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2014-01-31 03:20:52 PM  

bdub77: I'm pretty much done with news.

MSNBC sucks aside from Maddow


This...

and is mostly left-wing propaganda.

NOT that.  I don't mind having a yin to Fox News' yang; the problem's been the delivery.  A) It's watered down from what it can be because S&P at Comcast care about FNC/the political right getting their feelings hurt over little things like the truth and facts..  B) When your delivery system includes Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews, you've got a problem.

If Fox News didn't exist you'd have a point.

CNN is unquestionably dumbed down and terrible from top to bottom.

...
and they hired that assclown Zucker too.  Seriously, how much will it take for people at TimeWarner to realize they're on the Titanic?

CBS News, shiat those guys can't even get 60 Minutes right anymore.

Pretty much...and you'd think the news organization that had Ed. R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite would mind their store more neatly now wouldn't they?

ABC News - Pretty sure the only news they break is when something happens to someone from the Bachelor shows.

ABC's pretty much in the meh zone.  Ever since Peter Jennings died they've been looking for the next credible newsreader.

NBC News - Do they still do news?

The light version of MSNBC, see also ABC News.

Fox News is right-wing propaganda.

This.

NPR - Gone way downhill in the past couple of years.

Unless someone like Bezos decides to chip in and become a major sponsor, NPR's going to tread water.

BBC - Probably the best western news agency, and their journalists are jumping ship to work for Al Jazeera.

If that includes Al Jazeera America then, yeah.

WaPost/NYT - Can't keep anyone around more than 5 minutes and all their shiat ends up as links from HuffPo anyhow.

WaPo: RW but can very from batshiat crazy to "Jeez, even we can't defend Bachmann's latest rant; so fark that."

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.

Possibly.
 
2014-01-31 03:24:28 PM  

RoyBatty: 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?


Just pointing out the utter fabrication at hand here. This is manufactured rage. Go back through the list. What are you mad about, again? Also, Malkin is a twit. Do you really feel the need to defend her in any way?
 
2014-01-31 03:25:50 PM  

Corvus: 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.


In fact, conflating the two is racist, by some degree.
 
2014-01-31 03:27:21 PM  

Pappas: 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.


THIS.

I would say, replace pretty much everybody except Maddow and Kornacki. Chris Hayes needs to get off MSNBC and straight up do "Meet the Press".

MSNBC is infuriating to watch because they have three of the best on TV, and the rest are gibbering fools. At least on Fox news it's always a gibbering fool.
 
2014-01-31 03:35:10 PM  

whidbey: RoyBatty: 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?

Just pointing out the utter fabrication at hand here. This is manufactured rage. Go back through the list. What are you mad about, again? Also, Malkin is a twit. Do you really feel the need to defend her in any way?


I still don't understand why you ended with "Mad?"

I think the 2013 "outrage" was what was utterly fabricated.  The two articles mention asshole comments on YouTube as if that's hard to find or really means much. But apart from demonstrating there are racist assholes on YouTube there was no linkage in any of the articles to any sort of organized right wing upset over the ad.

So when they made that tweet this year it was based on nothing supported by last year's youtube vitriol. And what a stupid tweet in terms of obviously going to backfire on them.

Have you seen the photos posted with Malkin's hashtag? They are actually pretty darn awesome.

So Malkin who may be a stopped clock, jumped in and pwned them. They (NBC) deserved it with that tweet. I tend to defend people that I think are right whether or not I usually agree with them or not. And yes, I realize that often times people in the politics tab find that truly annoying.

And did I say I was mad about anything? I don't think so. Except I don't think the person who made the tweet should have been fired, or the firing made public. I don't think that was anyone's business and social media is young enough and stupid enough we should all mostly agree to stop demanding firings over social media gaffes.
 
