2011 8:32:16 AM PST by only1percent
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To: nikos1121

None of them can, because the conservative base can’t distinguish truth from lie.

Oh there’s so much smoke here there must be a fire.

DERRRRR HUUUURRRRR bunch of ****in’ dummies.


43 posted on 12/04/2011 8:56:57 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Pharmboy

you forgot Al Sharpton!


44 posted on 12/04/2011 8:57:05 AM PST by avital2
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To: meatloaf

I agree with your assessment - it’s a double-edged sword against the candidate since there’s no good answer to “Have you stopped beating your wife?”, and it’s also unseemly for a candidate to attack the accuser (unless the accuser is Joe the plummer). Now that Herman’s officially a civilian citizen again, I hope he exacts a few pounds of flesh from the accusers.


45 posted on 12/04/2011 9:04:04 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chris Hayes? Never heard of him. I’ll bet that he supports the current cypher that occupies the White House.


46 posted on 12/04/2011 9:09:50 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This uninhibited sinister chuckle implying a sense of ‘mission accomplished’, having successfully torpedoed Cain’s presidential aspirations begs the question. Is there an Axelrod/msm/journo-list episode of phone hacking - as currently exhibited in the UK/Murdoch media firestorm? Just recently, there was an article stating Cain’s people were going to demand the cell phone records of White. Isn’t it all too convenient that these unsubstantiated allegations popped up at this point in Cain’s career? Every episode thus far was ‘alleged’ by needy, financially vulnerable women, each with a documented history of litigation while being portrayed as Cain’s professional equal. All too consistent to be dismissed as coincidence.


47 posted on 12/04/2011 9:30:04 AM PST by wtd
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To: stevecmd

“They most certainly not on a deathwatch. As is pandered here at FR on a nauseatingly daily basis.”

EXACTLY...
FR, like most other forums, tends to be an echo chamber, where people here what they want to hear.

The Cain Episode yet again proves the power of PROPAGANDA. And Remember it’s not US the propaganda has to convince, it’s just the few percent in the middle.

THE SHEEPLE.


48 posted on 12/04/2011 9:32:30 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Does anyone besides liberals watch MSNBC..These morons are just evil..You can tell they have no brains they voted and still support the Muslim Communist..How about running some articles on your gods men he messes with..and has messed with.

I hope some day all of that will come out or Obama gets caught with his pants down..I am almost sure there is more stuff out there about the little fag and his boyfriends..

49 posted on 12/04/2011 9:33:46 AM PST by PLD
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To: only1percent
I'm surprised anyone here is still pushing the distorted MSM talking points concerning Palin.
50 posted on 12/04/2011 10:00:06 AM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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