This is really entertaining but they missed some good stuff. Perhaps The Washington Free Beacon will put out another one of these.
Washington is an incestuous little town in many respects.
We’d like to know. This appears to have been done during a live feed which means someone was sitting on the bleep button ready to go. Is censoring members of Congress standard practice now at MSNBC?
We hope not. Hopefully it was just a technical mistake.
But he’s confident – he says – that that won’t have to happen.
When you’ve lost CNBC…
Maher couches his statement with the word “perhaps.” Other journalists, journalists of lefty disposition in many cases, have said that Obama is in fact the worst president we’ve ever had on the issue of journalistic freedom.
Let’s be totally clear. Media Matters is a propaganda outfit. That’s all that it is. Create a narrative. Disseminate to MSNBC and fellow travelers. Attack the the attackers of said propaganda. Repeat. This is the Media Matters MO.
David Brock, the founder of Media Matters had (has?) de facto cabinet level access in the Obama White House. He was (is?) essentially the “Minster of Information.”
And now the president has nominated Matthew Butler,
Even many of my liberal friends now acknowledge a strong statist bias in the #oldmedia. It’s not just how stories are reported but perhaps more importantly WHAT STORIES are reported.
It’s good to see America questioning the image makers. Thank God for the Internet.
I am not a big fan of Melissa Harris-Perry. In fact I would say that generally I don’t particularly like her. But the attached video from her show is a very interesting discussion of Rand Paul’s recent speech to the Urban League.
David Shuster, a reporter for MSNBC wasn’t deferential enough to the Clintons during the 2008 campaign. When he said that Hillary was “pimping out Chelsea” the campaign lost it and went on a rampage calling up GE CEO Jeff Immelt to bring down the hammer.
Funny, he’s not for you.
This is an interesting little dust up. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is pressuring the de facto propaganda outfit for the White House to let its workers unionize. But get this, Media Matters management is fighting the effort hard.
The apologists on MSNBC are truly something. They will forgive our president for anything and Chris Hayes basically says this to Glenn Greenwald in the attached video.
Hayes explains that he really likes Glenn Greenwald but that he feels like he has to make a choice between Greenwald and Obama, and “Obama got a lot of people Medicaid,” so Obama wins.
Source: The American Journalist in the Digital Age: Key Findings.
Bloomington, IN: School of Journalism, Indiana University
I am not a Republican (I’m solidly in that “independent/other part of the bar.) but I think the Republicans out there have a legitimate beef with the media. The #oldmedia is out and out a hostile place for Republicans, both journalists, and politicians. It has been that way for a long time. Heck, I interned at a national news network (now gone) which was supposed to be “right of center”
Look, MSNBC continues to fail and fail. Its ratings are as one commenter put it, short of “Youtube videos of tweens playing video games.” And even though the channel is basically 24/7 propaganda – the channel employs Al Sharpton one must remember, huckster extraordinaire, and few people expect at this point to glean much of value (except the true believers), there are standards. Even though for the most part the MSNBC hosts are propagandists, they have in the past seemed to be reasonably smart propagandists.