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2014-01-31 01:20:11 PM  

markfara: I'm a left-winger, and I've given up on MSNBC. Their infantile presentation (of views I actually agree with) makes me gag. (I'm looking at you, Al Sharpton.)

That said, this whole tweet controversy is a very VERY big deal, and I hope it's resolved soon.


I too am very concerned about MSNBC's inability to respect Republican viewpoints and instead cheerlead the Democrat party, and I say that as an Obama follower.  Really, at this point, Joe Scarborough is the only one worth watching.
 
2014-01-31 01:21:03 PM  

netcentric: ...a lot of people have given up on MSNBC



and moved to CNN??  FOX???      the Internet is still the best news source (google news, etc, but MSNBC/PBS is the best you'll find on TV.   unless you got smart and bought a Roku and moved to digital TV and saved money.

if you want Corporate Propaganda, tune in to FOX or CNN. (Corporate News Network)
 
2014-01-31 01:21:05 PM  

simplicimus: neversubmit: bdub77: I'm pretty much done with news.

MSNBC sucks aside from Maddow and is mostly left-wing propaganda.
CNN is unquestionably dumbed down and terrible from top to bottom.
CBS News, shiat those guys can't even get 60 Minutes right anymore.
ABC News - Pretty sure the only news they break is when something happens to someone from the Bachelor shows.
NBC News - Do they still do news?
Fox News is right-wing propaganda.
NPR - Gone way downhill in the past couple of years.
BBC - Probably the best western news agency, and their journalists are jumping ship to work for Al Jazeera.
WaPost/NYT - Can't keep anyone around more than 5 minutes and all their shiat ends up as links from HuffPo anyhow.

We're all going to be getting our scoops from news aggregators from now on I think. It really will be a case of we report you decide.

Well there's


[america.aljazeera.com image 160x163]

And RT.


Sadly this wasn't even on the radar, thanks!
 
2014-01-31 01:21:41 PM  

Linux_Yes: netcentric: ...a lot of people have given up on MSNBC


and moved to CNN??  FOX???      the Internet is still the best news source (google news, etc, but MSNBC/PBS is the best you'll find on TV.   unless you got smart and bought a Roku and moved to digital TV and saved money.

if you want Corporate Propaganda, tune in to FOX or CNN. (Corporate News Network)



and cut commercials by 90%.
 
2014-01-31 01:22:01 PM  
I see a lot of concern in this thread.
 
2014-01-31 01:23:39 PM  

Fart_Machine: I see a lot of concern in this thread.


Wull MSNBC had better get their ducks in a row or they're really going to lose their advantage as being an alternative to Fox.

/durr
 
2014-01-31 01:29:18 PM  
cdn-s3.thewrap.com
 
2014-01-31 01:31:55 PM  

SlothB77: [cdn-s3.thewrap.com image 618x400]


Wow somebody figured out how to post a picture. Did you resize that all yourself, too?
 
2014-01-31 01:32:15 PM  
In response, the hashtag #myrightwingbiracialfamily was started on twitter. 99% of the photos tweeted were white families that had adopted a minority child. I don't know why, but I thought it was funny.

I mean I guess it shows that not all right wingers hate minorities, but it doesn't really show a hell of a lot of diversity.
 
2014-01-31 01:32:40 PM  
I think they focused that jobs laser a little too brightly this time, since this episode actually cost someone their job.
 
2014-01-31 01:32:58 PM  

SlothB77:


I give up. Where's Waldo?
 
2014-01-31 01:34:45 PM  
Over zealous staffer?
 
2014-01-31 01:36:40 PM  

Rwa2play: /looks at the article...

SERIOUSLY?!

GTFO MSNBC, Fox News emasculated you.


This. You know, I wasn't a fan of Olbermann. He was caustic, self-promoting, egotistical, but he did have one trait that made him stand out: he would pound the bullshiat back down the throats of the a$$holes that spewed it.

Say what you will about his other flaws, the guy could dish it back to the Republicans and Fox so viciously it made them blink. One just had to watch the Olbermann / O'Reilly spat to see it start. The bosses at MSNBC should've had a spine and kept him as the attack dog, hired Hayes, kept Maddow, skipped Sharpton, et al.

They literally had the perfect liberal attack dog, but they pissed their pants and fired the guy.
 
2014-01-31 01:39:27 PM  

Stile4aly: markfara: I'm a left-winger, and I've given up on MSNBC. Their infantile presentation (of views I actually agree with) makes me gag. (I'm looking at you, Al Sharpton.)

That said, this whole tweet controversy is a very VERY big deal, and I hope it's resolved soon.

I too am very concerned about MSNBC's inability to respect Republican viewpoints and instead cheerlead the Democrat party, and I say that as an Obama follower.  Really, at this point, Joe Scarborough is the only one worth watching.