2014-01-31 03:37:06 PM  

Corvus: 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.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-31 03:39:03 PM  

Wessoman: Pappas: 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.
THIS.
I would say, replace pretty much everybody except Maddow and Kornacki. Chris Hayes needs to get off MSNBC and straight up do "Meet the Press".
MSNBC is infuriating to watch because they have three of the best on TV, and the rest are gibbering fools. At least on Fox news it's always a gibbering fool.


I tend to agree. I don't try to tune in to Hayes as often as I do Maddow, but I think that's just a style preference. He's really good (even better than Maddow) at explaining really complex political issues and making them easy to understand with all the pertinent facts.

Though, I almost forgot the first person they need to fire: Chuck farking Todd. Terrible reporter. Terrible anchor. Terrible person. Just all around terrible.
 
2014-01-31 03:46:03 PM  
I don't mean to defend the GOP as not being racist, but they aren't saying the tweet was racist because of "bi-racial" they are crying about MSNBC calling them bigots for accurately implying much of the "right" has a problem with bi-anything.

I mean, they dis people for riding bicycles.

But anywho, seems a lot of commenters here not getting the gist.
 
2014-01-31 03:50:15 PM  

Pappas: MSNBC, as a network, is insufferable save Maddow/Hayes/Kornaki, who are some of the best on TV.


I don't agree entirely, but between those three that's 14 hours of programming per week. Besides TCM, name another network with that much watchable programming. CC's late block accounts for 6, FX and AMC might each have 3 any given week. PBS? The majors? FOURTEEN HOURS?

/cubs and braves games don't count
 
2014-01-31 03:52:05 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: cubs and braves games don't count


no shiat, you said "watchable"

;-)
 
2014-01-31 03:57:24 PM  
"Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family."

I remember how MSNBC went 'awww' over the Romney biracial family photo. Those clowns only open their mouths to change feet. Kinda like many of the lefties here on Fark.

i58.tinypic.com
 
Bf+
2014-01-31 03:58:03 PM  
Racists think that being called racist is far far worse than actually being racist.
The GOP's over-the-top reaction to this only helps validity the tweet.
 
2014-01-31 03:59:43 PM  

Bf+: Racists think that being called racist is far far worse than actually being racist.
The GOP's over-the-top reaction to this only helps validity the tweet.


i think you meant validify
 
2014-01-31 04:01:12 PM  
Wagner's breaking unconfirmed news on Christie/Bridgegate right now.
 
2014-01-31 04:04:06 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Wagner's breaking unconfirmed news on Christie/Bridgegate right now.


Isn't that called speculating?
 
2014-01-31 04:07:56 PM  

Enough_Already: Since the "person responsible" has been "dismissed" does that mean they actually fired a particular carpet muncher?  We can only hope...


whidbey, I am disappoint.  This is a pretty obvious alt, even for you.
 
2014-01-31 04:17:41 PM  

johnny_vegas: Bf+: Racists think that being called racist is far far worse than actually being racist.
The GOP's over-the-top reaction to this only helps validity the tweet.

i think you meant validify


img.fark.net
 
2014-01-31 04:32:10 PM  
"Gee golly, what is that thing, Professor?"

"Why Timmy, that's my latest invention.  It takes the random innocuous moments in life inputted here, and combines them with negative energy in this chamber.  The output is a charged emotional irrational outrage that comes out of this tube over here.  I call it the Malkin Machine."
 
Bf+
2014-01-31 04:40:29 PM  

johnny_vegas: Bf+: Racists think that being called racist is far far worse than actually being racist.
The GOP's over-the-top reaction to this only helps validity the tweet.

i think you meant validify



I think I did.
 
2014-01-31 04:46:27 PM  

Bf+: johnny_vegas: Bf+: Racists think that being called racist is far far worse than actually being racist.
The GOP's over-the-top reaction to this only helps validity the tweet.

i think you meant validify


I think I did.


validate works as well.
 
2014-01-31 04:47:45 PM  

jjorsett: "Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family."

I remember how MSNBC went 'awww' over the Romney biracial family photo. Those clowns only open their mouths to change feet. Kinda like many of the lefties here on Fark.

