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  • MSNBC Just Had Its Most Dreadful Ratings Period In 6 Years

    07/07/2013 11:32:03 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 3, 2013 | Brett Logiurato
    Despite a heavy period of news that included the Boston Marathon bombings and the Jodi Arias trial, MSNBC's second-quarter ratings plunged to their lowest level since 2007. In primetime, MSNBC drew an average of 584,000 total viewers and 196,000 viewers in the key 25-54 age demographic. Those numbers were down 16% and 12%, respectively, from the second quarter of 2012. And they accounted for quarter lows not seen since the fourth and second quarters of 2007, respectively. The network had seen signs of this coming in some dreadful monthly ratings, particularly in May. The same factors contributed to the network's...
  • McCain Claims ‘Massive Cover-Up’on Benghazi

    02/18/2013 5:06:23 AM PST · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February18, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    While discussing the contentious confirmation hearings for defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, things got a bit heated on Sunday's "Meet The Press" when Sen. John McCain referred to the lack of information from the White House surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi as a "massive cover-up." "There are so many answers we don't know," McCain told host David Gregory. "We've had two movies about getting bin Laden and we don't even know who the people were who were evacuated from the consulate the day after the [Benghazi] attack. So there are many, many questions. So we've had a...
  • House panel probing stimulus cash for MSNBC ads

    08/31/2012 10:59:40 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/31/12 | Jim McElhatton
    A House panel is calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to turn over all records involving a half-million dollar contract funded through President Obama’s $831 billion stimulus program that paid for more than 100 commercials on MSNBC touting a “green jobs” initiative. The contract with McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC in 2009 resulted in more than 100 commercials on cable shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olberman to raise awareness about the Job Corps program’s training in environmentally-friendly career areas. Snip “We understand this contract used taxpayer dollars purchase advertisements on MSNBC during ‘Countdown with Keith...
  • MSNBC Omits All Coverage From Minority Speakers at 'Racist' RNC Convention

    08/29/2012 4:28:54 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    A funny thing happened on race-obsessed MSNBC tonight. The liberal network failed to give viewers coverage of the speakers who happen to be member of racial minorities. As Francesca Chambers, Editor of Red Alert Politics, reported on August 28th: When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech. MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black. Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela...
  • MSNBC cuts every speech made by a minority from RNC speech coverage

    08/28/2012 7:59:12 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 86 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 9-28-2012 | Francesca Chambers
    August 28, 2012 MSNBC cuts every speech made by a minority from RNC speech coverage Francesca Chambers MSNBC wants you to think the Republican Party hates minorities. So much so that the liberal news network cut minority speeches from it’s convention coverage.When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black.Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela...
  • MSNBC Omits All Coverage From Minority Speakers at 'Racist' RNC Convention

    08/29/2012 12:00:58 AM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 29, 2012 | Matt Vespa
    A funny thing happened on race-obsessed MSNBC tonight. The liberal network failed to give viewers coverage of the speakers who happen to be member of racial minorities. As Francesca Chambers, Editor of Red Alert Politics, reported on August 28th: "When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech." "MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black. Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela...
  • Andrea To Daschle: Republicans Saying 'We', I Mean, White House, Politicizing OBL Anniversary

    05/01/2012 11:53:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A brief but telling episode from As The MSM Mask Slips . . . On her MSNBC show this afternoon, chatting with chum and fellow Obama fan Tom Daschle about the anniversary of the killing of OBL, Andrea Mitchell said: "What do you think of the Republican criticism that we are politicizing it, that the White House, I should say, is politicizing it"? View the video here.
  • NBC Editgate: Buck Stops With Brian Williams

    04/04/2012 4:58:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/3/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    A very specific set of words was cut. It was not random. And it was not a mistake. So the question becomes: whose head should roll? The answer is obvious: Brian Williams. Williams has been, since 2004, the managing editor of NBC News. And this was no mistake. It was a purposeful attempt to drive the narrative against Zimmerman. It is Williams’ job to see that the facts are reported rather than skewed. And the buck stops with him. This is no isolated incident for Williams. He’s an ardent leftist who began his career by interning for Jimmy Carter. When...
  • Who dies next because of Al Sharpton?