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2014-01-31 01:45:05 PM  

Stile4aly: markfara: I'm a left-winger, and I've given up on MSNBC. Their infantile presentation (of views I actually agree with) makes me gag. (I'm looking at you, Al Sharpton.)

That said, this whole tweet controversy is a very VERY big deal, and I hope it's resolved soon.

I too am very concerned about MSNBC's inability to respect Republican viewpoints and instead cheerlead the Democrat party, and I say that as an Obama follower.  Really, at this point, Joe Scarborough is the only one worth watching.


/ohwaityoureseriousletmelaughharder.jpg
 
2014-01-31 01:47:02 PM  
inglixthemad:

This. You know, I wasn't a fan of Olbermann. He was caustic, self-promoting, egotistical, but he did have one trait that made him stand out: he would pound the bullshiat back down the throats of the a$$holes that spewed it.

He's still doing it...  only on twitter now.

~~Keith Olbermann @KeithOlbermann
Proceed RT @mitchhwagner This is my first time watching @KeithOlbermann and it keeps getting worse. Makes me want to hurt myself.
 
2014-01-31 01:58:25 PM  
This just reminds everyone how racist the right wing is and doesn't hurt msnbc at all.

Good-Maddow, Hayes, Kornacki.
OK-Wagner, Matthews, O'Donnell, Cycle, Mitchell.

Not watching CNN or FN, Shep Smith can be pretty damned amusing but I'll wait for Colbert or McHale to point it out.
 
2014-01-31 02:01:05 PM  
Hay guize, is this the thread where, despite all evidence to the contrary, the Usual Suspects will claim that Liberals actually lurve MSNBC and won't hear a word against them?
 
2014-01-31 02:02:22 PM  

cman: No one should have been fired.


The MSNBC tweet was terrible and Michelle Malkin rightfully pwned them and MSNBC was right to apologize, but all of us need stop demanding heads roll over social media farkups.

And it's one thing if it's an anchor that screwed up, but some minor employee no one knows of? I don't want to know and it's none of our business how that person was dealt with, but once you announce it, I'm going to say you were wrong to fire that person over that tweet alone. fark you and all employers that are first to fire to appease internet and media demands.
 
2014-01-31 02:03:28 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: This just reminds everyone how racist the right wing is and doesn't hurt msnbc at all.

Good-Maddow, Hayes, Kornacki.
OK-Wagner, Matthews, O'Donnell, Cycle, Mitchell.

Not watching CNN or FN, Shep Smith can be pretty damned amusing but I'll wait for Colbert or McHale to point it out.


you forgot Ed.  is he good,  or just OK?
 
2014-01-31 02:04:21 PM  

inglixthemad: The bosses at MSNBC should've had a spine and kept him as the attack dog


The bosses aren't interested in a liberal attack dog. If Maddow or Hayes ever wander too far off the reservation they'll get dumped just like Donahue, Olbermann, and Cenk Uygur.

I'd bet money that Steve Kornacki and his producers got called into the principal's office over their Bridgegate coverage before the powers that be decided Christie was a lost cause.
 
2014-01-31 02:07:08 PM  

SlothB77: [cdn-s3.thewrap.com image 618x400]


Which one of them has teh gay?
 
2014-01-31 02:13:31 PM  

colon_pow: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: This just reminds everyone how racist the right wing is and doesn't hurt msnbc at all.

Good-Maddow, Hayes, Kornacki.
OK-Wagner, Matthews, O'Donnell, Cycle, Mitchell.

Not watching CNN or FN, Shep Smith can be pretty damned amusing but I'll wait for Colbert or McHale to point it out.

you forgot Ed.  is he good,  or just OK?


I like Ed.

The people that shiat on him and Sharpton need to realize their broadcasts are aimed at an older demographic than Maddow's or Hayes's. Older working-class folk want their partisan news coverage without the Park Slope, organic, bike-to-work perspective or 15 minutes of contextual ground work.

Shiat... I find that stuff tiresome, and I'm only 30.
 
2014-01-31 02:15:47 PM  
A) I don't watch MSNBC
B) This whole thing is stupid butt hurt from the right.
C) Accusing people of racism, and even if you are wrong, is NOT racism. The right keep trying to redefine the term "racism" like they do with so many words.
 
2014-01-31 02:16:30 PM  

Corvus: A) I don't watch MSNBC
B) This whole thing is stupid butt hurt from the right.
C) Accusing people of racism, and even if you are wrong, is NOT racism. The right keep trying to redefine the term "racism" like they do with so many words.


Oh and
D) yeah it was a dumb tweet in the first place.
 
