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  • Fox News Hits Ratings Highs, MSNBC Sputters in Busy Week

    08/26/2014 2:14:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/25/14 | Rick Kissell
    A busy week in news was a good one for Fox News Channel, which logged its second highest-rated frame of the year, but a weak one for MSNBC, which found itself deep in third place. FNC, with several shows hitting 2014 highs, won in adults 25-54 and total viewers on both a primetime and total-day basis for Monday through Friday of last week. Tune-in was above average across the news board due to coverage of the protests in Ferguson and the murder of James Foley. Looking at the Nielsen numbers, Fox News averaged 443,000 adults 25-54 in primetime to finish...
  • The Cowardice of the Left Gave Us the Islamic State

    08/12/2014 5:44:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    It must be exhausting for Barrack Obama. I sometimes feel worn down just reading about all the events going on in the world – I can’t even imagine how tiresome it must be, trying to avoid leadership on all those issues. Lucky for our Vacationer in Chief, he’s found a way… Apparently a healthy mix of golf and swimming is exactly what is needed to distract yourself from the chaos in the Middle East. And, to be fair, this genocidal chaos in Iraq is not completely the fault of a Nobel Laureate who plays the American President on TV. The...
  • The Left’s New Censorship of Free Speech: “Check Your Privilege”

    05/26/2014 8:39:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Before you read and critique this article, you need to “check your privilege” - the left’s latest phrase to silence free speech from conservatives, a silly sounding but totalitarian new phrase. The reasoning behind the phrase goes like this: if someone is conservative, they must have turned out conservative because they were given advantages in society, likely related to their birth, and they now want to protect those alleged advantages. Since white males tend to be more conservative than other demographics, it follows that white males must be privileged. Their conservative views are motivated by an innate, self-protective selfishness. As...
  • Chris Matthews, Guest Mangle Boko Haram Issue Into Racial Jab at GOP

    05/10/2014 2:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 10, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    Chris Matthews mocked Republicans on Friday's Hardball over their hawkish stance towards Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that recently kidnapped hundreds of girls. Matthews made a thinly-veiled racial attack on the GOP during a panel discussion on the terrorist organization: " By the way, when did the Republican Party take this keen interest in Africa? I may have missed that one."
  • Rachel Maddow’s Fear: G.O.P. Equals J.O.B.

    02/18/2014 4:09:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | John Ransom
    MSNBC, the Houston Chronicle and other mainstream media outlets are saying that Republican intervention in the union vote at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee helped to tip scales, like somehow the GOP committed a crime. And in doing so, they provided the GOP with an important campaign focus group: The liberals are deathly afraid that Americans will discover that, yes, the Republicans aren’t afraid of helping to create jobs in the private sector. “It was as ferocious an anti-union campaign as anything Americans have seen in a while,” says the MSNBC Rachel Maddow blog. “Indeed, the Republican effort, bolstered...
  • The Progressive Mind, 140 Characters At A Time

    02/02/2014 6:19:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    That the media of old is dead comes as a surprise to no one. All pretense of objectivity is gone. When a media orgy breaks out over a progressive activist blogger with no journalistic background leaving the once-credible Washington Post to start a “news organization” that seeks resumes of like-minded progressives who “share our passion for fixing the news,” we can say without reservation that the media shark has been jumped. Oddly enough, I agree with the idea of “fixing the news,” though I suspect I disagree with progressives on how to do that. I’d re-impose standards and require objectivity....
  • Recapping Yesterday's Victory Against Bigoted MSNBC

    01/31/2014 11:48:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it earlier this week, a tweet sent out on the official MSNBC Twitter page accused the "right wing" of hating biracial families. After backlash, the tweet was quickly deleted. MSNBC tried to backtrack, saying this "isn't who they are," but they aren't fooling anyone. This is exactly who they are. Remember this? When Melissa Harris-Perry and her show panel mocked Mitt Romney's African-American grandson Kieran? When panelist and actress Pia Glenn sang "one of these things is not the same" about baby Kieran? Harris-Perry eventually issued an apology. Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC Panel Mocks Mitt Romney's Black...
  • MSNBC's Wagner Brings on Lizz Winstead and Sarah Silverman

