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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:04 PM

Why the fuck isn't MSNBC, at least, covering the Judiciary hearing todaY?!

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Reply Why the fuck isn't MSNBC, at least, covering the Judiciary hearing todaY?! (Original post)
triron Jun 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2019 #1
StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #2
Chipper Chat Jun 2019 #3
Bradshaw3 Jun 2019 #6
DonaldsRump Jun 2019 #8
StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #9
Bradshaw3 Jun 2019 #10
EffieBlack Jun 2019 #11
Bradshaw3 Jun 2019 #13
mucifer Jun 2019 #4
shanti Jun 2019 #5
Chin music Jun 2019 #7
onecaliberal Jun 2019 #12

Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:07 PM

1. There was a helicopter crash; if it bleeds it leads.

Most people are more interested in helicopter crashes than Congressional hearings. DU isn't most people.

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Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:07 PM

2. They're covering it

They're just didn't run it live because it was covering another story.

But they've been discussing it and I'm sure the vast majority of the coverage on this evening's shows will be all about the hearing.

And, for anyone wanting to watch it live, there were several places to get it.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:14 PM

3. I switched to cspan.

Wasnt interested in the heli crash as m$NBC thought I should be.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:24 PM

6. They went with sensationalism instead of actual news

They were "covering" a helicopter crash not because of news value but because they thought it would get ratings. And no, being on c-span 3 isn't the same as being on CNN and MSNBC. If you would take some time to learn about Watergate maybe you would understand the significance that the live hearings played in changing public opinion against Nixon. The hearings became a huge news event in 1973 and 1974. Running summaries later is not in any way the same, as the Watergate hearings showed and as should be obvious.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:47 PM

8. I love John Dean

He's a great American hero, and I was lucky enough to meet him a few years ago and told him the same in person.

However, having John Dean in the witness box in 2019 is not the same as hearing him at the Senate Select Committee in June 1973. Having someone like Don McGahn in 2019 would be more like John Dean in 1973, in that they both would be firsthand witnesses for their respective President's scandal(s).

I'm not happy about the lack of coverage, but it's understandable. If the House can get live firsthand witnesses, I agree that this will make a huge difference.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:47 PM

9. Maybe you don't realize that many people didn't watch the Watergate hearings live in the middle

of the day in 1973 since they were at work and didn't have television, and couldn't stream the coverage on their computers, and phones, etc. Many people listened to it on the radio, and watched the reruns and coverage in the evenings and on weekends and read about it in the newspaper.

MSNBC not showing this particular hearing live today is not a national tragedy or coverup or huge missed opportunity, no matter how much some people want to turn it into such.

Just this weekend, plenty of people here were dismissing this hearing as a complete waste of time, but now that MSNBC didn't cover it in real time, it's right up there with the Watergate hearings.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:13 PM

10. Once again you have a lot to learn on the subject

Many people did watch it during the day. They arranged their schedules to do so. It was that big a deal. And your constant complaining about people overreacting says less about them and more about your own overeaction.

No one said it was a national tragedy but I've noticed strawmen like that are a favorite response (pretending to have more gravitas than is warranted is often used by internet posters in place of actual facts) for some.

What you don't get, is that the tv hearings helped turn Watergate into a big deal (in 1973 not 1972 as you claimed). So yeah being covered on two of the big cable stations, which are shown in thousands of public places such as in airports, bars, gyms. etc. during the day is important, as history shows and you could learn if you would just take the time.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:33 PM

11. Wow. What a rude and uncalled for response

made all the more glaring by your attempt to lecture about something you sound pretty clueless about.

But I guess itís not surprising that a thread lead off with a such an angry OP would draw comments such as yours.

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:28 PM

13. I've read the posts

And seen the inaccuracies which are never corrected and the constant chastising and lecturing of other posters. So yeah it was called for and as for rude, don't think you want to go there.

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Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:17 PM

4. why can't I find the story in the NY Times?

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Response to triron (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:19 PM

5. I was just told that it was on MSNBC now

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:54 PM

12. But but but tragedy porn.

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