2014-01-31 02:18:29 PM  

TDWCom29: In response, the hashtag #myrightwingbiracialfamily was started on twitter. 99% of the photos tweeted were white families that had adopted a minority child. I don't know why, but I thought it was funny.

I mean I guess it shows that not all right wingers hate minorities, but it doesn't really show a hell of a lot of diversity.


It's sad that minorities can't keep and raise their own children...but of course they'd have to stop having litters of children with multiple men who do not stick around.
 
2014-01-31 02:19:21 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Just goes to show you the more lefty you are the more racist you are


It's the same thing as the colder it gets the more it proves global warming.
 
2014-01-31 02:24:20 PM  

ferretman: TDWCom29: In response, the hashtag #myrightwingbiracialfamily was started on twitter. 99% of the photos tweeted were white families that had adopted a minority child. I don't know why, but I thought it was funny.

I mean I guess it shows that not all right wingers hate minorities, but it doesn't really show a hell of a lot of diversity.

It's sad that minorities can't keep and raise their own children...but of course they'd have to stop having litters of children with multiple men who do not stick around.


Trolling or not, you're a piece of shiat.
 
2014-01-31 02:25:56 PM  

ferretman: TDWCom29: In response, the hashtag #myrightwingbiracialfamily was started on twitter. 99% of the photos tweeted were white families that had adopted a minority child. I don't know why, but I thought it was funny.

I mean I guess it shows that not all right wingers hate minorities, but it doesn't really show a hell of a lot of diversity.

It's sad that minorities can't keep and raise their own children...but of course they'd have to stop having litters of children with multiple men who do not stick around.



*checks pic in profile*

Oh, i get it. Why do you gay men hate breeders so much?
 
2014-01-31 02:26:52 PM  
It's sad to see Michelle Malkin exploited as a card in the right-wing race deck. And she does it with absolutely no self-awareness.
 
2014-01-31 02:27:33 PM  

ferretman: TDWCom29: In response, the hashtag #myrightwingbiracialfamily was started on twitter. 99% of the photos tweeted were white families that had adopted a minority child. I don't know why, but I thought it was funny.

I mean I guess it shows that not all right wingers hate minorities, but it doesn't really show a hell of a lot of diversity.

It's sad that minorities can't keep and raise their own children...but of course they'd have to stop having litters of children with multiple men who do not stick around.


You are somehow ignorant of the term "White Trash"?
 
2014-01-31 02:30:29 PM  

SlothB77: [cdn-s3.thewrap.com image 618x400]


#MyRightWingFamilyAndSomeBlackKidWeBought
 
2014-01-31 02:32:56 PM  
Considering that the right-wing media constantly dumps on the left for things much worse than this snarky tweet did, I'm sorry that the right can't handle what they dish out on a daily basis.

There is a double standard when it comes to media in this country, but contrary to what the GOP wants you to think, the double standard benefits the right.
 
2014-01-31 02:33:34 PM  
MSNBC apologizes for being MSNBC not being Fox News.
 
2014-01-31 02:34:38 PM  

enry: They need to bag Sharpton and find another Maddow.  Or two.


...yeah, they're not interested in another Maddow. In fact, I'm betting they'll jettison her when she cacks up, too. (And no, her current tiff with the Koch brothers isn't cacking up enough for them.)
 
2014-01-31 02:35:32 PM  

simplicimus: neversubmit: bdub77: I'm pretty much done with news.

MSNBC sucks aside from Maddow and is mostly left-wing propaganda.
CNN is unquestionably dumbed down and terrible from top to bottom.
CBS News, shiat those guys can't even get 60 Minutes right anymore.
ABC News - Pretty sure the only news they break is when something happens to someone from the Bachelor shows.
NBC News - Do they still do news?
Fox News is right-wing propaganda.
NPR - Gone way downhill in the past couple of years.
BBC - Probably the best western news agency, and their journalists are jumping ship to work for Al Jazeera.
WaPost/NYT - Can't keep anyone around more than 5 minutes and all their shiat ends up as links from HuffPo anyhow.

We're all going to be getting our scoops from news aggregators from now on I think. It really will be a case of we report you decide.

Well there's


[america.aljazeera.com image 160x163]

And RT.


Unless they talk about Russia. Because in their eyes Russia can do no wrong.

/Might have something to do with being run by the Kremelin
 
2014-01-31 02:43:54 PM  

markfara: I'm a left-winger, and I've given up on MSNBC. Their infantile presentation (of views I actually agree with) makes me gag. (I'm looking at you, Al Sharpton.)

That said, this whole tweet controversy is a very VERY big deal, and I hope it's resolved soon.


Done in one!
Most people are turned off of the MSNBC / FOX bias ranting. Most with the exception of the farkers who seem to live and die by it.
 