    01/25/2014 12:22:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 25, 2014 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC's furor over Mike Huckabee's remarks on women and the Democrats boiled over on "Now with Alex Wagner" on Thursday afternoon. Radical feminist "comedians" Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead were promoted once again for their "V to Shining V" crusade for "Lady Parts Justice" -- that is, untrammeled abortion, the full Gosnell. (See previous promotional segment here.) “It’s so bizarre,” Silverman said about Huckabee's remarks, smelling careerism and  insincerity. “When a politician is speaking on behalf of those people who are pulling their strings, for their purse and for their, um, the betterment of their career, it’s gross. I’m just...
  • MSNBC’s Jansing Shocked That Pope Francis Opposes Abortion

    01/22/2014 4:35:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 22, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Today marks the 41st annual “March for Life” in which thousands of pro-lifers ascend on Washington D.C. to mark the Roe v. Wade decision and show their solidarity in opposition to abortion, many of them faithful Catholics. Not surprisingly, Pope Francis sent out an official tweet showing his support for the “March for Life” in which he said, “I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers, may God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable.” Unfortunately for one MSNBC host, the fact the Pope would show support for one of the Catholic Church’s most sacred values, the...
  • MSNBC.com Wildly Spins: 'Obama Approval Ratings Turn Around'

    01/09/2014 5:55:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 9, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    "Obama approval ratings turn around," exulted the msnbc.com landing page headline for Traci G. Lee's January 9 story, "Positive start to 2014 for Obama: poll." Lee set about spinning the results of the latest Quinnipiac Poll, which shows President Obama sitting atop a 41 percent approval rating, up from a low of 38 percent in December, but still a net negative approval rating. Lee used the slight uptick in approval as a springboard to forecast that the president's economically liberal spending agenda could change his and his party's fortunes (emphasis mine): Obama is likely to use his upcoming State of...
  • Rise of The Unaccomplished

    01/09/2014 4:55:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Hosting a daily talk radio show means I have to follow the news regularly. It’s my job. Luckily it’s also what I love doing and have been doing since high school. But lately it has seemed more like work because, to find news, you have to sift through a lot of garbage and uninformed opinions. I’ve been called a lot in my life. Most is accurate if not suitable for print. But nothing elicits a faster response from me than to be called “journalist.” I am not a journalist, I am a columnist. It’s an important distinction that used to...
  • MSNBC: New Duck Dynasty Firearms Could Be Used In Mass Shootings

    01/04/2014 7:02:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/4/2014 | Trey Sanchez
    On Friday, MSNBC host Thomas Roberts talked with Len Everett of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence about the joint release of a new line of Duck Commander shotguns and rifles from gunmaker Mossberg and the Robertson family of "Duck Dynasty" fame. Amazingly, the conversation hints that because of the rifles' high-capacity magazines, they could be used for more than just ducks -- perhaps even shooting people. During the conversation, Everett explains that the gun industry's consumer base is predominantly "conservative, middle-aged, white males," which host Roberts says is the exact audience that watches Duck Dynasty. Then, they jump to discussing the...
  • MSNBC - Lying in the uncomfortable bed they've made.

    01/04/2014 7:21:39 PM PST · by Noremac · 13 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | January 4, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Hello fellow 2013 survivors, I've got a lot of irons in the fire, but this one struck me with a sense of urgency and so I banged it out - (don't read anything into that expression).   I'd heard about this latest flap over a gaggle of progressives having a chuckle about Mitt Romney with a black grandson on his knee and I couldn't help but see a bit of absurdity beyond the rather innocuous incident itself. MSNBC has, without thinking (surprise, surprise)-locked themselves into a box and now that it's too late to get out, are discovering they don't...
  • MSNBC Panel Mocks Romney's Adopted Black Grandchild; Apologies Follow

    12/31/2013 9:49:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 31, 2013 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry lined up a panel of alleged comedians to mock the Christmas picture Mitt Romney posted on Twitter. In a segment with the on-screen question "What's So Funny About 2013?" Harris-Perry announced: “This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, an adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.” To which comedian and actress Pia Glenn sang the old Sesame Street ditty “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same … “And that little baby, front and...
  • Pure Class: MSNBC Panel Mocks Romney Family Over Black Adopted Child

