Friday, January 3, 2014

Watching MSNBC Is Like Taking A Peek Through The Window Of A Day Room At A MH Facility

The economy is so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen...Leno

  • Let's be frank. Most observers now agree MSNBC is no longer a credible news organization. It's now exclusively entertainment and usually bad. {Update: Since this was posted, these lunatics are trying to turn ISIS and Ebola into race issues. Are your surprised?}.
  • Many years ago, I would occasionally watch MSNBC for its news content. In those days, they had some good commentators including Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham. (Coincidentally, both women are strong conservatives). But the network took a hard left hand turn with the hiring of Keith Olbermann (his contract was later abruptly terminated. He went on to Current TV where he was allegedly fired and replaced by Eliot Spitzer, the former disgraced governor of NY State. Olberman now works for ESPN where he worked in the mid-1990's but left them because their relationship was acrimonious).
  • Don't get me wrong. On occasion, I like listening to other political opinions. It's a healthy thing to do. But when political opinions from an alleged network news organization morph into a conspicuous disgust for the opinions of others, you get what you see on MSNBC. Stuart Stevens, a former advisor to Romney, said of MSNBC: "MSNBC is a club where the smug go to exchange hateful opinions and reassure each other it's acceptable."
  • That behavior by MSNBC is  exhibited by many of their on-air personalities. All too often, their observations and language are blunt, offensive and lacking in any taste whatsoever. For example, last week one of their on-air personalities and the guest panel mocked a Mitt Romney family photo because it included Romney's adopted black grandson.

  • But that was tame compared to the remarks made by other hosts on that despicable network. Martin Bashir  suggested someone should take a crap in Sarah Palin's mouth. He apologized, took a short "vacation" and then resigned (about two weeks after the incident).

  • In 2011, during a period when many in the political class and the media were advising people to tone down their rhetoric and be a little more civil, Ed Schultz referred to Laura Ingraham as a "right wing slut" and a "talk slut." In other words, in MSNBC's world, when conservative women voice opinions they are considered intellectual sluts. On the other hand, when liberal or progressive women voice their opinions, they're intellectuals.
  • Alec Baldwin, another MSNBC alumni, had to resign because of his anti-gay slurs and threats against a photographer outside of his NYC apartment. One is also inclined to ask who was the genius at MSNBC who  thought a ticking time bomb like Alec Baldwin would be a good fit anyway?
  • In the more recent news regarding the phenomena of the "knockout game," MSNBC's Joy Reid actually asserted the Right exploited the news of  assaults "to stroke the issues of race."

  • Revisiting Olbermann for a moment, he's the guy who said Fox News is worse than al-Qaeda. And added, it's as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.
  • And who can forget Chris Mathews, after listening to a speech by Obama, declaring: "My, I felt this thrill going up my leg."
  • I think you get the picture. The themes running through this organization are to inflict personal attacks rather than report on news and to keep genuflecting to the Obama administration.  Believe me, I can go on for several pages reporting on this shameful network. But I don't need to do that. I only need to leave you with this: this guy is still a host on MSNBC---