[i58.tinypic.com image 618x400]


advisions.net

Here ya go.
 
2014-01-31 05:02:19 PM  
They apologized. That's it. It's over. Drop it already.
 
2014-01-31 05:30:07 PM  

jjorsett: I remember how MSNBC went 'awww' over the Romney biracial family photo.


God you're a farking tool. Enjoy your higher taxes.
 
2014-01-31 05:39:37 PM  

whidbey: jjorsett: I remember how MSNBC went 'awww' over the Romney biracial family photo.

God you're a farking tool. Enjoy your higher taxes.


you mad because msnbc did the exact thing they accused the right wing of doing?
 
2014-01-31 06:00:22 PM  

colon_pow: whidbey: jjorsett: I remember how MSNBC went 'awww' over the Romney biracial family photo.

God you're a farking tool. Enjoy your higher taxes.

you mad because msnbc did the exact thing they accused the right wing of doing?


It's not clear from his post whether he's unaware that it happened or just pissed off that somebody reminded him what a bunch of two-faced hypocrites occupy MSNBC. It's also telling that Whidbey views the tax code as a tool for retribution against his political enemies. Remind you of anyone with a current presidential administration?
 
2014-01-31 06:25:26 PM  
Could you imagine the DNC throwing a hissy fit and demanding an apology from Fox News?

Republicans are such pussies.
 
2014-01-31 06:27:40 PM  
46% of Mississippi Republicans said [interracial marriage] should be illegal.

Furthermore, the hypocrites screaming for the head of the tweeter also howled in outrage when that Duck Dynasty guy was temporarily suspended for saying far uglier things about gay and black people.
 
2014-01-31 06:29:38 PM  

colon_pow: whidbey: jjorsett: I remember how MSNBC went 'awww' over the Romney biracial family photo.

God you're a farking tool. Enjoy your higher taxes.

you mad because msnbc did the exact thing they accused the right wing of doing?


It isn't racist. Get over it.

Fox isn't going to fark you.
 
2014-01-31 06:30:46 PM  

usernameguy: 46% of Mississippi Republicans said [interracial marriage] should be illegal.

Furthermore, the hypocrites screaming for the head of the tweeter also howled in outrage when that Duck Dynasty guy was temporarily suspended for saying far uglier things about gay and black people.


More like furthermore that Duck Dynasty guy isn't going to fark you, either. Stop defending that piece of shiat.
 
2014-01-31 06:36:34 PM  

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


Yes, it's almost as if liberals don't need to have their beliefs constantly reaffirmed.
 
2014-01-31 07:50:25 PM  
It's time for a liberal Roger Ailes. I am that man, I could do Griffin's job and take thrice the amount of hate and you know what? I wouldn't back the fark down.
 
2014-01-31 08:05:37 PM  

colon_pow: whidbey: jjorsett: I remember how MSNBC went 'awww' over the Romney biracial family photo.

God you're a farking tool. Enjoy your higher taxes.

you mad because msnbc did the exact thing they accused the right wing of doing?


Learning from history is for suckers and people who hate high ratings.

How else would you explain canning Juan Williams for saying almost the exact same thing as Shirley Sherrod?
 
2014-01-31 08:48:26 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Gah, is there any minor slight that the right wingers won't take completely disproportional umbrage to?


claiming that those with conservative leanings must have a deep-visceral hatred for biracial children or mixed-race relationships is not a minor slight.

inglixthemad: They literally had the perfect liberal attack dog, but they pissed their pants and fired the guy.


They didn't need an attack dog.  The president got re-elected and is going to executive-order his way through his 2nd term.  Liberals are moving past making the rubble bounce on the Bush administration and now thirst for smug, intellectual news over pit-bullish attacks on conservatives.

rzrwiresunrise: It's sad to see Michelle Malkin exploited as a card in the right-wing race deck.