    12/30/2013 4:24:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2013 | Guy Benson
    For the blissfully uninitiated, Melissa Harris-Perry is MSNBC's deep thinking host who wore tampons as earrings in support of late-term abortion (or something), and who declared that parents need to come to grips with the fact that their kids really "belong" to the broader community. In other words, she's been scraping the bottom of the barrel for some time. But is this a new low? Melissa Harris-Perry and MSNBC Panel Mock Mitt Romney's Black Grandson “Everybody loves a baby picture,” Harris-Perry said, “and this was one that really, a lot of people had emotions about this baby picture this...
  • Reply To Michael Eric Dyson: No, Loving Jesus Is Not Homoerotic

    12/26/2013 9:42:51 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Boxing Day, 2013 | Michael Collender
    On Monday, Michael Eric Dyson appeared on The ED Show on MSNBC, this time hosted by Joy Reid. He was introduced as someone knowledgeable in American history and Biblical theology. Dyson, a professor at Georgetown, then insinuated that the Bible's teaching regarding loving Jesus is “interestingly homoerotic.” Dyson said: Look through the Bible, there's a lot of interesting things. The same men who sat up in a church of all men -- 'I put my God, Jesus over all women, I love Him more than I love her!' -- Hmmm... do you really? That sounds interestingly homoerotic to people who...
  • Chris Matthews Devotes Entire Christmas Eve Show to Mercilessly Attacking 11 Conservatives

    12/25/2013 8:22:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 24, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Most Americans view Christmas as a time to consider such lofty things as peace on earth and good will toward men. Not MSNBC’s Chris Matthews who actually devoted his entire Christmas Eve Hardball show to mercilessly attacking eleven conservatives with assistance from a panel of some of the most conservative-hating liberals in the nation (video follows with transcript and commentary): Chris Matthews Devotes Entire Christmas Eve Show to Mercilessly Attacking Conservatives CHRIS MATTHEWS: Hello, I'm Chris Matthews in Washington. You know, politicians on the right have done some disturbing and destructive things this year. They derailed every major legislative item...
  • Liberal rhetoric goes nuclear in 2013

    12/10/2013 12:21:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2013 | Krista Kafer
    Liberals took the nuclear option in 2013 and there may be no return to civil discourse. I'm not talking about curtailing Senate filibusters, although they did that, too, but to the shameful escalation in political rhetoric. Tired of calling conservatives "extreme," "greedy" or "heartless," and having overplayed more creative invectives like "tea-bagger," liberal pundits and politicians took the ad hominem argument to a new low this year. During the Obamacare funding debate, Democrats called their rivals "anarchists," "arsonists," "extortionists," "jihadists," and "kidnappers," words normally associated with criminal activity. They had not quite hit bottom, however. A month later, former MSNBC...
  • Palin Blasts Media Hypocrisy Over Bashir Comments

    11/25/2013 3:18:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/25/2013
    On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Sarah Palin responded to the outrageous statements that MSNBC's Martin Bashir had made earlier this month during his program, during which he said that someone should "p*ss" and "s***" on Palin's face. Palin said:   Everybody in life takes shots. You have a decision to make when you take a shot. Are you going to become bitter or better? In a case like this, you  know, I don't have to accept his words - his vile, evil comments - so they don't have to affect me. I move on and I charge forth. ...
  • Palin kills Matt Lauer interview over Martin Bashir slur (Yesssssssssssss)

    11/20/2013 4:00:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 20, 2013 | Howard Kurtz
    It's no secret that Sarah Palin is mighty steamed at MSNBC and Martin Bashir over his despicable remarks about the abusive treatment he imagines for her. And now she's doing something about it. The former Alaska governor and Fox News contributor was scheduled to sit down with Matt Lauer for a Christmas season interview. That's now toast.
  • The Top 20 Signs That You Get All Your News From MSNBC

    11/19/2013 3:44:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) The total extent of your knowledge about the world before 1970 is that Hitler was a lot like George W. Bush. 2) You once lectured the plumber clearing a clog in your toilet because you thought he didn't appreciate all the benefits he had received from "white privilege." 3) Not only do you have Sandra Fluke's autograph, you paid for it and it's hanging in your house. 4) You once took a sign to a protest that said, "Who Needs Oil? I Ride The Bus." 5) You are "pro-choice" on abortion, but believe religious groups should be forced to...
  • MSNBC Reports Newly Released ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Are Good (Talk About Delusional)