    03/31/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-31-12 | DrJohn
    Al Sharpton once said of Rush Limbaugh: “He doesn’t have the right to lie and accuse people of crimes” But apparently Sharpton does have that right. The professional race baiting hate monger Sharpton is once again running his mouth at full throttle. He has promised civil disobedience if he doesn't get what he wants and what he really wants is to lynch George Zimmerman. If George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin soon, theRev. Al Sharpton will call for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions. Sharpton would not say the efforts would...
  • MSNBC'S Sharpton Sinkhole

    03/21/2012 4:06:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    A few nights back, Mark Levin made a powerful point on his radio show: Fox News boss Roger Ailes is a well-known and infamous name in media circles, like some sort of cable-news Voldemort or Darth Vader. Meanwhile, MSNBC boss -- quick, can you name him? -- Phil Griffin is unknown and not the least bit controversial after hiring, as Levin unforgettably put it, a "conga line of morons." NBC news used to be the channel for sober, boring Huntley-Brinkley journalism. It was liberal, to be sure but serious. NBC's news wasn't always objective, but it had a reputation for...
  • Gregory Tells Reid 'Democrats Haven't Put Together a Budget in a Year' - It's Been Almost Three

    01/16/2012 4:19:33 AM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/16/2012 | noel sheppard
    The lack of current events knowledge demonstrated by today's anchors and political commentators is often breathtaking. On Sunday's Meet the Press, host David Gregory actually told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), "Democrats haven't put together a budget in a year." Actually, it's been almost three years. DAVID GREGORY, HOST: Talk about who should have the most influence in this new year and Gallup has a poll that was very interesting. I'll put it up on the screen. Forty-six percent said President Obama, but 42 percent said Republicans in Congress and this is after you and President Obama had been...
  • Freddie Mac CEO to step down

    10/26/2011 8:23:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-10-26 | Peter Schroeder
    Charles E. "Ed" Haldeman, Jr., has announced his plans to step down as chief executive officer of mortgage giant Freddie Mac sometime in the next year. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which regulates Freddie and its counterpart Fannie Mae, announced Wednesday that Haldeman is looking to leave the government-sponsored enterprise some time next year.
  • Sarah Palin Slams GE, Solar Firm

    09/15/2011 3:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Street ^ | September 15, 2011 | Philip van Doorn
    Sarah Palin has joined the manic bashing of General Electric, calling the conglomerate "the poster child of corporate welfare and crony capitalism." One day after Elizabeth Warren said that GE "pays nothing in taxes" as part of her announcement that she would run for the U.S. Senate to represent her home state of Massachusetts, Palin -- the former half-term governor of Alaska, cable stalwart and perennial fence-sitting would-be presidential candidate -- said that the company "pays virtually no corporate income taxes." Palin said nothing about reforming the tax code to address the tax credits claimed by General Electric. Palin quickly...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Palin Not invited to Rolling Thunder,........no wait--

    05/28/2011 5:06:56 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 19 replies
     But, about midway down her article titled "Palin Not Invited to Rolling Thunder" there is this:"Mike DePaulo tells NBC News he had a standing offer for her to ride with them from the Pentagon across the bridge to D.C....""He coordinated it with a friend of his, Joe Fields, of the Alaska Veterans' Advisory Council, who had worked with Palin when she was governor."[Rolling Thunder: Palin Invited]["...a standing offer for her to ride with them..."--sounds like an invitation.]"A spokeswoman for Rolling Thunder says they frequently invite celebrity guests to ride with them." [ "....they frequently invite celebrity guests to ride with them."-Now why throw something...
  • NBC, CBS Morning Shows Gloss Over Low Support for Obama's Libya Attacks, Harsh Criticism

    03/30/2011 5:26:25 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | March 29, 2011 | 15:26 | Scott Whitlock
    Only Good Morning America's Jake Tapper on Tuesday pointed out the relatively low public support for Barack Obama's military actions in Libya and the harsh criticism from both the right and the left. On NBC's Today, Chuck Todd parroted, "[Obama] also took the opportunity to rebut critics on the left and the right about how and whether to target Qadhafi with the military. In total the President used the framework of American values to make the case." On CBS's Early Show, Bill Plante narrated, "The President defended his decision to use military force in Libya, he said that when the...
  • Brokaw Feels for Obama: No President in 'My Adult Lifetime' Has Had to Face So Many Problems

