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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:25 pm

Rich Schultz wrote:"“Biased” doesn’t cut it. To watch MSNBC for an afternoon is not so much to be given a slanted account of what is happening here in America, but instead to witness a series of discussions about current events in parallel America II — a rather silly place in which the political center of gravity and all things Good are defined by the preferences of the faculty at Berkeley and the comments section of the Daily Kos and in which anyone who dissents from this position is believed to possess two heads, a black heart, and a pocket copy of Mein Kampf.

America II, as anyone who watches the channel will discover rather swiftly, hosts a supermajority of well-meaning multi-culti, progressive types whose foolproof plans for explosive economic growth, uniform social justice, and general human utopia are constantly being undone by a blossoming white-supremacist movement, split apart by neo-secessionists, and existentially threatened by traitors whose defining characteristic is a never-quite-explained hatred for progress. America II features no gray areas whatsoever: All local variation is apartheid, each and every identification requirement is the second coming of Jim Crow, all criticism of the government is sedition. It’s exhausting.

Hour by tedious hour, America II is saved from its own worst instincts. What destroyed Detroit, a city that has been run into the ground by Democrats for half a century? “Republicans” and “capitalism,” naturally. A pressing question? “Are conservatives the new Confederates?” A topic worthy of Chris Matthews’s investigation? Whether Sarah Palin can actually read. It’s like watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 — just less realistic.

Perhaps the most startling thing about the network is that one doesn’t need to even infer or twist anything in order to wallow in the gratifying stupefaction that its hosts just said what they just said. There is an entire cottage industry on the Internet that is dedicated to putting words in the mouths of cable news personalities — indeed, in recent weeks I have been featured in a couple of modest contributions myself. But with MSNBC, no such mendacity is necessary. No clever editing. No false contexts. One can just read the transcripts. They meant to say that."

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/365780/msnbcs-alternative-universe-charles-c-w-cooke?splash=

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby Sandi » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:11 pm

CNN gets the smug racism at MSNBC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UfdYqdBCWo

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby Huckleby » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:33 pm

Sandi wrote:CNN gets the smug racism at MSNBC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UfdYqdBCWo


If that is racism, I don't know what racism is.

Somebody make a joke about fact that there was one black face in a picture full of white faces. Is every joke that touches on race racist?

I don't see how anyone was put down. What I see is phony, manufactured outrage, an opportunity to scream "racist" at a political foe. Silly and insincere.

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby David Blaska » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:37 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:
Rich Schultz wrote:"“Biased” doesn’t cut it. To watch MSNBC for an afternoon is not so much to be given a slanted account of what is happening here in America, but instead to witness a series of discussions about current events in parallel America II — a rather silly place in which the political center of gravity and all things Good are defined by the preferences of the faculty at Berkeley and the comments section of the Daily Kos and in which anyone who dissents from this position is believed to possess two heads, a black heart, and a pocket copy of Mein Kampf.
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http://www.nationalreview.com/article/365780/msnbcs-alternative-universe-charles-c-w-cooke?splash=


In other words, Martin Bashir was no accident.

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby Wino » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:02 pm

Last week on Fox they were commenting that the federal unemployment insurance extensions should lapse since the recession is over and unemployment was down. After the commercial break they talked about how Obamacare is raising unemployment and prolonging the recession.

I guess you could say that is "balanced".

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby Huckleby » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:18 pm

After thinking about that MSNBC joke a bit more, I think I get what happened.

The person making the joke about the black baby not belonging in the picture was making a not-so-subtle dig at republicans, suggesting that blacks are anathema to rich, white republicans like Mitt. That's sort-of accusing Republicans of being racists.

Well, so Republicans got their backs up, decided to call MSNBC joker "racist", even though that accusation doesn't fit very well. It's tit for tat, name calling both ways.

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby Sandi » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:29 pm

Huckleby wrote:Well, so Republicans got their backs up, decided to call MSNBC joker "racist", even though that accusation doesn't fit very well. It's tit for tat, name calling both ways.


I think the problem the CNN host was having, was with the quote in the clip ( said with great hilarity ) "one of these things is not like the other." Audio isn't real clear in the clip.

Suppose there was a clip of a black kid sitting on the knee of a democrat. Someone on FOX says with laughter "‘one of these things is not like the other." The left, including most on this forum would be outraged.

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby Huckleby » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:34 pm

Sandi wrote: Suppose there was a clip of a black kid sitting on the knee of a democrat. Someone on FOX says with laughter "‘one of these things is not like the other." The left, including most on this forum would be outraged.


Actually, I think everybody just would be puzzled by what the joke meant. It wouldn't be funny to anyone, there is no angle. It would be an odd and flat remark.

The joke on Romney was funny to some because of the extreme alienation between Republicans and blacks, especially in last few years. It was a jab at rich white conservatives. It was a nasty remark, but not racist.

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby Sandi » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:49 pm

Huckleby wrote:The joke on Romney was funny to some because of the extreme alienation between Republicans and blacks, especially in last few years. It was a jab at rich white conservatives. It was a nasty remark, but not racist.


Where the fu*k do you come up with bull like that? The only alienation between Republicans and blacks is the one the left has tried, unsuccessfully, to build for decades. Sheesh!

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby pjbogart » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:14 am

Sandi wrote:
Huckleby wrote:The joke on Romney was funny to some because of the extreme alienation between Republicans and blacks, especially in last few years. It was a jab at rich white conservatives. It was a nasty remark, but not racist.


Where the fu*k do you come up with bull like that? The only alienation between Republicans and blacks is the one the left has tried, unsuccessfully, to build for decades. Sheesh!


Yes, the attempts at alienating blacks from Republicans have been very unsuccessful.

You don't per chance live on Jupiter, do you?

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby Huckleby » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:23 am

Sandi wrote: The only alienation between Republicans and blacks is the one the left has tried, unsuccessfully, to build for decades.

:shock:

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby peripat » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:27 am

You know, Sandi is probably right about there being no alienation...It isn't like black Americans have turned away from the republican party, it just isn't on their radar except as a hostile menace.
Of course she may be mislead by the fact that every single black republican seems to turn up on Fox- all ten or twelve of them.

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:03 am

Sandi wrote:The only alienation between Republicans and blacks is the one the left has tried, unsuccessfully, to build for decades. Sheesh!

I know you want to believe that, despite the fact that blacks have voted overwhelmingly for Democratic candidates and have done so for many decades. Does that mean that facts are leftist? Sheesh!

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby wack wack » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:25 am

Huckleby wrote:
Sandi wrote: The only alienation between Republicans and blacks is the one the left has tried, unsuccessfully, to build for decades.

:shock:


It's been a tight race between Sandi, JFH and Schultzie, especially with Schultzie's non-stop barrage over the last few months, but with the comment above Sandi obliterates the competition and takes the crown for TDP's Sorriest Mofo of 2013.

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Re: MSNBC evening hosts

Postby David Blaska » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:23 am

wack wack wrote:... Sandi obliterates the competition and takes the crown for TDP's Sorriest Mofo of 2013.


No, wait, Wack Job streaks into the lead with his sui generis blend of bile, profanity, and unreasoning. Hey, why make an argument when you can simply call names?

Hey, wait, the Rose Bowl parade is on. Got to go. Happy New Year and Go Badgers!


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