    11/13/2013 6:11:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 13, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, MSNBC is one of the least-trusted news organizations in America concerning information regarding ObamaCare. Martin Bashir perfectly demonstrated why this is Wednesday when moments after the disastrous October enrollment numbers were revealed by the White House, he actually spun them positively saying, "[T]he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is, in fact, alive and kicking" (video follows with transcript and commentary):MSNBC Reports ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Are Good MARTIN BASHIR: A very good afternoon to you, and in spite of aggressive attacks by its opponents, in spite of zealous campaigns to prevent its passage and implementation, it...
  • Digging for News vs. Digging out Obama

    11/13/2013 6:13:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    As the Obamacare fiasco deepens and broadens, and one watches the panic enveloping Team Obama, which strategy looks more desperate: Defending the indefensible or savaging critics as somehow responsible for this mess? The spin control is actually amusing when you consider that it isn't Team Obama trying to influence the media. It's the media doing damage control for Team Obama. Both the offensive and defensive approaches are being tried at NBC and MSNBC. Even as journalists softly acknowledged that Obama's you-can-keep-your-insurance pledge was a cruel lie, the president's super friend and NBC anchor Brian Williams was all about the damage...
  • MSNBC.com Pushes Wendy Davis’ Strategy to Become Texas Governor

    10/31/2013 11:22:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 31, 2013 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Ever since Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) engaged in an 18-hour filibuster to protest new abortion safety measures, the folks at MSNBC have taken it upon themselves to act as her unofficial campaign for governor. Apart from the numerous on-air segments pushing Ms. Davis’ candidacy, the new MSNBC.com website has followed suit in a new puff piece entitled “How Wendy Davis can win.” Author Zachary Roth penned a 23-paragraph article which serves more as a memo for Democratic strategists than an actual informative piece of journalism. Peppered with quotes from Democratic strategists, the MSNBC national reporter argues that...
  • Obamacare's Square-Wheeled Rollout Has Democrats on the Hot Seat

    10/25/2013 7:02:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Earlier this week, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski tried to call the HealthCare.gov helpline and got an operator. That's right: an operator! The call went through! MSNBC, the unofficial AV department of the Democratic Party, had a scoop. The network tweeted out the big news along with a link to the video: "Mika called the Obamacare hotline and got through with no problems -- right on air. WATCH." It's a sure sign that the bar has been lowered to curb height when spinners are touting the exciting news that phone calls actually go through. Someone picked up the phone! Quick, hang...
  • The failed Cruzade

    10/16/2013 6:03:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    pMSNBC ^ | October 16, 2013 | By Aliyah Frumin
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) didn’t defund Obamacare. He drove a government shutdown. His party is tanking in the polls. But he couldn’t be happier. At a press conference on Wednesday, Cruz called the House’s actions a “remarkable victory” and a “profile in courage.” Cruz has emerged as the latest celebrity politician who doesn’t need big policy achievements to build his cred, but a following on the far right of his party.
  • MSNBC Anchor to Congresswoman: When did You Stop Loving America?

    10/16/2013 8:15:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Apparently the qualifications for becoming an MSNBC anchor consist primarily of being able to ask Republicans the intellectual equivalent of “when did you stop beating your wife?” Which explains how Thomas Roberts got the gig. While interviewing Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Roberts posed the following question: MSNBC Anchor To GOP Congresswomen: Do You Hate Obamacare More Than You Love Your Country? Understandably Blackburn seemed at an initial loss with her answer to the audacious and ideological insult, which Roberts had so cleverly disguised as an inappropriate question. Then again, he does work for MSNBC. He may seriously believe that...
  • The New Nexus: Liberal Media and Liberal Republicans

    10/16/2013 5:24:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The government shutdown has made it abundantly obvious that the anti-conservative news media and the anti-conservative Republican establishment have joined together to the point where it's almost impossible to see where one ends and the other begins. Some might say they merge every day on the set of "Morning Joe." The media have designated as Public Enemy No. 1 a recalcitrant bloc of tea party stalwarts who have declared their intention to stop Barack Obama's statist juggernaut from imposing the Obamacare monstrosity, running up trillion-dollar deficits year after year and in so doing destroying the private sector. Amazingly, liberal Republicans...
  • Obamacare in Calif. Saves One Family $400 a Month

    10/12/2013 11:27:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 | Marianne Favro
    So far more than 16,000 people have signed up for health insurance on Covered California, which is the state's way to access Obamacare.Right now Rakesh Rikhi pays $950 a month to insure himself, his wife and two children with Kaiser. He came to the health trust in San Jose to get help determining if the new affordable care act truly will be affordable. Rikhi was stunned to learn that through covered California he can get a similar Kaiser plan for his family for $400 less a month. He quickly did the math and found he had just saved $5,000 a...
  • About the NBC/WSJ Poll....