Oh look, another liberal who sneers at a non-white male choosing conservatism as a personal political ideology.
conservative Blacks are tokens/cornballs and women who are conservatives are stupid/sluts but republicans are racist bigots.

usernameguy: Furthermore, the hypocrites screaming for the head of the tweeter also howled in outrage when that Duck Dynasty guy was temporarily suspended for saying far uglier things about gay and black people.


so we're comparing a guy who makes hunting equipment to a news network that reaches millions of people.
Ok.
 
2014-01-31 09:08:12 PM  
The Republican Party is DEEPLY CONCERNED about racism in America.

DEEPLY CONCERNED.

Because they remember the Jim Crow days, when colored folks danced and sang all day, and the white man could express his faith in the god of Vajajay is Better'n Anus.
 
2014-01-31 09:15:21 PM  

o5iiawah: TuteTibiImperes: Gah, is there any minor slight that the right wingers won't take completely disproportional umbrage to?

claiming that those with conservative leanings must have a deep-visceral hatred for biracial children or mixed-race relationships is not a minor slight.

inglixthemad: They literally had the perfect liberal attack dog, but they pissed their pants and fired the guy.

They didn't need an attack dog.  The president got re-elected and is going to executive-order his way through his 2nd term.  Liberals are moving past making the rubble bounce on the Bush administration and now thirst for smug, intellectual news over pit-bullish attacks on conservatives.

rzrwiresunrise: It's sad to see Michelle Malkin exploited as a card in the right-wing race deck.

Oh look, another liberal who sneers at a non-white male choosing conservatism as a personal political ideology.
conservative Blacks are tokens/cornballs and women who are conservatives are stupid/sluts but republicans are racist bigots.

usernameguy: Furthermore, the hypocrites screaming for the head of the tweeter also howled in outrage when that Duck Dynasty guy was temporarily suspended for saying far uglier things about gay and black people.

so we're comparing a guy who makes hunting equipment to a news network that reaches millions of people.
Ok.


I noticed you omitted the part about how a sizable percentage of Mississippi Republicans want interracial marriage to be illegal. Also that "guy who makes hunting equipment" has a reality TV show that reaches millions.
 
2014-01-31 09:39:05 PM  
 
2014-01-31 11:12:28 PM  

o5iiawah: TuteTibiImperes: Gah, is there any minor slight that the right wingers won't take completely disproportional umbrage to?

claiming that those with conservative leanings must have a deep-visceral hatred for biracial children or mixed-race relationships is not a minor slight.


The tweet didn't claim that everyone with conservative leanings has a 'deep-visceral hatred' for mixed-race families, just that the rightwingers would make a fuss, just like they did last year about the same commercial.

True, there's no way to know if they'll lose their shiat again, but that it happened last year is a statement of fact, so, it wasn't a slight at all, but rather an observation and a (pretty safe) prediction.
 
2014-02-01 12:03:15 AM  

whidbey: colon_pow: whidbey: jjorsett: I remember how MSNBC went 'awww' over the Romney biracial family photo.

God you're a farking tool. Enjoy your higher taxes.

you mad because msnbc did the exact thing they accused the right wing of doing?

It isn't racist. Get over it.

Fox isn't going to fark you.


not with the back of your head in the way....bigot
 
2014-02-01 12:24:41 AM  

PsiChick: They apologized. That's it. It's over. Drop it already.


They shouldn't have apologized.
 
2014-02-01 12:35:07 AM  

Fart_Machine: Also that "guy who makes hunting equipment" has a reality TV show that reaches millions.


The fact that you dont see the programming difference between Duck Dynasty and MSNBC news is frightening.

So homophobic/misogynistic rappers are allowed to make millions of dollars, and "Rock the vote" for the DNC but Phil from Duck Dynasty cant reveal his personal feelings towards homosexuality?

Fart_Machine: I noticed you omitted the part about how a sizable percentage of Mississippi Republicans want interracial marriage to be illegal


because it came from some dude's blogspot account.  You mouth breathers wont believe anything posted in Forbes or the WSJ
 
2014-02-01 12:40:51 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: just like they did last year


Fill me in.

