MSNBC has disingenuously mischaracterized Mitt Romney’s statements. But, what else is new from a news outlet that is in the tank for the LEFT and the Democratic Party, including President Obama.
You can watch Romney’s full speech and read some of the stories about the FLAP here.
In the days of social media, NBC has NOT learned that they can no longer fool the American people with their biased view of the political world.
Pat will be better off at a newly renovated CNN or over at Fox News (they really need some new blood).
My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end.
After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.
The calls for my firing began almost immediately with the Oct. 18 publication of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”
A group called Color of Change, whose mission statement says that it “exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice,” claimed that my book espouses a “white supremacist ideology.” Color of Change took particular umbrage at the title of Chapter 4, “The End of White America.”
Media Matters parroted the party line: He has blasphemed!
A Human Rights Campaign that bills itself as America’s leading voice for lesbians, bisexuals, gays and transgendered people said that Buchanan’s “extremist ideas are incredibly harmful to millions of LBGT people around the world.”
Their rage was triggered by a remark to NPR’s Diane Rehm — that I believe homosexual acts to be “unnatural and immoral.”
On Nov. 2, Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, who has sought to have me censored for 22 years, piled on.
“Buchanan has shown himself, time and again, to be a racist and an anti-Semite,” said Foxman. Buchanan “bemoans the destruction of white Christian America” and says America’s shrinking Jewish population is due to the “collective decision of Jews themselves.”
Well, yes, I do bemoan what Newsweek’s 2009 cover called “The Decline and Fall of Christian America” and editor Jon Meacham described as “The End of Christian America.” After all, I am a Christian.
And what else explains the shrinkage of the U.S. Jewish population by 6 percent in the 1990s and its projected decline by another 50 percent by 2050, if not the “collective decision of Jews themselves”?
Let error be tolerated, said Thomas Jefferson, “so long as reason is left free to combat it.” What Foxman and ADL are about in demanding that my voice be silenced is, in the Jeffersonian sense, intrinsically un-American.
Consider what it is these people are saying.
They are saying that a respected publisher, St. Martin’s, colluded with me to produce a racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic book, and CNN, Fox News, C-SPAN, Fox Business News and the 150 radio shows on which I appeared failed to detect its evil and helped to promote a moral atrocity.
Well, this is B.S. but hopefully Pat will get a generous settlement and a new GIG soon. MSNBC and NBC News are insufferable LEFT-WING zealots.
Pat should come back with Micheal Kinsley and redo their Cross-fire Show of the 1980’s and early 1990’s.
In an explosive interview on MSNBC, Chris Matthews has harsh criticism for President Obama and his team of advisers.
Now the LEFT leaning hacks over at MSNBC are turning on President Obama.
Guess Chris hasn’t been invited for a Presidential interview at the White House lately…….waiting for it in one….two….three.
Day By Day by Chris MuirThe political agendas of MSNBC and NBC in general have suddenly turned sour when George W. Bush left office. Their candidate, Barack Obama is NOT doing so well and their viewership stats demonstrate their decline.
My guess is that without CNN abysmal production, MSNBC would fade away as number three in cable news.
For now, Fox News will just be the ONLY game in town – well, in DC anyway.
MSNBC anchors David Shuster, Contessa Brewer, and Tamron Hall erupted in what the network characterized as a “feisty” discussion over Miss California Carrie Prejean Tuesday morning
The Donald Trumped the LEFT-WING Nutters over at MSNBC.
Gotta love it……
But, wait Olbermann hasn’t weighed in yet.
Bill O’Reilly responds to Janeane Garofalo’s comments on teabaggers by blaming GE and NBC
Bill O’Reilly Show and Fox News Producer Jesse Waters ambush General Electric Executives at annual stockholder meeting again this year.
The hostility between Fox News Channel and MSNBC reached a fever pitch Wednesday when a Fox producer infiltrated the GE shareholders meeting.
Just before GE re-elected board members, company brass were hit with questions from shareholders critical of an alleged leftward political slant at MSNBC.