    10/11/2013 7:11:58 AM PDT · by The South Texan · 17 replies
    WSJ/NBC News | 10/11/2013 | Self
    I posted this last night on the thread that discussed the NBC report, but it needs to be seen by some of our talking heads who lurk on here and later report things without looking at the details... So it has it's own thread. Go to the complete poll PDF on the WSJ web page on page 16 it has the demographics of the poll. 43% of Respondents are Democrats and 32% were Republicans. 44% voted for Obama vs 35% for Romney. And 5% did not know who the voted for? That right there should instantly put this poll in...
  • MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: The Problem is the Constitution

    10/09/2013 8:21:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    There’s a narrative emerging among leftists pundits, commentators, and columnists that the current government shutdown is due to a fundamental flaw in the American form of government. Chris Hayes on MSNBC (ya know, the guy that looks like a 16 year old wannabe economist?) recently dedicated an entire segment of his show to exposing the “fatal flaw in our Constitution”. According to MSNBC’s woefully statist anchor, our Constitutional form of government inhibits the ability for government to adequately (or speedily) race toward action. Which, in a way, is true. Fascism, in comparison, enables for a rapid-response-government that forfeits deliberation for...
  • Wendy Davis’s Journey to MSNBC is One Step Closer to Completion

    10/06/2013 9:09:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2013 | Brandon Howell
    The Left’s latest political celebrity has made it official, with Texas state Senator Wendy Davis kicking off a bid for governor owing its genesis to a filibuster of legislation banning restricting abortion after 20 weeks. That fact alone serves to undermine any rationale for her viability. Yet that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Davis, who pivoted from abortion to gun control prior to her formal announcement. Weeks ago, an interview with The Texas Tribune found her reaffirming past support for tighter gun restrictions on firearms sales between individual as well as prohibiting gun shows on...
  • Media Mash: MSNBC's Schultz Wonders Why 'People Don't Love Obama'

    09/20/2013 3:52:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 20, 2013 | NB Staff
    It "amazes" MSNBC's Ed Schultz "that people don't love Obama" and think he's doing a stellar job handling the economy. Reacting to a video clip of that absurd rant, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told the audience of Sean Hannity's September 19 program the reasons why. There's "1.9 million less jobs" now than when President Obama took office, not to mention "47,600,000 Americans on food stamps" and "3 million people [who] have entered the rolls of poverty since [Obama] became president," the Media Research Center founder noted. "That's why they don't love him, everybody's having a very hard time" in the...
  • Obama, Spiked for His Own Good?

    09/18/2013 3:56:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    <p>After some perfunctory remarks of condolence, Obama commenced with what the Associated Press described as a "blistering warning to congressional Republicans."</p> <p>"I cannot remember a time when one faction of one party promises economic chaos if it can't get 100 percent of what it wants," reported AP's Jim Kuehnenn. This was straight out of the Obama playbook. He was referring to those who want to defund the Obamacare monstrosity. Their plan would fund (SET ITAL) everything (END ITAL) in the government, except Obamacare.</p>
  • Plunge: MSNBC Ratings in Free Fall

    08/30/2013 2:31:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Unabashed, sneering, surreal lefty propaganda isn't selling.  America's least-watched "major" cable "news" network has continued its ratings slide this summer, falling off a cliff within the key 25-54 demographic.  I put "news" in scare quotes because MSNBC is not a news outfit, by its own president's admission, and according to empirical independent studies.  The network's numbers are way down across the board and have sustained especially dramatic erosion during the key primetime hours: MSNBC continued its rough 2013 in the ratings, continuing to lose significant audience from 2012. The problems were particularly prevalent in primetime, with some shows losing close...
  • Sharpton Leans Forward to Blur MSNBC

    08/28/2013 3:46:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    MSNBC obliterated the notion of separating cable-news hosts and their political activism when the network brass gave Rev. Al Sharpton a nightly show two years ago. It was just another day at the office when Sharpton held a rabble-rousing rally for Trayvon Martin in the afternoon and then covered it on his show hours later. But Saturday's rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's March on Washington was the most dramatic conflict of interest yet. Sharpton organized the rally (with Martin Luther King III), and MSNBC aired huge chunks of it...
  • 15 Moronic Things Liberals Call Racism Since Obama Was Elected