Who is 'they' and what was fussed over?
 
2014-02-01 01:11:36 AM  

johnny_vegas: whidbey: colon_pow: whidbey: jjorsett: I remember how MSNBC went 'awww' over the Romney biracial family photo.

God you're a farking tool. Enjoy your higher taxes.

you mad because msnbc did the exact thing they accused the right wing of doing?

It isn't racist. Get over it.

Fox isn't going to fark you.

not with the back of your head in the way....bigot


God, liberals really make you go apeshiat, don't they?
 
2014-02-01 01:15:19 AM  

o5iiawah: The fact that you dont see the programming difference between Duck Dynasty and MSNBC news is frightening.


The fact that you believe Twitter is programming is frightening.  Your criteria was that they "reach millions".  It wasn't even broadcast on MSNBC.

o5iiawah: So homophobic/misogynistic rappers are allowed to make millions of dollars, and "Rock the vote" for the DNC but Phil from Duck Dynasty cant reveal his personal feelings towards homosexuality?


My those farking goalposts moved to the farking moon.

o5iiawah: because it came from some dude's blogspot account. You mouth breathers wont believe anything posted in Forbes or the WSJ


It came from Public Policy Polling dumbass.  There's even a link in the article.
 
2014-02-01 01:18:17 AM  

o5iiawah: TuteTibiImperes: just like they did last year

Fill me in.

Who is 'they' and what was fussed over?


Google is hard.  They also link to this story in the original article.
 
2014-02-01 01:22:53 AM  

Alphax: PsiChick: They apologized. That's it. It's over. Drop it already.

They shouldn't have apologized.


This.

Yet another bullshiat manufactured outrage where the right wing uses bullying tactics to promote a sense of false equivalence in an attempt to validate Fox News as a reliable news outlet.

Basically anyone who still sees this incident as relevant needs to be berated.
 
2014-02-01 01:23:07 AM  

whidbey: johnny_vegas: whidbey: colon_pow: whidbey: jjorsett: I remember how MSNBC went 'awww' over the Romney biracial family photo.

God you're a farking tool. Enjoy your higher taxes.

you mad because msnbc did the exact thing they accused the right wing of doing?

It isn't racist. Get over it.

Fox isn't going to fark you.

not with the back of your head in the way....bigot

God, liberals really make you go apeshiat, don't they?


yes, yes same old schtick....you really are just a one-trick bully aren't you?
 
2014-02-01 01:28:50 AM  

johnny_vegas: you really are just a one-trick bully aren't you?


lolwut

you started attacking me a few months back for what reason I don't know, but if you stop it I'll stop replying in kind.
 
2014-02-01 01:31:15 AM  

whidbey: johnny_vegas: you really are just a one-trick bully aren't you?

lolwut

you started attacking me a few months back for what reason I don't know, but if you stop it I'll stop replying in kind.


maybe it was the rape yourself comment that made you so loveable? Was that just a bad day or who you really are?
 
2014-02-01 01:32:51 AM  

johnny_vegas: whidbey: johnny_vegas: you really are just a one-trick bully aren't you?

lolwut

you started attacking me a few months back for what reason I don't know, but if you stop it I'll stop replying in kind.

maybe it was the rape yourself comment that made you so loveable? Was that just a bad day or who you really are?


I don't remember it. You probably said something unforgivably annoying.
 
2014-02-01 01:36:02 AM  

whidbey: johnny_vegas: whidbey: johnny_vegas: you really are just a one-trick bully aren't you?

lolwut

you started attacking me a few months back for what reason I don't know, but if you stop it I'll stop replying in kind.

maybe it was the rape yourself comment that made you so loveable? Was that just a bad day or who you really are?

I don't remember it. You probably said something unforgivably annoying.


in general it appears disagreeing with you appears to be all that is required to get unplug the dam of vitriol.
 
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