2014-01-31 02:44:20 PM  

ferretman: TDWCom29: In response, the hashtag #myrightwingbiracialfamily was started on twitter. 99% of the photos tweeted were white families that had adopted a minority child. I don't know why, but I thought it was funny.

I mean I guess it shows that not all right wingers hate minorities, but it doesn't really show a hell of a lot of diversity.

It's sad that minorities can't keep and raise their own children...but of course they'd have to stop having litters of children with multiple men who do not stick around.


"Minorities" have "litters" - and y'all wonder why we think you're racist?
 
2014-01-31 02:45:03 PM  

IlGreven: MSNBC apologizes for being MSNBC not being Fox News.


CNN surprisingly has more actual news and less opinion than either Fox or MSNBC, though MSNBC is by far the trolliest

http://stateofthemedia.org/2013/special-reports-landing-page/the-cha ng ing-tv-news-landscape/
 
2014-01-31 02:46:01 PM  
I guess the takeaway is, MSNBC actually apologized and fired the guy responsible. When has a GOP pol or conservative media outlet ever come close to doing those things?
 
2014-01-31 02:47:17 PM  
ferretman:

It's sad that minorities can't keep and raise their own children...but of course they'd have to stop having litters of children with multiple men who do not stick around.

What. The. Fark.???
 
2014-01-31 02:48:14 PM  

johnny_vegas: IlGreven: MSNBC apologizes for being MSNBC not being Fox News.

CNN surprisingly has more actual news and less opinion than either Fox or MSNBC, though MSNBC is by far the trolliest

http://stateofthemedia.org/2013/special-reports-landing-page/the-cha ng ing-tv-news-landscape/


They must've used a very loose definition of "news".

We have CNN on at work and every time I get a glance at it, they're covering something trivial and stupid like a court case or some "non-troversy"
 
2014-01-31 02:48:50 PM  
The important take away from this, which we can all agree upon, is that Cheerios suck.
 
2014-01-31 02:48:59 PM  

ferretman: It's sad that minorities can't keep and raise their own children...but of course they'd have to stop having litters of children with multiple men who do not stick around.


You must not live in the Midwest.

We have people like that of every race, color, and creed here.
 
2014-01-31 02:49:44 PM  

olderbudnoweiser: The important take away from this, which we can all agree upon, is that Cheerios suck.


static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-31 02:51:40 PM  

IlGreven: enry: They need to bag Sharpton and find another Maddow.  Or two.

...yeah, they're not interested in another Maddow. In fact, I'm betting they'll jettison her when she cacks up, too. (And no, her current tiff with the Koch brothers isn't cacking up enough for them.)


They've got some very smart people working there.  They're not necessarily media people (see MHP) so it makes the screen presence a bit off and more likely they'll do something that comes off as easily stupid.

They are quick to jettison if there's a screwup.  I'd like to think that Maddow is a bit smarter than that....
 
2014-01-31 02:52:16 PM  

Mrtraveler01: johnny_vegas: IlGreven: MSNBC apologizes for being MSNBC not being Fox News.

CNN surprisingly has more actual news and less opinion than either Fox or MSNBC, though MSNBC is by far the trolliest

http://stateofthemedia.org/2013/special-reports-landing-page/the-cha ng ing-tv-news-landscape/

They must've used a very loose definition of "news".

We have CNN on at work and every time I get a glance at it, they're covering something trivial and stupid like a court case or some "non-troversy"


probably very true
 
2014-01-31 03:02:39 PM  

RoyBatty: The MSNBC tweet was terrible and Michelle Malkin rightfully pwned them and MSNBC was right to apologize, but all of us need stop demanding heads roll over social media farkups.


no it wasn't, no she didn't, no they weren't and it wasn't a farkup.

Mad?
 
2014-01-31 03:12:27 PM  

whidbey: RoyBatty: The MSNBC tweet was terrible and Michelle Malkin rightfully pwned them and MSNBC was right to apologize, but all of us need stop demanding heads roll over social media farkups.

no it wasn't, no she didn't, no they weren't and it wasn't a farkup.

Mad?


Uh, no, why would I be mad?

Are you finding that people who disagree with you on the net are still making you mad?
 
2014-01-31 03:15:13 PM  
While I don't think MSNBC should necessarily have apologized, taking a random cheap-shot at the right wing in a tweet about a cereal commercial is just stupid.

MSNBC, as a network, is insufferable save Maddow/Hayes/Kornaki, who are some of the best on TV. If they'd follow that model... smart, sharp, fact based reporting... and get rid of Sharpton, Matthews, Harris-Perry, O'Donnell, and everyone on Morning Joe except maybe Barnacle, they'd be better off.
 
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