    08/27/2013 4:33:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Bizarrely, racism in America is no longer mainly about race. Sure, race is involved in a peripheral manner, but racism has mainly become an excuse, a dodge, a way to escape responsibility. When a black liberal is criticized, he cries racism. When liberalism fails, liberals cry racism. When the Democrat Party gets in trouble, liberals cry racism. It has become the ever present background noise of politics, like birds chirping in the forest. Racism does still exist and always will, but once the Democrat Party joined the GOP in being opposed to racist policies, appealing to racism became a...
  • Scarborough Warns GOPers After Zimmerman Gun Factory Visit: Don’t ‘Embrace Him as a Hero’

    08/26/2013 2:09:09 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 65 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | August 26, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Joe Scarborough and the Morning Joe panel expressed ubiquitous shock and outrage at George Zimmerman’s tour of a factory that made the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin, arguing that the action should cause those lionizing Zimmerman as a “hero” to think twice from now on. “There’s a certain faction of the American political system that has embraced George Zimmerman as a hero,” Scarborough said Monday morning. “I said from day one, during the trial, that it was going to be hard to convict this man. That doesn’t mean that many on the far right need to embrace this...
  • MSNBC Has Full Deck of Race Cards

    08/23/2013 6:45:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Why do they seem so determined to also make it racial?" So asks Joy-Ann Reid, the managing editor of The Grio, a web magazine owned by NBC News whose mission is to "focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the national African Americans audience." The "they" in question are conservatives and journalists asking, among other things, why President Obama hasn't inserted himself into this case the way he did in the Trayvon Martin tragedy. The irony-impaired Reid was asking that question about a heinous murder in Oklahoma, where, according to police, an Australian...
  • MSNBC’s Maddow Refers to Redskins as ‘R-Words’ for Entire Segment

    08/12/2013 9:11:19 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | August 12, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Rachel Maddow has joined in in the left-leaning-media boycott of calling the Washington Redskins by its official name, instead awkwardly referring to the team as the “R-Word” throughout a recent segment. The MSNBC host called the actual name of the team “painfully racist.” Maddow picked up on Samoan congressional delegate Eni Faleomavaega’s practice of referring to the team as the “R-Word.” (Faleomavaega has been on the forefront of the push to force the team to change its name.) Maddow also referred to the Redskins as the “Washington R-Word NFL team,” the “Washington, D.C., football team,” and once as “the Washington...
  • Stalled Motor City

    07/24/2013 4:11:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2013 | John Stossel
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry -- the same TV commentator who said Americans need to stop raising kids as if they belong to individual families -- had an extraordinary explanation for why the city of Detroit sought to declare bankruptcy last week: not enough government. "This is what it looks like when government is small enough to drown in your bathtub, and it is not a pretty picture." She says budget-cutting Republicans threaten to transform all of the U.S. into Detroit. What? Detroit has been a "model city" for big-government! All Detroit's mayors since 1962 were Democrats who were eager to...
  • After Repeated Controversies, Sharpton is Still Smokin'

    07/19/2013 6:22:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    If Tom Wolfe were writing The Bonfire of the Vanities today, he'd need a scene in the Grand Havana Room in New York City. It's an Olympian den fit for what Wolfe called "Masters of the Universe" -- the super-rich gods of finance who today go by "the one percent." Taking up the penthouse floor of 666 Fifth Ave., the Grand Havana Room is a private, by-invitation-only cigar club and four-star restaurant. Through its windows, you can see the toiling salary men 39 floors below as they scurry about like ants, some furtively smoking in doorways, ever fearful of Nanny...
  • America, Forever Racist?

    07/17/2013 9:57:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The central criticism of the George Zimmerman trial is that there was one. It was simply impossible to convict him of anything beyond a reasonable doubt. The central criticism of the coverage of this trial was that there was any. How did this story merit consideration as national news? Why was the death of Trayvon Martin a thousand times more newsworthy than any other person shot on an American street? Answer: because Al Sharpton and other race-hustlers wanted it that way. Liberal journalists loved to suggest that the lives of young blacks in America are worth less than white lives....
  • Owning The Narrative: MSNBC Turns To Trayvon Case For Ratings Comeback

    06/10/2013 2:28:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 10, 2013 | Joe Concha
    The narrative. Two words we hear often in cable news. What’s the narrative (insert network) is pushing today? This week? This month? So as breaking news, big news—Boston bombings, Cleveland kidnapping, Oklahoma tornado—subsided as May turned to June, the narrative (outside of the scandal of the week) is now about an event that actually appears on a schedule ahead of time…as all the cable networks are now counting the hours down to tip-off of the Trayvon Martin trial. Headline News (HLN) showed producers and execs alike that owning coverage of one trial can be the difference between 2nd (behind Fox)...
  • Virginia yoga enthusiasts be warned about the GOP’s Lt. Gov candidate (o rly?)

