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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:24 PM

Dear Democrats: MSNBC not covering today's Judiciary Committee hearing live is not

1) a deep state conspiracy; 2) censorship; or 3) a tragedy

That is all.

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Reply Dear Democrats: MSNBC not covering today's Judiciary Committee hearing live is not (Original post)
StarfishSaver Jun 2019 OP
Volaris Jun 2019 #1
StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2019 #2
FBaggins Jun 2019 #4
GeorgeGist Jun 2019 #5
Me. Jun 2019 #6
procon Jun 2019 #7
greatauntoftriplets Jun 2019 #8

Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:26 PM

1. I guarantee Rachel is taking notes so ya I'm not too worried.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:28 PM

3. All weekend and this morning, people were complaining that this hearing would be a big nothingburger

Now the fact that it's not being shown live is a conspiracy and a national emergency.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:27 PM

2. It will be rebroadcast in prime time, or at least the best bits.

People who are interested will have watched on C-SPAN or other internet sources or will watch saved footage later; people who aren't interested wouldn't have watched anyhow. MSNBC knows most people are more likely to watch coverage of an air crash than a Congressional hearing. DU isn't most people.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:30 PM

4. Can't understand why anyone other than CSPAN would cover it

Is anyone related to the actual investigation going to testify?

No? Then it isn't worthy of live coverage.

This hearing is intended to produce a couple of soundbites. It will almost certainly do that and those will be covered on the evening news.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:30 PM

5. Helicopter crashes are entertainment.

That is all.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:33 PM

6. A Frisson Regarding Potential Terriorism

which is where they were headed with lots of talk about 911 and how events like this scare NYers. Finally, when the sad accident nature of this was evident they moved on.

I would also like to say, it's my read on the incident that, when the pilot knew he was in trouble he deliberately landed on top of a building rather than crash down on 7th Ave. which would've certainly been catastrophic. THe lesser of two bad choices.

RIP...

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:41 PM

7. Corporate profits is the only real answer.

MSNBC is owned by Comcast, certainly profits are high on their list of important things to do today. These hearings, while interesting to political junkies, reporters and media hosts, do not attract a large TV audience. Without a high viewership and big ratings, advertisers are reluctant to buy ad time from the corporate broadcasters.

Until the average public TV watcher finally hears enough about these oversight and investigatory hearings to become interested they are not going to get much media coverage.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:54 PM

8. CNN isn't showing it either.

I'm watching it on C Span3, also recording it since I've missed some of it.

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