    03/29/2011 2:15:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 112 replies
    Brokaw Feels for Obama: No President in 'My Adult Lifetime' Has Had to Face So Many Problems By Geoffrey Dickens Created 03/29/2011 - 4:12pm Tom Brokaw appeared on Tuesday's Today show to offer his analysis of Barack Obama's Libya policy, as well as his empathy for a president who has experienced more "unexpected circumstances" than any Oval Office occupant has seen in his "adult lifetime." Today co-host Matt Lauer prompted the former NBC Nightly News anchor to tell the audience what he told him right before going on air - that he couldn't "recall a time where a president has...
  • Experts Had Long Criticized Potential Weakness in Design of Stricken Reactor (Corrupt GE)

    03/15/2011 7:55:45 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 30 replies · 1+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 3-15-2011 | Tom Zeller Jr.
    The warnings were stark and issued repeatedly as far back as 1972: If the cooling systems ever failed at a “Mark 1” nuclear reactor, the primary containment vessel surrounding the reactor would probably burst as the fuel rods inside overheated. Dangerous radiation would spew into the environment.
  • MSNBC President Claims 'We're Not Trying to Push Democratic Talking Points' (Gut buster)

    10/12/2010 6:05:07 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 36 replies
    www.newsbusters.org ^ | 10/12/10 | Tim Graham
    Howard Kurtz quoted MSNBC president Phil Griffin in two stories in Monday's Washington Post, and both quotes seriously strained credulity. In a front-page story on how politicians campaign on cable news, Griffin tried to argue that they're not simply a Democrat talking-points factory and promoter of Democrat candidates. Oh no, claimed Griffin, just because Republicans choose to decline their invitations doesn't mean they're in the tank for the DNC: The reality, said MSNBC President Phil Griffin, is that "politicians want to hit their base." But "we're different than Fox," he added. "We ask for people to come on from both...
  • Engel Falsely Accuses Fleischer Of Alleging Osama-Iraq Ties

    09/01/2010 5:39:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    NBC's Richard Engel has done some good reporting from Iraq. But scratch the reporter's surface, and you find a political partisan eager to echo the anti-Bush party line. Witness his exchange with Ari Fleischer on Morning Joe today. Engel twisted the former Bush press secretary's words, accusing him of alleging an Osama Bin Laden connection with Iraq. Fleischer had palpably said no such thing. The springboard was Fleischer's citation of a 1998 OBL interview in which the terrorist boss said America was weak because it is unable to see through long wars. Fleischer went on to argue that America's resolve...
  • Todd: Obama Offering Sestak Job No Different Than Cheney Offering Campaign Backing To Pawlenty

    05/25/2010 6:35:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 811+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    UPDATE: See video clip after the break of an earlier interview in which Scarborough unequivocally puts it to Sestak that he had been offered the Secretary of the Navy position, and Sestak seems to confirm it. so much so that after playing the clip, today's guest Jeffrey Sachs, an ardent Obama fan, has to laughingly admit that, yes, Sestak had been offered the Navy job. ---------------- Does Chuck Todd understand the difference between offering, in return for a candidate's agreement to drop out of a race, a big federal job with its salary and perks, versus offering to support someone's...
  • Dem message to Massachusetts voters: You're RACISTS!

    01/19/2010 3:16:25 AM PST · by Timeout · 42 replies · 1,878+ views
    MSNBC via You Tube ^ | 1/18/2009 | Keith Olberman
    The truth finally outs. The Democratic Party has tipped so thoroughly into paranoid-lunatic territory they can no longer hide it. Scott Brown says it's "him vs. the Machine". Over the last 10 days, that's changed. It's now "The Machine vs. The People". Keith Olberman says Scott Brown is "an irresponsible, reactionary, homophobic, racist" teabagger. John Kerry says Brown's supporters are "dangerous" and "violent". Countless other Dems parade before the cameras to tell us repeatedly how we-the-people are simply too stupid to understand their magnificent health care reform. It used to be they reserved such disdain for Southern "rednecks" (God, Guns,...