But one of those questions came from Jesse Waters, a producer on “The O’Reilly Factor” whose criticisms were cut short when his microphone was cut off, according to several attendees. Waters apparently did not publicly identify himself as a Fox employee.
Waters has built a reputation as an ambush interviewer, specializing in on-the-street confrontations. But this is arguably the boldest move by a Fox newsie to utilize the tactic inside their chief rival’s tent, as it were.
O’Reilly and MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann have been involved in a running feud for several years, but the pissing match between the two has of late started to envelope other parts of the News Corp. and GE empires.
GE pointed out that Waters had Fox News cameras waiting outside the Orlando meeting.
Attendees who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter said shareholders asked about 10 politically charged questions concerning MSNBC as well as one about CNBC.
It should be noted that Jesse Waters is a shareholder of General Electric and asked questions last year at the annual meeting. Apparently, the shareholders were upset with MSNBC because of its leftward lean politically.
When he got the floor, Waters focused his question about MSNBC on Olbermann’s interview of actress Janeane Garofalo, who likened conservatives to racists and spoke of “the limbic brain inside a right-winger.”
“He (Waters) was complaining that Olbermann didn’t bother to challenge her,” another GE shareholder said.
Immelt told the assembled he takes a hands-off approach to what is reported on the company’s news networks, which prompted a shareholder to criticize him for not managing NBC Uni more effectively.
But, it is not just MSNBC’s talking heads that are ALL LEFT all of the time. The NBC News division both national and Los Angeles are filled with left-leaning stories, interviews and personalities.
So, are the GE shareholders worried about the sinking of the once mighty General Electric Corporation?
I wouldn’t own their stock.
Here is the audio of Jesse Water’s asking his question. Note the applause and the boos that follow Immelt’s response.
Ellen explains how dancing with MSNBCâ€™s host of Hardball Chris Matthews got out of hand.
Why did MSNBC Hardball Host Chris Matthews decide NOT to run against Republican Senator Arlen Specter for Pennsylvania U.S. Senate?
Lack of focus?
Exit Answer: What are you going to do when you get there?
Flap sticks with his original reasons.
No, Chris, there is NO Hardball from Chris Matthews and the LEFT-WING crew over at MSNBC and NBC News. In this morning’s NBC News promos they are already highlighting Obama’s first 100 days in office and it has been what? Two Weeks?
Anytime a journalist says he has a “thrill down his leg” about Obama, Flap becomes a “little” suspicious about media bias.
Just a little…..
Chris, Flap is surprised that Jan had an exclusive interview with President Obama. She doesn’t represent an Arab/Islamic based media outlet, does she?
President Barack Obama gave his first formal television interview as president to an Arabic cable TV network, telling Al-Arabiya that when it comes to Middle East matters “all too often the United States starts by dictating.”
Obama taped the interview with the Dubai-based network Monday as his envoy to the Middle East, former Sen. George J. Mitchell, set out for an eight-day trip to the region and elsewhere. The interview complemented the new administration’s first efforts to reach out to Arab leaders in the region, who have been wary at best of U.S. efforts to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Or is daddy, a media MOGUL with NBC News, maybe MSNBC?
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann take their last shots RANTS at President BushThe dynamic LEFT duo of Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann are back anchoring Presidential politics for MSNBC. As you remember, they were removed last summer after criticism of media bias.
Within a couple minutes of President Bush’s farewell speech, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann asked, “Am I wrong that the only thing missing tonight was another ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner?”
Chris Matthews, shortly after, said that Bush “got to be president because of his father.”
Both MSNBC stars took heat from conservative critics during the campaign for their analysis of news events — such as election nights or conventions. Toward the end of the campaign, MSNBC removed the Olbermann-Matthews duo from anchoring due to such criticism and staff tension (both on camera and off).
Looking at the latest television ratings, MSNBC will not be doing themselves any favors by unleashing these two and Rachel Maddow.
But, third place in the news ratings is not all that bad, now is it?