    06/05/2013 11:00:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 7:28 PM on 06/05/2013 | John Flowers
    Our favorite new GOP bomb-thrower, E.W. Jackson, is anti-yoga and anti-evolution, but he believes in trickle-up—yes, up—economics. National Review’s Betsy Woodruff reports that The Man Who Would Be VA Lt. Gov. says yoga puts you at risk of Satanic possession. … Jackson also doesn’t belive in evolution. Why? Because monkeys can’t talk. Defeat that with your so-called “logic.” …
  • He's Back: Keith Olbermann Returning to Cable TV in October

    06/06/2013 2:55:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 6, 2013 | Randy Hall
    Like a zombie that just won't stay dead, pretentious left-wing talking head Keith Olbermann has somehow managed to find a way to befoul Americans' living rooms once more. Thankfully, unless you are a baseball junkie, you won't have to witness his bloviations since Olbermann is scheduled to serve as a host for the Turner Broadcasting System's coverage of post-season Major League Baseball playoff games. The move is a logical one for Olbermann, who began his television career as a sportscaster for almost 20 years before venting his venom on politics for the liberal MSNBC and Current TV channels. According to...
  • NBC's Todd: GOP Using Susan Rice as 'Punching Bag,' Shouldn't Be 'Beating Up on Women'

    06/05/2013 4:12:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 5, 2013 | Kyle Drennan
    Reporting the breaking news on Wednesday's NBC Today that President Obama had named U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be national security advisor, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd portrayed Rice as a victim of Republican attacks: "Rice, who had become a Republican punching bag during the whole Benghazi controversy....this is a bit of a defiant move by the President to his Republican critics." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Later on his 9 a.m. ET MSNBC show, The Daily Rundown, while discussing GOP opposition to Rice's promotion – and her nominated replacement as U.N. ambassador,...
  • MSNBC's Bashir: IRS Investigation a Racist Republican Attack on 'Black Man in the White House'

    06/05/2013 3:26:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 5, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Just when you thought the folks at MSNBC couldn't go any lower in defending the current White House resident, someone there stoops to new depths. On the Martin Bashir show Wednesday, the host actually said that investigating the scandal at the Internal Revenue Service is a racist Republican attack on "the black man in the White House" (video follows with fuller transcribed highlights and commentary):MSNBC's Bashir: Investigating the IRS is a Racist Republican Attack on 'Black Man in White House' After playing a clip of Mitt Romney making a joke about his birth certificate, Bashir said, “That was the moment...
  • MSNBC Anchor Says Republicans Weren’t Sent to D.C. to ‘Just Hold Hearings

    06/04/2013 3:46:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 4, 2013 | Paul Bremmer
    MSNBC continues to disparage the scandals that have plagued the Obama administration the last few weeks. On Sunday’s Weekends with Alex Witt, the host brought on former Democratic staffer Jimmy Williams and former RNC chairman Michael Steele to reluctantly discuss the scandals once again. Of course, rather than focus on the substance of the controversies, Witt fell back on the concern that she and many others in the liberal media have often expressed: “[D]oes this have the potential to derail the president's second-term agenda?” The president’s agenda is always the victim of these scandal investigations in the minds of the...
  • MSNBC's O'Donnell Again Ties NRA Rhetoric to Ricin Attacks

    05/31/2013 2:05:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 31, 2013 | Brad Wilmouth
    For a second night on Thursday, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on his The Last Word show tried to blame NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre for inspiring the ricin-tainted letters recently sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama. The MSNBC host teased the show: Well, turns out that when the NRA says that President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg are enemies of the Constitution, some very crazy people actually believe that. O'Donnell began the show by playing clips of LaPierre from the NRA convention in Houston criticizing Bloomberg and Obama. After updating viewers of the letters sent...