Monday, March 24, 2014

MSNBC Remains A Haven For Lunatics

The economy is so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen...Leno in early 20014

  • Several months ago, I wrote a piece liking MSNBC to taking a peek through the window of a day room in a mental health facility. It had little to do with the network's outright bias toward Republicans and conservatives. Most networks these days are biased and politically left leaning. That's par for the industry these days. In fact in 2012, Pew Research proved beyond any doubt that MSNBC was far more bias than even Fox News. For example, during the last week of the 2012 presidential campaign, Pew found that MSNBC reported no negative news stories about Obama. In other words, in the face of high unemployment, historically high poverty rates, Obamacare cluster fucks and failed foreign policy, MSNBC took a dive.  Even Tom Brokaw, the former news anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for over 20 years, openly criticized MSNBC on several occasions for comments made by Martin Bashir about Sarah Palin. If you recall, Bashir suggested Sarah Palin endure similar treatment as slaves did including someone defecating in her mouth.
  • No, the network is no longer a credible news organization. In fact, one can make a reasonable argument it is now run and hosted by a bunch of lunatics. 
  • In just the recent past, in addition to Bashir, the network anchors ridiculed Romney's adopted black grandchild, were forced to dump Alec Balwin for anti-gay slurs and former anchor Keith Olbermann accused Fox News of being worse than al-Qaeda and as dangerous as the Klan.

  • MSNBC's news coverage and complicity with the Obama administration has been so over-the-top even some on the main stream media took notice. For example, with MSNBC's obsession with Bridgegate, they wrote: "...MSNBC decided to throw even the pretense of journalism overboard." David Zuwarik of the Baltimore Sun even wrote of MSNBC: "That's not a news channel...That's a propaganda machine. You wonder how mainstream news organizations allow their reporters and correspondents to appear in such a cauldron of bias."

  • In this week's recent piece by David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon {"MSNBC: Hate Forward"}, he wrote: "MSNBC's entire primetime lineup is stacked with liberal journalists and pundits, who in turn have more liberal journalists, pundits and Democratic lawmakers as their guests 90% of the time."
  • So keep in mind, this is the network that still employs Al Sharpton, Chris Mathews and Ed Schultz (he called Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut."). And there's certainly no need to revisit Al Sharpton's background of being a race-baiting thug. 
  • It's clear. While journalism has long compromised their own journalistic principles, MSNBC has become a haven for lunatics.

Since this was posted, the lunatics at MSNBC managed to turn ISIS and Ebola into race issues.